Listen with
Join Amazon Prime now
You get unlimited access to over a million songs, curated playlists, and ad-free stations with Amazon Prime. Play album in Library Get the free Amazon Music app for iOS or Android to listen on the go.
Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. To enjoy Prime Music, go to Your Music Library and transfer your account to (US).
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.
Stay Gold has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by Zoverstocks
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: All Discs are inspected and guaranteed. All dispatched with 1 - 3 working days from the UK
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Stay Gold

4.7 out of 5 stars 155 customer reviews

See all 6 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Listen Now with Prime Music Join Prime Prime Members
Stay Gold [Explicit]
"Please retry"
New from Used from
Audio CD, June 10, 2014
"Please retry"
$6.64 $5.04
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
Provided by Amazon Digital Services LLC. Terms and Conditions. Does not apply to gift orders.
Complete your purchase to save the MP3 version to your music library.
$11.39 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details In Stock. Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Stay Gold
  • +
  • The Lion's Roar
  • +
  • Big Black & the Blue
Total price: $30.37
Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

First Aid Kit make their Columbia Records debut with the album, Stay Gold.

The Swedish duo sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg have honed their lush arrangements and blossomed as vivid storytellers in creating this ambitious 10-song collection of originals. Recorded at ARC studios in Omaha and produced by Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, Monsters of Folk), the duo also enlisted The Omaha Symphony Orchestra to play on the record, with arrangements by Nate Walcott (Bright Eyes, Broken Bells, Rilo Kiley). They say of the recording process, "We took new directions and turns with the arrangements, building them up and creating more dynamics, yet always following where the songs wanted to go."

Hailing from a southern suburb of Stockholm, Klara and Johanna began composing songs as teenagers in 2007. Their heart-wrenching song "Emmylou" off The Lion's Roar was chosen by Rolling Stone as a Single of the Year' in 2012. They have performed on Late Show with David Letterman, Conan, and shared the stage with artists including Jack White, Lykee Li, and Bright Eyes.
  • Sample this album Artist (Sample)
Play in Library $1.29
Play in Library $1.29
Play in Library $1.29
Play in Library $1.29
Play in Library $1.29
Play in Library $1.29
Play in Library $1.29
Play in Library $1.29
Play in Library $1.29
Play in Library $1.29

Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 10, 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Columbia
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (155 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,329 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Amazon's First Aid Kit Store


Image of album by First Aid Kit
Visit Amazon's First Aid Kit Store
for 5 albums, discussions, and more.

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Audio CD
"Stay Gold" is the third studio album by First Aid Kit, a band formed by Swedish sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg. The spotlight was first turned on the then teenagers in 2008 when a video they posted to YouTube went viral: Fleet Foxes's Robin Pecknold saw their version of "Tiger Mountain Peasant Song," was wowed by their performance, linked it to the Fleet Foxes website - and that's what set the stone rolling. Still very young when they debuted in 2010 with "The Big Black And Blue," four years later this moniker still applies: they're now only 21 and 24 years old, respectively.

This new album, again produced by Mike Mogis, is a showcase for their meteoric growth as performers. A 13-piece orchestra (the Omaha Symphony Orchestra) has been added to give the band a bigger, more fulfilling sound, but it is those soaring vocals that still carry everything along - phenomenal vocal harmonies that make the Söderbergs sound like the Everly Brothers' kid sisters when they sing their wistful, country-tinged folk-rock tunes.

The stunning opening track "My Silver Lining" is a powerful blend of strings, elegiac guitar and melancholy percussion, that elegantly support the sisters gorgeous resonant vocals. Album title track "Stay Gold" starts softly, with an acoustic guitar strumming along, supported by a perfectly-placed cello, but grows into an amazing chorus in which they almost seems to channel Abba. My absolute favorite track on this album is the incredible catchy "Heaven Knows," an up-tempo country hoedown that is driven by banjo and fast Telecasters, while another outstanding track is the album closer, the beautiful piano-ballad "A Long Time Ago."

The other tracks are just as easy on the ear, there's not a weak one among them.
Read more ›
1 Comment 35 of 36 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
If you're unfamiliar with this sibling duo's work, I'd check out their earlier stuff first before starting with this album. First Aid Kit's principle attributes are melodic craft work, beautiful harmony vocals, and precocious lyrics for such young artists. Lead singer Klara is the main songwriter and acoustic guitarist. Johanna provides keyboards and soaring harmonies - together they sound like a female Everly Bros or Simon & Garfunkel (two musical inspirations). This latest body of work shows maturity and edginess (complete with expletives in one track), and the folk-pop arrangements are still at the root of their style. However, I think in the future, fans (and maybe the girls themselves) might look back on Stay Gold and second-guess the wisdom of layering on so much extra instrumentation onto their previously simpler songs. Depending on where your tastes are, these recordings are either lush and full-bodied, or horribly over-produced. There's lots of reverb, overdubbing, and orchestral strings that sometimes buries the girls' singing and playing, and it can cause listener fatigue if your threshold is low. But if you're used to this "big sound" type of pop music, then it's perfectly enjoyable. I personally would prefer a more spare, scaled-down mix of these songs, but it does have its moments of sonic glory, especially "Cedar Lane" - a pop confection that seems to have time-tripped from 1970. Don't get me wrong, all the great FAK elements are there - I just think maybe they went a bit overboard with the production. The silver lining is that the live versions of these songs will be truer to their earlier sound. Sometimes, less is more. Having said that, this album will still get lots of play in my car stereo.
2 Comments 30 of 35 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
First Aid Kit, consisting of two sisters from Sweden, Johanna and Klara Söderberg, blew onto the folk-pop-americana scene with their outstanding debut album The Big Black & the Blue from 2010 (which was preceded by a maxi-EP in 2009). Incredibly, the sisters were only 16 and 20 at that time. I was introduced to that album by my daughter and absolutely loved that album. I couldn’t get into the follow-up album Lion’s Roar in 2012 quite as much. Meanwhile the band continued rising upwards in the ranks of the folk-pop genre due to extensive touring. Now comes the duo’s new studio album. If you are unfamiliar with their sound, imagine if Fleet Foxes were women, and from Sweden.

“Stay Gold” (10 tracks; 38 min.) opens with a joyful and gently rollicking “My Silver Lining”, with lush strings but not so much as too overshadow the sisters. “Master Pretender” is an equally sunny track, even if the lyrics suggest not quite that same disposition: “Oh, I'm a master pretender/I always knew that I was young/But with a head held high and a shotgun/I could fool almost anyone”, wow! “Stay Gold” is a showcase of the sisters’ beautiful voices. “Shattered & Hollow” is the type of song that makes the comparison to Fleet Foxes so obvious. I love this song! Side B kicks off with “The Bell”, and here again there is a lot of orchestration to accompany the sisters. “Waitress Song” is another great story teller song (“I could move to a small town/ And become a waitress/Say my name was Stacy/And I was figuring things out/See, my baby, he left me/And I don't feel like staying here tonight”). By now we are deep into the album, and the exuberance felt in the early tracks has now given way to much more introspection, check out the haunting “Fleeting One”, and later on the album closer “A Long Time Ago”.
Read more ›
1 Comment 11 of 14 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Stay Gold
This item: Stay Gold
Price: $11.39
Ships from and sold by

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Look for Similar Items by Category

Want to discover more products? Check out this page to see more: 1 to 100 song