Goldfly

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Goldfly
Goldfly (Guster album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by
Released4 March 1997
RecordedDecember 1996
GenreRock
Length42:11
LabelHybrid
ProducerSteve Lindsey
Guster chronology
Parachute
(1994)
Goldfly
(1997)
Lost and Gone Forever
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars link

Goldfly is the second studio album by the rock band Guster, released in 1997. The album was recorded in December 1996 at the House of Blues Studios in Encino, California.

There are three versions of the album. The original, rare, independently released version has the hidden song "Melanie" before the first song. The version released on Hybrid/Sire Records has the hidden song as the eleventh track. The third version is a bad CD pressing of the album which contains "Melanie" as the first track while "Getting Even" and "Bury Me" are combined as a single track. This was only distributed to members of Guster's rep program.

Additionally, the album was released on vinyl in 2017 and 2019.[1]

Due to the limited budget of the album, no B-sides were recorded apart from a song called "Happy Birthday Ken" which was a gift to Ken Goldman, who had housed the band in California while they were recording.

In concert, it is a tradition for fans to throw ping-pong balls onto the stage at the end of "Airport Song". This is done in reference to the game of ping-pong that can be heard as the music fades at the end of the studio track.

A sample of the guitar riff and bongos from "Rocketship" can be heard in "Pot Of Gold" on the rapper Game's R.E.D. Album.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Great Escape"
  2. "Demons"
  3. "Perfect"
  4. "Airport Song"
  5. "Medicine"
  6. "X-Ray Eyes"
  7. "Grin"
  8. "Getting Even"
  9. "Bury Me"
  10. "Rocketship"
  11. "Melanie" (unlisted bonus track)

Personnel[edit]

Guster[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

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