Slowdive ‎– Souvlaki

Creation Records ‎– crelp 139
Vinyl, LP, Album

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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, Slowdive
A5 Here She Comes
Keyboards, Effects [Treatments] – Brian Eno
B1 Souvlaki Space Station
Written-By – Slowdive
B2 When The Sun Hits 4:48
B3 Altogether 3:43
B4 Melon Yellow 3:54
B5 Dagger 3:33

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Issued with a printed card inner sleeve that has a top open edge and die-cut indentation
Inner sleeve has tracklist and credits

Tracks [A1, A3, A4, A5, B5] recorded at Protocol Studios : London
Tracks [A2, B1, B3] recorded at The Courtyard Studio : Sutton Courtenay
Tracks [B2, B4] recorded at the White House Studio : Weston Super Mare

All tracks published by EMI Music except:
[A4] co-published by EMI Music / Opal Music

Track durations were timed and are not stated on the release

A Creation Records Product
℗ & © 1993 Creation Records Limited
8 Westgate Street London E8 3RN
Distributed by Pinnacle
Made in England

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 5017556301395
  • Barcode (Text): 5 017556 301395
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side One, etched): CRELP-139 A1 BC2470
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side Two, etched): CRELP 139-B1 BC2470
  • Label Code: LC 6306

Other Versions (5 of 31) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MOVLP202 Slowdive Souvlaki(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Red) Music On Vinyl MOVLP202 Netherlands 2020 Sell This Version
crecd 139 Slowdive Souvlaki(CD, Album) Creation Records crecd 139 UK 1993 Sell This Version
0777 7 88263 2 3, K2 88263, K2-88263 Slowdive Souvlaki(CD, Album) Creation Records, ERG, SBK Records 0777 7 88263 2 3, K2 88263, K2-88263 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
CMEDD 1245, CMEDD1245 Slowdive Souvlaki(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + RM, RP) Castle Music, Castle Music CMEDD 1245, CMEDD1245 UK 2006 Sell This Version
none Slowdive Souvlaki(Cass, Album, Promo) SBK Records none US Unknown Sell This Version


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December 4, 2020
Looks like there is a new Rough Trade exclusive MOV red vinyl version of this too..


October 29, 2019

I bought this LP after finding it in the bargain bin of a Virgin Megastore for 2.99 in 1994. The band were deeply unfashionable at the time as grunge and britpop displaced shoegaze. It's a classic obviously.


April 5, 2019
I’m willing to spend £200-£300 on an original UK pressing, any sellers interested?


January 31, 2018

To my mind and heart, one of the best albums ever made. You can listen to thousands of complete albums that will never reach this level emotional power and depth. Thank you Slowdive, and whatever muses possessed you when you made this. Moussaka Chaos is better than the original (Souvlaki Space Station), but otherwise, it's a perfect record.


May 7, 2017
Any word on whether Dead Oceans will reissue this or the other early albums in light of the new one?


March 21, 2016

I paid $300 to got this record. yes, it's a lots, but this is greater than ever!!


July 20, 2014
This is the absolute Crown Jewell of the 90's!


October 14, 2013

I love it more than loveless. Loveless is a pure shoegaze record and very aggressive, but souvlaki is a wonderful blend of shoegaze, dream pop, space rock plus brian eno. You can listen to it all day and never get tired


September 7, 2013
No offense intented, but around 21 comments, none of them praising this LP? Guess I will give it a try then.

I've recently started "gazing my shoes". I do not know much about this genre, but when you think about it, it does not really matter in the end. This 40 minute long piece will completely catch you offguard. Ambient-esque soundscape, chilled guitars, spacey moments (spacegaze anyone?), vocals you can't really catch, Brian Eno, the Ambient God appearing in several tunes...masterpiece from the first second till the last. You don't have to even think about skipping a song or two, it's 100% complete and flawless.

5/5, this release is something colossal, and Slowdive seems pretty much peerless to my novice shoegaze ears.


December 6, 2012
Matrix on original is as follows: