Lost and Gone Forever

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Signing to a major-label doesn't really change Guster's outlook for their third album, Lost & Gone Forever. However, the switch to the big leagues has given the band the opportunity to hire a heavy-hitter producer, Steve Lillywhite, who performs a similar function here that he did with Dave Matthews. Lillywhite doesn't attempt to change Guster's jovial folk-pop, but he helps them focus and gives them a clear, vibrant sonic palette that makes Lost & Gone Forever sound inviting and intimate. That's a blessing, since it highlights their effortless melodic gifts, warm harmonies, and quirky arrangements. And, depending on your view, it may also be a bit of a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Signing to a major-label doesn't really change Guster's outlook for their third album, Lost & Gone Forever. However, the switch to the big leagues has given the band the opportunity to hire a heavy-hitter producer, Steve Lillywhite, who performs a similar function here that he did with Dave Matthews. Lillywhite doesn't attempt to change Guster's jovial folk-pop, but he helps them focus and gives them a clear, vibrant sonic palette that makes Lost & Gone Forever sound inviting and intimate. That's a blessing, since it highlights their effortless melodic gifts, warm harmonies, and quirky arrangements. And, depending on your view, it may also be a bit of a curse since it highlights the group's cutesy, jokey side, which can be a little irritating. Still, Lost & Gone Forever is not only Guster's best-sounding record, it's among their most consistent, filled with some of their strongest, catchiest tunes. In other words, it's exactly what their major-label debut should have been.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/28/1999
  • Label: Reprise / Wea
  • UPC: 643443106429
  • Catalog Number: 31064
  • Sales rank: 64,804

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 What You Wish For (3:51)
  2. 2 Barrel of a Gun (3:11)
  3. 3 Either Way (4:43)
  4. 4 Fa Fa (4:43)
  5. 5 I Spy (2:57)
  6. 6 Center of Attention (4:07)
  7. 7 All the Way up to Heaven (5:00)
  8. 8 Happier (3:52)
  9. 9 So Long (2:38)
  10. 10 Two Points for Honesty (3:32)
  11. 11 Rainy Day (5:23)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Guster Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Tony Levin Bass
Chris Manning Bass
Page McConnell Theremin
Tracy Silverman Violin, Viola
Karl Denson Flute, Saxophone
Adam Gardner Bass, Guitar, Trumpet, Vocals
Ryan Miller Organ, Guitar, Piano, Vocals
Brian Rosenworcel Trombone, Typewriter
Witchdoctor Bass
Lisa Williams Human Whistle
Alicia Berger Human Whistle
D. Buchanan Alysa Human Whistle
Chapmen Stick Bass
Katherine Forgacs Human Whistle
Emily Martinez Human Whistle
Mime Bass
Kristen Randall Human Whistle
Dan Rieter Cello
Eric Casimiro Human Whistle
Technical Credits
Ted Jensen Mastering
Steve Lillywhite Producer
Lisa Williams Contributor
Robert Hamilton Art Direction
Alicia Berger Contributor
D. Buchanan Alysa Contributor
Eric Casmiro Contributor
Jean Cique Engineer
Katherine Forgacs Contributor
Emily Martinez Contributor
Kristen Randall Contributor
Bennett Shapiro Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Unlike anything else out there

    Not like Dave, Trey, OAR, Etc. Guster has a plethera of talent and a bongo drummer for most of their songs (minus most of Keep It Together) ... who else could sell this many records with a bong drummer?! AS for this album, its def. one that u can play again and again and again. From breakups to crusin' to the beach, Lost and Gone Forever is a must have. Wicked coool!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    this album ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!

    THIS ALBUM IS A BREAK FROM THE USUAL HUM-DRUM BANDS. SONGS LIKE "ALL THE WAY TO HEAVEN" REALLY DON'T DISAPOINT YOU. ALL THE SONGS ARE GOOD THOUGH. I TOTALLY THINK THIS ALBUM IS A MUST-HAVE.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of My Top Bands!

    Guster's been a favorite of mine for a while now, ever since I've seen "Life As a House" (packed with Guster songs). I've 'gotta hand it to them, their music rocks. This stuff is perfect cruising music, and you can definitely mellow out listening to it. Worth every last cent!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Among the BEST

    This album is flawless. The more I listen to it the better it becomes. All of the reviews praising this album are extremely accurate.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Incredible

    Guster is possibly one of my favorite bands. Their new album, Keep it together would be well worth buying even if you could get the songs from it on Kazaa, which you can't. This is even more incentive to buy the newest Cd, because they are awesome. They are a very chill and fun band to listen to. The live version of Medicine is one of my favorites, as well as Two Points for Honesty, Parachute and Fa Fa.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    sweet

    I love this cd and just about every song on here. Its pretty much clean and wholesome fun music. And its fun to dance to, especially blasting it loud in the car.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Guster's a New Favorite!

    This album is amazing. It's haunting and melodic, and uplifting and crushing and sympathetic...it's just awesome. I never want to skip a song. The lyrics are poetic and the beats are driving. An awesome awesome record. I can't praise Guster enough.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Guster-licious!

    Of all the bands that I happened to stumble upon, Guster is definitely the band that I am SO glad that I have had the chance to hear! The boys have an amazing way of singing heartfelt lyrics with great harmonies that are so much fun to sing along to. The CD is filled with songs of every emotion, from the upbeat sound of ''Barrel of a Gun'' and ''Fa Fa Fa'' to the mellow ''Either Way''...I had the opportunity to see them open up for Barenaked Ladies 2 years ago, and they put on an awesome show! Lost and Gone Forever is a must for anyone's CD collection--listening to it is like a party for your ears!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Guster Righteousness

    This CD is a great one. I have seen the band three times and every time, I love them more and more. They are a very fan-oriented group. The first time I heard Either Way live, it literally made me cry. They obviously love what they are doing and have been blessed with some amazing talent. I highly recommend this CD as well as their other two.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Loved It

    I recently became aware of Guster at a BNL concert. I bought the CD after the concert and in no time I had learned all the lyrics to the songs. The music just seems to move the listener.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    An amazing collection

    A wonderful album, lyrics (sung beautifully!) and hand drumming. The kind of CD you can listen to again and again. I totally recommend it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Guster is for Lovers

    All I can say is that I am a HUGE fan, I love this CD better than their other two, catchy songs, acoustics, harmonics, what more could you ask for? well.. a live show... nothing beats the feeling of a live Guster show. I highly Recommend it (the CD, and a live show if u have a chance)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Guster rules!

    Guster is one band that has a completely distinctive sound from any other band. In a decade where the charts are ruled by bands that have lots of money and rude antics, Guster stands out on their own. Their songs are straight from the heart, and the lyrics are thoughtful and have meaning. Guster Rules!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Tour Review . . .

    I don't know if any of you have seen Guster opening for Sting on the Brand New Day tour, but they're incredible! I've fallen in love with them, not to mention they were pretty funny about just being the opening act. ''Hi, we're Guster. We're the opening act for Sting. We're going to play some stuff called music.'' Really amazing stuff.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Guster...one to keep for a lifetime

    I heard the band on the radio one day, not really listening to the music and I went and located this cd and went, wait a minute I heard them earlier didn't I? It was a gamble I took in getting the CD, but they are more of a simon and garfunkle sounding band rather than Dave Matthews or any other pop. But they are the band with the 'stickless' drummer. They have a unique sound and something very addicting. I have not stopped listening to this for over a week since I got it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    For Everyone Who Has Ever Been Hurt

    You can hear heavy Peter Gabriel influences on this album. A few upbeat songs, but the lyrics are still all about getting over the one you lost. It makes you think and feel and completely understand the hurt the songwriter was going through. Totally recommend everyone can relate to this cd

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Pleasingly Excellent

    Its true music that entraps you with more subtle rhythms & changes instead of overpowering your senses. Its very smooth & the percussion drums are awesome! Pop it in, let it play & you're off to a great escape.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Guys Really Did It

    Guster's most recent album Lost and Gone Forever appeals to a larger pop crowd. When I got this album I was a little disappointed that there weren't as many peppy songs such as

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Must Have

    If you like Dave Matthews Band, you will probably enjoy Guster because they play the same type of music. If you have heard of Guster or listened to them before, this cd is a must have, because this is by far, their best album up to date. Every song has incredible lyrics and very catchy but mellow melodies. I guarantee that if you listen to this cd in the morning, you'll be singing the songs all day, and that proves that it's a good cd. I can listen to this cd all the way through without wanting to change a song. I HIGHLY recommend this album.

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