Slowdive ‎– Souvlaki

Music On Vinyl ‎– MOVLP202
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, 180 gram

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A1 Alison 3:52
A2 Machine Gun 4:28
A3 40 Days 3:17
A4 Sing
Keyboards, Effects [Treatments] – Brian EnoWritten-By – Brian Eno, Savill*, Halstead*, Chaplin*, Goswell*
A5 Here She Comes
Keyboards, Effects [Treatments] – Brian Eno
B1 Souvlaki Space Station
Written-By – Savill*, Halstead*, Chaplin*, Goswell*
B2 When The Sun Hits 4:48
B3 Altogether 3:43
B4 Melon Yellow 3:54
B5 Dagger 3:33

Companies, etc.



Recorded at:
Protocol Studios, London A1, A3, A5 & B5
Courtyard Studio, Sutton Courtenay A2, B1 & B3
The White House Studio, Western Super Mare B2 & B4

Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd. except A4 by EMI Music Publishing Ltd./ Opal Music

Originally released 1993

180 gram audiophile pressing.

Pressed By information is not listed. Information derived from runouts.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8 713748 982256
  • Barcode (Scanned): 8713748982256
  • Matrix / Runout (Side One): 87678 1A MOVLP 202
  • Matrix / Runout (Side Two): 87678 1B MOVLP 202
  • Matrix / Runout (Side One, Variant 2): 87678 2A MOVLP 202
  • Matrix / Runout (Side Two, Variant 2): 87678 2B MOVLP 202
  • Rights Society: BIEM/STEMRA

Other Versions (5 of 27) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
crelp 139 Slowdive Souvlaki(LP, Album) Creation Records crelp 139 UK 1993 Sell This Version
474071-4 Slowdive Souvlaki(Cass, Album) Creation Records 474071-4 US 1993 Sell This Version
077778826323 Slowdive Souvlaki(CD, Album) Creation Records 077778826323 France 1993 Sell This Version
MOVLP202 Slowdive Souvlaki(LP, Album, RE, TP, W/Lbl) Music On Vinyl MOVLP202 Netherlands 2011 Sell This Version
CRELP 139 PRDJ Slowdive Souvlaki(2xLP, Album, RE, Unofficial) Creation Records (2) CRELP 139 PRDJ UK 2009 Sell This Version


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April 30, 2019

amazing pressing for the price, sure it’s not an original copy, but for 20 bucks the sound quality is phenomenal.


November 13, 2018
horrible artwork, text is re-typed with generic arial font, looks way more bootleg than the bootleg itself. GREAT sound though.


October 17, 2018

I've become quite enamored with Music On Vinyl reissues at this point, and have been seeking them out. The MOV crew from Holland just flat-out knows what the hell they are doing as far as sound and pressing quality goes. This is one stellar example of a reissue done right (the other being their pressing of Morphine's Cure For Pain, possibly the best sounding record I own). Reproducing this gauzy, shimmery, loud-quiet-loud shoegaze music has to be really difficult to nail, and really easy to allow it to turn into sonic mud, but they absolutely nail it. The only thing I'd have done differently? Bring back the 1994 US mostly-black cover artwork that has a more appealing abstractness to it, befitting a 4AD release. The original cover art as printed (also used for other reissues of this), with just a boring old pic of the band, is just dull.


September 8, 2018
edited about 1 year ago
Sounds like they did a bang-up job with my copy. It has a slight warp, but is dead quiet other than some extremely light, and easily ignorable, crackle between songs. If you don't have $200-300+ to blow on an original copy, go for this!


February 6, 2018
Even if the source is digital (Which seems to be consensus), this is a fantastic reissue. For much cheaper than an original copy, this vinyl is dead quiet and sounds great to my ears. Not to mention it comes in a heavy jacket with nice printing and poly-lined inner sleeves, highly recommended.


January 4, 2018

just music my copy play great on my system.a quiet vinyl no surface noise or pops or craks.
Nagaoka MP300
Pioneer PL570
GrahamSlee Reflew...


April 20, 2017
5 years on and I'm still mesmerised by the sound quality of this reissue. I have a few original Slowdive records and they sound very similar. How they managed to replicate such a warm, soft sound from digital files I'll never know, but this is the first reissue of any record ever I remember being wow'ed by. Don't hesitate to buy this if you can't source an original.

I've had this record for 5 years, and when I first got it I used to play it at least daily, if not up to 3 times a day. Although I play it less now, it is still silent between tracks and throughout, with no deterioration in the audio at all despite how much I used to play it (on a rubbish set up with a blunt stylus when I first started collecting). Although this LP is considerably more enjoyable on a decent set up with a fresh stylus, the quality wasn't lost on lesser expensive turntables, and I can safely say that the overall quality (both audio-wise and general wear and tear with age) of Music On Vinyl reissues is amazing - especially for the price.

This sits proudly up there with my original pressing of Loveless and other Slowdive originals, and I feel no inclination to replace it anytime soon.


April 6, 2017
My copy has the side A label on both sides. Anyone else have this problem?
Not really a big deal though, just have to look closely at what's etched on the vinyl.
I think the sound quality is great, too.


November 5, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
Getting some pops on side b starting with When the Sun Hits and keeps on going until about the middle of Dagger. Still an amazing album though.


June 24, 2016
I don't care if this album was pressed from a digital source or whatever, it sounds gorgeous. It has great sound quality and dynamics, and it is dead silent even after 20+ spins and no wipe downs. I will definitely be keeping my eyes peeled for any releases of albums that I like pressed by MOV.