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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Tanya Donelly's songwriting began to blossom on Throwing Muses' Real Ramona, and Belly's debut, Star, is where it reaches fruition. Using the trancy harmonies of dream pop as a foundation, Donelly expands the genre's boundaries, trimming away its pretensions and incorporating a flair for sweet, concise pop hooks and folk-rock inflections. She also spikes her airy melodies with disarmingly disturbing lyrics. Images of betrayal and death float throughout the album, but what hits home initially -- and what stays after the album is finished -- are the hooks, whether it's the rolling singalong of "Gepetto," the surging "Slow Dog," the melancholy "Stay," or the cool, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Tanya Donelly's songwriting began to blossom on Throwing Muses' Real Ramona, and Belly's debut, Star, is where it reaches fruition. Using the trancy harmonies of dream pop as a foundation, Donelly expands the genre's boundaries, trimming away its pretensions and incorporating a flair for sweet, concise pop hooks and folk-rock inflections. She also spikes her airy melodies with disarmingly disturbing lyrics. Images of betrayal and death float throughout the album, but what hits home initially -- and what stays after the album is finished -- are the hooks, whether it's the rolling singalong of "Gepetto," the surging "Slow Dog," the melancholy "Stay," or the cool, detached sexiness of "Feed the Tree." Occasionally, Donelly suffers from preciousness or unformed ideas, yet Star remains an enchanting debut.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/2/1993
  • Label: Warner Bros Mod Afw
  • UPC: 093624518723
  • Catalog Number: 45187
  • Sales rank: 107,475

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Someone to Die For (2:04)
  2. 2 Angel (2:58)
  3. 3 Dusted (2:48)
  4. 4 Every Word (3:33)
  5. 5 Gepetto (3:24)
  6. 6 Witch (1:35)
  7. 7 Slow Dog (4:02)
  8. 8 Low Red Moon (5:32)
  9. 9 Feed the Tree (3:29)
  10. 10 Full Moon, Empty Heart (3:02)
  11. 11 White Belly (3:36)
  12. 12 Untogether (4:43)
  13. 13 Star (1:27)
  14. 14 Sad Dress (3:44)
  15. 15 Stay (4:56)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Belly Primary Artist
Chris Gorman Percussion, Drums
Fred Abong Bass
Tanya Donelly Guitar, Vocals
Thomas Gorman Organ, Guitar
Chick Graning Guitar, Vocals, Slide Guitar
Technical Credits
Belly Producer
Tracy Chisholm Producer, Engineer
Gil Norton Producer
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