Especially For You

Especially For You
Release date: July, 1986

  1. Strangers When We Meet
  2. Listen To Me Girl
  3. Groovy Tuesday
  4. Cigrette
  5. I Don’t Want To Lose You
  6. Time And Time Again
  7. Behind The Wall Of Sleep
  8. In A Lonely Place
  9. Blood And Roses
  10. Crazy Mixed-Up Kid
  11. Hand Of Glory
  12. Alone At Midnight
    CD Reissue Bonus Tracks
  13. White Castle Blues
  14. Mr. Eliminator

Produced by Don Dixon

The Smithereens - Promo photo for Especially for YouThe Smithereens debut album Especially For You enlists the aid of producer Don Dixon (REM, GUADALCANAL DIARY, Marti Jones) behind the board, and this team has come up with a flawless display of pop craftsmanship.

Tracks like “Strangers When We Meet”, “Blood & Roses”, “Behind the Wall of Sleep”, “In A Lonely Place”-a smokey duet from Smithereens’ lead vocalist Pat DiNizio and folk chantuese Suzanne Vega-and the churning “Time And Time Again” show the band moving easily between styles, keeping intact a finely tuned balance of pure rock energy and rare pop intuition.


“This was like a greatest hits album from a band nobody’s heard of because we’d had those songs for five years. It still holds up.” – Pat DiNizio