The Pleasure and the Greed

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The Pleasure and the Greed
Studio album by Big Wreck
Released June 5, 2001
Recorded El Dorado
Genre Alternative metal, heavy metal
Length 66:48
Label Atlantic
Producer Dave Jerden, John Whynot, Ian Thornley
Big Wreck chronology
In Loving Memory Of...
The Pleasure And The Greed
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1.5/5 stars[1]
CHARTattack 4/5 stars[2]

The Pleasure and the Greed is the second studio album by Canadian-American rock band Big Wreck and the last released before their break-up. The album's opening track, "Inhale", was released as the first single from the album and achieved notable radio airplay in Canada. Songs "Ladylike" and "Knee Deep" were also released as singles and music videos were released for each of them. The song "Breakthrough" features Myles Kennedy, the now-former frontman for The Mayfield Four and the current frontman for Alter Bridge. The album was released on June 5, 2001 and debuted at #10 on the Canadian Albums Chart, selling 7,408 copies in its first week.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Inhale" Ian Thornley 3:15
2. "Undersold" Thornley 4:57
3. "Knee Deep" Thornley, Colin Cripps 3:36
4. "Everything is Fine" Thornley 3:55
5. "All by Design" Thornley, Brian Doherty 3:47
6. "Mistake" Thornley 5:06
7. "Ladylike" Thornley 3:35
8. "The Pleasure and the Greed" Thornley, Daniel Greaves 3:08
9. "No Fault" Thornley 3:40
10. "Breakthrough" (feat. Myles Kennedy) Thornley 4:16
11. "Ease My Mind" Thornley 3:16
12. "Broken Hands" Thornley, Doherty, David Henning, Donald Williams 4:05
13. "Head in the Girl" Thornley, Doherty, Henning, Williams 3:49
14. "All Our Days are Numbered" Thornley 4:40
15. "West Virginia" Thornley, Greaves 4:42
16. "Defined by What We Steal" Thornley 6:55
Total length: 66:48

Produced by Dave Jerden except tracks 1, 3, 8, and 12 produced by John Whynot and Ian Thornley.



Nickelback has covered the song "Mistake" live.


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ CHARTattack review
  3. ^ CANOE - JAM! - Radiohead make big No. 1 chart debut