Slowdive - Pygmalion album

Slowdive - Pygmalion album
Performer: Slowdive
Genre: Electro / Rock
Title: Pygmalion
FLAC album size: 1919
Style: Dream Pop, Shoegaze, Ambient, Post Rock
Country: UK
Released: 1995

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Slowdive is the fourth studio album by English shoegaze band Slowdive. It was released 5 May 2017 on record label Dead Oceans. The album is their first since Pygmalion in 1995. The album was preceded by the single "Star Roving", which was released on 12 January 2017. Slowdive received acclaim from music critics.

Pygmalion is Slowdive's third album, released on February 6th, 1995. Pygmalion is widely recognized as a severe departure from the band's previous work. The album has a much more bleak and damaged approach than Just For a Day or Souvlaki. On this album Slowdive uses a wide array of different electronic effects and a heavier focus on clean guitar tones. The cover illustration features imagery from Rainer Wehinger's graphic notation for György Ligeti's work Artikulation (1958). Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at Last.

Pygmalion is Slowdive’s third studio album. It was released in 1995 through record label Creation. It was their last album before they disbanded in 1995. Tap and hold to copy URL. Pygmalion Tracklist.

Album Pygmalion (1995). Label Creation Records. Neil Halstead, Christian Savill, Ian McCutcheon, Nick Chaplin, Rachel Goswell. Composed By. Neil Halstead. Slowdive "Pygmalion" (1995) album. Crazy For You Lyrics.

Lo que hace de Pygmalion la obra maestra de Slowdive no es el que en él se encuentran sus mejores canciones (parcialmente cierto), tenga la mejor secuencia y fluidez o porque sea el más bello. No, no y no. La verdadera razón es más compleja que simples aspectos críticos.

Album Name Pygmalion. 版公司 Creation Records.

While Ride and Chapterhouse were wont to immerse their music in an ethereal wall of sound, Slowdive favoured a polite narcotic haze, soothing rather than battering the brain into passive submission.

Pygmalion is the third studio album by English rock band Slowdive, released on 6 February 1995 by record label Creation. It was the final album before Slowdive disbanded in 1995. Pygmalion has been well received by critics.


Rutti 10:05
Crazy For You 6:01
Miranda 4:49
Trellisaze 6:22
Cello 1:42
J's Heaven 6:47
Visions Of La 1:48
Blue Skied An' Clear 6:54
All Of Us 4:07


Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
crelp 168, CRELP 168 Slowdive Pygmalion ‎(LP, Album) Creation Records, Creation Records crelp 168, CRELP 168 UK 1995
478457 2, SCR 478457 2, crecd 168 Slowdive Pygmalion ‎(CD, Album) Creation Records, Creation Records, Creation Records 478457 2, SCR 478457 2, crecd 168 Europe 1995
crecd 168, CRECD 168 Slowdive Pygmalion ‎(CD, Album) Creation Records, Creation Records crecd 168, CRECD 168 UK 1995
ESCA 6176 Slowdive Pygmalion ‎(CD, Album) Creation Records ESCA 6176 Japan 1995
ESCA 6176 Slowdive Pygmalion ‎(CD, Album, Promo) Creation Records ESCA 6176 Japan 1995
crecd 168 Slowdive Pygmalion ‎(CD, Album, Promo) Creation Records crecd 168 UK 1995
c-cre 168 Slowdive Pygmalion ‎(Cass, Album) Creation Records c-cre 168 UK 1995
c-cre 168 Slowdive Pygmalion ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Creation Records c-cre 168 Indonesia 1995
CMQCD1246, CMQCD 1246 Slowdive Pygmalion ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Castle Music, Castle Music CMQCD1246, CMQCD 1246 UK 2005
CMQCD1246, CMQCD 1246 Slowdive Pygmalion ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Castle Music, Castle Music CMQCD1246, CMQCD 1246 UK 2005
CDBRED463, CDBRED 463 Slowdive Pygmalion ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Comp, RM) Cherry Red, Cherry Red CDBRED463, CDBRED 463 UK 2010
CDBRED463, CDBRED 463 Slowdive Pygmalion ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Comp, RM) Cherry Red, Cherry Red CDBRED463, CDBRED 463 UK 2010
MOVLP604 Slowdive Pygmalion ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Whi) Music On Vinyl MOVLP604 Europe 2012
MOVLP604 Slowdive Pygmalion ‎(LP, Album, RE, 180) Music On Vinyl MOVLP604 Europe 2012
19075902501 Slowdive Pygmalion ‎(LP, Album, Club, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, Whi) Sony Music Commercial Music Group 19075902501 US 2018
crelp 168 Slowdive Pygmalion ‎(2xLP, Album, RE, Unofficial) Creation Records crelp 168 UK Unknown
crelp 168 Slowdive Pygmalion ‎(2xLP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Whi) Creation Records crelp 168 UK Unknown
crelp 168, CRELP 168 Slowdive Pygmalion ‎(2xLP, Unofficial, Ora) Creation Records , Creation Records crelp 168, CRELP 168 UK Unknown
CDBRED463, CDBRED 463 Slowdive Pygmalion ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP + CD, Comp, RM, RP) Cherry Red, Cherry Red CDBRED463, CDBRED 463 UK Unknown
crelp 168 Slowdive Pygmalion ‎(LP, Album + LP, Album, Cle + RE, Unofficial) Creation Records crelp 168 UK Unknown

