In a Coma

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In a Coma: 1995-2005
Greatest hits album by Matthew Good
Released September 20, 2005
Recorded 1995 - 2005
Genre Rock
Length 1:12:12
2:25:20 (deluxe)
Label Universal Music Canada
Producer John Shepp, Dale Penner, Warne Livesey, Matthew Good
Matthew Good chronology
White Light Rock & Roll Review
(2004)White Light Rock & Roll Review2004
'''In a Coma: 1995-2005'''
Hospital Music
(2007)Hospital Music2007
Singles from In a Coma
  1. "Oh Be Joyful"
    Released: September 2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic (Favorable) [1]

In a Coma: 1995-2005 is the title of the Matthew Good "best of" album, featuring both his solo work and work from the Matthew Good Band.


The album is often titled In a Coma: 1995-2005, and notably lacks either "best of" or "greatest hits" in the official title. It was released on September 20, 2005. However, even before its release, the album reached #1 on via pre-orders, and 200 signed copies sold out from Matthew Good's official site in under four hours.

The album is available in two forms: the regular version and the deluxe. The regular only includes disc one, the deluxe features two audio discs and one DVD. The first disc contains nearly all of the singles released by the Matthew Good Band and Matt solo, lacking only Good's most recent singles ("Near Fantastica", "It's Been a While Since I Was Your Man", "In Love with a Bad Idea") and the singles from the album The Audio of Being ("Carmelina", "Anti-Pop"). The first disc also contains two new songs ("Oh Be Joyful", "Big City Life"), as well as a b-side ("Pony Boy") recorded during the sessions for The Audio of Being.

For the second disc, Good entered the studio solo with an acoustic guitar and recorded new versions of several songs from his extensive catalog. For added effect, Good miked the street outside the studio as he performed, adding an ambiance to the session that Good particularly enjoyed. Given the scarcity of the two MGB EPs Lo-Fi B-Sides and Loser Anthems, Good decided to add the two discs to the latter half of the second disc as a nod to fans.

The DVD in the deluxe package includes every promotional video filmed during Good's career, solo and with the Matthew Good Band. As a bonus, Good recorded a commentary track with Bill Morrison, who directed the majority of the videos. The DVD also includes an animated video for "While We Were Hunting Rabbits", which was created by students at Sheridan College. After Good realized that his favourite songs had not been included in the package, a section featuring those songs accompanied by a slideshow of images similar to the cover artwork was added to the disc.

"Oh Be Joyful", the first single from In a Coma, was released on July 25, 2005. The song's release was accompanied by a video that many fans found confusing, as it contained little more than a burning fireplace. Matthew Good was quick to defend his video on his blog, saying that it was "one of the greatest temporary musical screen savers of all time" and that it was only intended to appear on his site, not to play on Much Music.

Track listing[edit]

Regular release[edit]

  1. "Oh Be Joyful" – 3:52 (previously unreleased)
  2. "Big City Life" – 4:15 (previously unreleased)
  3. "Alert Status Red" – 4:19 (from White Light Rock & Roll Review)
  4. "Weapon" – 6:06 (from Avalanche)
  5. "In a World Called Catastrophe" – 5:59 (from Avalanche)
  6. "Hello Time Bomb" – 3:56 (from Beautiful Midnight)
  7. "Load Me Up" – 3:42 (from Beautiful Midnight)
  8. "Strange Days" – 4:24 (from Beautiful Midnight)
  9. "The Future Is X-Rated" – 3:46 (from Beautiful Midnight)
  10. "Everything Is Automatic" – 4:18 (from Underdogs)
  11. "Rico" – 3:27 (from Underdogs)
  12. "Apparitions" – 5:14 (from Underdogs)
  13. "Indestructible" – 3:26 (from Underdogs)
  14. "Symbolistic White Walls" – 4:30 (from Last of the Ghetto Astronauts)
  15. "Haven't Slept In Years (Alternate)" – 3:35 (from Raygun)
  16. "Alabama Motel Room" – 3:20 (from Last of the Ghetto Astronauts)
  17. "Pony Boy" – 4:03 (previously unreleased)
  18. "All Together" - 4:37 (previously unreleased) iTunes Pre-Order Track / exclusive

Deluxe Edition[edit]

Part One: Rooms (acoustic reworkings)

  1. "Truffle Pigs" – 4:04
  2. "Tripoli" – 4:51
  3. "Generation X-Wing" – 3:55
  4. "Apparitions" – 4:05
  5. "North American for Life" – 3:13
  6. "Advertising on Police Cars" – 4:08
  7. "Hello Time Bomb" – 4:10
  8. "Strange Days" – 4:55
  9. "Prime Time Deliverance" – 4:22

Part Two: Loser Anthems

  1. "Flashdance II" – 4:44
  2. "The Man from Harold Wood" – 2:18
  3. "My Life as a Circus Clown" – 2:46
  4. "Intermezzo: M. Good v. M. Trolley" – 0:35
  5. "Flight Recorder from Viking 7" – 5:34
  6. "Life Beyond the Minimum Safe Distance" – 3:53
  7. "The Fine Art of Falling Apart" – 3:39

