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The Meanest of Times is the sixth studio album by Dropkick Murphys. The album was the last to feature guitarist Marc Orrellwho left the band following the tour in support of the album. The picture on the album's cover was taken at Saint Brendan School in Dorchester, Massachusettsclose to Quincy, Massachusetts whence the band hails.
Local kids posed in the picture. The first songs from the album were heard through the band's MySpace Tule Minuga Sööklasse - Ruja - Ruja starting in August The first track to appear was " F lannigan's Ball", which was actually a different version than what is featured on the album, as it featured vocals by Al Barr and Ken Casey rather than Ronnie Drew and Spider Stacy.
On the U. Billboard Spoke Too Soon - The Spitfires - Response, the album debuted at number 20, selling about 28, copies in its first week. This song was 83 on Rolling Stone ' s list of the Best Songs of They include multiple references to places in the Boston region and people associated with the band.
The song is dedicated to Drew's wife Deirdre, who had died Despondency - Infamia - Infamia month before it was recorded.
It was also the last song Ronnie Drew made a contribution to before he died on 16 August at the age Tomorrows Industry - Dropkick Murphys - The Meanest Of Times 73, following a long illness. The band shot a promotional music video in for the song, "Tomorrow's Industry" which supported the United Healthcare Workers East Tomorrows Industry - Dropkick Murphys - The Meanest Of Times hospitals of Massachusetts who were fighting for free and fair union elections so their voice could be heard in the workplace and would provide a better future for their families and communities.
Multiple versions of the album were released, across different mediums and regions. All versions feature the same initial 15 tracks, but have different bonus tracks. The European version includes a cover of the Thin Lizzy song " Jailbreak ". A deluxe vinyl edition, which features the album spread out over two 12" records, includes two bonus tracks, "Promised Land" and a cover of The Who song " Baba O'Riley ".
The vinyl release also includes the album on CD, but the CD only includes the first 15 tracks. A limited edition version of the album was released on March 11, It includes 5 bonus tracks including the European bonus track, all three iTunes bonus tracks as well as the original version of " F lannigan's Ball" as well as a DVD featuring the music video for "The State of Massachusetts" along with the making of the video, clips of the band's St.
Patrick's Day performance along with other behind the scene footage. The Meanest of Times generally received positive reviews. Allmusic said that the album was the "tightest and most developed set of songs yet" from the band,  and while the Boston Globe said that it fell short of The Warrior's CodeThe Meanest of Times was still "everything you want in a Murphys record. It was awarded a silver certification from the Independent Music Companies Association which indicated sales of at least 30, copies throughout Europe.
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