Deluxe (Better Than Ezra album)

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Deluxe
Studio album by Better Than Ezra
Released Original: November 16, 1993
CD: February 28, 1995
Recorded May & June 1993
Genre Alternative rock
Length 50:37
Label Swell Records (1993)
Elektra Records (1995)
Producer Dan Rothchild
Better Than Ezra chronology
Surprise
(1990)
Deluxe
(1993)
Friction, Baby
(1996)
Singles from Deluxe
  1. "Good"
    Released: February 1995
  2. "In The Blood"
    Released: June 1995
  3. "Rosealia"
    Released: November 7, 1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Deluxe is an album by the alternative rock band Better Than Ezra. It has been released by two labels: the original version in 1993 by Swell Records, and the 1995 version by Elektra Records. This is the group's best known album and contains their biggest single, "Good". It is also their debut major label record, as Surprise was entirely self-released and sold.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Kevin Griffin, except "Heaven" by Kevin Griffin and Tom Drummond.

  1. "In the Blood" – 4:32
  2. "Good" – 3:05
  3. "Southern Gürl" – 4:15
  4. "The Killer Inside" – 4:47
  5. "Rosealia" – 4:36
  6. "Cry in the Sun" – 5:21
  7. "Teenager" – 4:21
  8. – 1:29
  9. "Summerhouse" – 2:38
  10. "Porcelain" – 3:56
  11. "Heaven" – 4:21
  12. "This Time of Year" – 4:05
  13. "Coyote" – 3:11
    • "Der Pork und Beans" (aka "Streetside Jesus") – This hidden industrial metal song begins playing at the 4:20 mark of track 13, 1 minute and 9 seconds after the end of "Coyote."

Personnel[edit]

Additional Personnel[edit]

  • Lili Haydn - Violin
  • Melanie Owen - Vocals
  • Dan Rothchild - Vocals
  • Walt Thompson - Hammond Organ
  • Martin Tillman - Cello

Singles[edit]

Rosealia[edit]

"Rosealia" was the third single from this album. Written by singer and guitarist Kevin Griffin, the song is about a woman in an abusive relationship. The single peaked at #71 on the Billboard Hot 100.[2] During a concert in Albuquerque on Monday, September 21, 2009, Kevin Griffin explained to the audience that while living for a short time in Santa Fe, NM he had a job waiting tables at The Pink Adobe restaurant. The restaurant's owner was a woman named Rosalea Murphy, and he wrote this song as a tribute to her.

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1995 Heatseekers 3
1995 The Billboard 200 35

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1995 "Good" Mainstream Rock Tracks 3
1995 "Good" Modern Rock Tracks 1
1995 "Good" The Billboard Hot 100 30
1995 "Good" Top 40 Mainstream 17
1995 "In the Blood" Mainstream Rock Tracks 6
1995 "In the Blood" Modern Rock Tracks 4
1995 "Rosealia" Modern Rock Tracks 24
1995 "Rosealia" The Billboard Hot 100 71
1995 "Rosealia" Top 40 Mainstream 39

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