My copy is perfect, love the sound on it. blablabl
#00085 reporting in. Can confirm there is distortion at the beginning of the first song for like 30 seconds or so. Sounds great and looks very nice, although it came with a bend in the top left corner and a split in the top middle seam. VMP shipping strikes again...
tracks 1-9 sound to be mastered from the CD release, 10-13 sound to be sourced from a cassette of unknown generation of the Pygmalion demos.
Unfortunately, mine has several passages of the good old steady CLICKING ("click... click... click...") throughout, which is absolutely a non-starter for me. I e-mailed VMP and they said they were completely sold out of their stock on this, so I was extremely disappointed, as you might imagine. I guess the MOV edition is going to be the way to go.
Is this reissue a bit hipstery? Yes. Does it sound good? Yes. Very dynamic, deep lows and shrill highs. Very little surface noise and an occasional pop here and there - so what? Does it look great? Yes.Altogether a very nice limited edition pressing that looks and sounds amazing. What's not to like?
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Does anyone know if this double CD edition comes with a booklet and liner notes, photos and/or interviews? I would like to know if this is worth buying. Thanks in advance.
Hi rapunzel,Yes, this edition comes with a small booklet - 2 sheets tacked together resulting in 6 inner pages - with some photos and liner notes by Kieron Tyler.Best,Holgir
great sound quality. however there are still some small pops at certains songs.
The sound on this good. Very dynamic. Comparison to other recent reissue by MOV - MOV slightly edges this one out. Really just cause of the marbles vinyl tendency toward surface noise; and I say this with my copy sounding pretty dang good. No matter what “others” say and regardless of wet cleaning (which I do), new poly sleeves (check), constant needle cleaning between albums (which I don’t do and is debatably harmful for your stylus), or whatever doomsday prepping you want to do for your records, there are just some records that have surface noise - it comes with the format. This seems to be one of them. But happy to have this. Pick it up if you can, but when you can get an MOV copy for $30 or less, I wouldn’t pay the mark up for this unless your collector boner won’t subside upon hearing “limited”, “colored”, “half-speed remastered”, or “foil stamped”. Of course, if you conceived your first child while listening to this album and subsequently named them “Pygmalion”, then you MUST have this. Upon receipt of a birth certificate showing said name, I will sell you my copy at cost. … My last name is Control No my first name ain't baby It's Janet Miss Jackson if you're nasty…
I’ve heard that argument about MOV and, while the purist in me totally agrees, quality sound is quality sound regardless of provenance.
haha, very funny review. I am entertained : ) I have the first edition and was really impressed with the sound quality of this VMP press.Slight surface noise seems to be the common problem of colored vinyl. I don't buy MOV reissue as all MOV presses are digital-sourced.
Sounds perfect, crystal-clear throughout, and looks gorgeous. Sounds much better than my 1995 copy.
Always seeing comments about surface noise on this site, and I am willing to bet most of these people are newbies to vinyl and have not even bothered to wet wash their albums. Yes, even new albums almost always arrive filthy with dust and white specs and whatever. And at the least, a wet wash will eliminate static that will be there. If you are on a budget, do yourself a favor and at least ask for a Vinyl Styl (correct spelling for this item) or Spin Clean for Christmas. Also clean your stylus between each record. Album came with a nice poly lined inner? Keep it for a lesser album in your collection. You just cleaned your vinyl and now you are going to put it back in the same inner that had all that junk. Get some new Mo-Fi sleeves. Give your cleaned record one more inspection under very bright light before sliding it into that Mo-Fi sleeve. Very gently wipe any stray stuff with a high quality micro fiber cloth that is for your vinyl only. Ok, maybe this a bit much, but not in my opinion if you are spending way too much already on those albums. How old is your stylus? Depending on how much you listen, you might need to replace it every year or two. Too many factors to just easily blame your dirty record. And get your facts straight, even black vinyl is colored. Vinyl naturally is clear. I do not mean to be nasty, we were all newbies, just trying to help you achieve listening nirvana with no background noise. Welcome to a wonderful hobby where you keep spending ridiculous amounts of money. I say this with love; I work hard and this is what I spend my money on.
