11 (The Smithereens album)

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11
The Smithereens 11.jpg
Studio album by The Smithereens
Released October 18, 1989
Recorded June-July 1989
Studio American Recording
Rumbo Recorders
The Grey Room
Los Angeles
Genre Rock
Length 33:57
Label Capitol
Producer Ed Stasium
The Smithereens chronology
Green Thoughts
(1988)
11
(1989)
Blow Up
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]

11 is the third full-length album by The Smithereens. It was released on October 18, 1989 (see 1989 in music).

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Pat DiNizio, except where noted.

  1. "A Girl Like You" – 4:42
  2. "Blues Before and After" – 3:15
  3. "Blue Period" – 2:57
  4. "Baby Be Good" – 3:20
  5. "Room Without a View" – 4:09
  6. "Yesterday Girl" – 3:27
  7. "Cut Flowers" (Jim Babjak, DiNizio) – 2:59
  8. "William Wilson" – 3:33
  9. "Maria Elena" – 2:48
  10. "Kiss Your Tears Away" – 3:10

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the album's liner notes.[2]

The Smithereens
  • Pat DiNizio – vocals, guitar, string arrangement on "Blue Period"
  • Jim Babjak – guitar
  • Dennis Diken – drums, percussion, cover concept
  • Mike Mesaros – bass


Additional musicians
  • Belinda Carlisle – vocal on "Blue Period"
  • Michael Hamilton – guitar on "A Girl Like You", "Blues Before and After", "Room Without a View" and "Kiss Your Tears Away"
  • The Honeys (Ginger Blake, Diane Rovell, Marilyn Wilson) – background vocals on "Baby Be Good" and "Cut Flowers"
  • Kenny Margolis – piano, electric piano, accordion, harpsichord, synthesizer
  • Ed Stasium – background vocals, percussion
  • Gerri Sutyak – cello on "Blue Period"
  • Maria Vidal – background vocals on "A Girl Like You"


Production personnel
  • Jim Dineen – assistant engineer
  • Mick Haggerty – design
  • Paul Hamingson – engineer
  • Gina Immel – assistant engineer
  • Shirley Greer – assistant engineer
  • Dewey Nicks – photography
  • Ed Stasium – producer
  • Francine Stasium – production coordination
  • Tommy Steele – art direction

Charts[edit]

Album – Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1989 The Billboard 200 41

Singles – Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1989 "A Girl Like You" Mainstream Rock Tracks 2
1989 "A Girl Like You" Modern Rock Tracks 3
1989 "A Girl Like You" The Billboard Hot 100 38
1990 "Blues Before and After" Mainstream Rock Tracks 7
1990 "Blues Before and After" Modern Rock Tracks 18
1990 "Blues Before and After" The Billboard Hot 100 94
1990 "Yesterday Girl" Mainstream Rock Tracks 20
1990 "Yesterday Girl" Modern Rock Tracks 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ "11 - The Smithereens - Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 10 October 2017. 
  2. ^ The Smithereens - 11 (CD liner notes). Capitol Records. 7777-91194-2