Minute by Minute (Grinspoon song)

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"Minute by Minute"
Single by Grinspoon
from the album Alibis & Other Lies
Released 8 December 2007 (2007-12-08)
Format Digital, CD
Recorded 2006
Genre Post-grunge
Length 4:07
Label Universal Records
Songwriter(s) Phil Jamieson
Producer(s) Ramesh Sathiah, Grinspoon
Grinspoon singles chronology
"'What You Got'"
"Minute by Minute"

"Minute by Minute" is a song by Grinspoon and is the third single from the studio album Alibis & Other Lies. The single was initially a digital release however a CD single was released on 8 December 2007. The track "Blind Lead Blind" also features on a compilation CD titled Caution: Life Ahead, making the song available on hard disk. "Minute by Minute" is included in the various artists' 3× CD, Flood Relief: Artists for the Flood Appeal (January 2011), which raised money for victims of the Queensland floods of that year.[1]

During his solo shows in March 2014, the song's writer, Phil Jamieson, performed a "funked-up version" of the track.[2][3]


In a review of Alibis & Other Lies, in August 2007, TheDwarf's LilBirdy looked for "slow, gentle Grinspoon tracks" with "Minute by Minute" receiving "the award" with its "beautiful string section, the track really pulls at the heart strings. It's an excellent example of the band's diversity. They're not that uncompromising straight up rock 'n' roll band they started out as over 13 years ago."[4] Michael Olivotto of FasterLouder also praised the album's "Diversity is something this record has plenty of. Whether it's straws, strings and acoustics on 'Minute by Minute'..."[5] SameSame's Nate C felt "Strings adds depth and heart as they swell behind lead singer Phil Jamieson in acoustic ballad 'Minute by Minute' – though it suffers when held up against 'Chemical Heart', their last notable dalliance with strings."[6]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Phil Jamieson[2].

CD single
No. Title Length
1. "Minute by Minute" 3:27
2. "Blind Lead Blind" (unreleased version) 4:18


  1. ^ "Flood Relief: Artists for the Flood Appeal". NineMSN. 21 January 2011. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "'Minute By Minute' at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 22 March 2012.  Note: User may have to click 'Search again' and provide details at 'Enter a title:' e.g Minute By Minute; or at 'Performer:' Grinspoon
  3. ^ Heckler, Justin (28 March 2014). "Review – Phil Jamieson". heckler. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  4. ^ LilBirdy (20 August 2007). "Alibis and Other Lies by Grinspoon reviewed". The Dwarf. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  5. ^ Olivotto, Michael (16 August 2007). "Grinspoon – Alibis & Other Lies". FasterLouder. Sound Alliance. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  6. ^ C, Nate (9 October 2007). "CD – Grinspoon – Alibis and Other Lies". Samesame.com.au. Sound Alliance. Retrieved 10 April 2015.