Shangri-La Dee Da

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Shangri-La Dee Da
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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 19, 2001
Recorded2000[1]
Genre
Length47:25
LabelAtlantic
ProducerBrendan O'Brien
Stone Temple Pilots chronology
No. 4
(1999)
Shangri-La Dee Da
(2001)
Thank You
(2003)
Singles from Shangri-La Dee Da
  1. "Days of the Week"
    Released: January 1, 2001
  2. "Hollywood Bitch"
    Released: September 3, 2001
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic(72/100)[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[3]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music3/5 stars[4]
Entertainment WeeklyC+[5]
Mojo3.5/5 stars[6]
NME6/10[7]
PopMatters8/10 stars[8]
Q4/5 stars[9]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[10]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide2.5/5 stars[11]

Shangri-La Dee Da is the fifth studio album by American rock band Stone Temple Pilots. It was produced by Brendan O'Brien and released on June 19, 2001 by Atlantic Records. It was their last album to be produced by O'Brien and their last one before they first disbanded in late 2003.

Overview[edit]

Shangri-La Dee Da was originally planned to be a double album dedicated to the memory of Andrew Wood, but the concept was vetoed by Atlantic Records. While recording the album, the band also worked on a documentary and coffee table book. Neither was released, however, and limited footage was made available through the band's official website in the form of live performance-based music videos. Despite not selling as well as the band's first four albums, Shangri-La Dee Da was certified Gold by the RIAA and the CRIA and was a commercial success for the band.

Planned double album[edit]

In late 2000, lead singer Scott Weiland said that the band planned to record a double album. Shortly after work got underway, bassist Robert DeLeo said that goal looked realistic, stating:

"Scott's in a space right now where we're not cramming to just get a single record done — he's in a space where I think a double record is possible."

The band's label, Atlantic, was hesitant about the idea and the band eventually conceded.

Documentary and coffee table book[edit]

Chapman Baehler filmed a behind-the-scenes documentary as the band recorded the LP in their beach villa-turned-recording studio. According to Baehler, the documentary set out to be like a modern-day version of the 1970 Beatles documentary Let It Be. The film follows the band through preproduction and hammering out new songs to putting the tunes down on tape. Baehler explained that the documentary included beautiful and moody shots with either Dean or Robert playing an old organ in a secluded wing of the villa, Robert and Scott playing "Wonderful" acoustically, and some "totally awesome rock-out live stuff" in the main recording space.

An established rock photographer who had shot STP for years, Baehler was already working with the band on a coffee-table book when they approached him about the documentary. The project was Baehler's first venture into film-making; all of the footage was shot by him and his sister, Rebecca Baehler. The film and the book were planned for the release in late 2001,[12] but were never released.

Live performances[edit]

Most of the album's songs were seldom performed live with the album's most successful song "Days of the Week" only being performed at a handful of dates on the supporting tour for the album. However, the album's second single "Hollywood Bitch" has become a staple of the band's live set ever since their 2008 reunion.

In 2011, the song "Black Again" was added to STP's setlist, and was performed for the majority of the tour. "Bi-Polar Bear" was also performed occasionally, after the band reunited in 2008.

Appearances in other media[edit]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Scott Weiland, except "Hollywood Bitch" by Weiland and Robert DeLeo.

No.TitleMusicLength
1."Dumb Love"Dean DeLeo2:52
2."Days of the Week"D. DeLeo2:35
3."Coma"D. DeLeo, R. DeLeo3:41
4."Hollywood Bitch"R. DeLeo2:44
5."Wonderful"R. DeLeo3:47
6."Black Again"D. DeLeo, R. DeLeo3:27
7."Hello It's Late"R. DeLeo4:22
8."Too Cool Queenie"D. DeLeo2:47
9."Regeneration"D. DeLeo3:55
10."Bi-Polar Bear"D. DeLeo5:04
11."Transmissions from a Lonely Room"R. DeLeo3:15
12."A Song for Sleeping"R. DeLeo4:15
13."Long Way Home"D. DeLeo4:33
Total length:47:25

Personnel[edit]

