Album News, Anniversary, Digital Music — August 23, 2013 at 8:26 am

The Smithereens mark 25th anniversary of ‘Green Thoughts’ with digital live/rarities set

The Smithereens

The Smithereens will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Green Thoughts next month with a new digital compilation that collects live versions of songs from that album, song demos and radio recordings, much of which was recorded around 1988 — although some of the material comes from the ’90s and there’s even one performance from 2004.

The band will release the 25-track Green Thoughts Live Compilation – 25th Anniversary 1988-2013 digitally on Sept. 15, and it’s now available for pre-order via iTunes.

Check out the full tracklist:

 

The Smithereens

Tracklist: The Smithereens, Green Thoughts Live Compilation – 25th Anniversary 1988-2013

1. “Intro” [Irving Plaza – NYC, NY 8:25:94]
2. “Only a Memory” [House of Blues – Los Angeles, CA 6:19:94]
3. “House We Used To Live In” [Middle East – Cambridge, Ma 8:17:94]
4. “Something New” [The Bottom Line – NYC, NY 5:6:88]
5. “The World We Know” [The Bottom Line – NYC, NY 5:6:88]
6. “Especially For You” [Music Midtown Festival – Atlanta, GA 5:1:04]
7. “Drown In My Own Tears” [The Coach House – San Juan Capistrano, CA 6:4:88]
8. “Deep Black” [Cabaret Metro – Chicago, IL 5:14:88]
9. “Elaine” [The Newport – Columbus, OH 10:19:88]
10. “Spellbound” [Sigma Sound Studios – Philadelphia, PA 5:3:88]
11. “If the Sun Doesn’t Shine” [The Bayou – Washington, D.C. 10:3:93]
12. “Green Thoughts” [Cabaret Metro – Chicago, IL 5:14:88]
13. “Acoustic Intro” [Irving Plaza – NYC 8:25:94 & Coach House – San Juan Capistrano, CA 6:4:88]
14. “Only a Memory” [KFOG – The Plant – Sausalito, CA 6:24:94]
15. “House We Used To Live In” (Pat) [The Tin Angel – Philadelphia, PA 2:16:97]
16. “Something New” (Smithereens) [WNEW- The Hard Rock Café – 10:88]
17. “The World We Know” [Pat “Song Idea” Demo – Circa 1987]
18. “Especially For You” (Pat) [The Tin Angel – Philadelphia, PA 2:16:97]
19. “Drown In My Own Tears” (Pat) [Radio Holland 9:91]
20. “Elaine” (Smithereens) [Folk City – “Big Combo Series” 2:85]
21. “Spellbound” (Pat) [Song Demo – 11:19:87]
22. “If the Sun Doesn’t Shine” (Pat) [The Tin Angel – Philadelphia, PA 2:16:97]
23. “Green Thoughts” [Pat “Song Idea” Demo – Circa 1987]
24. “Green Thoughts” Wiz Ad [Radio Commercial Circa 5:88]
25. “Only a Memory” (Smithereens) [98.5 KOME- 6:5:92]

 

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5 Comments

  1. Whenever I hear The Smithereens, I still think about that lip-dribble mustache.

  2. Love that album! This should be a fun listen.

  3. Jason Paskowitz

    Big mistake making it digital only. Those of us in the Smithereens’ general listening demographic have the pocketbook and the appreciation for the sonic superiority of physical media.

  4. Exactly Jason, they lost a sale from me with the digital-only. Sorry guys!

  5. The cd SHOULD be released in at least a CD format, if not DVD, and cassette. Smithereen fans are mature adults, and digital just doesn’t cut it by itself.
    And I won’t go for digita,either.

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