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17 déc. 2005, 23h06m



version #93 (audio/video) :::: http://slowdive.narod.ru/slowdive.htm

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the pumpkin fairies
Rachel Goswell (b. May 16, 1971), Mojave 3 (vocals/guitar)
Neil Halstead (b. October 7, 1970), Mojave 3 (vocals/guitar)
Christian Saville (b. December 6, 1970), Monster Movie (guitar)
Nick Chaplin (b. December 23, 1970) (bass)
Adrian Sell, Eternal (Sarah Records), Eternal CD Breathe
Ian McCutcheon (b. August 25, 1971) (drums)
Simon Scott, Televise, myspace/Televise and drummer for the Charlottes




Named after a word in one of Nick Chaplin's dreams not from a Siouxsie and the Banshees single Slowdive formed in Reading, England, in late 1989. The group orginally consisted of Neil Halstead (guitar/vocals), Rachel Goswell (guitar/vocals), Christian Savill (guitar), Adrian Sell (drums), and Chaplin (bass). Formed when they were mostly in their teens, Slowdive was initially lumped in with the remainder of the early-'90s British shoegaze scene; Slowdive's later releases extended upon the likes of the Cocteau Twins and the more atmospheric sides of post-punk, and they closed out their career with an excellent and misunderstood ambient LP.

Signing with Creation, Slowdive's early singles received glowing press and chart placement. Their debut single, Slowdive, thinly veiled an indebtedness to the Byrds and My Bloody Valentine, with no traceable punk influence. (In fact, they were probably amongst the first batch of young rock bands to ignore the movement.) Just after Slowdive's recording, Sell left for university. Neil Carter subbed for less than a year, lending his skills to the follow-up single, Morningrise; former Charlottes member Simon Scott hopped on board prior to the band's third single, Holding Our Breath. The sleepy escapist psychedelia of both Morningrise and Holding Our Breath made significant impressions on the British indie chart.



The press dubbed them part of "The Scene That Celebrates Itself" a small, loose, conglomerate of like-minded bands who could be seen at each other's shows, frequently hanging out together within the same circle. This "scene" included Lush, Moose, Swervedriver, Curve, and Blur. Not associating with themselves as a move of self-importance, grandstanding, or high society, it was merely a means for those involved to get into shows for free. Most of those involved were university dropouts on the dole. A dastardly move by the press, the tag just made it easier for them to lasso a group of bands into the to-be-expected derision. With the Brit-pop trend close behind, they could cast aside their champs of yesterday with one fell swoop.



Slowdive's debut LP, Just for a Day, was released in September of 1991. Though it placed in the Top Ten of the indie chart, the press backlash was beginning to surface shoegaze was beginning to fall out of favor, and when bands put out a full-length, it's typically an ideal time for the British press to decide you're no good. Regardless, it was a fine debut. Months later, the Blue Day compilation appeared on the racks. It combined the bands first three singles, leaving off their version of Syd Barrett's "Golden Hair" and the instrumental version of "Avalyn." The band's sound tightened for Souvlaki (named from a favorite Jerky Boys skit), released in mid-1993...

ps:
Rachel's Dad says about RG: Was born in Fareham Hampshire ! )




Slowdive - Toronto 1994.5.21 [503mb - 448x336 @ 29 - 60:01]
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Slowdive - Holland 1992.2.24 [530mb - 448x336 @ 29 - 54:20]
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Slowdive - Seattle 1992.5.17 [403mb - 448x336 @ 29 - 41:19]
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Slowdive - London 1993.6.11 [359mb - 448x336 @ 29 - 36:53]





Rachel Goswell, Toronto live 29 oct 2003



1990 Slowdive
(EP - Creation Records)
Slowdive [5:18]
Avalyn 1 [4:55]
Avalyn 2 [8:10]

1991 Morningrise
(EP - Creation Records)
Morningrise
She Calls
Losing Today

1991 Holding Our Breath
(EP - Creation Records)
[01] Catch the Breeze [4:25]
[02] Golden Hair [4:06]
[03] Shine [5:22] (video)
[04] Albatross [5:15]

1991 Just for a Day
(LP - Creation Records/SBK Records)
[01] Spanish Air [6:06]
[02] Celia's Dream [4:12]
[03] Catch the Breeze [4:21] (video)
[04] Ballad Of Sister Sue [4:34] (video)
[05] Erik's Song [4:27]
[06] Waves [5:54]
[07] Brighter [3:50]
[08] The Sadman [4:47]
[09] Primal [5:29]

1992 Beach Song/Take Me Down
(Flexi 7" - Creation Records)
Beach Song [3:14]
Take Me Down [3:38]

1992 Blue Day
(compilation of earlier EP tracks, now impossible to find - Creation Records)
[01] Slowdive [5:18]
[02] Avalyn 1 [4:55]
[03] Morningrise [4:20]
[04] She Calls [5:39]
[05] Losing Today [5:00]
[06] Shine [5:22]
[07] Albatross [5:16]

1993 Outside Your Room EP
(Creation Records)
01. Alison
02. So Tired
03. Souvlaki Space Station
04. Moussaka Chaos (it's a remix of SSS)
is so named just because it's another Greek dish :)

1993 5
(EP - Creation Records)
1.In Mind [3:44]
2.Some Velvet Morning (Lee Hazlewood & Nancy Sinatra cover)
3.Good Day Sunshine [5:08]
4.Missing You [4:15]
5.Country Rain [3:34]

1993 Souvlaki
(LP - Creation Records/SBK Records)
[01] Alison [3:52]
[02] Machine Gun [4:28]
[03] 40 Days [3:16]
[04] Sing [4:51]
[05] Here She Comes [2:21]
[06] Souvlaki Space Station [5:59]
[07] When the Sun Hits [4:47]
[08] Altogether [3:42]
[09] Melon Yellow [3:55]
[10] Dagger [3:34]
[11] Some Velvet Morning [3:24]
[12] Good Day Sunshine [5:09]
[13] Missing You [4:16]
[14] Country Rain [3:33]
Note:The SBK Records release of Souvlaki contained the last four tracks of the 5 EP.

1994 5 (In Mind Remixes)
(EP - Creation Records)
01. In Mind Bandulu Remix (Out Mind) [8:04]
02. In Mind Reload Remix (The 147 Take) [10:25]

1995 Pygmalion
(LP - Creation Records)
[01] Rutti [10:07]
[02] Crazy For You [6:01]
[03] Miranda [4:49]
[04] Trellisaze [6:21]
[05] Cello [1:32]
[06] J's Heaven [6:47]
[07] Visions of La [1:47]
[08] Blue Skied An' Clear [6:54]
[09] All of Us [4:07]




Soundtrack contributions:

1995 Doom Generation (song Blue Skied An' Clear)
1999 Splendor (song Shine (Splendiferous Mix by Locust))
Note: Both of these are Gregg Araki films. He's a confirmed fan.

1999 I Am The Elephant, U Are The Mouse
i'm the elephant, u are the mouse soundtrack
[01] I Believe [3:44]
[02] Money [1:17]
[03] Painting [1:22]
[04] Like Up [5:43]
[05] Ports Theme 1 [2:54]
[06] Nightmare [3:21]
[07] cello theme [2:11]
[08] Ports Theme 2 [2:09]

1999 I Am The Elephant, U Are The Mouse
(original motion picture soundtrack, never released)
from the Master tapes:
01. Ambient (alt. version) [0:58]
02. Beginning (Rough) [2:26]
03. Beginning (Final) [2:39]
04. ports theme (alt. mix) [3:53]
05. Ports Theme (Alt. Mix2) [2:39]
06. blue skied and clear (hard to reach) [5:19]
07. I Beleive [3:41]
08. Cranium (alternate version of Blue Skied an' Clear) [1:51]
09. Like Up (rough mix) [5:42]
10. Like Up [5:30]
11. Painting-Lost [1:13]
12. River Man (final version) [1:16]
13. untitled (mexico) [1:42]
14. river man (final versions) [1:05]
15. River Man 2-2 [0:55]
16. River Man 3-1 [2:06]
17. River Man 3-2 [0:55]
18. River Man 2-1 [1:01]
19. River Man 2-2 [2:08]

2004 Catch the Breeze
(MORR Music - double CD - "greatest hits" compilation)
01. Slowdive
02. Avalyn
03. Morningrise
04. She Calls
05. Catch the Breeze
06. Shine
07. Golden Hair (Syd Barrett cover)
08. Spanish Air
09. Waves
10. Alison
11. So Tired
12. Sing (with Brian Eno)
13. Souvlaki Space Station
14. Machine Gun
15. Here She Comes
16. When the Sun Hits
17. In Mind
18. Good Day Sunshine
19. Missing You
20. Rutti
21. Crazy For You
22. Trellisaze
23. Blue Skied An' Clear





Slowdive Demos:

Just For A Day demos:
01. Spanish Air [Demo] [6:13]
02. Catch the Breeze [Demo] [4:19]
03. Brighter [Demo] [3:45]
04. The Sadman [Demo] [4:40]
05. Primal [Demo] [5:39]
...
01. Catch the Breeze [Peel Session 1991] [4:19]
02. Shine (called "Song 1") [Peel Session 1991] [5:16]
03. Golden Hair [Peel Session 1991] [3:41]


Souvlaki-era demos:
01 Hide Yer Eyes (demo) [4:23]
02 Silver Screen (demo) [5:33]
03 AB (with brian eno) [2:55]
04 Bleed [3:31]
05 Dagger (Electric) [3:39]
06 drunken nonsense [1:05]
07 Hide Yer Eyes [3:24]
08 I Saw the Sun [3:22]
09 Instrumental (Take 1) [3:46]
10 jazz odeon (song 1) [3:47]
11 Joy [4:37]
12 Shine (Splendiferous Locust mix) [4:28]
13 Silver Screen (version 2) [4:06]
14 Sleep (Vocal) [4:17]
15 Summer Day [3:25]
16 Untitled 2 [4:22]
17 Untitled 3 [3:49]
18 Colours in Spin (live) [5:30]
19 Curtains And Carpets (live) [4:46]
20 It's not for you [3:46]
21 song number one [3:47]
22 stars that shine (souvlaki outtakes) [3:50]
23 i thought i saw [4:53]

Pygmalion demos:
01. Miranda [3:49]
02. Watch Me [3:46]
03. Yesterday [4:21]
04. To Watch [5:55]
05. Option One [3:55]
06. Cargo [4:27]
07. Sinewaves [5:15]
08. Ambient Guitar [5:53]
09. Crazy For You [4:41]
10. Prautrock [5:10]
...
11. Red Five [6:09]
12. Changes [4:57]

pre-Mojave 3 last demos :
01. Geisha (became 'pictures').mp3
02. Lonesome Fools (became 'sarah').mp3
03. Richard (became 'tomorrow's taken').mp3
04. Summer Daze (became 'mercy').mp3




