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Smile From the Streets You Hold
John Frusciante
Smile From the Streets You Hold
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
  •  Track Listings (17) - Disc #1

Australian Version featuring Alternate Cover Art. Tracks Remain the Same as the Us Release.


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All Artists: John Frusciante
Title: Smile From the Streets You Hold
Members Wishing: 10
Total Copies: 0
Label: Birdman
Release Date: 8/26/1997
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Style: Psychedelic Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 607287001623


Album Details
Australian Version featuring Alternate Cover Art. Tracks Remain the Same as the Us Release.

CD Reviews

Time for some clarifications...
Damien Winters | 06/18/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"1) John does not, in fact, hate Smile From The Streets You Hold. On his website, Frusciante has recently stated, quote,

"I recently listened to 'Smile' again and really loved it, it's really a wonderful album and it should be out there, people should be able to listen to it"

2)This album is not worth $200. John dosen't think so either. As it turns out, there is a warehouse full of unsold copies of 'Smile' that John has recently decided to sell. Hence, 'Smile' will soon be avaliable for purchase on John's website (...) for a far more reasonable price.

After months of scraping around, I've been able to find all the tracks on the album myself, and I can say that it contains some of John's best - and most haunting - work. If you're not familiar with the rest of Frusciante's early solo work, you're probably best avoiding 'Smiles', or at least should get aquainted with his more recent albums beforehand. If you're willing to force your way through the first few listens, you will find a musical gem of raw honesty. 'Smiles' is a glimpe into the mind of a man convinced he is on the brink of death. If you can't feel anything by the end of Estress, you're already dead.

That said, don't bother purchasing it now. Once copies are put on sale on John's website, the price should drop to something far more reasonable."
Broaden Your Horizons
T.B. | Napa, CA | 01/29/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this album without previously hearing it. I was familiar with john Frusciante from the Red Hot Chili Peppers and wanted to hear his solo work...I had bought this before Niandra Lades and Usually Just a T-shirt. This album is wonderful! I truly couldn't live without it now. The tones and colors John paints with his talent makes you feel like you have been introduced to his soul. I prefer it to Niandra but highly recommend both. This album is definitely not your mainstream type of music you hear everyday. There is no set outline. The music is like a journey through your feelings. The overtone of the album is melancholy. It may take a few listens to appreciate it fully."
What Makes an album great
Joseph P. Mcguinness | charleston, sc United States | 03/06/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is a hard album to review because in order to do so, you really have to ask yourself, what makes an album great? If you answer, something that will always be remembered, something that gives me insite into an artists state of mind, something controversial, something unconventional, something that divides some and unites others, then this album is something you should look into if you're a fan of John's work. It will not make you dance. The melodies will mostly be forgotten. The record as a whole, though, will stick with you long after it's left the turntable. And you will return to it again occasionally to marvel at this creation. Most of it is haunting and disturbing. John has much better material on all of his other records, but there are some gems here. Don't expect a classic piece of music. Expect an organic piece of art and you will be more satisfied."