So Tonight That I Might See

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So Tonight That I Might See
Mazzy Star-So Tonight That I Might See.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 5, 1993
Genre
Length51:36
LabelCapitol
ProducerDavid Roback
Mazzy Star chronology
She Hangs Brightly
(1990)
So Tonight That I Might See
(1993)
Among My Swan
(1996)

So Tonight That I Might See is the second studio album by American dream pop band Mazzy Star, released on October 5, 1993.

The album's first track, "Fade into You", became the band's first and only single to make the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at number 44, and also charted at number 48 on the UK Singles Chart.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyA[2]
Los Angeles Times3.5/4 stars[3]
NME8/10[4]
Rolling Stone2/5 stars[5]

In a highly positive review, Steve Hochman of the Los Angeles Times called So Tonight That I Might See "far more narcotic and hypnotic than anything the whole techno-trance universe has digitally blipped up to date."[3] NME described it as an "even more lustrous, becalmed work" than She Hangs Brightly,[4] later placing it at number 44 on its year-end list of the best albums of 1993.[6] Lorraine Ali of Rolling Stone was more critical, writing that the album's initially intriguing qualities grow "increasingly monotonous",[5] while Robert Christgau of The Village Voice dismissed the album as a "dud".[7]

AllMusic critic Ned Raggett retrospectively wrote that So Tonight That I Might See "remains the group's undisputed high point, mixing in plenty of variety among its tracks without losing sight of what made the group so special to begin with".[1] In 2010, Pitchfork listed the track "Fade into You" at number 19 on its list of the top 200 tracks of the 1990s.[8] In 2018, the website ranked So Tonight That I Might See second on its list of the 30 best dream pop albums.[9]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Hope Sandoval and David Roback, except where noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Fade into You" 4:55
2."Bells Ring" 4:32
3."Mary of Silence" 6:02
4."Five String Serenade"Arthur Lee4:24
5."Blue Light" 5:10
6."She's My Baby" 4:25
7."Unreflected" 3:42
8."Wasted" 5:31
9."Into Dust" 5:36
10."So Tonight That I Might See" 7:19
Total length:51:36

Personnel[edit]

Credits for So Tonight That I Might See adapted from album liner notes.[10]

Mazzy Star

Additional personnel

  • Jason Yates – bass
  • Keith Mitchell – drums
  • William Cooper – strings
  • Dale Everingham – technical assistance

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Raggett, Ned. "So Tonight That I Might See – Mazzy Star". AllMusic. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  2. ^ Thigpen, David (November 19, 1993). "So Tonight That I Might See". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Hochman, Steve (October 31, 1993). "A Reined-In Ride Through Ronstadt Country; Mazzy's Fuzzy Dreamland". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Mazzy Star: So Tonight That I Might See". NME: 33. October 2, 1993.
  5. ^ a b Ali, Lorraine (December 9, 1993). "Mazzy Star: So Tonight That I Might See". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on August 10, 2009. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  6. ^ "The Top 50 LPs of 1993". NME: 67. December 25, 1993.
  7. ^ Christgau, Robert (September 13, 1994). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. Retrieved August 13, 2017.
  8. ^ "The Top 200 Tracks of the 1990s: 20–01". Pitchfork. September 3, 2010. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  9. ^ "The 30 Best Dream Pop Albums". Pitchfork. April 16, 2018. p. 3. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  10. ^ So Tonight That I Might See (liner notes). Mazzy Star. Capitol Records. 1993. CDEST 2206.

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