Equally compelling are Green Thoughts' curveballs, like the countryish "Something New," the lovely ballad "Especially for You," and the dark, atmospheric "Deep Black," all of which deliver intriguing variations on the Smithereens' basic power pop formula.
11 is the third full-length album by The Smithereens, released on October 18, 1989 (see 1989 in music). It includes the Billboard Top 40 single "A Girl Like You". The album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in June 1990. The album title was inspired by the film Ocean's 11, "with a little push from Spinal Tap's famous line, "This one goes to 11", according to guitarist Jim Babjak.
Tracklist: 1. Only A Memory, 2. House We Used To Live In, 3. Something New, 4. The World We Know, 5. Especially For You, 6. Drown In My Own Tears, 7. Deep Black, 8. Elaine, 9. Spellbound, 10. If The Sun Doesn’t Shine, 11. Green Thoughts. 10. If The Sun Doesn’t Shine. More albums from The Smithereens: Live In Concert Greatest Hits And More by The Smithereens. The Smithereens Play Tommy ! by The Smithereens. 11 by The Smithereens. B-Sides The Beatles by The Smithereens. Especially For You by The Smithereens.
Green Thoughts (LP, Album). CDP 7 48375 2. The Smithereens. US. Unknown.
The Smithereens' second album release, Green Thoughts, is another great album and ranks just a shade below their debut Especially for You as their best. Pat DiNizio constructs another batch of songs with memorable melodies and personal lyrics. Green Thoughts doesn't rock as hard as Especially for You or their next album, 11, but the craftsmanship is still there.
Green Thoughts is THE quintessential Smithereens album. Everything that makes the Smithereens great is here in abundance - guitars jangle buzz and chime, vocals burst in harmonies, and drums plonk, whack and boom groovily.
Released March 22, 1988. Green Thoughts Tracklist. 1. Only a Memory Lyrics. 2. House We Used to Live In Lyrics. 3. Something New Lyrics.
Album by The Smithereens. House We Used to Live In. Something New. The World We Know. Especially for You. Drown in My Own Tears. If the Sun Doesn't Shine. MusicBrainz: Green Thoughts. this site: Green Thoughts. Albums by The Smithereens.
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|1||Only A Memory
Vocals – Marti Jones
|2||House We Used To Live In||4:03|
Accordion – Kenny Margolis
|4||The World We Know
Vocals – Del Shannon
|5||Especially For You
Saxophone – Steve Berlin
|6||Drown In My Own Tears||3:12|
|10||If The Sun Doesn't Shine
Harpsichord – Kenny Margolis
- Licensed To – BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. – D 102691
- Manufactured By – Capitol Records, Inc.
- Manufactured For – BMG Direct Marketing, Inc.
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Capitol Records
- Copyright (c) – Capitol Records
- Pressed By – Sonopress USA – 41920
- Recorded At – Capitol Studios
- Mixed At – Capitol Studios
- Mastered At – Sterling Sound
- Art Direction – Pat DiNizio, Tommy Steele
- Bass – Mike Mesaros
- Design – Jeff Lancaster, Tommy Steele
- Drums – Dennis Diken
- Engineer – James A. Ball
- Engineer [Additional] – Peter Doell
- Guitar – Don Dixon, Jim Babjak, Pat DiNizio
- Mastered By – Greg Calbi
- Piano – Don Dixon, Kenny Margolis (tracks: 2, 5, 9)
- Producer – Don Dixon
- Vocals – Dennis Diken, Don Dixon, Jim Babjak, Mike Mesaros, Pat DiNizio
NotesThis is for a BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. club edition release pressed by Sonopress USA as derived from the matrix and is a 1994 or later reissue with an SID mould code.
The Capitol Records catalog number appears only on the back page of the front booklet insert. It has been replace by the BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. catalog number everywhere else on the release.
Recorded and mixed at the Capitol Tower, Studio B, Hollywood, California.
Mastered at Sterling Sound, New York City.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout: D102691 01# + + 41920 SONOPRESS USA
- Mould SID Code: IFPI 1017
|C1-48375||The Smithereens||Green Thoughts (LP, Album)||Capitol Records||C1-48375||US||1988|
|CDP 548375||The Smithereens||Green Thoughts (CD, Album, Club)||Capitol Records, Enigma Records||CDP 548375||US||1988|
|LIB 5136||The Smithereens||Green Thoughts (LP, Album)||Liberation Records||LIB 5136||Australia||1988|
|CDP 7 48375 2||The Smithereens||Green Thoughts (CD, Album, Cap)||Capitol Records, Enigma Records||CDP 7 48375 2||US||1988|
|C4-48375||The Smithereens||Green Thoughts (Cass, Album)||Capitol Records||C4-48375||Indonesia||1988|