Gigs:

live at gothenburg:
[01] untitled (live) [6:47]
[02] bleed (live) [3:22]
[03] catch the breeze (live) [4:08]
[04] silver screen (live) [5:49]
[05] morningrise (live) [4:35]
[06] ballad of sister sue (live) [4:20]

live in paris (29-02-1992):
[01] untitled (live) [3:17]
[02] spanish air (live) [3:57]
[03] slowdive (live) [4:33]
[04] catch the breeze (live) [3:53]
[05] silver screen (live) [5:27]
[06] morningrise (live) [4:27]
[07] ballad of sister sue (live) [4:24]
[08] avalyn one (live) [10:13]

live in oslo, 18th dec 1993:
[01] machine gun (live) [5:33]
[02] souvlaki space station (live) [5:06]
[03] slowdive (live) [4:40]
[04] avalyn (live) [5:41]
[05] catch the breeze (live) [4:14]
[06] melon yellow (live) [4:52]
[07] morningrise (live) [4:37]
[08] she calls (live) [7:44]

live stuttgart, ruhre (1993-10-24):
[01] machine gun (live) [5:50]
[02] souvlaki space station (live) [4:50]
[03] slowdive (live) [4:31]
[04] avalyn 1 (live) [5:50]
[05] catch the breeze (live) [4:10]
[06] melon yellow (live) [4:48]
[07] morningrise (live) [4:31]
[08] she calls (live) [6:43]

The Roxy, Los Angeles (US) - (with Rosemarys) (Apr 11, 1994)
[01] Machine Gun
[02] Souvlaki Space Station
[03] Slowdive
[04] Catch The Breeze
[05] 40 Days
[06] Avalyn
[07] Melon Yellow
[08] Morningrise
[09] When The Sun Hits
[10] Alison
[11] Losing Today

live at lee's palace, toronto 1994-05-21:
[01] machine gun (live) [5:03]
[02] souvlaki space station (live) [6:28]
[03] slowdive (live) [5:42]
[04] catch the breeze (live) [4:16]
[05] 40 days (live) [3:45]
[06] avalyn (live) [6:23]
[07] melon yellow (live) [4:51]
[08] when the sun hits (live) [5:27]
[09] alison (live) [4:50]
[10] losing today (live) [8:55]
[11] morning rise (live) [4:47]




TRIBUTE Slowdive:
Blue Skied An' Clear

01. Future 3 - Alison [3:13]
02. Isan - Waves [6:56]
03. Lali Puna - 40 Days [3:52]
04. Ulrich Schnauss - Crazy For You [6:32]
05. B. Fleischmann & Ms. John Soda - Here She Comes [4:25]
06. Limp - Souvlaki Space Station [5:19]
07. Solvent - When The Sun Hits [4:00]
08. Styrofoam - Altogether [3:58]
09. Skanfrom - Here She Comes [2:31]
10. Isan - Celia's Dream [4:42]
11. Komeit - When The Sun Hits [3:05]
12. Manual - Blue Skied An' Clear [5:33]
13. Herrmann & Kleine - Dagger [4:44]
14. Mum - Machine Gun [3:50]

VIDEO:

Slowdive - Catch The Breeze
Slowdive - Ballad Of Sister Sue
Slowdive - Shine
Slowdive - Alison
Slowdive - Morningrise - 1991 - Promo Video
Slowdive - US Promotional Video

Slowdive
London, Clapham Grand Jun-11-1993
Souvlaki tour
448x336x25; 36:53
01.Catch the Breeze
02.Slowdive
03.Avalyn
04.Alison
05.Melon Yellow
06.She Calls
07.40 Days
08.Morningrise

Slowdive
Toronto, Lee's Palace May-21-1994
448x336x29.97; 1:00:31
01.Machine Gun
02.Souvlaki Space Station
03.Slowdive
04.Catch the Breeze
05.40 Days
06.avalyn one
07.Melon Yellow
08.Alison
09.Losing Today
10.Morningrise

Slowdive
in Holland Feb-24-1992
448x336x29.97; 1:41:22
01.song number one
02.Spanish Air
03.Slowdive
04.Bleed
05.Catch the Breeze
06.Morningrise
07.She Calls
08.Ballad Of Sister Sue
09.Silver Screen
10.avalyn one


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welcome to request :)

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Slowdive - 1990 - Slowdive (EP)
Slowdive - 1991 - Holding Our Breath (EP)
Slowdive - 1991 - Holding Our Breath Demos
Slowdive - 1991 - Just For A Day
Slowdive - 1991 - Just for a Day (Rough Mix)
Slowdive - 1991 - Just for a Day [re 2005, Castle, 2xCD]
Slowdive - 1991 - Just For A Day Demos & Peel Sessions - Unreleased
Slowdive - 1991 - Morningrise (EP)
Slowdive - 1991 - Peel Session 1991
Slowdive - 1992 - Beach Song Take Me Down (Flexi 7)
Slowdive - 1992 - Beach Song Take Me Down (Sunday Records Flexi 7')
Slowdive - 1992 - Blue Day
Slowdive - 1992 - Blue Day [13]
Slowdive - 1993 - 5 (EP)
Slowdive - 1993 - 5 (EP) In Mind Remixes
Slowdive - 1993 - Outside Your Room (EP)
Slowdive - 1993 - Souvlaki
Slowdive - 1993 - Souvlaki-Era Demos & Live Recordings
Slowdive - 1993 - Souvlaki [re 2005]
Slowdive - 1994 - Pygmalion Demos and More
Slowdive - 1994 - Pygmalion Outtakes
Slowdive - 1995 - Pygmalion [re 2005]
Slowdive - 1995 - Unreleased Demos #1
Slowdive - 1996 - I Saw The Sun Unreleased
Slowdive - 1996 - Rare Tracks Volume 1
Slowdive - 1997 - Last Demos pre-Mojave 3
Slowdive - 1997 - Rare Tracks Volume 2
Slowdive - 1997 - Unreleased Demos #2
Slowdive - 1999 - I'm the Elephant, u are the Mouse (Soundtrack)
Slowdive - 1999 - I'm the Elephant, u are the Mouse from the Master tapes
Slowdive - 1999 - I'm the Elephant, u are the Mouse version
Slowdive - 2004 - Catch The Breeze Anthology 2CD

