Ghana (album)

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Compilation album by the Mountain Goats
Released 1999
Genre Folk-rock, Lo-fi, Rock
Length 68:26
Label Ajax,
3 Beads of Sweat
Producer John Darnielle
the Mountain Goats chronology
Bitter Melon Farm
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Pitchfork Media 8/10 stars[1]

Ghana is third in a three-part series of compilations of songs by The Mountain Goats that have appeared on various releases. It is preceded by Protein Source of the Future...Now!, and Bitter Melon Farm.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by John Darnielle.

No. Title Original release Length
1. "Golden Boy" Object Lessons: Songs About Products 3:16
2. "Pure Gold" Songs About Fire 1:50
3. "Papagallo" Songs About Fire 1:54
4. "Song for John Davis" Songs About Fire 2:20
5. "Stars Around Her" Songs About Fire 2:14
6. "Going to Port Washington" The Wedding Record 2:04
7. "Blood Royal" Orange Raja, Blood Royal 2:04
8. "The Only Thing I Know" Orange Raja, Blood Royal 3:04
9. "Raja Vocative" Orange Raja, Blood Royal 2:06
10. "Hatha Hill" Orange Raja, Blood Royal 1:32
11. "Going to Kirby Sigston" Previously Unreleased 1:59
12. "Please Come Home to Hamngatan" We'll Sail Out Far... Maybe a Little Too Far... 2:52
13. "The Last Day of Jimi Hendrix's Life" Cool Beans #4 2:11
14. "Orange Ball of Peace" Taking the Dative 1:25
15. "Standard Bitter Love Song #8" Taking the Dative 2:46
16. "Chino Love Song 1979" Taking the Dative 2:12
17. "Wrong!" Taking the Dative 2:18
18. "Going to Jamaica" Taking the Dative 2:34
19. "Alpha Gelida" Taking the Dative 1:59
20. "Wild Palm City (aka Within You, Without You)" Back to the Egg, Asshole 2:31
21. "The Anglo-Saxons" The Basement Tapes: Live Recordings at KSPC 1989-1995 1:49
22. "Flight 717: Going to Denmark" Corkscrewed 2:17
23. "The Admonishing Song" Corkscrewed 2:28
24. "Anti-Music Song" Tropical Depression 1:31
25. "Going to Hungary" Tropical Depression 2:30
26. "Earth Air Water Trees" Tropical Depression 2:18
27. "Creature Song" Goar #11 1:50
28. "Pure Sound" Goar #11 1:41
29. "Going to Maine" Hardcore Acoustic 1:41
30. "Noctifer Birmingham" Fast Forward 2 2:30
31. "Leaving Home" Cyanide Guilt Trip 2:41


Cover versions[edit]

  • Michael and the G2s cover "Going to Port Washington" in their album "Michael and the G2s Cover Everything."[1]