Among My Swan

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Among My Swan
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Studio album by Mazzy Star
Released October 29, 1996
Genre 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, released in 1996. 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[citation needed]. 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 an explicit 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 single "Common Burn"/"Lay Myself Down" in 2011. A new album, Seasons of Your Day 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

Personnel[edit]

Trivia[edit]

"Look on Down from the Bridge" is featured in the closing sequence of the Rick and Morty episode "Rick Potion #9." It is also featured in the end credits of the 1999 The Sopranos episode "Meadowlands", and in the 2011 movie Texas Killing Fields.

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.