Smoking Popes At Metro

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All Music Guide - Corey Apar
After a seven year hiatus, the Smoking Popes have at last resurfaced. The band initially reunited near the end of 2005 for a one-off show as part of the Chicago music festival, Flower15, put on by Flower Booking to raise money for local charities. Miss the concert? For fans overcome with frustration at not being able to get to Chicago, or who couldn't secure a ticket to the show, the nice folks at Victory Records have documented the night on the CD/DVD At Metro to appease the pain somewhat . The Popes have since embarked on a reunion headlining tour, but alas, no one knew this in November. And all will be happy to know that At Metro finds the Smoking Popes sounding like they...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Corey Apar
After a seven year hiatus, the Smoking Popes have at last resurfaced. The band initially reunited near the end of 2005 for a one-off show as part of the Chicago music festival, Flower15, put on by Flower Booking to raise money for local charities. Miss the concert? For fans overcome with frustration at not being able to get to Chicago, or who couldn't secure a ticket to the show, the nice folks at Victory Records have documented the night on the CD/DVD At Metro to appease the pain somewhat . The Popes have since embarked on a reunion headlining tour, but alas, no one knew this in November. And all will be happy to know that At Metro finds the Smoking Popes sounding like they never really left in the first place. Song choice pretty much spans their whole catalog leaving -- as one might expect of a reunion show -- the set list resembling their best-of collection; fan favorites represented include "Pretty Pathetic," "Gotta Know Right Now," "Megan," "Need You Around," and "Paul," among others. The audio CD has four less tracks than what appears on the accompanying DVD, which documents their set from the show, but it's no less enjoyable as a result. The only real stumble of the album occurs in its packaging. The DVD's set list is printed on the back of the case, so if one uses it to follow along with the audio CD, song titles become quickly skewed. Older fans will hopefully catch the discrepancies, but young fans using the album to familiarize themselves with the influential Popes may run into some confusion -- use the back of the enclosed booklet to avoid any mix-ups. That small glitch aside, At Metro is a great live listen for fans both new and old. Well-shot and recorded, the DVD in itself is worth it for those who may not necessarily want another greatest-hits type album, but who would enjoy watching the band's 23-song set instead. Now go throw out the crappy, wavering, tinny bootleg your friend's brother's neighbor shot from the back and pick this double-disc album up instead.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/28/2006
  • Label: Victory Records
  • UPC: 746105029521
  • Catalog Number: 295
  • Sales rank: 146,809

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ramblin Rose (Intro) (1:25)
  2. 2 Off My Mind (3:00)
  3. 3 Gotta Know Right Now (2:25)
  4. 4 Midnight Moon (2:06)
  5. 5 Paul (3:17)
  6. 6 Rubella (1:57)
  7. 7 Don't Be Afraid (3:24)
  8. 8 Writing a Letter (2:06)
  9. 9 Megan (3:05)
  10. 10 Surf (1:42)
  11. 11 Before I'm Gone (4:33)
  12. 12 Stars (4:37)
  13. 13 You Spoke to Me (3:07)
  14. 14 On the Shoulder (5:48)
  15. 15 Need You Around (3:45)
  16. 16 Pretty Pathetic (4:43)
  17. 17 Ramblin Rose (Outro) (1:15)
  18. 18 I Know You Love Me (3:12)
  19. 19 Brand New Hairstyle (4:25)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Ramblin Rose (Intro)
  2. 2 Off My Mind
  3. 3 No More Smiles
  4. 4 Gotta Know Right Now
  5. 5 Midnight Moon
  6. 6 Paul
  7. 7 Rubella
  8. 8 Don't Be Afraid
  9. 9 Mrs. You and Me
  10. 10 Writing a Letter
  11. 11 Megan
  12. 12 Surf
  13. 13 Before I'm Gone
  14. 14 Just Broke Up
  15. 15 Stars
  16. 16 You Spoke to Me
  17. 17 On the Shoulder
  18. 18 Need You Around
  19. 19 Pretty Pathetic
  20. 20 Ramblin Rose (Outro)
  21. 21 Pure Imagination
  22. 22 I Know You Love Me
  23. 23 Brand New Hairstyle
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Smoking Popes Primary Artist
Eli Caterer Guitar, Background Vocals
Matt Caterer Bass
Joshua Carter Guitar, Vocals
Rob Kellenberger Drums
Technical Credits
Michael Nesmith Composer
Blaise Barton Mastering
Leslie Bricusse Composer
Anthony Newley Composer
Jay Ryan Cover Illustration, Poster Design
Chris Shepard Engineer
Marijohn Wilkin Composer
Eli Caterer Composer
Josh Caterer Composer
Matt Caterer Composer
Dave Lulek Live Sound
Fred Burch Composer
Lester Cohn Video Editor
Blair Holmes Camera Operator
David Pavlik Producer
Damon Ranger Camera Operator
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Brings back the memories!

    What a great album & DVD! I grew up watching The Popes play in garages in Crystal Lake & small clubs around the area...I remember seeing their first show at Metro...This album has most of their great tunes (I can think of about 10 more I'd have liked on the album, though) and it really captures the "Metro Experience" - It gets an A+ in my book!

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