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Beautiful Midnight was an album released by the Matthew Good Band in 1999, the follow-up to the 1997 album Underdogs. Beautiful Midnight became the band's most successful album, producing four singles and music videos, "Hello Time Bomb", "Load Me Up", "Strange Days", and "The Future is X-Rated". The success of Beautiful Midnight propelled Good to a celebrity status in Canada he eventually grew to loathe, and his interactions with the media throughout the promotional cycle for the record were often strained and unpleasant.

Beautiful Midnight was re-released in 2001 in the United States on Atlantic Records with an altered tracklisting that included remixed songs from Underdogs. Good has referred to it as something of a greatest hits. The album did not achieve the kind of success in America as it did in Canada, partly because of a lack of co-operation on Good's part. He has stated that he intentionally sabotaged the band's career stateside by refusing to play along with the media and music industry in the country. However, other factors were involved, including the band's reluctance to commit to extensive touring of the country.

A number of songs considered for inclusion on Beautiful Midnight were relegated to b-side or unreleased status. "Flashdance II" was eventually released on Loser Anthems, while "Pony Boy", which was recorded for the subsequent album The Audio of Being, remained unreleased until In a Coma in 2005.

Track listing

All tracks written by Matthew Good and Dave Genn, except where noted.

  1. "Giant" – 6:10
  2. "Hello Time Bomb" – 3:55
  3. "Strange Days" – 4:21
  4. "I Miss New Wave" – 5:04
  5. "Load Me Up" – 3:40 (Good, Genn, Priske, Browne)
  6. "Failing the Rorschach Test" – 4:46
  7. "Suburbia" – 5:24
  8. "Let’s Get It On" – 5:12
  9. "Jenni's Song" – 3:59
  10. "Going All The Way" – 5:01
  11. "A Boy and His Machine Gun" – 3:45
  12. "The Future Is X-Rated" – 4:21
  13. "Born to Kill" – 5:42
  14. "Running for Home" – 4:37


US track listing

(Titles were altered by Atlantic Records)
  1. Giant
  2. Hello Time Bomb
  3. Strange Days
  4. Deep 6ix
  5. Load Me Up
  6. Failing the Rorschach Test
  7. Suburbia
  8. Apparitions
  9. Jenni's Song
  10. Boy and His ------- ---
  11. The Future Is X-Rated
  12. Everything Is Automatic
  13. Born to ----
  14. Running for Home


("Hello Time Bomb", "Strange Days", "Deep 6ix", "Load Me Up", and "Everything Is Automatic" were remixed by Chris Lord-Alge. "Deep Six", "Apparitions", and "Everything Is Automatic" originally appeared on Underdogs.)

Credits

:Note: Todd Kerns performs backing vocals on "Hello Time Bomb" and "Born To Kill" (not part of MGB)
  • Centennial High School Cheerleading Squad - Cheerleading on "Giant"
    • Kristy Holmes
    • Kimberly Barber
    • Melanie Barber
    • Sara Correia
    • Caroline Croteau
    • Kristin Sims
    • Karin Anstey
    • Tracey Mcdonald
    • Megan Leigh
    • Marjolyn Ustaris
  • Warne Livesey - Producer, Engineer, mixer
  • Zach Blackstone - Engineer
  • Steve Kaplan (BJG Studios, Londonmarker) - Mixer
  • Chris Lord-Alge (BJG Studios, Londonmarker) - Mixer
  • Tim Young - Mastering
  • Legal: Simkin & Co.
  • Accounting: Davidson & Co.
  • Ken Turta - Live sound
  • Christi Thompson - Good's assistant
  • Chimo Robichaud - Instrument technician
  • Horshack - A&R
  • Jay Blakesberg - Photography
  • Vincent Libby - Design concept
  • Garnet Armstrong - Album design
  • Kiley Redhead - Album design


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