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God Save The Smithereens (Deluxe Edition)


Download links and information about God Save The Smithereens (Deluxe Edition) by The Smithereens, Pat DiNizio. This album was released in 1999 and it belongs to Rock, Hard Rock, Rock & Roll, Heavy Metal, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 40 tracks with total duration of 02:19:46 minutes.

Artist: The Smithereens, Pat DiNizio
Release date: 1999
Genre: Rock, Hard Rock, Rock & Roll, Heavy Metal, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 40
Duration: 02:19:46
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No. Title Length
1. She's Got a Way 3:25
2. House at the End of the World 3:35
3. Everything Changes 2:15
4. Flowers In the Blood 3:36
5. The Long Loneline 1:39
6. Someday 3:31
7. The Age of Innocence 4:09
8. Gloomy Sunday 3:41
9. I Believe 3:12
10. All Revved Up 2:08
11. Even If I Never Get Back Home 2:44
12. Try 4:12
13. The Last Good Time 3:29
14. A World Apart (Demo Version) 2:59
15. This Is the Way the World Ends (Demo Version) 3:44
16. King of the World (Demo Version) 4:01
17. Sundown (Demo Version) 3:31
18. All Revved Up (Demo Version) 2:46
19. On The Beach (Demo Version) 1:38
20. House At The End Of The World (VIP's EP Version) 4:02
21. I Want To Tell You 3:11
22. Where I Am Going (Jennie's Song) 1:46
23. Nobody But Me 2:41
24. 124 MPH 4:10
25. Running, Jumping, Standing Still 4:04
26. Everyday World 2:48
27. No Love Lost 5:07
28. A World Apart 3:35
29. Today It's You 2:01
30. Liza 3:16
31. Somewhere Down the Line 2:51
32. You Should Know 3:41
33. I'd Rather Have the Blues 7:55
34. A Girl Like You (Live in Spain) 5:43
35. Yesterday Girl (Live in Spain) 3:46
36. Behind the Wall of Sleep (Live in Spain) 3:42
37. She's Got a Way (Live in Spain) 3:36
38. Blood and Roses (Live in Spain) 4:13
39. Someday Boy (Demo Version) 3:18
40. Afternoon Tea (Demo Version) 4:05



After two decades, the Smithereens were no longer in step with the times and they no longer cared — they do what they do because they love it, not because it's fashionable. They were at that point with 1994's A Date With the Smithereens, but that record was hurt by a weird undercurrent of bitterness and Pat DiNizio's songwriting slump. Wisely, the group decided to take a break after that album. The extended five-year hiatus recharged the group, if God Save the Smithereens is any indication. Not that the record is a masterpiece, but it is a good journeyman record that plays up their strengths quite nicely. There's a little bit of everything that the Smithereens do on the record — jangly pop ("She's Got a Way"), doomy rock ("The Last Good Time"), melancholy ballads, crunching riffs, and even a reworking of "Gloomy Sunday," reminiscent of DiNizio's moody solo effort. The Kinks allusion in the title is appropriate, since the Smithereens are also pop traditionalists whose consistency is only appreciated by a selective, discerning audience. Unlike Ray Davies, no one in the band really seems to care about the hits drying up — there's joy within their songcraft and their performances, since they like the act of making music itself. Admittedly, God Save may not be as immediate or memorable as their best albums from the late '80s, but there are no weak moments on the record. Every song is well-crafted and delivered with conviction — the very things that made the Smithereens a beloved cult band. God Save the Smithereens may not play to the wide audience that loved "A Girl Like You," but that cult will certainly be pleased by this strong comeback. [The deluxe edition of the album added bonus demos of the God Save material. It was also bundled with Pat DiNizio's 1997 solo album, Songs and Sounds, which itself featured bonus track demos and live material.]