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The Smithereens - Green Thoughts download album

  • Performer: The Smithereens
  • Album: Green Thoughts
  • FLAC: 1328 mb | MP3: 1138 mb
  • Released: 1988
  • Country: US
  • Style: Alternative Rock, Indie Rock
  • Rating: 4.4/5
  • Votes: 121
The Smithereens - Green Thoughts download album

Listen free to The Smithereens – Green Thoughts (Only A Memory, House We Used To Live In and more). Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at Last.

The single, "Only a Memory", reached No. 92 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped the Album Rock Tracks chart in 1988. The Smithereens had toured from May 1986 to September 1987 in support of their debut album, 1986's Especially for You. During the tour songwriter Pat DiNizio had been working on new song ideas for what was to become the Green Thoughts album.

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.

Green Thoughts’ was the song I was in love with, or was it the melodic ‘Spellbound,’ no, I’m sure it was ‘House We Used to Live I. No matter, the whole album is exceptionally wonderful. There is no one like the Smithereens, they are a breed unto themselves, capturing the essence of true rock and roll. They draw from the 50’s in style and verse, but they’ve updated the sound, with the quality and elegance of their instruments. Just check out the guitars they use, these things were made during a day when each guitar was unique, when each guitar had its own sound and pitch.

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.

Album · 1988 · 11 Songs. Green Thoughts The Smithereens. Listen on Apple Music.

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.

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.

Produced by Don Nixon. Album Green Thoughts. Green Thoughts Lyrics. green thoughts Thinking about you now And I am wondering how I get myself involved in these green thoughts Green thoughts come around Every now and then When they bring you down Run away while you still can These green thoughts Wondering what I'll learn Baby when I return Can't stop myself from thinking these green thoughts Thinking these green thoughts. Thinking these green thoughts These green thoughts. Green Thoughts" Track Info.

Green Thoughts, 1988. Green Thoughts, 1988. Only a Memory, 03:43. If the Sun Doesn't Shine, 03:32.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Only A Memory
Vocals – Marti Jones
A2 House We Used To Live In 4:03
A3 Something New
Accordion – Kenny Margolis
A4 The World We Know
Vocals – Del Shannon
A5 Especially For You
Saxophone – Steve Berlin
B1 Drown In My Own Tears 3:12
B2 Deep Black 2:57
B3 Elaine 2:33
B4 Spellbound 4:13
B5 If The Sun Doesn't Shine
Harpsichord – Kenny Margolis
B6 Green Thoughts 2:29

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Capitol Studios
  • Mixed At – Capitol Studios
  • Mastered At – Sterling Sound
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Enigma
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Capitol Records
  • Marketed By – Intercord Ton GmbH
  • Licensed To – Intercord Ton GmbH


  • Bass, Vocals – Mike Mesaros
  • Drums, Vocals – Dennis Diken
  • Engineer – James A. Ball
  • Engineer [Additional] – Peter Doell
  • Guitar, Piano, Vocals – Don Dixon
  • Guitar, Vocals – Jim Babjak
  • Mastered By – Greg Calbi
  • Piano – Kenny Margolis (tracks: 2, 5, 9)
  • Producer – Don Dixon
  • Vocals, Guitar – Pat DiNizio


Recorded and mixed at the Capitol Tower, Studio B, Hollywood, California.
Mastered at Sterling Sound, New York City.
℗ Enigma/Capitol Records.
Marketed by Intercord Ton GmbH, licensee.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4 006754 487285
  • Label Code: LC 5163
  • Rights Society: GEMA

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
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, Club, RE) Capitol Records CDP 7 48375 2 US Unknown
CDP 7 48375 2 The Smithereens Green Thoughts ‎(CD, Album, Cap) Capitol Records, Enigma Records CDP 7 48375 2 US 1988