01. Peaceful Day
02. Waste Of Time
04. Every Single Day
06. Not Far Away
08. It's What You Do With It
11. I Won't Have It
12. Killing Time
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About Time (re-issue)
These re-issues have been digitally remastered for your listening pleasure. Finally hear these classic Pennywise albums the way they were meant to be heard!
Originally released in 1995 during the zenith of the punk rock explosion, About Time extends and refines the Southern California melodic hardcore sound with mastery. Recorded and co-produced by the remarkable team of world renowned producer Jerry Finn (Rancid, Green Day, Blink 182) and Epitaph/Bad Religion founder Brett Gurewitz, this record raises the bar on what punk rock music can be. The 12 inspired and inspiring tracks include themes of positivity and hope ("Every Single Day", "Try") and songs of scathing social commentary ("Perfect People", "Same Old Story"). This is the final record to contain the invaluable musical and spiritual contributions of the late Jason Thirsk, founding member, beloved bandmate and friend.
About Time (re-issue)
Produced by Jerry Finn and Brett Gurewitz
Engineered by Jerry Finn and Eddie Ashworth
Mixed by Brett Gurewitz and Eddie Ashworth
Recorded and Mixed at Total Access Studios in Redondo Beach, CA
Remastered by Gene Grimaldi at Oasis
Cover Photo by Jerry Sells
Band Photo by Robert Gauthier
Sequence photos by Darren Doane
And the entire Zethro Ent. Staff
Creative Director @ Epitaph: Fred Hidalgo
Thanks to all our friends who've been with us from the beginning...you know who you are. Carina, Jan, Jennifer, The Dragge, Lindberg, McMackin, and Thirsk families for all your support, Brett Gurewitz and the entire Epitaph family; Bands and staff, Jeff Saltzman, Andy Somers, Brian and Medina @ ICM, Jerry Finn, Wyn & Eddie at Total Access, Andrew Busher, Mike the Sack Fasno Drums, Rick Devoe, Big Dummy & bill Silva Productions, Marc Theodore @ Theologian, Darren Doane, Ken and Dan @ Royal Films, The Volcom family, DJ and Spyder Boards crew, Taylor Steele and Poor Specimen, Morrow, Burning Snow, Etnies, Arnet, Gomez, Greg Browning, Pete Rocky, Balzer, Dave Jennison and Hypno, Martial Thirsk, Frieda, Dave and Archie @ Destiny, Mesa Boogie, Rob and Ibanez, Brent @ Zildjian, Ken @ Beachfro Printing, Paul @ Psycho Tees, Christian Taylor, Dave Reese, Jim & Ken @ Music Works, Dietz Bros., Ryan White @ SRH, Stormy, Goldenvoice, Kevin Williams, Skip Snead, No Show Souns, Randy B, Dave Q., Robbie Rogers, Len @ Soma Live, Adam in Denmark, Dennis, Jan, and JAAP, Max @ Secret, Fat Brown, Darin and Don D.
Special thanx- Brett, Jerry, Eddie, Wynn, Gina-for-the-bottom-in the guitar tone, and Fab 5 Take out for all their hard work and most of all.....thank you!
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US Rel. Date: 06/13/1995
EU Rel. Date: 06/13/1995
So what do you get with a remastered Pennywise album you may be asking? Well, you obviously get an improved sound quality. You also get a slightly altered inlay booklet, and in a couple of cases some new tracks. Perhaps the most important aspect of the reissues is that they are released at a mid-price point, which means you can expect to pay around a tenner for each album. For people yet to own any of these albums, that is undoubtedly the biggest selling point.
Whilst the reasons behind the reissues may be cloudy, the quality of the albums themselves cannot be denied. The seminal self-titled debut album features many of the songs that have gone on to become legends in the band's live show. The likes of 'Rules', 'Homeless' and the original version of 'Bro hymn' all appear on this album. The reissue also features a new track in the shape of 'Psycho 89'. 'Unknown Road', the band's second album, took everything that was good about the first album and improved upon it. With classics such as 'Homesick' and 'You Can Demand', this album was one of the defining of the 90's So-Cal sound.
Released in 1995, 'About Time' refined Pennywise's main themes and sounds. Themes of positivity and hope were showcased in 'Every Single Day' and 'Try' and the band's famous social commentary appeared in tracks such as 'Perfect People' and 'Same Old Story'. However, the best of this impressive quartet, is for me at least, saved until last. 'Full Circle' is the emotional and pivotal album that followed the death of bassist Jason Thirsk. Given the nature of the record it manages to be hard, reflective and yet exhilarating and uplifting. It certainly is an accomplishment that I don't think the band has matched.
The Pennywise reissues then are undoubtedly great albums, but at the same time slightly unnecessary. Those of you who own the originals should think twice before parting with your money. However, for those of you without these classics, the four reissues here deserve a place in your record collection, especially at the cheaper price point.
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