Mobile Safari

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All Music Guide - Stephen Cramer
On Mobile Safari, the Pastels stretched out to an American audience with their calm and reflective style of blissful indie pop. Stephan Pastel remained the band's primary songwriter, while Katrina Mitchell drums and Aggi Wright bass began to contribute more this time around. Mitchell sings bittersweet and awkward lead vocals on "Mandarin" and "Token Collecting." Her untrained crooning is part of the allure of her songs. Wright leads on vocals on the festive "Yoga" and composed the instrumental "Mobile Deli." Pastel leads the way on the rest of the songs with his dry and deep vocal style. His delivery speeds up from its normally sluggish pace on the toe-tapping "Classic ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Cramer
On Mobile Safari, the Pastels stretched out to an American audience with their calm and reflective style of blissful indie pop. Stephan Pastel remained the band's primary songwriter, while Katrina Mitchell drums and Aggi Wright bass began to contribute more this time around. Mitchell sings bittersweet and awkward lead vocals on "Mandarin" and "Token Collecting." Her untrained crooning is part of the allure of her songs. Wright leads on vocals on the festive "Yoga" and composed the instrumental "Mobile Deli." Pastel leads the way on the rest of the songs with his dry and deep vocal style. His delivery speeds up from its normally sluggish pace on the toe-tapping "Classic Line-Up" and "Strategic Gear." He collaborated with former member David Keegan on "Exploration Team" and "Flightpaths to Each Other." The whole trio of Pastel, Mitchell, and Wright collaborated on the disc's final track, the sublimely cool and horn-filled "Worlds of Possibility." Gerard Love added guitar and vocals to some of the tracks, while Luna's Dean Wareham also appeared as a guest guitarist. Mobile Safari was recorded at CAVA Sound Workshops and Stuffhouse Studios, both in the band's home of Glasgow, Scotland. Seattle's Up Records released the disc in 1995.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/16/1996
  • Label: Up.
  • UPC: 796818002526
  • Catalog Number: 25
  • Sales rank: 91,111

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Exploration Team (3:04)
  2. 2 Mandarin (3:26)
  3. 3 Yoga (4:17)
  4. 4 Mobile Deli (1:32)
  5. 5 Exotic Arcade (2:58)
  6. 6 Classic Line-Up (3:17)
  7. 7 Flightpaths to Each Other (2:12)
  8. 8 Basement Scam (4:50)
  9. 9 Strategic Gear (1:52)
  10. 10 Token Collecting (3:13)
  11. 11 Coolport (3:32)
  12. 12 Worlds of Possibilities (3:46)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Pastels Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Aggi Wright Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
David Keegan Guitar
Gerard Love Guitar, Vocals
Stephen Pastel Guitar, Vocals
Dean Wareham Guitar
Katrina Mitchell Guitar, Percussion, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals
Luke Williams Trombone
Norman Blake Guitar, Percussion, Vocals
Technical Credits
The Pastels Producer
Aggi Wright Paintings
Paul Chisholm Producer, Engineer
Mike Marsh Mastering
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