I think a lot of it has to do with the turntable and stylus too. 10 to 15 years ago, when I was using entry-level or slightly better turntables, along with the first stylus that came up in a search, I dealt with pops, crackle and skipping. Maybe with the right amount of cleaning, the records would play fine.But after getting a vintage turntable—from the era when vinyl was the default format and manufacturers had incentive to get things right—things changed. I only clean my records now if I visually notice the need for it. 99% of the time, the records just play and sound like they should.
Meh.. the pressing is mostly fine. I'm not a newbie, have an Okki Nokki for cleaning, Disc Keeper or MoFi sleeves, an Ortofon Blue and a Rega RP3.. there's some surface noise on the initial few spins of my copy (#01669) on side 1. They go away fairly quickly, but they are audible. The rest of the pressing is dynamic, with a surprisingly good soundstage. 7.5/10.
My pressing sounds great albeit its not entirely perfect. Some surface noise and pops and clicks here and there, but nevertheless happy with it.
I can hear notes on this pressing that I didn’t hear on the prior reissue. I’ve never heard an OG copy but this pressing sounds incredible, epic, and essential. Love the cover art variant too. A silver shine to this silver hued album. A must buy.
My copy sounds perfect. Love this reissue, but it would have been nice to at least get some liner notes or something. Hopefully we get proper reissues of "Just For a Day" and "Souvlaki" very soon.
Mine sounds absolutely perfect except there’s a repeated skip halfway through the first side. Anyone else experience that?
Mine sounds great but there's some weird distortion on the first track of side 2 in a couple of places.
my copy sounds great. i wasn't totally worried but it's good to finally have a top notch real reissue.
Disappointing that mine has a lot of surface noise cause I see a lot of 5 star ratings
That’ll be GZ coloured vinyl for you. Always roulette. Some people get lucky but there are always plenty of bad copies. People use them because they’re cheap not because they’re good.
Try cleaning it. Meanwhile I'll add 7 more words here
I notice surface noise on pretty much all marbled vinyl. Sure, that may sound ridiculous to some and I don't pretend to understand why, but it's something I've heard with my own two ears.
Great press, sounds perfectly warmThis album is a timeless masterpiece. Really.
May be a boot but the sound is quiet and lush - I can't fault it, seriously
Not sure why so many are complaining about the sound quality of this, as it sounds phenomenal even for a bootleg pressing. MUCH better than the tinny, compressed MOV pressing, which is clearly sourced from a CD.I'm sure the original pressing is the holy grail, but feel free to spend $100-$150+ if that's what you want. Plus, this version gives you four excellent bonus tracks from the 2-CD Cherry Red edition.Great sound quality and faithful reproduction of the original. Much more logical purchase than the overpriced, mishandled MOV version.
watch out for the MOV police bro they're after you lmao
And you can prove this how again? Oh, because you're the CEO of Digital Music On Vinyl, right? Yes, I'm sure. Why else would you be championing such a poor label while continuously blaming others for having poor turntables or "hearing the records wrong".You are an absolute joke, McMurph. Keep on pumping out those horrid MOV digital pressings at inflated prices and I'll keep burying them on the interwebz for the crap they are :D
Oh look, one of Murphwmm's employees/stooges from (Digital) Music on Vinyl is here to try and deter others from saving money and buying a superior pressing to that garbage MOV pressing. Funny, considering Rachel Goswell herself has repeatedly denounced the MOV Slowdive pressings on social media as nothing more than cash-grabs that had ZERO band involvement. Care to comment on that, Dumbmusik? Yea, didn't think so.
