Pleased to Meet Me is the fifth studio album by the American rock band The Replacements, released in 1987 by Sire Records. The album was acclaimed by music critics. Pleased to Meet Me is the only album recorded by the band as a trio
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Pleased to Meet Me could be heard as an overcompensation for Tim's failings. The Replacements' influence on the alt-rock explosion of the 90s has been overstated, but their approach has continued to resonate in smaller scenes, where you feel like you're experiencing music up close, less mediated by rock star iconography. Their songs touch on some heavy shit, the kind of feelings best expressed in a more intimate space, but there's also plenty of room in there for some laughs.
Released in 1987, Pleased to Meet Me is the Replacements' fifth album (sixth if the EP Stink is counted) and was their second major label release, and the only one the band recorded as a trio, as guitarist Bob Stintson had been kicked out in 1986. It was produced by Jim Dickinson and recorded in Memphis, Tennessee, at Ardent Studios, in which many important soul music and rock artists had previously recorded – including Big Star, who were honored in the song Alex Chilton
Pleased to Meet Me was released July 7, 1987. It was The Replacements' fifth album and the second one they recorded after being pulled up to the big leagues to partner with juggernaut Sire, Warner Brothers. It was also their first and only record made as a trio. Difficult circumstances certainly surrounded The Replacements during the creation of Pleased to Meet Me; certainly some of the inspiration for the songs on this record can be attributed to that situation. But the in the face of those challenges, the band persevered and somehow managed to make the finest album of their career. so far. Related Stories. The Replacements make a triumphant return at Riot Fest in Toronto Like a decades-old bottle of champagne finally uncorked, The Replacements' Riot Fest; set had a celebratory, infectious, and downright giddy spirit to it.
I think Pleased to Meet Me is the best album the Replacements ever released. Indeed, I routinely refer to it as one of the four or five best rock ‘n’ roll albums of all time. For this affront, I have been told online by self-appointed keepers of the band’s legacy to step away from the crack pipe. It is my brotherhood, giving off a distinct odor of stale beer. For me, though, Pleased to Meet Me is the clearest, sharpest, most forceful expression of Westerberg’s considerable songwriting talents, all realized by a band that had become damn good at playing rock ‘n’ roll, almost in spite of themselves. Previous Replacements albums typically included songs that were pure throwaways, signals to the listener that despite encroaching artfulness in their craft and a moving emotional depth often present in the lyrics, they weren’t actually taking this shit seriously.
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Backing Vocals – East Memphis Slim, Paul*, Vito Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar – Paul*Keyboards – East Memphis Slim
Acoustic Guitar – Paul*Backing Vocals – Paul*, Vito Cowbell – Chris*
|3||I Don't Know
Backing Vocals – Chris*, Tommy*Baritone Saxophone – Teenage Steve Douglas*
Double Bass [Upright] – Tommy*Piano – Paul*Saxophone – Prince Gabe
Flute [Bass] – Teenage Steve Douglas*Keyboards – East Memphis Slim
Organ – East Memphis Slim
|8||Shooting Dirty Pool
Backing Vocals – Tommy*, Vito Soloist, Guitar – Luther*, Paul*
|9||Red Red Wine||3:01|
Acoustic Guitar, Bass [Six-string] – Paul*Percussion [Foot Tap] – Chris*Vibraphone [Vibes] – East Memphis Slim
|11||Can't Hardly Wait
Acoustic Guitar, Guitar [Fills] – Tommy*Baritone Saxophone – Teenage Steve Douglas*Electric Guitar, Bass [Six-string], Harmonica – Paul*Guitar [Fills] – Alex ChiltonKeyboards – East Memphis SlimPerformer – Memphis Horns*Strings – Max HulsTenor Saxophone – Andrew LoveTrumpet – Ben Jr.*
- Copyright (c) – Sire Records Company
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sire Records Company
- Copyright (c) – WEA International Inc.
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – WEA International Inc.
- Marketed By – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
- Record Company – Warner Communications
- Recorded At – Ardent Studios
- Mixed At – Ardent Studios
- Mastered At – Sterling Sound
- Pressed By – WEA Mfg. Olyphant – Y16182
- Art Direction – Jeri McManus-Heiden*
- Bass – Tommy* (tracks: 1 to 3, 5 to 9, 11)
- Design – Glenn Parsons
- Drums – Chris* (tracks: 1 to 9, 11)
- Guitar – Paul* (tracks: 1, 3, 5 to 9)
- Illustration [Dustsleeve Illustration] – Chris Mars
- Mastered By [CDD Pre-Mastering] – WCI Record Group
- Mastered By [Originally] – Ted Jensen
- Photography By [Cover, Inner Sleeve] – Daniel Corrigan
- Producer – Jim Dickinson
- Producer [Production Assistant], Photography By [Inner Sleeve] – James Lancaster
- Recorded By, Mixed By – Joe Hardy, John Hampton
- Vocals – Paul*
- Written-By – C. Mars* (tracks: 2, 3, 7, 8), P. Westerberg*, T. Stinson* (tracks: 2, 3, 7, 8)
NotesOn this version the barcode appears on the bottom left corner of back cover.
Recorded and mixed at Ardent Studios, Studio B, Memphis.
Originally mastered at Sterling Sound, New York
CDD pre-mastering by WCI Record Group
Marketed by Warner Bros. Records Inc., a Warner Communications Company
©℗ 1987 Sire Records Company for the US & WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the US
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode (Printed): 0 7599-25557-2 2
- Barcode (Scanned): 075992555722
- Matrix / Runout: Y16182 1 25557-2 RE-1 01 M1S1
- Mould SID Code: IFPI 2U3H
- Mastering SID Code: IFPI L903
|25557-1, 1-25557||The Replacements||Pleased To Meet Me (LP, Album)||Sire, Sire||25557-1, 1-25557||US||1987|
|1-25557, 9 25557-1||The Replacements||Pleased To Meet Me (LP, Album)||Sire, Sire||1-25557, 9 25557-1||US||1987|
|925 557-1||The Replacements||Pleased To Meet Me (LP, Album)||Sire||925 557-1||Europe||1987|
|759925557-1/4||The Replacements||Pleased to Meet Me (LP, Album)||Sire||759925557-1/4||Brazil||1988|
|8122-79902-3||The Replacements||Pleased To Meet Me (CD, Album, RE, RM)||Rhino Records||8122-79902-3||UK||2008|