Silver (Starflyer 59 album)

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Starflyer 59 (Silver)
Silver(album).jpg
Studio album by Starflyer 59
Released March 3, 1994
June 28, 2005 (Extended Edition)
Recorded 1993
Genre Shoegazing
Indie rock
Length 34:08
Label Tooth & Nail
Producer Blood
Starflyer 59 chronology
Silver
(1994)
She's the Queen EP
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
CCM Magazine [2]

Starflyer 59, usually known as Silver, is the self-titled debut album of rock band Starflyer 59, released in 1994 on Tooth & Nail Records. It has acquired the name Silver due to its cover art.

The album uses heavily distorted and effects-drenched guitars, influenced by British shoegaze and dream pop bands of the early 1990s. This is in contrast with the band's later work, which is characterized by a cleaner, more traditional, "American rock" sound. CCM Magazine commented that the release was "quite unlike anything else in Christian music" at the time.[2]

The record was produced by Jyro Xhan and Jerome Fontamillas, at the time members of the group Mortal, under the collective pseudonym "Blood".

The album was reissued in 2005 as an extended edition which also included the band's follow-up EP She's the Queen. This edition is digitally remastered and is packaged with slightly different artwork from that of the original release, replacing a solid silver cover with an illustration of a silver crown. (The original cassette version had a fighter plane illustration on its cover, believed to be in reference to the band's name.) The album's original liner notes, which consisted of lyrics and cryptic illustrations, were omitted in the reissue. The last line of the original booklet reads,

"starflyer exclusively rides triumph motor bikes."

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Jason Martin

  1. "Blue Collar Love" – 4:04
  2. "Monterey" – 2:59
  3. "Sled" – 3:27
  4. "Hazel Would" – 2:53
  5. "The Zenith" – 5:36
  6. "2nd. Space Song" – 3:20
  7. "Droned" – 4:32
  8. "Happy Days Are Here Again" – 1:16
  9. "She Only Knows" – 2:07
  10. "The Dungeon" – 3:49
Extended Edition bonus tracks
  1. "She's the Queen" – 3:24
  2. "She Was My Sweet Heart" – 3:48
  3. "Blue Collar Love" (Joy Electric Dub Mix) – 3:56
  4. "Monterey (Lounge Version)" – 4:47
  5. "Canary Row" – 2:52
  6. "Salinas" – 2:51
  7. "The Drop" – 2:26
  8. "Droned (In Love Version)" – 4:09

Personnel[edit]

  • Jason Martin – vocals, songwriting, drums, guitar
  • Andrew Larson – bass guitar
  • Blood – production, mixing
  • Bob Moon – engineering, mixing
  • Troy Glessner – digital re-mastering (Extended Edition)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Silver at AllMusic
  2. ^ a b Brown, Bruce A. (June 1994). "Reviews / Silver". CCM Magazine. 16 (12): 49.