See You on the Other Side (Mercury Rev album)

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See You on the Other Side
Studio album by Mercury Rev
Released September 19, 1995
Genre Neo-psychedelia, noise pop
Length 39:16
Label Beggars Banquet
Producer Jonathan Donahue, Dave Fridmann, Grasshopper, Suzanne Thorpe, Jimy Chambers
Mercury Rev chronology
See You on the Other Side
Deserter's Songs
Singles from See You on the Other Side
  1. "Everlasting Arm"/"Dead Man"
    Released: 1994
  2. "Young Man's Stride"
    Released: 1995 (promo)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Sputnikmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

See You on the Other Side is the third studio album by American neo-psychedelia band Mercury Rev, released in 1995 by record label Beggars Banquet.


This was the first Mercury Rev album following the departure of former lead singer Dave Baker. It also marks a transition between the earlier, noisier sound of their first two releases to the more orchestrated, soft and lush arrangements the band would embrace on subsequent albums.[citation needed]

The title for the album comes from what Dave Fridmann would say to the band members before going onstage.[citation needed]

The album cover is taken from a 1975 7 Up commercial entitled 'Uncola'.[3] The album's back cover is a photograph of Donahue despondently loading a revolver.

The video for "Young Man's Stride" was directed by Moby.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Empire State (Son House in Excelsis)" Jonathan Donahue, Sean "Grasshopper" Mackowiak, Suzanne Thorpe 7:29
2. "Young Man's Stride" Donahue, Mackowiak 2:43
3. "Sudden Ray of Hope" Jimy Chambers, Donahue, Dave Fridmann, Mackowiak, Thorpe 5:18
4. "Everlasting Arm" Donahue, Mackowiak, Thorpe 5:15
5. "Racing the Tide" Chambers, Donahue, Mackowiak, Thorpe 7:31
6. "Close Encounters of the 3rd Grade" Chambers, Donahue, Fridmann, Mackowiak, Thorpe 3:03
7. "A Kiss from An Old Flame (A Trip to the Moon)" Donahue, Mackowiak 4:22
8. "Peaceful Night" Donahue, Mackowiak 3:32


Adapted from the liner notes

All Horns and Strings arranged by Donahue/Grasshopper, except "Sudden Ray of Hope" by Chambers/Thorpe

  • Mark Marinoff – Saxophones
  • Matt Jordan – Trumpets
  • Rachel Handman – Strings
  • Chris Reilly – Tablas
  • Jake Congelo – Piano on "Peaceful Night"
  • Carmen Quinoñes – Female Vocals on "Racing the Tide" and "Close Encounters of the 3rd Grade"
  • Tomcat Stamos – Expressed Male Interruptions on "Close Encounters of the 3rd Grade"


  1. ^ Phares, Heather. "See You on the Other Side – Mercury Rev | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved March 24, 2015. 
  2. ^ Phares, Heather. "See You on the Other Side – Mercury Rev | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | Sputnikmusic". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved June 11, 2016. 
  3. ^ "7up "Uncola" 1975". YouTube. December 10, 2007. Retrieved January 7, 2012.