Slowdive ‎– Pygmalion

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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

Versions (10)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
crelp 168, CRELP 168 Slowdive Pygmalion(LP, Album) Creation Records, Creation Records crelp 168, CRELP 168 UK 1995 Sell This Version
CRECD 168 Slowdive Pygmalion(CD, Album) Creation Records CRECD 168 UK 1995 Sell This Version
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 Sell This Version
ESCA 6176 Slowdive Pygmalion(CD, Album) Creation Records ESCA 6176 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
crecd 168 Slowdive Pygmalion(CD, Album, Promo) Creation Records crecd 168 UK 1995 Sell This Version
CMQCD 1246, CMQCD1246 Slowdive Pygmalion(CD, Album, RE, RM) Castle Music, Castle Music CMQCD 1246, CMQCD1246 UK 2005 Sell This Version
CDBRED463 Slowdive Pygmalion(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Comp, RM) Cherry Red CDBRED463 UK 2010 Sell This Version
MOVLP604 Slowdive Pygmalion(LP, Album, RE, 180) Music On Vinyl MOVLP604 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
MOVLP604 Slowdive Pygmalion(LP, Album, RE, Ltd, Whi) Music On Vinyl MOVLP604 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
crelp 168 Slowdive Pygmalion(2xLP, Album, Unofficial, Whi) Creation Records crelp 168 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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Jstrout

Jstrout

May 25, 2015
referencing Pygmalion, 2xLP, Album, Unofficial, Whi, crelp 168
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.
nelso33

nelso33

October 31, 2014
referencing Pygmalion, 2xLP, Album, Unofficial, Whi, crelp 168
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
biznotic

biznotic

July 19, 2014
referencing Pygmalion, 2xLP, Album, Unofficial, Whi, crelp 168
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?
matt2011

matt2011

December 31, 2012
referencing Pygmalion, LP, Album, RE, Ltd, Whi, MOVLP604
This reissue is a European pressing, not an American pressing like the listing states.
burning7planet

burning7planet

October 31, 2011
referencing Pygmalion, LP, Album, crelp 168, CRELP 168
I need this one. For real, this record would complete me.
skardas

skardas

October 13, 2011
referencing Pygmalion, CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Comp, RM, CDBRED463
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.
Fell2Earth

Fell2Earth

July 13, 2005
edited over 10 years ago
referencing Pygmalion, CD, Album, CRECD 168
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.
Alastis

Alastis

January 23, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Pygmalion, CD, Album, CRECD 168

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.