Ultra Payloaded

Ultra Payloaded is the only studio album by American alternative rock band Satellite Party, released on May 29, 2007, on Columbia Records. Co-produced by Perry Farrell and Nuno Bettencourt, the album was preceded by the single, "Wish Upon a Dog Star".

Ultra Payloaded
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 29, 2007
Recorded20052007
GenreAlternative rock, electronica
Length47:50
LabelColumbia
ProducerPerry Farrell, Nuno Bettencourt (co-producer), Steve Lillywhite executive producer
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The album features contributions from artists such as John Frusciante and Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fergie of The Black Eyed Peas, former Red Hot Chili Peppers and Pearl Jam drummer Jack Irons, Joy Division/New Order bass guitarist Peter Hook, Porno for Pyros guitarist Peter DiStefano, Hybrid, Thievery Corporation, and finally a pre-recorded vocal performance provided by Jim Morrison. There is also a 30 piece orchestra on four of the tracks, led by Harry Gregson-Williams. The full album was leaked on May 22.

The album entered the charts at #91 on the Billboard 200 with about 8,000 copies sold.[1]

The full album, with the exception of "Nightbloom", was included on Farrell's boxset "The Glitz; The Glamour", released on January 22, 2021. Therefore, it was also released on digital streaming platforms such as Spotify.


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