Just for a Day

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All Music Guide - Nitsuh Abebe
Just for a Day is Slowdive's first album, and it shows; when one listens to the magnificent sound of Souvlaki or the brilliant experimentation of Pygmalion, it becomes clear that Just for a Day was only a step toward the greatness they would later achieve. Its sound is quite like Souvlaki's -- swelling waves of flanged guitars, layers of wispy vocals floating in and out of the mix, and sweet lazy pop songs -- but the production sometimes turns the band's plush, sweet sound into the sort of cheap and cheesy pleasantness one might expect from a new age artist. A few tracks hint at the sound that would be fully achieved on Souvlaki "Celia's Dream," "Erik's Song", and the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Nitsuh Abebe
Just for a Day is Slowdive's first album, and it shows; when one listens to the magnificent sound of Souvlaki or the brilliant experimentation of Pygmalion, it becomes clear that Just for a Day was only a step toward the greatness they would later achieve. Its sound is quite like Souvlaki's -- swelling waves of flanged guitars, layers of wispy vocals floating in and out of the mix, and sweet lazy pop songs -- but the production sometimes turns the band's plush, sweet sound into the sort of cheap and cheesy pleasantness one might expect from a new age artist. A few tracks hint at the sound that would be fully achieved on Souvlaki "Celia's Dream," "Erik's Song", and the album as a whole must have sounded wonderful before anyone knew what great things the band was capable of -- but Just for a Day is really Slowdive in their infancy.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/14/1992
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 077779807420
  • Catalog Number: 98074
  • Sales rank: 34,322

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Spanish Air (6:02)
  2. 2 Celia's Dream (4:07)
  3. 3 Catch the Breeze (4:19)
  4. 4 Ballad of Sister Sue (4:32)
  5. 5 Erik's Song (4:25)
  6. 6 Waves (5:49)
  7. 7 Brighter (3:48)
  8. 8 The Sadman (4:45)
  9. 9 Primal (5:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Slowdive Primary Artist
Rachel Goswell Guitar, Vocals
Neil Halstead Guitar, Vocals
Simon Scott Drums
Nick Chaplin Bass
Christian Savill Guitar
Technical Credits
Jason Becker Composer
Chris Hufford Producer, Engineer
Neil Halstead Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    flawless victory!

    the evolution of space rock is a long one. from echoes (pink floyd) to disintegration (cure) space rock has consistently evolved. slowdive set the new standard for ambientrock today and i have yet to hear something that goes as far. when underground ambient rock is stuck in a regurgitated cycle of an uncreative diatonic wash slowdives brilliant melody oriented sonic sound fulfills the urge that my ear craves for unadulterated heavy mood music.

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