Among My Swan

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Among My Swan
Studio album by Mazzy Star
Released October 29, 1996
Genre Dream pop, folk, ambient, acoustic, psychedelic rock
Length 54:00
Label Capitol
Producer David Roback
Hope Sandoval
Mazzy Star chronology
So Tonight That I Might See
(1993)
Among My Swan
(1996)
Seasons of Your Day
(2013)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]

Among My Swan is the third album by the band Mazzy Star. Although Among My Swan did not contain any US Billboard Hot 100 hits like its predecessor, So Tonight That I Might See, this album garnered the band its highest-ranking single on the UK Singles Chart, when "Flowers In December" reached No. 40 in November 1996.[2] "I've Been Let Down", did not chart in either the United States or the UK.

Among My Swan relied less on the echo effect that was nearly ubiquitous in all tracks on the previous two albums. Hope Sandoval's voice is paired with simple acoustic instrumentation that marks most of the tracks. The guitar and harmonica accompaniment on "I've Been Let Down" is a prime example of this. These tracks are not markedly different in sound or feel from the preceding two albums.

Following the release of "I've Been Let Down" as a single in 1996, Mazzy Star went on hiatus and did not release new music until the "Common Burn" single in 2011. A new album was released in 2013.

Track listing[edit]

All music by David Roback.
All lyrics by Hope Sandoval except "Rhymes of an Hour" by David Roback/Hope Sandoval.

  1. "Disappear" – 4:04
  2. "Flowers in December" – 4:57
  3. "Rhymes of an Hour" – 4:12
  4. "Cry, Cry" – 3:58
  5. "Take Everything" – 4:53
  6. "Still Cold" – 4:48
    • Drums: Aaron Sherer
  7. "All Your Sisters" – 5:16
  8. "I've Been Let Down" – 3:17
  9. "Roseblood" – 4:51
  10. "Happy" – 3:58
  11. "Umbilical" – 4:59
  12. "Look on Down from the Bridge" – 4:47

Credits and personnel[edit]

Musicians
  • David Roback — guitars, keyboard, songwriter, producer, audio engineering, album design
  • Hope Sandoval — vocals, harmonica, percussion, songwriter, co-producer, album design
  • William Cooper — strings, audio engineering
  • Jill Emery — bass
  • Keith Mitchell — drums
  • William Reid — additional guitar on "Take Everything"
  • Aaron Sherer — drums on "Take Everything" and "Still Cold"
Production

References[edit]

  1. ^ Among My Swan at AllMusic
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 357. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.