Smithereens – Blow Up 1991 UK LP


Free U.S. shipping!  An original 1991 UK/German release of Blow Up by the Smithereens.

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Offered for sale is an original UK/German release of Blow Up by the Smithereens.

The cover and disc do not mention the country of manufacture; the record was likely made in Germany for distribution throughout Europe.  There is a “Made in England” sticker on the cover that was applied by a UK exporter.

About this copy: This copy of Blow Up is a 1991 European pressing on the Capitol label.

The cover is M-.  The disc is M- and looks unplayed.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a scarce Smithereens LP.

Background: Released in 1991, Blow Up was the fourth album by the Smithereens.

The album reached #120 on the U.S. album chart. gave Blow Up this review:

Sometimes it seems like the Smithereens’ entire career was mistimed. After the relative success of 11, Pat DiNizio and company returned with their most straightforward and mainstream-ready release yet in Blow Up. Produced by Ed Stasium, the mix is arena ready and clean, and DiNizio co-wrote two of the disc’s most accessible songs with songwriters Diane Warren and Julian Lennon. The first single, the string-laden Philly soul of “Too Much Passion” not only cracked the Top 40, but it placed at number 38, one position higher than their previous biggest hit, “A Girl Like You.” …Still, the Smithereens never released a bad record, and Blow Up is in fact a quite good one: Much like 11 before it, Blow Up is a collection of catchy, blue-collar power pop distinguished by DiNizio’s often moody outlook.

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Country of origin: UK/Germany
Size: 12″
Record Label: Capitol
Catalog Number:
064-79 4963 1
Year of Release: 1991
Format: Stereo
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Weight 7 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in