Raise (album)

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Studio album by Swervedriver
Released September 30, 1991
Recorded The Greenhouse and Falconer Studios
Genre Alternative rock, shoegazing
Length 44:55
Label Creation Records
Producer Swervedriver
Swervedriver chronology
Mezcal Head
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (7.3/10)[2]
PopMatters 7/10 stars[3]
The A.V. Club A[4]
This article is about the album by British band Swervedriver. For the album by Earth, Wind, and Fire, see Raise!

Raise is the first studio album by the British alternative rock band, Swervedriver. The album only contained six new songs; "Son of Mustang Ford", "Rave Down" and "Sandblasted" had all appeared on earlier EPs and singles released by the band between 1990 and 1991.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Sci-Flyer" – 5:12
  2. "Pile-Up" – 3:42
  3. "Son of Mustang Ford" – 4:11
  4. "Deep Seat" – 6:04
  5. "Rave Down" – 5:06
  6. "Sunset" – 5:24
  7. "Feel So Real" – 4:40
  8. "Sandblasted" – 5:41
  9. "Lead Me Where You Dare..." – 4:53

Early pressings of the UK LP came with a free 7", which included "Surf Twang" (a 4-track version of "Last Train to Satansville") and "Deep Twang" (a 4-track version of "Deep Seat"), both of which were instrumental.[5]

Sony BMG reissued the album in 2008 in the UK as a "Remastered and Expanded" edition (Hi-Speed Soul/Second Motion released it in the US in 2009) with four bonus tracks

  1. "Hands" – 3:28
  2. "Andalucia" – 3:52
  3. "Kill the Superheroes" – 6:03
  4. "Over" – 5:31


The album was engineered by Philip Ames and mixed by Anjali Dutt.


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