Flight Paths

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Flight Paths
Studio album by
Released4 June 1998
RecordedSing Sing Studios, Seneca Studios and Big Sur, Melbourne, Victoria
GenreAcoustic, Orchestral
LabelInfectious Records, Mushroom Records
ProducerVictor Van Vugt
The Paradise Motel chronology
Still Life
Flight Paths
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone(favourable)[2]

Flight Paths is the second album by Australian rock band The Paradise Motel, their first album released after relocating from Melbourne to London.

Singles from the album included 'Aeroplanes', 'Derwent River Star' and 'Drive' a cover of The Cars' hit, and the band's most popular song. Their version was featured on the soundtrack to the 2001 Richard Lowenstein film He Died with a Felafel in His Hand.

Flight Paths was followed by the album Reworkings featuring remixes of tracks from Flight Paths and the band's previous album Still Life by artists including Lee Ranaldo, Echoboy and Mark Eitzel.

Track listing[edit]

Flight Paths
2."Heavy Weather"4:04
3."Derwent River Star"3:02
4."Other Things"2:54
5."Four Degrees"3:14
6."Dead Beats"4:43
11."Hollywood Landmines"4:11
12."Find Nineteen"3:57


  • Mérida Sussex - vocals
  • Matt Bailey - bass
  • Matt Aulich - guitars
  • BJ Austin - organ, pedal steel
  • Tim O'Shannassy - drums
  • Charles Bickford - guitar, organ, percussion

Lyrics were written by Charles Bickford, string arrangements were composed by Matt Aulich, except 'Drive', written by Ric Ocasek.


  1. ^ Raggett, Ned. "Flight Paths - The Paradise Motel; AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  2. ^ Rolling Stone. July 1998. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ Juice. July 1998. Missing or empty |title= (help)