Deluxe (Better Than Ezra album)

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Deluxe
Better Than Ezra Deluxe.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOriginal: November 16, 1993
CD: February 28, 1995
RecordedMay & June 1993
GenreAlternative rock, post-grunge
Length53:39
LabelSwell Records (1993)
Elektra Records (1995)
ProducerDan Rothchild
Better Than Ezra chronology
Surprise
(1989)
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
SourceRating
Allmusic[1]

Deluxe is a studio 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. "Ether" – 1:29
  9. "Summerhouse" – 2:38
  10. "Porcelain" – 3:56
  11. "Heaven" – 4:21
  12. "This Time of Year" – 4:05
  13. "Coyote" – 6:13
    • "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, Additional Guitar and Various Instruments
  • 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]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[5] Gold 50,000^
United States (RIAA)[6] Platinum 1,000,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Chart data from AllMusicGuide
  3. ^ "Billboard 200 - September 9, 1995" (PDF). Billboard. Billboard. September 9, 1995. p. 128. Retrieved November 8, 2021.
  4. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 1995". Billboard. Archived from the original on October 9, 2021. Retrieved November 29, 2021.
  5. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Better Than Ezra – Deluxe". Music Canada. Retrieved November 8, 2021.
  6. ^ "American album certifications – Better Than Ezra – Deluxe". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved November 8, 2021.