Goldfly (album)

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Goldfly
Studio album by Guster
Released 4 March 1997
Recorded December 1996
Genre Rock
Length 42:11
Label Hybrid
Producer Steve Lindsey
Guster chronology
Parachute
(1994)
Goldfly
(1997)
Lost and Gone Forever
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link

Goldfly is an album by the rock band Guster, released in 1997. The album was recorded in December 1996 at the House of Blues Studios in Encino, California. As of 2011, this album is out of print.[1]

There are three versions of the album. The original, rare, independently-released version has the hidden song "Melanie" before the first song. The version released on Hybrid/Sire Records has the hidden song as the eleventh track. The third version is a bad CD pressing of the album which contains "Melanie" as the first track while "Getting Even" and "Bury Me" are combined as a single track. This was only distributed to member's of Guster's rep program.

Due to the limited budget of the album, no B-sides were recorded besides a song called "Happy Birthday Ken" which was a gift to Ken Goldman, who had housed the band in California when they were recording.

In concert, it is a tradition for fans to throw ping-pong balls onto the stage at the end of "Airport Song". This is done in reference to the game of ping-pong that can be heard as the music fades at the end of the studio track.

A sample of the guitar riff and bongos from "Rocketship" can be heard in "Pot Of Gold" on the rapper Game's R.E.D. Album.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Great Escape"
  2. "Demons"
  3. "Perfect"
  4. "Airport Song"
  5. "Medicine"
  6. "X-Ray Eyes"
  7. "Grin"
  8. "Getting Even"
  9. "Bury Me"
  10. "Rocketship"
  11. Untitled ("Melanie")

Personnel[edit]

Guster[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Davey Faragher - bass guitar
  • John Ferraro - drums
  • Steve Lindsey - Hammond organ and Nord synthesizers.
  • Andy Happel - violin
  • Rudy DiCello - cello

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