Mandalay

Mandalay

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Mandalay was a trip hop duo from the United Kingdom.
Mandalay officially split in November 2001.

Members:
Nicola Hitchcock: vocals
Saul Freeman: programming
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Mandalay Discography

Albums

Mandalay Empathy (Album) V2 1997 Sell This Version
Mandalay Instinct (Album) V2 UK 2000 Sell This Version
VVR1015232P, vvr1015232p Mandalay Intro(CD, Promo, Smplr) V2, V2 VVR1015232P, vvr1015232p UK 2000 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Mandalay Flowers Bloom (Maxi) Organic (2) UK 1996 Sell This Version
Mandalay This Life (Disc 1) (Maxi, Single) V2 UK 1997 Sell This Version
none Mandalay Mandalay Press Pack(Box, Promo + 2xCD, Single + CD, Smplr, Promo + VHS) V2 Records none UK 1997 Sell This Version
Mandalay Beautiful (Maxi) V2 Records Germany 1998 Sell This Version
Mandalay Deep Love (Single) V2 UK 2000 Sell This Version
Mandalay Not Seventeen (Single) V2 2000 Sell This Version

Compilations

Mandalay Solace (Album, Comp) V2 US 2001 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

VVR1000862P Mandalay Sampler(CD, Promo, Smplr, Car) V2 Music Ltd. VVR1000862P UK 1997 Sell This Version
none Mandalay Instinct Album Sampler(CDr, Promo, Smplr) V2 none UK 2000 Sell This Version
V2DJ-27708-2 Mandalay Selections From: Mandalay Solace(CD, Smplr, Promo) V2 V2DJ-27708-2 US 2001 Sell This Version

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nicolahitchcock

nicolahitchcock

January 31, 2016
Nicola wrote the vocal melodies and phrased lyric and music to fit around Saul's musical soundscapes rather than Saul composing music to Nicola's songs .. either way it was a magical pairing while it lasted .. :)
tdutym

tdutym

July 27, 2010
edited over 6 years ago
Mandalay is one of the finest trip-hop bands ever existed, though they defined their genre as "ambient pop". Their music continues to speak to listeners' hearts with its sheer beauty. It's amazing how Saul Freeman managed to put each unique sample exactly in its own place to enrich fascinating melodies. And not less significant was the songwriting and singing talent of Nicola Hitchcock. Her floating wide-ranged vibrato was an integral part of Saul's fragile music environments.

Be sure to check their two full-lengths ("Empathy" and "Instinct") and also their singles, many of which contain valuable tracks, remixes and even cover-versions, for example, Stevie Wonder's "Blame It On The Sun". The band did get some short recognition, i.e. "Madonna called Mandalay her favourite group" thing, and some of their tracks were included in OST's. But like many groups, who share their intimate sound magic, they didn't last long. I deeply thank Saul and Nicola for their collaborative output. It IS wonderful.

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