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Glenn Frey – Smuggler’s Blues (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on February 5th, 2016


Side 1

“Smuggler’s Blues” is a song written by Glenn Frey and Jack Tempchin, and performed by Frey. It was the third and final single from Frey’s second studio album, The Allnighter (1984). Its music video won Frey an MTV Video Music Award in 1985. The single peaked at #12 in the US and $22 in the UK.

The fifteenth episode of Miami Vice is named for the song, and incorporated it into the action. Frey played a pilot in the episode.

Smuggler’s Blues (Long Version) 4:17

Smuggler’s Blues (Short Version) 3:45

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1984 Smuggler’s Blues U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #12
1984 Smuggler’s Blues U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #13


Label: MCA Records ‎– L33-1281
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, Single, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock

Producer – Allan Blazek, Glenn Frey
Written-By – G. Frey*, J. Tempchin*

From the album “THE ALLNIGHTER”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

Side 2

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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18 Responses to “Glenn Frey – Smuggler’s Blues (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. eduardo Says:

    Hi Paul…

    Bro¡,,one question, you have 49ers – I need you 12″ ?..be grateful my friend, great page¡¡

    Paul¡ 🙂


  2. Stefano Says:

    Another Glenn Frey 12 inch! Nice tribute to the man who played an important role in the modern music entertainment. And thanks again for yesterdays ‘The Heat Is On’.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Stefano 🙂 Have a great weekend.


  3. Daniel Says:

    Thank you Paul for this post. Another great musician who passed away. Have a great long weekend, especially if you plan another trip to Dallas…


    DjPaulT Reply:

    No trip to Dallas this year Daniel. I have been using the same computer running windows vista all this time. I got surprised with a new computer last night so gonna be having fun with it this weekend. I finally get to use windows 10. Man I feel like I have arrived 🙂


  4. Jeff Says:

    Hey Paul, it’s so nice to have a double dose of Glenn Frey. Man, that 12-inch from yesterday was such a welcome surprise. Thanks for today’s posting as well. I really liked Glenn’s solo stuff. Too bad that there weren’t many dance versions in his back catalog. Still, this doesn’t mean that I don’t love what’s already out there. Tremendous stuff as always.

    Have a very special weekend Paul. I’ll be thinking about you!!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jeff. Hope you have a great weekend too 🙂


  5. Song_And_Dance Says:

    Great song with a great promo video. If you´ve never seen it, check it out.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    I agree the video is so cool 🙂


  6. Junior Says:

    Another welcome surprise post.

    Thanks very much Paul 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Junior 🙂


  7. NKelly Says:

    Not heard this one but looking forward to it. Many thanks!


  8. Cory Says:

    Thank you Paul!! Love these rare promo 12″ singles!! 🙂


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  10. Davos Via 45 Says:

    I must admit, I watched all episodes of Miami Vice, the series was considered pretty cool back then and was always filled with great music. Glenns splendid song fits perfect into the TV show. Although he made some neat songs in his solo career, nothing comes close to the legendary Hotel California…


  11. gonzalo76 Says:

    As a BIG fan of Miami Vice, I must say THANK YOU VERY MUCH Paul!!!!

    IMHO, this is the best song of Miami Vice, the lyrics are just amazing!

    Gleen appeared on “Smuggler’s Blues” episode. It is the fifteenth episode of Miami Vice’s first season. The episode premiered on February 1, 1985 and repeated on May 17, 1985 and August 23, 1985.


    Glenn made his acting debut as Jimmy Cole, who provides transport for smugglers (and loves his guitar) in the episode “Smuggler’s Blues” of the series Miami Vice. He also performed the songs “Smuggler’s Blues” (in the episode of the same name and “A Bullet For Crockett”), “New Love” (in “Nobody Lives Forever”) and “You Belong To The City” (in “The Prodigal Son”).



  12. Hugh Says:

    Wanted to take a moment and wish you a Happy Bday and may you celebrate many more.. And a huge thank you for all that you do.


  13. Jason Says:

    Thank you very much Paul


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