  • Scott Weiland – lead vocals, keyboards (tracks 2,8,9)
  • Dean DeLeo – guitar
  • Robert DeLeo – bass, backing vocals, percussion (tracks 4,5, 7), guitar (tracks 4,5), acoustic guitar (tracks 5,7,12), keyboards (tracks 5,7), piano (track 6), autoharp (track 10), electric sitar (track 11)
  • Eric Kretz – drums, percussion (tracks 4,9,10,12), keyboards (track 5), banjo (track 10)

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Brendan O'Brien – producer, mixing, keyboards (tracks 2,6,7,10), percussion (tracks 2,4,8,11)
  • Nick DiDia – recording engineer
  • Doug Grean – engineer
  • Billy Bowers – engineer
  • Karl Egsieker – recording, mix assistant
  • Ryan Williams – mix assistant
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Erin Haley, Cheryl Mondello – production coordinators
  • Gregory Sylvester – art direction
  • Chapman Baehler – art direction, photography

Charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
Position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[13] 35
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[14] 5
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[15] 72
Scottish Albums (OCC)[16] 99
UK Albums (OCC)[17] 105
UK Rock & Metal Albums (OCC)[18] 13
US Billboard 200[19] 9

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
2001 "Days of the Week" US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[20] 4
US Modern Rock Tracks (Billboard)[21] 5
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 (Billboard)[22] 1
"Hollywood Bitch" US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[23] 25
US Modern Rock Tracks (Billboard)[24] 29

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[25] Gold 50,000^
United States (RIAA)[26] Gold 500,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

References[edit]

  1. ^ VanHorn, Teri (April 5, 2001). "Stone Temple Pilots Finish Recording, Preparing Documentary". MTV. Archived from the original on June 7, 2001. Retrieved June 1, 2021.
  2. ^ "Reviews for Shangri-La Dee Da". Metacritic. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
  3. ^ Shangri-La Dee Da at AllMusic
  4. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). "Stone Temple Pilots". The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th concise ed.). Omnibus Press. ISBN 978-0-85712-595-8.
  5. ^ "Shangri La Dee Da review". Entertainment Weekly. June 22, 2001. Archived from the original on July 15, 2015. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
  6. ^ "Stone Temple Pilots : Shangri-La Dee". Mojo: 114. September 2001.
  7. ^ Segal, Victoria (August 13, 2001). "Album Reviews - Stone Temple Pilots : Shangri-La Dee Da". NME. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
  8. ^ Koba, Kirsten (June 18, 2001). "Stone Temple Pilots: Shangri La Dee Da". PopMatters. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
  9. ^ "Stone Temple Pilots : Shangri-La Dee". Q: 130. October 2001.
  10. ^ Kot, Greg (June 11, 2001). "Stone Temple Pilots: Shangri-La Dee Da : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on January 6, 2007. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
  11. ^ Sheffield, Rob (2004). "Stone Temple Pilots". The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. pp. 785. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  12. ^ Teri vanHorn (April 5, 2001). "Stone Temple Pilots Finish Recording, Preparing Documentary". MTV News. Retrieved April 10, 2008.
  13. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Stone Temple Pilots – Shangri-La Dee Da". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 19, 2021.
  14. ^ "Stone Temple Pilots Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved March 19, 2021.
  15. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Stone Temple Pilots – Shangri-La Dee Da" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved March 19, 2021.
  16. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 19, 2021.
  17. ^ "Chart Log UK: DJ S - The System Of Life". www.zobbel.de. Retrieved March 10, 2021.
  18. ^ "Official Rock & Metal Albums Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 19, 2021.
  19. ^ "Stone Temple Pilots Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved March 19, 2021.
  20. ^ "Stone Temple Pilots Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved March 19, 2021.
  21. ^ "Stone Temple Pilots Chart History (Alternative Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved March 19, 2021.
  22. ^ "Stone Temple Pilots Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved March 19, 2021.
  23. ^ "Stone Temple Pilots Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved March 19, 2021.
  24. ^ "Stone Temple Pilots Chart History (Alternative Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved March 19, 2021.
  25. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Stone Temple Pilots – Shangri-La Dee Da". Music Canada.
  26. ^ "American album certifications – Stone Temple Pilots – Shangri-La Dee Da". Recording Industry Association of America.

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