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Good Mourning

Good morning}}Good Mourning is the fourth studio album by Alkaline Trio, released May 13, 2003 on Vagrant Records.

Recording

Recording took place at Cello Studios with producer Joe McGrath, with Jerry Finn co-producing and mixing the proceedings. Christopher Holmes, Jason Gossman and Robert Reed acted as assistant engineeres. Finn and Keith Morris provided additional vocals. Brian Gardner mastered the recordings at Bern Grundman Mastering. The album marks the first appearance of drummer, Derek Grant, described by vocalist/guitarist, Matt Skiba, as "a whole new influence." During recording, both Skiba and vocalist/bassist, Dan Andriano were ill. Skiba describes the album as sounding "bigger, deeper and rawer" than its predecessor, From Here to Infirmary.

In a 2003 interview, Matt Skiba stated that Good Mourning:
is pretty good. I mean it took us a long time to do and I think most of the people that I talk to that make records and stuff, there's always stuff that you wish you did better or maybe a little differently. I've never been able to avoid that, even with this. There's things that I wish I had done maybe a little differently. But that also comes with just listening to it and living with it for so long that until it's done you won't really hear things in that way until it's like too late I guess. But I would say for the most part that I'm really happy with it.


Title

According to Skiba: "One morning I was having breakfast down the street from the studio where we were recording and my waiter said 'good morning' to me and it's just kinda like the double meaning/spelling kinda registered and I just called everyone and I was like, 'How about Good Mourning with a U?' and everybody liked it equally as much so we used it."

Release

Good Mourning was released through Vagrant on May 12, 2003. The UK version of the album included two bonus tracks: "Dead End Road" and "Old School Reasons". "We've Had Enough" was released to radio on May 20.

Reception



The album debuted at number 20 on the Billboard 200, selling 40,000 copies on its first week of release. By August 2008, the album sold 258,000 copies.

Track listing

All songs written and performed by Alkaline Trio.;UK bonus tracks #
  • "Dead End Road" – 3:09 #"Old School Reasons" – 2:52

    Personnel

    Personnel per booklet.;Alkaline Trio
  • Matt Skiba – guitar, vocals
  • Dan Andriano – bass, vocals
  • Derek Grant – drums

    ;Additional musicians
  • Keith Morris – backing vocals
  • Jerry Finn – backing vocals


  • ;Production
  • Joe McGrath – producer, recording
  • Jerry Finn – co-producer, mixing
  • Christopher Holmes – assistant engineer
  • Jason Gossman – assistant engineer
  • Robert Reed – assistant engineer
  • Mike Fasano – drum tech
  • Brian Gardner – mastering
  • Jay Blakesberg – photography
  • Keath Moon – artwork, layout, design
  • Alkaline Trio – layout, design