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The Pumpkin Fairies - 1989 - Demo #1 @ V0
The Pumpkin Fairies - 1989 - Demo #2 @ 80
Various - 2002 - Blue Skied An' Clear [Morr Music, CD1]
Various - 2002 - Blue Skied An' Clear [Morr Music, CD2]
Various - 2002 - Blue Skied And Clear (Slowdive Tribute) So Soft Records version

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1991.02.26 - Reading University UK
1991.09.03 - London
1991.09.03 - Marquee Club, London-bbc radio-1 recast (5 tracks) [160kbs]
1991.10.01 - Live at Cambridge Junction
1992.02.14 - Magasinet, Gotenberg Sweden Radio
1992.02.27 - Caveau Des Dominicains, Nancy
1992.02.29 - L'Espace Ornano, Paris
1992.05.17 - Rockcandy, Seattle WA
1992.05.23 - San Francisco Slim's - (7 tracks)
1992.05.24 - Santa Cruz, The Catalyst - (6 tracks)
1992.05.25 - Palo Alto the edge - (9 tracks) [128kbs]
1993.09.03 - Live at London New Cross Venue
1993.10.12 - Live at K ln - Die Kantine (Germany)
1993.10.18 - In Centrum Scene, Oslo Norway
1993.10.24 - Stuttgart, Roehre
1993.12.10 - Live at London - The Garage
1994.04.07 - New York
1994.04.11 - Los Angeles The Roxy
1994.05.17 - At Cabaret Metro, Chicago IL
1994.05.21 - At Lee's Palace, Toronto
1995 - Slowdive - Live Unsorted (compilation)
1998 - Slowdive - Live 1991-1994 (compilation)
Slowdive - Retrospective Radio Show

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FLAC:
SLOWDIVE 1991-02-26 Reading
SLOWDIVE 1991-03-04 Cambridge Corn Exchange
SLOWDIVE 1991-03-05 nottingham
SLOWDIVE 1991-03-06 London T24
SLOWDIVE 1991-03-07 london
SLOWDIVE 1991-06-28 London
SLOWDIVE 1991-07-27 Slough T4
SLOWDIVE 1991-09-03 London
SLOWDIVE 1991-09-18 Leicester T15
SLOWDIVE 1991-09-29 Brighton T25
SLOWDIVE 1991-12-04 Amsterdam T4
SLOWDIVE 1990-11-21 Town & Country Club London
SLOWDIVE 1993-09-03 London T12
SLOWDIVE 1993-10-18 Oslo Norway
SLOWDIVE 1993-10-21 Hamburg
SLOWDIVE DEMOS COLLECTION

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WWW:

slowdive discography by erik soderstrom

slowdive.wiki

mojave3.online

music.slowdive.pygmalion

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slowdive database project

deep slowdive

slowdive rusian page


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the best of the shoegazers (50))):

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Slowdive
Cocteau Twins
My Bloody Valentine
Lush
The Jesus and Mary Chain
Ride
Curve
Chapterhouse
Pale Saints
Swervedriver
Bowery Electric
lovesliescrushing
Medicine
Flying Saucer Attack
Windy & Carl
Black Tambourine
The Radio Dept.
Air Formation
Alcest
Airiel
Catherine Wheel
The Boo Radleys
Th' Faith Healers
Isobella
Soundpool
Nightblooms
Galaxie 500
Loop
Fleeting Joys
Les Discrets
Malory
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Pia Fraus
Bardo Pond
Secret Shine
Luminous Orange
Ringo Deathstarr
Drop Nineteens
Sugar Plant
Resplandor
Love Spirals Downwards
Aarktica
Deerhunter
Experimental Aircraft
Highspire
Sciflyer
Alcian Blue
Daphne Dawn
Maribel
Pinkshinyultrablast

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Shoegaze

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Commentaires

  • sing-sing

    Slowdive - Pygmalion Demos: http://www.sardonic-hee.com/music/mp3s/slowdive/ 01 Miranda.mp3 02 Watch Me.mp3 03 Yesterday.mp3 04 To Watch.mp3 05 Option One.mp3 06 Cargo.mp3 07 Sinewaves.mp3 08 Ambient Guitar.mp3 09 Crazy for You.mp3 10 Prautrock.mp3

