UFO Tofu

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UFO Tofu
Studio album by Béla Fleck and the Flecktones
Released August 11, 1992
Recorded 1992, Javelina & Soundstage Studios
Genre Jazz fusion, progressive bluegrass, psychedelic folk, post-bop
Length 55:01
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Béla Fleck with the Flecktones
Béla Fleck and the Flecktones chronology
Flight of the Cosmic Hippo
(1991)
UFO Tofu
(1992)
Three Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
(1993)

UFO Tofu is the third album released by Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, released in 1992. The title is a palindrome, which is also a musical theme in the title track, according to the album's liner notes.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

In his Allmusic review, music critic Thom Owens wrote of the album "Though the Flecktones didn't change their formula with their third album, UFO Tofu, they did manage to craft one of their more consistent and impressive efforts... Occasionally, the material is lightweight, functioning only as vehicle for the group's solos. Then again, the whole point of Fleck's music is the solos, so that shouldn't upset his fans too much. Of course, it doesn't help him win new ones, either."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Béla Fleck unless otherwise noted.

  1. "The West County" – 4:30
  2. "Sex In A Pan" (Victor Wooten) – 3:33
  3. "Nemo's Dream" – 5:07
  4. "Bonnie & Slyde" – 4:18
  5. "Scuttlebutt" – 4:04
  6. "UFO Tofu" – 3:46
  7. "Magic Fingers" – 5:13
  8. "True North" – 4:54
  9. "Life Without Elvis" – 5:06
  10. "Seresta" (Howard Levy/Manfredo Fest) – 3:39
  11. "The Yee-Haw Factor" – 6:57
  12. "After The Storm" – 3:52

Personnel[edit]

Production notes[edit]

  • Produced by Béla Fleck with the Flecktones
  • Bill VornDick – engineer

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
1992 Billboard Top Contemporary Jazz Albums 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Owens, Thom. "UFO Tofu > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved August 3, 2011.