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She Hangs Brightly [CASSETTE]


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  • Audio Cassette (4 Jun 1991)
  • Label: Caroline Distributio
  • ASIN: B00000EW2Z
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By D. Newton on 1 Sep 2007
Format: Audio CD
Mazzy Star's debut album is a dreamy blend of folk/pop with hints of blues and a twist of 1960s-style psychedelic rock. What really stands out, though, is Hope Sandoval's remarkable voice, by turns honeyed, strong and plaintive but always pretty damn sexy.

The most successful tracks are those with a more minimal backing to Sandoval's vocals, for example `Ride It On' and `Give You My Loving'. `I'm Sailing' shows a strong blues influence whilst `Ghost Highway' and the title track are rockier numbers. These latter songs are the albums slight weak points, the title track in particular outstays its welcome a little.

The lyrics match Sandoval's vocals beautifully - melancholy tales of absent men and unrequited love are steeped in the atmosphere of America's Deep South.

`She Hangs Brightly' is a lovely record with few faults; as mentioned the best tracks are truly exquisite. Recommended.
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By S Bailey on 29 Aug 2013
Format: Audio CD
40 minutes of slow-paced alternative rock with sultry vocal performances and occasional psychedelic blues emphases. This elliptically titled debut album was recently profiled in retro music magazine Uncut magazine. It was enthuisastically described as, "the template for the band's music: soft focus, Lynchian and nocturnal", and rightly awarded a rating of 10 out of 10. It is as good as this relatively indolent group's one and only hit single - the captivating, much-covered ballad of 1994, 'Fade Into You'.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Peter Csihas on 26 Jan 2010
Format: Vinyl
Mazzy Star's first album is still the best. I've listened to it since the 90's.
Both Vinyl and CD versions are good in different ways.
Be My Angel is my favorite track.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By dan on 9 Dec 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
If you are not a Mazzy Star diehard, then you may find this early effort a bit disappointing. The music and vocal are relatively undeveloped,it is only beginning to all come together for that Mazzy Star sound. Far better to go for Among My Swan if you want to discover this band at their best. This is nothing special.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By RA Wise on 14 Nov 2009
Format: Audio CD
After finally getting round to acquiring Mazzy Star's three albums, I find this to be my favourite by quite a long way. That's not to say I don't like the two that followed, but the tracks here sound more like proper songs; rather than murmured, impressionistic mood pieces. Imagine The Velvet Underground fronted by Dolly Parton (well not quite! Hope Sandoval's vocals are quite unique, but you get the idea), a successful emulsion of country/folk meets indie/rock, all whipped together in a blender called `pop'.
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