Gala (album)

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Gala
Compilation album by Lush
Released 13 November 1990
Recorded July 1989 – August 1990
Genre Shoegazing
Length 46:14
Label 4AD
Lush chronology
Gala
(1990)
Spooky
(1992)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
The New York Times (positive)[2]

Gala is the debut compilation album by British shoegazing group Lush, which was first released in the US on November 13, 1990. The compilation was released as an introduction to the US and Japanese markets, comprising the band's first three EPs (in reverse chronological order) plus two additional tracks.[3] The compilation was also released by 4AD in the UK.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Sweetness and Light"   Anderson 5:19
2. "Sunbathing"   Anderson 3:09
3. "Breeze"   Anderson, Berenyi 2:48
4. "De-Luxe"   Anderson 3:31
5. "Leaves Me Cold"   Berenyi 2:56
6. "Downer"   Anderson 2:41
7. "Thoughtforms" (Second Version) Anderson 2:45
8. "Baby Talk"   Berenyi 2:18
9. "Thoughtforms" (Original Version) Anderson 2:45
10. "Scarlet" (Original Version) Anderson, Berenyi 3:27
11. "Bitter"   Berenyi 2:02
12. "Second Sight"   Berenyi 2:40
13. "Etheriel"   Anderson, Berenyi 3:25
14. "Hey Hey Helen"   Andersson, Ulvaeus 2:29
15. "Scarlet" (Longer Version) Anderson, Berenyi 3:55

Component EPs/tracks[edit]

The EPs and tracks that make up the album are:

Sweetness and Light EP
Mad Love EP
  • Tracks 4, 5, 6, and 7: released 26 February 1990
    • Produced by Robin Guthrie
    • Engineered by Lincoln Fong and Robin Guthrie
    • Recorded at September Sound and The Church Studio, London, December 1989
Scar mini-album
  • Tracks 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13: released 9 October 1989
"Hey Hey Helen"
  • Track 14: previously unreleased
    • Produced by Robin Guthrie
    • Engineered by Guy Fixsen and Robin Guthrie
    • Recorded at First Protocol and September Sound, London, February 1990
"Scarlet" (Longer Version)
  • Track 15: previously released as part of Gigantic! 2, a CD available via Melody Maker newspaper, April 1990[4]
    • Produced and engineered by Robin Guthrie
    • Recorded at September Sound, London, April 1990

Release history[edit]

Country Date Label Format Catalogue #
United States 13 November 1990 4AD/Reprise CD 9 26463-2
United Kingdom 3 December 1990 4AD CD CAD 0017 CD
LP CAD 0017
Japan 5 December 1990 Nippon Columbia CD COCY-6925

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