Great Civilizations

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Great Civilizations
Skysaw - Great Civilizations.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 21, 2011
Alternative cover
Cover for the original release by This
Cover for the original release by This
Singles from Great Civilizations
  1. "No One Can Tell"
    Released: November 1, 2010

Great Civilizations is an album by Jimmy Chamberlin's side project Skysaw. The album was first released digitally under the band's original name, This, on November 1, 2010. The album's only single, "No One Can Tell", was released the same day. However no official release announcement was made even on the band's official website. Downloads from iTunes and Amazon were removed after there was confusion over the band's name. On June 21, 2011, the newly renamed Skysaw re-released the album with four additional tracks as a full-length LP on Dangerbird Records.

The album was entirely written, produced and recorded by the band, with singer Mike Reina as the lyricist.[1]

Track listing[edit | edit source]

All tracks are written by Skysaw.
1."No One Can Tell"4:09
2."Capsized Jackknifed Crisis"4:11
3."Tightrope Situation"5:27
5."Am I Second"4:35
6."Nothing's Ever Easy"3:06
7."Tracey Jayney Girl"2:45
8."Great Civilizations"4:16
9."All I Hear Is Snow"4:27
10."Sad Reasons"4:14
Original "This" release
1."Capsized Jackknifed Crisis"4:11
2."No One Can Tell"4:09
3."Tightrope Situation"5:27
4."Great Civilizations"4:16
5."All I Hear Is Snow"4:27
6."Sad Reasons"4:14

Release history[edit | edit source]

Released Label Catalog ID Format Country External sites
November 1, 2010 This Digital US [2]
June 21, 2011 Dangerbird DGB067V LP US Discogs [1]
June 21, 2011 Dangerbird DGB067 CD US Discogs MusicBrainz [1]
More releases: DiscogsMusicBrainz

Personnel[edit | edit source]

  • Jimmy Chamberlin – drums, percussion, string arrangements
  • Mike Reina – vocals, guitar, bass, drums, percussion, piano, keyboards, engineering, mixing
  • Anthony Pirog – guitar, percussion, piano, keyboards, theremin
  • Cheryl Pearon – violin ("Am I Second")
  • Drew Morris – backing vocals ("All I Hear Is Snow")
  • Heather MacArthur – violin ("Am I Second")
  • Janel Leppin – cello ("Am I Second")
  • Rebecca Steele – viola ("Am I Second")
  • Stephen Marcussen – mastering

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Dangerbird Records - Great Civilizations". Dangerbird Records. Retrieved June 21, 2021.

External links[edit | edit source]