Crimson

Crimson is the fifth album  by Alkaline Trio and reached #25 Billboard 200, #25 Digital Chart and #34 in the UK Chart.

 

We just spent a little more time in all areas of the recording process. We spent a little more time in pre-production, where we worked on the songs with Jerry. Before we started recording, he came out to Chicago and [came to practices] and he was listening to the songs, and we had an opportunity to ask him what he thought. It kind of gave us more time to re-work some stuff that we thought could have been a little better but were a little stumped on, as Jerry had good ideas for the songs.

To me, recording was like being in a playground. It’s just like, “Let me play this one. Let me try this.” Every bass track on the record was recorded with an old Marshall guitar amp.

– Dan Andriano

 

Released: May 24, 2005
Label: Vagrant
Format: LP, CD
Length: 42:50

Tracklisting

1. “Time to Waste” – 4:11
2. “The Poison” – 2:04
3. “Burn” – 4:05
4. “Mercy Me” – 2:49
5. “Dethbed” – 3:03
6. “Settle for Satin” – 3:49
7. “Sadie” – 4:39
8. “Fall Victim” – 3:18
9. “I Was a Prayer” – 2:36
10. “Prevent This Tragedy” – 3:06
11. “Back to Hell” – 2:54
12. “Your Neck” – 3:15
13. “Smoke” – 3:00

 

Deluxe edition bonus disc
1. “Time to Waste” (Demo) – 3:24
2. “The Poison” (Demo) – 1:34
3. “Burn” (Matt’s Home Demo) – 2:57
4. “Mercy Me” (Acoustic) – 3:12
5. “Dethbed” (Demo) – 2:56
6. “Settle for Satin” (Demo) – 3:31
7. “Sadie” (Acoustic) – 3:19
8. “Fall Victim” (Demo) – 3:04
9. “I Was a Prayer” (Acoustic) – 2:54
10. “Prevent This Tragedy” (Demo) – 3:40
11. “Back to Hell” (Matt’s Home Demo) – 2:56
12. “Your Neck” (Demo) – 3:14
13. “Smoke” (Demo) – 3:07
14. “Time to Waste” (Acoustic) – 4:21
15. “Time to Waste” (video)
16. “Mercy Me” (video)
17. “Burn” (video)