The Good Earth (The Feelies album)

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The Good Earth
Studio album by The Feelies
Released 1986
Recorded Mixolydian Studios,
Boonton, New Jersey
Genre Rock
Label Coyote/Twin/Tone Records (original US release)
Rough Trade (original UK release)
Bar/None (2009 US reissue)
Domino (2009 UK reissue)
Producer Glenn Mercer, Bill Million, Peter Buck
The Feelies chronology
Crazy Rhythms
The Good Earth
Only Life
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
The A.V. Club A [2]
Pitchfork Media 9.1/10 [3]
Robert Christgau A- [4]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars [5]

The Good Earth is the Feelies' second album. It was released in 1986, six years after their debut album Crazy Rhythms. Trouser Press said it was "worth the wait." [6]

The original LP was contained in a sleeve designed by Glenn Mercer, featuring a front cover photo of the band by bassist Brenda Sauter and a back cover photo by John Baumgartner with coloring by Sauter.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Glenn Mercer and Bill Million.

Side one
  1. "On the Roof"
  2. "The High Road"
  3. "The Last Roundup"
  4. "Slipping (into something)"
  5. "When Company Comes"
Side two
  1. "Let's Go"
  2. "Two Rooms"
  3. "The Good Earth"
  4. "Tomorrow Today"
  5. "Slow Down"


  • Glenn Mercer - lead and rhythm guitars, vocals, keyboards
  • Bill Million - rhythm and lead guitars, backing vocals
  • Dave Weckerman - percussion
  • Brenda Sauter - bass guitar, backing vocals, violin
  • Stan Demeski - drums, percussion