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Galaxie 500The Portable Galaxie 500

Label:Rykodisc – RCD 10445
Format:
CD, Compilation, Enhanced
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Indie Rock, Alternative Rock, Shoegaze

Tracklist

1Blue Thunder (With Sax)3:45
2Flowers4:26
3When Will You Come Home5:21
4Listen, The Snow Is Falling
Written-ByYoko Ono
7:47
5Sorry4:15
6Fourth Of July5:35
7Don't Let Our Youth Go To Waste
Written-ByJonathan Richman
6:47
8Strange3:16
9Another Day3:41
10Snowstorm5:10
11Summertime (Live)6:42
12Tugboat3:53
VideoBlue Thunder
Film Director [Directed By]Sergio Huidor
3:53
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Credits

Notes

Tracks selected from the albums : Today, On Fire, This Is Our Music, Copenhagen, Galaxie 500 Box.

℗ © Galaxie 500.
Manufactured and marketed by Rykodisc under exclusive license.
Printed and manufactured in the USA.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 14431 04452 6

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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The Portable Galaxie 500 (CD, Compilation, Enhanced)Trama, Trama, RykodiscT-900/320-2, T-900, 320-2Brazil2000

Reviews

  • streetmouse's avatar
    streetmouse
    Edited 8 years ago
    It goes with out saying that boxed sets can be a bit overwhelming at times, ‘less of course you’re a die hard completist, which would mean that having the boxed set, the original vinyl, and the 45 rpms, is still never enough. And to that end Rykodisc presents this stunning bit of wanderlust from a band who’ve influenced nearly every shoegazer, post-punk, dream pop, and neo-psychedelic band to follow them. Great effort by the band and others went into selecting these gems, where three albums and assorted assembled material have been trimmed down to an essential 13 dream-pop jewels, songs that capture the essence of this lo-fi enigmatic band who saw little success during their days together, yet have managed to rise to nearly cult status today.

    The music found here is beyond impressive, Portable creates a seamless atmosphere of hazy melancholy and light hearted introspection that’s well crafted and never monotonous. The songs manage to build on each other with a complexity that’s staggering, where Dean, Naomi, and Damon magically capture the essence of the late 80’s and early 90’s so insightfully that the songs still sound fresh and applicable today. But the quality that’s most self-evident, is that these songs don’t seem to be present front and center, it’s more like they’re heard from a distance, bouncing off the walls of side streets and alleyways, drifting down from open windows, or coming from the car next to you while stopped in traffic.

    I truly hesitate to call this a Greatest Hits collection, because the band never really had any mainstream hits, just a grouping of songs that got religiously played at shows, and single releases that got gobbled up by devoted fans. Regardless ... today, this collection will be the gateway disc that’s going to spark a whole new generation to discover the ghostly pleasures and inherent dark beauty that was Galaxie 500.

    Review by Jenell Kesler

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