Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Smithereens - 21 CD Mega Box Set! (2005)

Happy Holidays!

Update 12/28/09: I know a lot of you were looking forward to hearing these recordings, but it has been requested that I remove them immediately. My apologizes, and thanks for your appreciative comments.

25 comments:

Larry said...

Wow! Simply amazing! Never even knew this existed - thanks!!

The Record Ranch said...

Hey, where did you get the images? I wonder...

80's Best said...

brillant..! thanks.
all best

Bill said...

Quite a collection here. Did get to see them in concert in Chicago. Amazing the lead singer is still alive as he smoked all night long. Thank you.

PantherInCrime said...

holy shit! thank you!

binky said...

This sounds amazing! Christmas has come early...thanks!

psychrome said...

Thank you Santa!

bonsai-superstar said...

Just wanted to say Happy Holidays and thank you for all the great music this year. This might be my favorite music blog on the net. You have great taste (read: unique, similar to mine!). Not too crazy about the Smithereens, but you have introduced me to some great, unknown stuff. I appreciate it.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

bglobe313 said...

Holy toledo!

I am a big fan of the 80s Smithereens. Saw them several times at The Paradise. Loudest band I have ever heard. My wife and I had ringing ears for a week (and no doubt permanent damage).

Can't wait to hear it.

Happy Holidays.

Ace K.

Evil Rev Returns said...

Thanks !! I've been a "casual fan" of Pat & the guys for a long time-especially looking forward to the acoustic tracks. Happy Holidays !!!

L. Rob Hubb said...

Thank you!!!

Scott said...

Been a fan of these guys for over twenty years! And I, too, had no idea that this even existed. Thank you for such a massive Christmas present! Happy Holidays!

brad32 said...

thanks a million! Merry Christmas!

FRANK MILLER said...

Awesome post, and site, thank you and Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!

Dave C said...

As much as I love these guys there is no way I'm going to listen to all 21 discs. I have, however, listened to the Green Thoughts and 11 live comps and they are great. I really enjoy the electric/ acoustic juxtapositions. Fantastic stuff. Thanks for the post! And thanks to the Smithereens for the great music!

Evan said...

Wow, this is super-rare stuff. It was assembled by Pat DiNizio, who was briefly selling it on his website without the knowledge of his bandmates. The other Smithereens were mortified when they found out, forcing him to stop selling it. So I imagine that that there are very few copies out there.

Grady said...

An amazing treasure trove! Many thanks! The Smithereens were one of the greats of the 80s

Grady said...

And 90s and 00's. I wish, however, instead of Beatles & Who covers, there would be another album of originals. Anyone who has missed out on Dennis Diken's solo album this past year should definitely seek it out. It's terrific. I also really have enjoyed Pat's solo stuff.

Tim C said...

Didn't even know this was out there. Wow. Thank you.

peter said...

I'm glad I saw your post and downloaded it before it was gone... thx

cruz992 said...

Man I only got up to 14. Any help please? I swear I never download free stuff unless its rare like this and I buy more cds now than ever.

hurricane #1 said...

I've always wanted to own this but it looks like I'm way late...is there any way you can point me in the direction of obtaining these tracks??
thanks, awesome blog

bglobe313 said...

Any chance of a holiday re-up? I was having computer problems at the time (oh, yeah, and busy with family!) last year and only checked out one.

I understand if you can't.

Ace K.

csm said...

Would LOVE to see this re-upped!

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