Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Smithereens Are LIVE! New CD For May...

Here's the straight scoop on their latest effort, a live record from 2008 that promises to be another high energy slice of rock nirvana. Or something like that. Press release from singer/songwriter Pat Dinizio's site...

KOCH Records is pleased to announce the newest album by rock band The Smithereens.

"Live In Concert - Greatest Hits and More" features music from The Smithereens' four-night stint at The Court in New Brunswick, New Jersey, a musical home away from home for the group, which took place January 30th - February 2nd, 2008.

The band, all hailing from surrounding Central Jersey towns, played the Court Tavern often at the start of their career.

The album features live recordings of two brand new songs, "Any Other Way" and "Since You Went Away."

The set also includes Buddy Holly's classic (and a big influence for The Smithereens) "Well Alright," and the ripping interpretation of the "Batman" theme, a live staple for the band.

For the past 25 years, The Smithereens have toured non-stop, recording and releasing Gold and Platinum albums that spawned Top 40 radio hits such as "A Girl Like You," "Too Much Passion," "Blood And Roses," "Only a Memory" and "Behind The Wall Of Sleep."

But at the beginning of that long and successful road, the loved group spent many sweaty, rock filled evenings in the damp, close quartered basement of The Court.

Live at The Court takes us back to that hallowed ground and brings back the energy and edginess that was present at the beginning of The Smithereens' career.

The club was packed for every performance, and the love and energy for the Smithereens is evident on each track.

This album features the Smithereens in their natural habitat, playing great music for their hometown fans. It shines a light on the love of their fans, and what the group is about.

For more information go to www.officialsmithereens.com

Track Listing:

1. Behind The Wall of Sleep

2. Drown in My Own Tears

3. Miles from Nowhere

4. Room Without a View

5. Only a Memory

6. House We Used to Live In

7. Spellbound

8. Since You Went Away

9. She's Got a Way

10. Yesterday Girl

11. Well Alright

12. Especially For You

13. Any Other Way

14. Top of the Pops

15. Time and Time Again

16. Blood And Roses

17. A Girl Like You

18. Batman