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Product details

  • Audio CD (17 April 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Nude
  • ASIN: B0000070K3
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 156,140 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Sweet Dreams for You
  2. Crush
  3. Scorch
  4. Rooms
  5. Greatest Secret
  6. Glorious
  7. Any John
  8. Katie Stood on the Benches
  9. Picture This
  10. The Maritime Waltz

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Goya Dress - Rooms

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Format: Audio CD
Ever get that feeling of intense irritation and creeping unease when you discover a really jawdroppingly amazing album and band from a few years back and then realize that nobody else in the known and civilized universe (including yourself) has ever heard of them? yep - me too - and if you happen to chance across a copy of Goya Dress's majestically outer-spacey one and only album Rooms from way back in 1996, then you might feel the same as me. Primarily the brainchild of a classically trained Shetlander named Astrid Williamson, Rooms is only a little over half an hour in length but manages to achieve more in that space of time than most other British indie bands of the nineties could manage in a many-albumed career. Goya Dress were signed to the Nude label, most notable for being the initial home of Suede, as well as those other great lost indie stargazers of the 90's, Geneva and Ultrasound. And if you're looking for touchstones regarding Goya Dress's aesthetic, then think of those three bands, plus any number of wild influences - Astrid's flighty yet often ragged vocals and epic, ethereal prog-pop dreamscapes alternately recall the work of Throwing Muses, Kate Bush, Eddi Reader, The Blue Nile and All About Eve, although Astrid's vision is uniquely and defiantly her own - although John Cale's production lends proceedings a hushed air of icy intimacy. Janglesome opener Sweet Dreams For You and the almost punky Crush are joyous but misleading - there's the heartstopping piano-led title track, the insidious melodrama of Scorch, the Floydian meanderings of Picture This, Greatest's Secret's barely restrained gossamer anguish... while closer The Maritime Waltz carries you off on an air of pastoral splendour.Read more ›
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Format: Audio CD
I could not understand why this album did not get greater recognition, close to being a classic. Particular favourites are "Any John", "Picture This" and "Katy" which are still there in my memory (I bought this on cassette when it was released and it go chewed up - all the best ones did probably because they got played so much). Hence I am buying it again while it is still available (hopefully).
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By A Customer on 21 May 2001
Format: Audio CD
It's a shame that sharing a label with Suede did absolutely nothing for Goya Dress, because Rooms is every bit as elegant, grand, and enchanting as the glam revivalists' Dog Man Star. The British press totally dropped the ball on this one, and I'm sure that didn't help Goya's inability to land U.S. distribution. One play through this record will leave you shocked that Astrid Williamson isn't nearly as treasured as singer/songwriter faves Sarah McLachlan and Tori Amos. Her voice absolutely soars through these ten songs; check your pulse if the chorus of "Sweet Dreams for You" doesn't send chilled tingles through your spine. The skillful backing of Terry de Castro on bass and Simon Pearson on drums complement Williamson's songs lovingly, and this record couldn't have had a better-suited producer in John Cale. (Williamson also played guitar and piano!) Rooms is also adorned tastefully with strings and horns, adding a very graceful flourish. If the only thing keeping you from obsessing over Tori Amos is her space cadet tendencies, seek out this brilliant record. I dare you to find many equals within the domain of dramatic, non-pretentious pop.
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Format: Audio CD
This album is somewhere to go and keep visiting until you carry it with you everywhere. I mean in your head not just via earbuds. I bought it at the time of it's release but so many poor people were not allowed to hear it. A classic album which can only grow and grow.
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HASH(0x949ecfb4) out of 5 stars Two very good songs on this album 2 Jan. 2007
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"Greatest Secret" is a perfect song. The opening track is also a great song. Everything else isn't all that memorable.

If you can just get mp3 files, buy "Greatest Secret" as it is as good as any song out there. It reminds me a bit of "Pooka" or a girl band equivalent of "Badly Drawn Boy."
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