Good Mourning

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This article is about the Alkaline Trio album. For the Grey's Anatomy episode, see Good Mourning (Grey's Anatomy). For the Megadeth song, see Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?.
Good Mourning
Alkaline Trio - Good Mourning cover.jpg
Studio album by Alkaline Trio
Released May 13, 2003
Recorded 2002-2003
Genre Punk rock
Length 48:30
Label Vagrant Records
Producer Joe McGrath, Jerry Finn
Alkaline Trio chronology
Alkaline Trio / Hot Water Music
Good Mourning
BYO Split Series Volume V
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Good Mourning is the fourth studio album by Alkaline Trio, released May 13, 2003 on Vagrant Records. The album marks the first appearance of drummer, Derek Grant, described by vocalist/guitarist, Matt Skiba, as "a whole new influence."[1] During recording, both Skiba and vocalist/bassist, Dan Andriano were ill.[1] Skiba describes the album as sounding "bigger, deeper and rawer" than its predecessor, From Here to Infirmary. The album debuted at number 20 on the Billboard 200, selling 40,000 copies on its first week of release.

In a 2003 interview, Matt Skiba stated that Good Mourning:

is pretty good. I mean it took us a long time to do and I think most of the people that I talk to that make records and stuff, there's always stuff that you wish you did better or maybe a little differently. I've never been able to avoid that, even with this. There's things that I wish I had done maybe a little differently. But that also comes with just listening to it and living with it for so long that until it's done you won't really hear things in that way until it's like too late I guess. But I would say for the most part that I'm really happy with it.[1]


According to Skiba: "One morning I was having breakfast down the street from the studio where we were recording and my waiter said 'good morning' to me and it just kinda like the double meaning/spelling kinda registered and I just called everyone and I was like, 'How about Good Mourning with a U?' and everybody liked it equally as much so we used it."[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "This Could Be Love"   3:47
2. "We've Had Enough"   2:51
3. "One Hundred Stories"   3:40
4. "Continental"   3:28
5. "All on Black"   4:00
6. "Emma"   2:42
7. "Fatally Yours"   2:16
8. "Every Thug Needs a Lady"   3:18
9. "Blue Carolina"   3:28
10. "Donner Party (All Night)"   2:44
11. "If We Never Go Inside"   3:46
12. "Blue in the Face"   3:02

U.K. edition[edit]

The U.K. pressing of Good Mourning consisted of the same twelve tracks and also two bonus tracks:

  1. "Dead End Road" – 3:09
  2. "Old School Reasons" – 2:52


  • All songs written and performed by Alkaline Trio.
  • Additional vocals by Keith Morris and Jerry Finn.
  • Produced by Joe McGrath
  • Co-produced and mixed by Jerry Finn.
  • Recorded by Joe McGrath.
  • Assistant engineers were Christopher Holmes, Jason Gossman and Robert Reed.
  • Drum teching by Mike Fasano.
  • Recorded and mixed at Cello Studios.
  • Mastered by Brian Gardner at Bernie Grundman Mastering.
  • Photography by Jay Blakesberg
  • Artwork by Keath Moon.
  • Layout and design by Keath Moon and Alkaline Trio.
  • Management by Erik Anderson for JBM.
  • US Booking provided by Andrew Ellis for Ellis Industries.
  • International Booking by Steve Strange for Helter Skelter.
  • Legal provided by Mike Toorock for Toorock and Rosen and Rich Vogel.
  • Special thanks given to Ampeg, C&C Percussion, Ernie Ball, GPC[disambiguation needed], and Pro-Mark.


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