You're an idiot. By all means, enjoy paying $40+ for a nine song digital CD on a vinyl platter from Murphwmm's MOV label, while I paid $20 for this great-sounding unofficial pressing that includes full artwork and quality bonus tracks :D
Nothing personal
Isn't it funny that this guy reps this bootleg and the "Souvlaki" bootleg while simulttaneously crapping on the MOV issues? Seems like JStrout might be the bootlegger in question. Don't let him scare you. The MOV versions of this and "Souvlaki" are ace.
Ignore this post from Jstrout as it is totally irrelevant! The MoV version is recommended!
I also have this double LP, but it is BLACK vinyl? It has all the original markings of the Creation pressing but clearly is not, as it is 2LPS? I am pretty sure its a Japan bootleg..but if anyone knows details please inform...Should have a 2xLP black on here too
mine is also on 2x black, its not awful for a bootleg but yeah obviously from the cherry red cd
My version of this (not an original nor a Music On Vinyl pressing) is pressed on 1 black LP and 1 clear LP. The sleeve has the Creation imprint on it, but it was pressed for Europe around 2012 and I have heard people attribute this bootleg to Cherry Red records. The sound quality is noticeably poorer, most likely mastered from CD.
Any information about this release? I just bought this and the clerk told me it was an original pressing. Looks like it's actually a bootleg according to this discogs information. Was this pressed in the 90s? How does the sound quality differ from the official first pressing?
My version of this (not an original nor a Music On Vinyl pressing) is pressed on 1 black LP and 1 clear LP. The sleeve has the Creation imprint on it, but it was pressed for Europe around 2012 and I have heard people attribute this bootleg to Cherry Red records. The sound quality is noticeably poorer, most likely mastered from CD.
This reissue is a European pressing, not an American pressing like the listing states.
If anyone expect that demos are from master tapes - I can disappoint because those demos are from mp3 files that have been around online for years.
thanks for saying this, how do you know?
While I've always been a fan of Slowdive, I've always found it curious they / Neil Halstead has been so widely cited & praised as inspirational (especially to Morr Music artists) when it's always been in my opinion his music has never surpassed that which seems to have inspired it. Slowdive, while not sounding like Cocteau Twins exactly were clearly hughely inspired by them. This album seems almost an obvious descendent of Bark Psychosis' "Hex" and Talk Talk's "Laughing Stock" (more so than "Spirit of Eden") and Halstead's solo stuff is watered down Nick Drake. At least he's got excellent taste, and it's beautiful music, but I don't find much originality. Maybe that was never the point.
"Halstead's solo stuff is watered down Nick Drake."You know, I recently returned to this old favorite of mine (though I find in "Souvlaki" their magnum opus) and I have to agree. Where it succeeds is at being shoegazey ("Blue Skied An' Clear" comes to mind) -- even relatively inspired minimal art-folk cuts like "Visions of La" are, yes, watered down, pared down to the point that they seem like Nick Drake (with but, in this case, Rachel Goswell on vocals.) The Slowdive we all expected when we finally snatched copies of this back in the day was precisely that Slowdive we were denied -- apart from "Crazy for You" and the already cited "Blue Skied An' Clear" we don't feel like we know this Neil Halstead. The Sundays and Halou shimmer as well as sing acapella; without the salutary cymbal-like drone of shoegaze, this is really old terrain, sonically speaking.
Barely noticed at the time of its release, this final record by Slowdive became a template for many bands after mid 90-s. While it wasn't very rare for "shoegazer" bands to use elements of ambient, Slowdive probably went further than most of like-minded outfits and created a complete experimental/ambient record. Opening track "Rutti" is full of silent pauses and sets the tone for the rest of the record - there are feelings of emptiness and solitude expressed with extreme accuracy.
I love this album but Rutti literally just sampled underworlds tongue guitar part .. listen to tongue by underworld and then compare it- when I mixed the two songs together via an audio program it matched perfectly
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