Thank You (Stone Temple Pilots album)

Thank You is a greatest hits collection released by the American alternative rock band Stone Temple Pilots on November 11, 2003 on Atlantic Records. The album has sold over 500,000 copies.

Thank You
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Greatest hits album by
ReleasedNovember 11, 2003
Recorded1992–2002
GenreAlternative rock, grunge, hard rock
Length58:29
LabelAtlantic
ProducerStone Temple Pilots, Brendan O'Brien
Stone Temple Pilots chronology
Shangri-La Dee Da
(2001)
Thank You
(2003)
Stone Temple Pilots
(2010)
Singles from Thank You
  1. "All in the Suit That You Wear"
    Released: October 18, 2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Blender3/5 stars[2]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music4/5 stars[3]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[4]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3.5/5 stars[5]
SpinB[6]

OverviewEdit

Thank You features most of the band's singles and notable songs, although "Dead & Bloated", "Crackerman", "Unglued", their version of Led Zeppelin's "Dancing Days", and "Hollywood Bitch", which were all fan favorites as well as modest rock radio hits, were left off the album. There are two versions of the compilation, one that only contains a music CD and another that also features a DVD with live performances, bootlegs (including a performance of the Aerosmith song "Sweet Emotion" with Steven Tyler and Joe Perry), and music videos spanning the band's career.

Thank You was called "nearly perfect" by Allmusic's Stephen Erlewine, who wrote that "STP made music that sounded great at the time and even better now" and that the band's music had "stood the test of time." Rolling Stone, who initially named STP as the Worst New Artist of 1993, gave the compilation album 4 out of 5 stars.

Big Bang BabiesEdit

An earlier greatest hits album, to be titled Big Bang Babies, was planned for an October 2000 release. In addition to twelve of the band's biggest numbers, the album was to feature four new songs, including "Heed the Water Whisperer", "The Way She Moves" and "You Can't Drive Me Away". STP planned to record the new material in New York with producer Brendan O'Brien in mid-2000.[7]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleOriginal albumLength
1."Vasoline"Purple (1994)2:57
2."Down"No. 4 (1999)3:50
3."Wicked Garden"Core (1992)4:07
4."Big Empty"Purple (1994)4:55
5."Plush"Core (1992)5:13
6."Big Bang Baby"Tiny Music... Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop (1996)3:24
7."Creep"Core (1992)5:34
8."Lady Picture Show"Tiny Music... Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop (1996)4:08
9."Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart"Tiny Music... Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop (1996)2:57
10."Interstate Love Song"Purple (1994)3:15
11."All in the Suit That You Wear"Previously unreleased (2003)3:41
12."Sex Type Thing"Core (1992)3:40
13."Days of the Week"Shangri-La Dee Da (2001)2:37
14."Sour Girl"No. 4 (1999)4:18
15."Plush" (acoustic, recorded live on MTV's Headbangers Ball, 1992)Previously unreleased (1994)3:50
16."Long Way Home" (recorded live at Rolling Rock Town Fair 2001, bonus track on some foreign editions)Shangri-La Dee Da (2001)4:51
Total length:58:29

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Thank You at AllMusic
  2. ^ [1] Archived January 17, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). "Stone Temple Pilots". The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th concise ed.). Omnibus Press. ISBN 978-0-85712-595-8.
  4. ^ Cherry, Robert (2003-11-20). "Stone Temple Pilots: Thank You : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2007-12-02. Retrieved 2012-08-24.
  5. ^ Sheffield, Rob (2004). "Stone Temple Pilots". The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. pp. 785. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  6. ^ "Stone Temple Pilots: Thank You: Atlantic". Spin: 104. February 2004.
  7. ^ Dansby, Andrew, Gabrielle Schafer, Richard Skanse, Jaan Uhelszki, Jennifer Vineyard (July 19, 2000). "Really Randoms: Metallica, Prince". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2008-04-09.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)[dead link]