    20 déc. 2005, 3h21m
  • sing-sing

    http://www.geocities.com/j_kupchik/rachelneil.html The Pumpkin Fairies (early Slowdive) 2 tracks: stephanie says.mp3 http://www2.hawaii.edu/~kupchik/pumpkinfairies_stephaniesays.mp3 whats the matter with me.mp3 http://www2.hawaii.edu/~kupchik/pumpkinfairies_whatsthematterwithme.mp3 A Brief History of Rachel Goswell and Neil Halstead Before Slowdive and Mojave 3 written by John Kupchik: This is my attempt at writing a brief timeline of what came before Slowdive and Mojave 3. Rachel Goswell and Neil Halstead are two musicians/singers/songwriters whom I respect and admire immensely, and information about them prior to Slowdive is basically nonexistent on the web. I thought it was about time someone did something about that, and this is what I have tried to do here. It isn't much, but it is more than was available on the web before. I still don't know much about Neil's life prior to Slowdive, so most of it is little tidbits about Rachel I have gathered. I hope this will serve as a useful and interesting resource for Slowdive and Mojave 3 fans everywhere, and that they will be able to see the events that led to Rachel and Neil's great contributions to music. This page is dedicated to this brilliant musical duo whom we all (should) know and love. 1970 Neil Halstead is born on 7 October in Wokingham, England (near Reading). 1971 Rachel Goswell is born on 16 May in a small village outside Reading, England. 1976/77 Neil's family moves to Sonning Common in Oxfordshire, and that is where he first meets Rachel (at school when they were about six years old). 1978 Rachel begins to learn guitar from her father at the age of 7. Sometime in the early-mid 1980s Rachel and Neil begin to take classical guitar lessons from Rachel's best friend's mother. They continue to pass eachother often, as they attended the same schools. Their friendship develops further. Sometime in the early-mid 1980s Neil does a paper round, saves up some money, and buys his first electric guitar. 1984 Rachel gets obsessed with Grace Jones. 1985 Rachel gets obsessed with The Smiths. Sometime in the mid-1980s Rachel discovers the Cure and Siouxsie and the Banshees from her older brother. 1988 Rachel and Neil get together and form the band the Pumpkin Fairies, along with future Slowdive bandmates Nick Chaplin on bass and Adrian Sell on drums (the latter was not in Slowdive very long). 1989 The Pumpkin Fairies record and release their 7 song cassette demo. It was recorded on 2 Jan 1989 at Reading Berks Rehearsal studios, when Neil was 18 and Rachel just 17. The tracklisting is as follows: 1)everything you breath 2) stephanie says*** 3)fifteen million smiles 4)you make me feel 5)whats the matter with me 6)dream on.. 7)(untitled ghost track) All tracks written by Neil except ***Velvet Underground. UPDATE (17 June 2005): Right-click on one of the highlighted tracks to download a complete mp3 version coded from a cassette>PC transfer of my copy of the demo tape. Approximately a few dozen cassettes were made, complete with B&W photocopied j-cards. The cover image is a picture of Rachel looking up, complete with poofed out goth hairdo, looking sorta like a cross between Robert Smith and Siouxsie (UPDATE 17 June 2005: I have added a scan of the cassette jcard here). They were sold at the few gigs they played in Reading, and given to friends. It is uncertain how many copies have survived to this day. On these songs Rachel was the only vocalist, although Neil does sing backup on stephanie says. This song (albeit a VU cover) was the first example of how perfect Rachel and Neil's voices harmonised. On the whole the songs sound highly derivative of My Bloody Valentine, sort of gothy in the English sense. But throughout there are definite signs of what Neil and Rachel would later write, definite hints. Rachel's vocals are up front and prominent, and sound surprisingly good for her young age. Neil's guitar work consists of mainly basic chords played through fuzzy effects (primarily distortion). The song whats the matter with me is probably the highlight of this demo, a wonderful whimsical little acoustic ditty with Rachel singing and Neil plucking away on the guitar. It sounds very quirky in a charming Syd Barrett sort of fashion. A really brilliant song that wouldn't sound all that out of place on a Mojave 3 record. The bonus track at the end is of unknown origin as it isn't listed in the credits. It is a recording presumably from 1988 in Rachel's parent's garage, where they practised. It sounds as if it was recorded on a boombox or a cheap portable cassette recorder. There's some talking at the end, and it's rather interesting to hear Rachel's high-pitched, youthful voice. Rather surprisingly, Neil's voice doesn't sound too different from what it is now. So a few months later the Pumpkin Fairies were no more, and Slowdive emerged in October of 1989. Destined to fade away into the annals of musical history totally unknown and forgotten, the Pumpkin Fairies are nevertheless important as they were the very beginnings of the musical partnership of Rachel and Neil, giving the world (or at least a few dozen people in Reading) a glimpse of the greatness to come. 1989 (Autumn) Neil has a place at University to read English Lit, but doesn't take it up because Slowdive are signed to Creation at the time... ...and it is here where the story ends and continues on into Slowdive, and further on to Mojave 3, and somewhere near on the horizon, into Rachel and Neil's individual solo careers... UPDATE (27 September 2003): I was recently contacted by Neil's mum Pamela. She graciously gave me some more tidbits about Neil's early years, which I've tried to fit into the above timeline, but the exact dates are unknown so it's sort of a general estimation. I've decided to just post her words below, directly as she sent them to me, in order to reference what information I got from her, as well as to have perhaps a more cohesive summation of what might appear a bit vague on the timeline above: Neil was born in Wokingham which is near Reading. We moved to a place called Sonning Common in Oxfordshire when he was small and that is where he met Rachel at School when they were about six years old. They lived in the next road and her parents and I still live in the village. They progressed through School together and as you know they had the same guitar teacher and learned classical guitar. Neil did a paper round and bought his first electric guitar. He had a place at University to read English Lit which he did not take up as Slowdive were signed at the time. contributions, questions, comments, corrections, etc. kindly send to blueskied@hotmail.com this page was created on 18 April 2001. updated on 17 June 2005. many thanks to Pamela Halstead for the info. http://www.geocities.com/j_kupchik/mojave3/moj001.jpg http://www.geocities.com/j_kupchik/mojave3/moj002.jpg http://www.geocities.com/j_kupchik/mojave3/moj003.jpg http://www.geocities.com/j_kupchik/mojave3/moj004.jpg ==== Full tracklist OST i'm the elephant, u are the mouse: 01 - ambient (alt. version).mp3 02 - beginning (rough).mp3 03 - beginning (final).mp3 04 - ports theme alt mix.mp3 05 - ports theme alt mix2.mp3 06 - blue skied and clear(hard to reach).mp3 07 - i beleive.mp3 08 - Cranium film mix.mp3 09 - like up rough mix.mp3 10 - like up .mp3 11 - painting-lost.mp3 12 - river man (final version).mp3 13 - untitled (mexico) .mp3 14 - river man (final versions).mp3 15 - river man 2-#2.mp3 16 - river man 3-#1.mp3 17 - river man 3-#2.mp3 18 - river man 2-#1.mp3 19 - river man 2-#2.mp3 http://rapidshare.de/files/3486267/Slowdive_-_iam_the_elephant_u_are_the_mouse_OST___19_tracks___Part_1.zip.html http://rapidshare.de/files/3487348/Slowdive_-_iam_the_elephant_u_are_the_mouse_OST___19_tracks___Part_2.zip.html ==== http://www.geocities.com/j_kupchik/slowydemos093098112094.html SLOWDIVE DEMOS LISTING ---------------------- FIRST DEMO: 1 Beach song 2 Take me down 3 Love me SLOWDIVE EP DEMOS: 1 Slowdive (extended mix) HOLDING OUR BREATH EP DEMOS: 1 Catch the breeze 2 Golden hair 3 Shine 4 Albatross JUST FOR A DAY DEMOS (“rough mix”): 1 Brighter 2 Spanish Air 3 Primal 4 The Sadman 5 Erik’s song 6 Catch the breeze 7 Waves SOUVLAKI DEMOS (November 1991-January 1993): 1 Summer Day 2 Silver Screen 3 Silver Screen (Courtyard Demo) 4 Hide Your Eyes 5 Hide Your Eyes (Demo) 6 Joy 7 Joy (extended mix) 8 Joy (drum machine) 9 Song 1 10 Song 1 (drum machine) 11 It’s not for you 12 It’s not for you (drum machine) 13 When the sun hits (demo) 14 I saw the sun 15 Song Seven (extended, different version of “I saw the sun”) 16 Starman (aka “stars”) 17 Alabama Moon (aka ”drunken nonsense”) 18 C Sharp Song (aka “instrumental take one”) 19 Acoustic Song (1992 demo of Eternal’s “remember”) 20 One Hundred Times 21 Let’s Go Away 22 Tina Williams (Tina Williams) 23 40 Days (demo) 24 Sweaty Scrotum 25 Eno song one (demo of “sing”) 26 AB (Eno Instrumental) 27 Eno song three (demo of “here she comes now”) 28 Sleep 29 Sleep (instrumental) 30 Thought I saw ( aka “song three”) 31 Dagger (electric) 32 Loop (instrumental version of “melon yellow”) 33 Bleed I AM THE ELEPHANT YOU ARE THE MOUSE soundtrack (Autumn 1994): 1 amb (alt version) 2 ambient 3 beginning (4) 4 beginning pt.2 5 cranium (film mix)* 6 I believe 7 like up 8 like up (rough mix/demo) 9 money 10 opening 11 painting/lost 12 river man (final version) 13 river man (final versions) 14 river man 2-#2 15 river man 3-#1 16 river man 3-#2 17 river man 2-#1 18 watch me (film mix) *early version of blue skied an' clear PYGMALION DEMOS (March 1994, ladbroke grove, London): 1 Miranda (demo) 2 Watch me 3 Yesterday 4 To watch 5 Option 1 6 Cargo 7 Red five 8 Sinewaves 9 Ambient guitar 10 Crazy for you (demo) 11 Prautrock 12 Changes 13 Facto 14 Cargo (vox) LAST SESSION (December 1994): 1 Geisha 2 Lonesome fools 3 Richard 4 Summerdaze 5 Your sun 6 Looking for yer eyes 7 You're beautiful ==== Browse Shows for Slowdive 1991-1995 00/00/91 London & Gothenburg London and Gothenburg England & Sweden 03/07/91 T & C London UK 03/26/91 BBC Radio One (Peel Session) London England 05/19/92 Vancouver Vancouver BC 06/06/91 T & C London UK 07/07/91 Slough Fest Unknown unknown 09/03/91 Unknown London England 10/12/91 Espace Ornano Paris France 11/12/91 Vaartkapoen Bruxelles Unknown ??/??/91 Just for a Day demos Studio UK 02/14/92 Unknown Gothenburg Sweden 02/18/92 Unknown Zeche Germany 02/29/92 L'espace Ornano Paris France 05/17/92 Seattle Seattle WA 05/23/92 Slim's San Francisco CA 05/24/92 Catalyst Santa Cruz CA 06/??/92 Bizarre Festival Alsdorf Germany 10/13/92 Effenaar Eindhoven Holland 06/13/93 London London UK 10/10/93 Vooruit Gent Belgium 10/12/93 Kantine Koln Germany 10/13/93 Effenaar Eindhoven Holland 10/18/93 the Centrum Oslo Norway 10/21/93 Logo Hamburg Germany 10/24/93 Rohre Stuttgart Germany ??/??/93 Souvlaki-era demos Studio UK 00/00/94 i'm the Elephant, U are the Mouse soundtrack unknown 04/07/94 CBGBs New York NY 05/20/94 Ontario Place Forum Ontario ON 05/21/94 Lee's Palace Toronto ON ??/??/94 Pygmalion-era demos Studio UK ??/??/94 I'm the Elephant, U are the Mouse Unknown Unknown London & Gothenburg London and Gothenburg England & Sweden London 9/3/91: slowdive catch the breeze spanish air avalyn she calls gothenburg: bleed catch the breeze silver screen morningrise ballad of sister sue avalyn interview 12 tracks +++++++ BBC Radio One (PeeI Session) London England catch the breeze shine golden hair +++++++ London England slowdive catch the breeze spanish air avalyn she calls +++++++ Vaartkapoen Bruxelles Unknown spanish air catch the breeze bleed slowdive ballad of sister sue morningrise she calls avalyn ll untitled +++++++ Just for a Day demos Studio UK spanish air catch the breeze erik's song waves brighter the sadman primal +++++++ Unknown Gothenburg Sweden bleed catch the breeze silver screen morningrise ballad of sister sue avalyn interview +++++++ Unknown Zeche Germany unknown spanish air slowdive unknown catch the breeze unknown morningrise unknown ballad of sister sue avalyn +++++++ L'espace Ornano Paris France unreleased demos (filler): i saw the sun (studio demo) joy (studio demo) bleed (Iive in studio) Iive at paris: slowdive (RacheI's soundcheck) slowdive (NeiI's soundcheck) untitled - song1 spanish air slowdive catch the breeze silver screen morningrise ballad of sister sue I Saw the Sun bootleg. cd begins with filler +++++++ SIim's San Francisco CA slowdive spanish air bleed catch the breeze joy morningrise she calls avalyn +++++++ Bizarre Festival AIsdorf Germany slowdive bleed catch the breeze when the sun hits avalyn +++++++ the Centrum Oslo Norway machine gun souvlaki space station slowdive avalyn catch the breeze melon yellow morningrise she calls bootleg sold by slowdive on their 1994 north american tour. +++++++ Logo Hamburg Germany Machine Gun Souvlaki Space Station SIowdive Avalyn Catch the Breeze Melon Yellow ? ? +++++++ Souvlaki-era demos Studio UK summer day silver screen (demo) hide yer eyes i saw the sun ab (with brian eno) stars that shine dagger (electric) sleep (vocaI) shine (splendiferous locust mix) silver screen (version 2) joy bleed i thought i saw song #1 drunken nonsense hide yer eyes (demo) instrumentaI (take one) it's not for you +++++++ i'm the EIephant, U are the Mouse soundtrack unknown 01: amb (alt. version) 02: ambient (alternative mix 03: ambient 04: beginning (4) 05: beginning (pt. 2) 06: cranium (film mix) 07: i believe 08: watch me (film mix) 09: Iike up 10: Iike up (demo/rough mix) 11: money 12: opening 13: painting/Iost 14. river man (final versions) 15. river man 2-#2 16. river man 3-#1 17. river man 3-#2 18. river man 2-#1 20 in mind (bandulu remix) 21 im mind (reload remix/the 147 take) 22 shine (splendour remix) 23 it's not for you 24 i saw the sun Tracks 1-19 from the unreleased soundtrack to i'm the Elephant, U are the Mouse directly from the director! Tracks 20-24 filler from 5EP: In Mind remixes, Sorted Snorted and Sported compilation and unreleased Souvlaki demos. NOTE: IKell revised tracklist 10/22/05 +++++++ CBGBs New York NY 1. Machine Gun 2. Souvlaki Space Station 3. Mellon Yellow 4. SIowdive 5. Catch the Breeze 6. Avalyn 7. Spanish Air 8. When the Sun Hits 9. Morningrise 10. Losing Today 11. AIIison 12. 40 Days +++++++ Pygmalion-era demos Studio UK miranda watch me yesterday to watch option one (instrumentaI #2) cargo sinewaves ambient guitar crazy for you prautrock changes red five +++++++ EP's 90'-93' Collection 1-slowdive 2-avalyn 3-morningrise 4-she calls 5-Iosing today 6-catch the breeze 7-golden hair 8-shine 9-albatross 10-so tired 11-moussaka chaos 12-good day sunshine 13-missing you 14-in mind 15-country rain 16-beach song 17-take me down

    6 jan. 2006, 16h09m
  • yig

    GREAT post! :o

    22 jan. 2006, 23h56m
  • avatarofnirvana

    Amazing, I'm on a slowdive downloading binge

    11 mars 2006, 4h34m
  • maxinemogadon

    This is probably the most informative thing ive ever read on this site. Amazingly comprehensive!

    20 mars 2006, 0h01m
  • heliotropic2005

    Wow, I now have double the Slowdive on my computer, thanks to this post. Thank you kindly!

    19 avr. 2006, 0h11m
  • sing-sing

    Slowdive everything2.com - full history & discography: ...One of the few musical incarnations of absolute beauty ever to exist in the world, the band Slowdive was formed in Reading, England, in 1989, by singer/guitarist Neil Halstead (b. October 7, 1970), singer/guitarist Rachel Goswell (b. May 16, 1971), bassist Nick Chaplin (b. December 23, 1970), guitarist Christian Savill (b. December 6, 1970), and drummer Adrian Sell....

    13 juin 2006, 17h52m
  • ambient1226

    Hola a todos Solo les informo que yo he cargado Just For A day [Demos] y que todos ustedes pueden transferirlo aquí: http://rapidshare.de/files/27120980/_1991__Just_For_A_Day__Demos_.zip.html track list: 1991 1. Spanish Air [Demo] 2. Catch The Breeze [Demo] 3. Brighter [Demo] 4. The Sadman [Demo] 5. Primal [Demo] 6. Shine [Peel Session] 7. Golden Hair [Peel Session]

    26 jui. 2006, 19h32m
  • KirSagaro

    You have made great work. Thank you so much for your attention to the most wonderful and the most atmospheric thing in the world - Shoegaze. All I can say to you is just "thanks". By the way, it's only about a month when I began to listen them. And I hungry to they music. Thanks people like you, because with you nearby such hunger will never ends.

    11 jui. 2008, 7h57m
  • bleakeraudio

    WOW! Great!

    22 oct. 2008, 1h46m
  • CloudWithABow

    amazing! Thanks a lot!

    16 mars 2009, 22h31m
  • sing-sing

    Thanxxx my friends))) You're welcome --- AUDIO --- Slowdive - 1993 - Souvlaki http://www.zshare.net/download/571501641b4deac6/ Slowdive - 1991 - Just For A Day http://www.zshare.net/download/557027416b58bb10/ Slowdive - CBGB's NYC 1994.04.07 http://www.zshare.net/download/5337352692872eee/ Slowdive - 1990 - Slowdive (EP) Slowdive - 1991 - Holding Our Breath (EP) Slowdive - 1991 - Morningrise (EP) http://ifolder.ru/8230621 Slowdive - 1993 - 5 (EP) Slowdive - 1992 - Blue Day Slowdive - 1993 - Outside Your Room (EP) Slowdive - 1995 - Pygmalion http://www.zshare.net/download/525060956798ee78/ Slowdive Unreleased - Souvlaki-Era Demos & Live Recordings http://www.zshare.net/download/57151486b75fb520/ Slowdive - 2004 - Catch The Breeze Anthology 2CD http://www.zshare.net/download/5250610377cf9145/ The Zephyrs feat. Rachel Goswell - Setting Sun http://www.zshare.net/audio/2800340b963859/ --- TRIBUTE --- Various - Slowdive Tribute 2002 Blue Skied An' Clear [Morr Music] http://www.zshare.net/download/52507545417895f5/ Various - Slowdive Tribute - 2002 - So Soft Records http://www.zshare.net/download/5250753105778b9c/ ---- VIDEO ---- Slowdive - Shine http://www.zshare.net/video/571499829c2a7fce/ Slowdive - Alison http://www.zshare.net/video/5715109676be9d26/ Slowdive - Ballad Of Sister Sue http://www.zshare.net/video/5715117468b54c2b/ Slowdive - Catch The Breeze http://www.zshare.net/video/571511628a4e027d/ Rachel Goswell & Slowdive - Save Yourself [Boston 08.11.2004] http://www.zshare.net/video/57150802a112c2d9/

    16 mars 2009, 23h55m
  • dsanchezvasquez

    the Slowdive gig in the Sentrum Scene, Oslo took place in october, and not december

    3 juin 2009, 13h56m
  • sing-sing

    thanks for info)

    3 juin 2009, 18h55m
  • dsanchezvasquez

    Hello guys! I would like to invite everyone to join a project I have in mind since some months ago: The Slowdive Database. It's a gigography including notes, setlists... from Slowdive, Mojave 3, Televise... The website is based in a Wiki application, meaning everyone can go and update any information very quickly. If someone is too lazy to do it, you can email me the info and I will do the update. The idea was inspired from the cure-concerts.de website and the Pulp Wiki. Here is an example of the list of concert dates for Slowdive http://slowdivedatabase.com/index.php/Slowdive/Concerts (the links with "?" means pages with no info at the moment) And here is the detail of what should be in every date http://slowdivedatabase.com/index.php/Slowdive/19940521Toronto Everyone is welcome to help with this project! http://slowdivedatabase.com/index.php Cheers, David

    11 nov. 2009, 18h11m
  • dsanchezvasquez

    A ticket from the legendary Oslo show have been added to the database http://slowdivedatabase.com/index.php/Slowdive/19931018Oslo

    19 jan. 2010, 1h04m
  • sing-sing

    many thanks! here's some new links http://deep-sky-object.livejournal.com/tag/slowdive

    19 jan. 2010, 1h14m
  • gtejay

    Wow! Great page but how do I download the Pumpkin Fairies Demos? Nothing is highlighted anymore :0(

    15 jui. 2010, 21h32m
  • PartySanCTG

    Awesome discography. Thanks a ton! Now I know what to look for - all I have so far are their 3 albums.

    21 déc. 2010, 16h43m
  • Stegozaurus

    Вот это коллекция!

    21 fév. 2011, 18h18m
  • sing-sing

    http://slowdivedatabase.com/index.php/Slowdive/History

    7 nov. 2011, 1h18m
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