Pygmalion (album)

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Pygmalion
Studio album by Slowdive
Released February 6, 1995 (1995-02-06)
Recorded 1994 at Courtyard Studios in Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire
Genre Post-rock, ambient, dream pop, experimental rock
Length 48:23
Label Creation/EMI
Producer Chris Hufford and Slowdive
Slowdive chronology
Souvlaki
(1993)
Pygmalion
(1995)
Catch the Breeze
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars link
BBC favourable link
Pitchfork Media 8.7/10 link
Ultimate Guitar Archive 9/10 link

Pygmalion is the third studio album by Slowdive, released on 6 February 1995. A departure from their previous two albums, Pygmalion incorporated a more experimental sound tilted towards ambient electronic music, with sparse, atmospheric arrangements. All compositions were by Neil Halstead. Lyrics on tracks "Miranda" and "Visions of LA" were by Rachel Goswell. The cover illustration was done by acclaimed designer Steven Woodhouse. It was the final album before Slowdive disbanded in 1995. The album was remastered and reissued on Cherry Red in 2010, with a bonus disc consisting of demo versions of Pygmalion-era tracks.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Neil Halstead, except where noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Rutti"     10:06
2. "Crazy for You"     6:00
3. "Miranda"   Halstead, Rachel Goswell 4:49
4. "Trellisaze"     6:21
5. "Cello"     1:33
6. "J's Heaven"     6:45
7. "Visions of La"   Halstead, Goswell 1:46
8. "Blue Skied an' Clear"     6:54
9. "All of Us"     4:09
Total length:
48:23
US 2-disc vinyl edition bonus tracks
No. Title Length
10. "Watch Me"    
11. "Yesterday"    
12. "To Watch"    
13. "Changes"    
2010 reissue bonus disc, Pygmalion Demos
No. Title Length
1. "Miranda"   3:49
2. "Watch Me"   3:48
3. "Yesterday"   4:23
4. "To Watch"   5:55
5. "Öption One (Instrumental #1)"   3:53
6. "Cargo"   4:27
7. "Sinewaves"   5:15
8. "Ambient Guitar"   5:50
9. "Crazy for You (Alt Version)"   4:40
10. "Prautrock"   5:08
11. "Changes"   4:54
12. "Red Five"   6:07
Total length:
58:09

Personnel[edit]

  • Neil Halstead – vocals, guitar
  • Rachel Goswell – vocals, guitar
  • Christian Savill – guitar
  • Nick Chaplin – bass guitar
  • Adrian Sell – drums
  • Ian McCutcheon – drums
  • Engineered and produced by Chris Hufford and Slowdive