The Golden Age

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Kerosene Hat, Cracker's second album, was an unexpected hit because of its off-kilter charm. Though Cracker rocked hard throughout the record, they also threw in fractured pop and country tunes that gave the album a broader appeal. The band's follow-up album, The Golden Age, tries to expand on that appeal by burying the weirdness inherent in David Lowery's songwriting with loud, grungy guitars and a more streamlined production. The change is evident from the record's leadoff track, "I Hate My Generation." With its pounding rhythms and grunge-drenched guitars, it may have been intended as a parody of '90s Generation-X angst, but the riffs and melodies are so ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (7) from $1.99   
  • Used (7) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$1.99
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:

(518)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Good
April 2, 1996 CD Good in good packaging. Originally released: 1996. Moderate wear

Ships from: Girard, OH

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(805)

Condition: Acceptable
724384149826 Disc in protective sleeve. Missing or Damaged Artwork. Discs are in good playing condition. Super-fast Shipping. Satisfaction Guaranteed. <

Ships from: Mount Pleasant, SC

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2012

Feedback rating:

(1)

Condition: Like New
April 2, 1996 CD Fine in fine packaging. Originally released: 1996. Will ship 1st class

Ships from: Phillips, WI

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$2.79
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(354)

Condition: Like New
724384149826 This item is guaranteed to play perfectly with all original artwork and materials. U

Ships from: San Francisco, CA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$3.99
Seller since 2006

Feedback rating:

(779)

Condition: Very Good
12/30/2011 CD Very Good in original packaging. Disc in mint condition. Pasadena's finest independent new and used bookstore.

Ships from: Pasadena, CA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$4.40
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:

(89)

Condition: Very Good
1996-04-02 Audio CD Very good Audio CD; disc looks great; jewel case has moderate shelfwear and a broken hinge; inserts intact; not a remainder or cut-out; quick shipping.

Ships from: Oscoda, MI

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$4.99
Seller since 2006

Feedback rating:

(91)

Condition: Good
04/02/1996 CD Good (Full Retail Version, Distributor Direct) E-Mail Confirmation, We are a business dedicated to customer service.

Ships from: Minneapolis, MN

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Kerosene Hat, Cracker's second album, was an unexpected hit because of its off-kilter charm. Though Cracker rocked hard throughout the record, they also threw in fractured pop and country tunes that gave the album a broader appeal. The band's follow-up album, The Golden Age, tries to expand on that appeal by burying the weirdness inherent in David Lowery's songwriting with loud, grungy guitars and a more streamlined production. The change is evident from the record's leadoff track, "I Hate My Generation." With its pounding rhythms and grunge-drenched guitars, it may have been intended as a parody of '90s Generation-X angst, but the riffs and melodies are so slight that it fails embarrassingly. In fact, most of the louder numbers on The Golden Age are forced and underdeveloped. What saves the record is when Cracker turn the volume down, whether it's the country rock of the title track, the goofy pop of "How Can I Live Without You," or the dusty psychedelia of "Bicycle Spaniard." Once you dig past the surface of the loud guitars, it becomes apparent that there's an abundance of quiet gems scattered throughout The Golden Age, and that is what makes the album worthwhile listening.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/2/1996
  • Label: Virgin Records Us
  • UPC: 724384149826
  • Catalog Number: 41498

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cracker Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Sid Page Violin, Concert Master
Eddie Bayers Drums
Denyse Buffum Viola
David Campbell Conductor
Larry Corbett Cello, Viola
Jim Cox Piano
Chris Fuhrman Overdubs
Armen Garabedian Violin
Charlie Gillingham Organ
Rob Hajacos Fiddle
Richard Hasal Overdubs
Dennis Herring Acoustic Guitar, Hand Clapping, Mellotron
John Hobbs Piano
David Immergl├╝ck Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar, Background Vocals
Peter Kent Violin, Concert Master
David Lowery Synthesizer, Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Hand Clapping, Mellotron
Tony Maimone Bass, Bass Guitar
Katia Popov Violin
Bonnie Douglas Shure Violin
Paul Shure Violin, Theremin
Joan Osborne Background Vocals
Bob Rupe Synthesizer, Bass, Bass Guitar, Background Vocals, Synthesizer Bass
Suzie Katayama Cello, Celli
Kristin Asbury Background Vocals
Johnny Hickman Synthesizer, Guitar, Harmonica, Background Vocals, Talk Box
Johnny Hott Percussion, Hand Clapping
Bob Peterson Violin
Shannon Worrell Background Vocals
Bob Becker Viola
Michele Richards Violin
Charlie Quintana Drums
Technical Credits
David Campbell Arranger, String Arrangements
Joe Chiccarelli Engineer, Engineering
Wayne Cook Engineer
Chris Fuhrman Engineer
Richard Hasal Engineer
Dennis Herring Arranger, Programming, Producer, Contributor, String Arrangements, Microcassette, Amplifiers
David Lowery Arranger, Producer, Contributor, String Arrangements
Csaba Petocz Engineer
Paul Shure Contributor
Howie Weinberg Mastering
John Morand Engineer
Suzie Katayama String Contractor
Johnny Hott Programming
Marc Mann Engineer
David Work Contributor, Digital Manipulation
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously