Lost and Gone Forever Import
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Guster makes music using just guitars, voices, and hand percussion. By choice, the Boston trio have used their unique, sparse instrumentation to come up with creative arrangements and out of the ordinary sounds. The result is quite simply great music; songs with infectious melodies, stunning harmonies, penetrating lyrics and innovative percussion. Legendary Producer Steve Lillywhite (U2, Dave Matthews, Peter Gabriel) signed on with the Guster team after witnessing two heaving, sold-out shows at New York's Irving Plaza last summer. This fruitful marriage resulted in Lost And Gone Forever, an album of immense proportions and a significant leap forward when measured against 1998's acclaimed Goldfly.
Guster's formula is quite simple: Take time-tested harmonies à la Simon and Garfunkel or the Hollies, pour them over pleasant acoustic guitars, and add a pinch of congas for toe-tapping made easier. Lost and Gone Forever all but screams "radio friendly!" (especially with hit-producing wunderkind Steve Lillywhite at the knobs), but luckily the final product is more palatable than that. The musical plan is occasionally augmented by an electric guitar or strings, but generally follows harmonious sounds over articulate voices. Some people will listen to Lost and Gone Forever and find it too slight and completely corny, but others will fall under the spell of Ryan Miller and Adam Gardner's full-bodied vocal blend. --Jason Josephes
Top Customer Reviews
An unique lyrical approach eschews typical romantic yearning in favor of less-than-usual critiques of erstwhile friends ("Fa Fa") and grown-up reincarnations of only-childhood ("Center Of Attention"). Both work well with the diverse arrangment posibilities of Guster's three-piece set-up. Opener "What You Wish For" is as sure a hook as any, save for the bouncy kiss-off on "So Long," but further listening will reveal more subtle successes like the meandering song-form of the falsetto-laden "All The Way Up To Heaven."
Guster's songs definitely haven't always been this good, and neither has their production. Whether Lost and Gone was a stroke of luck or an astounding maturation remains to be seen, but even as a little of both it's definitely worth listening to.
I beg you, buy this disc, play it till you neighbors come over and ask you who this great band is.
I knew what I was getting into when I saw them in concert at the StarDust concert in Calgary, Alberta. It was cold and when they were on stage they brought laughter to the crowd. They introduced new songs they were tinkering with, such as my personal favorite, "All the Way Up to Heaven". Who knew you could make such a creative, fun song with a keyboard recording track and whistling. They have the ability to bring forth such great energy from crowds and even to those that listen to the CD that surely make them a remarkable band. It's a real toe tapping CD.
As strengths go for this CD and for the Band, I see their style and talents as a great contribution. Songs like; "Two Points for Honesty" really bring an orchestral sensation to the listener.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
Love this album! One of the best from an incredible band! Highly recommend. It's a constant fall back for pretty much any mood. Great pick me up!Published on Feb. 11 2013 by Katie
although kind of overproduced at times, this album has to be a classic for any fan of music.. a friend of mine over the net got me hooked on these guys.. Read morePublished on June 15 2004 by Brian Sheets
This CD is probably my favorite guster cd. There is not one song I don't like. I also just love this band. You NEVER get tired of listening to their music. Read morePublished on March 27 2004
This is one of those cds I love to chill to and I don't have to change songs. It keeps the flow and is a continuous mellow groove that rocks!Published on March 23 2004
they have really great music. i had never heard of guster, until just this weekend. they were playing on a pbs show called Austin City Limits. They sounded great.Published on Jan. 15 2004 by Audrey
I started with the "Keep It Together" cd and am now moving backwards. (Well, Mercury is Retrograde..... Read morePublished on Dec 17 2003 by ~Kiwi~
This album is incredible!! I was introduced to Guster just recently. Not knowing what they were like, I bought this album. Read morePublished on Oct. 26 2003 by Laura Antonella
Lost & Gone Forever was the first album I of Guster I'd listened to, but as I ventured out into their previously released and currently debuting albums, I came to realize that... Read morePublished on Aug. 18 2003 by Katie Westfall
whatever your mood, lost and gone will fit it. diverse and sometimes funny, this is the third album from guster. a must have!Published on Aug. 8 2003