Great Divide (album)

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Great Divide
Studio album by Semisonic
Released April 9, 1996
Recorded July, 1995
Genre Alternative rock
Length 45:39
Label MCA
Producer Paul Fox
Semisonic chronology
Pleasure EP
(1995)
Great Divide
(1996)
Feeling Strangely Fine
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B+[2]
Rolling Stone (favorable)[3]

Great Divide is the debut studio album released by American rock band Semisonic. It was released April 9, 1996 by MCA Records. It was produced by Paul Fox, and recorded/mixed by Ed Thacker.[1]

History[edit]

Semisonic had signed a record contract with Elektra Records to record the Great Divide album. During recording, Bob Krasnow, the president of Elektra Records had quit, and in the changeover to a new president, the label dropped Semisonic. The band then signed with MCA Records, and finished recording the album. [4] "F.N.T." was featured in the 1999 film 10 Things I Hate About You.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Dan Wilson unless otherwise noted.

  1. "F.N.T." (Wilson, Jacob Slichter) - 3:29
  2. "If I Run" (Wilson, Slichter) - 4:16
  3. "Delicious" - 3:57
  4. "Down in Flames" - 4:02
  5. "Across the Great Divide" - 3:00
  6. "Temptation" (Wilson, Slichter) - 3:38
  7. "The Prize" - 3:58
  8. "No One Else" - 3:30
  9. "Brand New Baby" (Wilson, John Munson) - 3:37
  10. "Falling" - 3:37
  11. "In Another Life" - 4:07
  12. "I'll Feel for You" - 4:24

Personnel[edit]

Semisonic
  • John Munson – bass, vocals, guitar, moog, slide guitar, moog bass, piano, loops
  • Jacob Slichter – drums, vocals, conducting, piano, string arrangement, rhodes, wurlitzer, mellotron, moog, loops, flute arrangement
  • Dan Wilson – vocals, guitar, piano, string arrangement, rhodes, synth whistle, loops, flute arrangement

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  3. ^ Rolling Stone review
  4. ^ Slichter, Jacob, So You Wanna Be A Rock & Roll Star, Broadway Books, ISBN 0-76-791471-6