Beauty and Sadness (EP)

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Beauty and Sadness
EP by The Smithereens
Released 1983
Recorded Record Plant, NYC, 1983
Genre Rock
Label Little Ricky
Producer Alan Betrock
The Smithereens chronology
Beauty and Sadness
Especially for You

Beauty and Sadness is The Smithereens' second EP, released in 1983 as Little Ricky LR-103. The EP was remixed and re-released in 1988 on Enigma Records.


The Smithereens showed a lot of growth in their sound, thanks to playing around the New Jersey area as well as serving as the backing band for Otis Blackwell. The disc showed off their developing "Beatles meets AC/DC" style, particularly in the title track, an homage to The Beatles' "Tomorrow Never Knows."

The Beauty and Sadness EP received a four-star rating from Rolling Stone magazine.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Pat DiNizio.

  1. "Beauty and Sadness"
  2. "Some Other Guy"
  3. "Tracey's World"
  4. "Much Too Much"