Part Three: Lo-Fi B-Sides

  1. "Born to Kill" – 5:14
  2. "Enjoy the Silence" – 3:11
  3. "Fated" – 3:31

Bonus DVD[edit]

Part One: Music Videos

  1. Alabama Motel Room
  2. Symbolistic White Walls
  3. Everything Is Automatic
  4. Indestructible
  5. Apparitions
  6. Rico
  7. Hello Time Bomb
  8. Load Me Up
  9. Strange Days
  10. The Future Is X-Rated
  11. Carmelina
  12. Anti-Pop
  13. Weapon
  14. In a World Called Catastrophe
  15. Alert Status Red
  16. It's Been a While Since I Was Your Man
  17. While We Were Hunting Rabbits (new video)

Part Two: The Making of "Rooms"

  1. The Making of "Rooms" Feature

Part Three: Matthew's picks with special slide show

  1. Avalanche
  2. A Long Way Down
  3. Pledge of Allegiance
  4. Blue Skies Over Bad Lands
  5. House of Smoke and Mirrors

Part Four: Discography


Matthew Good Band performs from Last of the Ghetto Astronauts to Loser Anthems. Others are performed by Matthew Good.

Last of the Ghetto Astronauts[edit]

Except "Alabama Motel Room", music by Good/Lloyd/Browne



Todd Kerns performs backing vocals on "Everything Is Automatic" and "Rico" (not part of MGB)

  • Warne Livesey - Producer, engineer, mixer
  • Dean Maher - Assistant
  • Zach Blackstone - Engineer
  • Stephen Marcussen - Mastering
  • Recorded at Greenhouse Studios, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
  • Words by Matthew Good
  • Music by Matthew Good/Dave Genn
Except "Rico", music by Good/Browne/Lloyd/Genn

Lo-Fi B-Sides (Disc Two, Part Three)[edit]

  • Warne Livesey - Producer, engineer, mixer

Beautiful Midnight[edit]

Todd Kerns (not part of MGB) performs backing vocals on "Hello Time Bomb"

  • Natasha Duprey - Phone Sex on "The Future is X-Rated"
  • Warne Livesey - Producer, Engineer, mixer
  • Zach Blackstone - Engineer
  • Steve Kaplan (BJG Studios, London) - Mixer
  • Tim Young - Mastering
  • Recorded at House of Brucifer, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Words by Matthew Good
  • Music by Matthew Good/Dave Genn
Except "Load Me Up", music by Good/Genn/Browne/Priske

Loser Anthems (Disc Two, Part Two)[edit]

Holly McNarland performs backing vocals on "Flight Recorder from Viking 7" (not part of MGB)


  • Pat Steward - Drums, Percussion
  • Richard Priske - Bass Guitar, Additional Keyboards, Additional producer
  • Christian Thor Valdson - Electric Guitar
  • Vancouver Symphony Orchestra - Strings
  • Musica Intima - Choral Performances
  • Warne Livesey - Producer, engineer, mixer, strings Writing & Arrangement
  • Zach Blackstone - Engineer
  • Adam Ayan (Gateway Mastering) - Mastering
  • Recorded at Mushroom Studios, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • All songs by Matthew Good

White Light Rock & Roll Review[edit]

  • Pat Steward - Drums
  • Rich Priske - Bass Guitar
  • Christian Thor Valdson - Electric Guitar
  • Warne Livesey - Producer, engineer, mixer
  • Scott Ternan - Assistant engineer
  • Joel Livesey - Assistant engineer
  • Zach Blackstone - Assistant engineer
  • Kirk McNally - Assistant engineer
  • Mastered by Tim Young at Metropolis, London, UK
  • Tim Young (Metropolis, London, England) - Mastering
  • Recorded at Mushroom Studios and Warehouse Studios, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • All songs by Matthew Good

New Songs ("Oh Be Joyful", "Big City Life")[edit]

  • Ryan Dahle - Lead guitar, engineer
  • Pat Steward - Drums
  • Megan Bradfield - Bass Guitar
  • Zach Blackstone - Engineer
  • Randy Staub - Mixer
  • George Marino - Mastering
  • Recorded at Warehouse Studios, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • All songs by Matthew Good

B-Sides ("Pony Boy") (unreleased from "The Audio of Being" sessions)[edit]

  • Matthew Good - Electric Guitar, vocals
  • Dave Genn - Electric Guitar, Keyboards
  • Rich Priske - Bass Guitar
  • Ian Browne - Drums
  • Holly McNarland - Backing vocals
  • Warne Livesey - Producer, engineer, mixer
  • Recorded at Armoury Studios and Warehouse Studios, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Words & Music by Matthew Good


  • Recorded at Warehouse Studios, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • All songs by Matthew Good

Music videos[edit]

Videos features music, words, and band members from the album they were released on, information on those can be found on each album's page.
Except "Strange Days" (Morrison/Good), "Anti-Pop" (Chris Nelson), "Weapon" (officially Ante Kovac/Good, but Good fired Kovac halfway through the video), "In a World Called Catastrophe" (Kyle Davison), and "While We Were Hunting Rabbits (animation students of Sheridan College)

Note: Because most of this album is a compilation, the personnel varies from song to song, which is why the albums were listed during Disc One. The information here will be condensed, full information can be retrieved on the album's original page.