Seasons of Your Day
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Seasons of Your Day

24 Sep 2013

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  Song Title
In the Kingdom
I've Gotta Stop
Does Someone Have Your Baby Now?
Common Burn
Seasons of Your Day
Lay Myself Down
Flying Low

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  • Original Release Date: 24 Sep 2013
  • Release Date: 24 Sep 2013
  • Label: Rhymes of an Hour Records
  • Copyright: 2013 Rhymes of an Hour Records
  • Total Length: 49:59
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,443 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mazzy Star - Business as usual 24 Sep 2013
Format:Audio CD
"Seasons of your day" comes after a humongous seventeen year gap since Mazzy Star's last album. It reflects in turn the dissolution of the band in the nineties and their tortuously slow reunion kick started by the lovely single "Common Burn" at the heart of this album. In their prime Hope Sandoval and David Roback not only recorded the national anthem of dreamy pop "Fade into you" but also prefigured a host of bands who have followed in there footsteps not least Beach House. It is good to have them back and check out the excellent article on the history of this intriguing musical partnership in the October edition of Uncut.

For those of you who own any Mazzy Star long players like the excellent "So tonight I might see" this new album will not represent a radical departure once you slip on the headphones. The minimalist and languid nature of the album is completely in tune with their previous work ethic as is the dusky quality of Sandoval's voice accompanied by the brilliant guitar playing of Roback. Highlights include the late great Bert Jansch's accompaniment on the powerful folk blues "Spoon", the excellent opener "In the kingdom" which really does show the debt that Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally owe to this band and the lovely country acoustics of "Flying Low" where the band head into territory usually occupied by the Handsome Family. The haunting "California"in turn reprises all that is good about the music of Mazzy Star while the slow blues of "Does somebody have your baby now" feels like it floats in the ether its so effortless. Ultimately some may complain that to return after such a long hiatus with an album that it completely consistent with work done in the 1980's and 1990's is a missed opportunity. That would be churlish. Mazzy Star produce beautiful music and in a week where the world has seen much ugliness "Seasons of your day" is almost therapeutic.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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It has been an astonishing 17-years since the last Mazzy Star album, the underrated "Among My Swan" (1996). After that subdued album Mazzy Star (effectively the duo of David Roback and Hope Sandoval) apparently kept collaborating and recording together, discarding most of their efforts until they came up with the 10-tracks on "Seasons Of Your Day". Well simply put it is a gem provided you've can get into the right mind-set. This ain't pop music, as it has always been with Mazzy Star a significant portion is post-Velvets drone rock but with a few (minor) new twists....

A surprising number of the tracks are acoustic and therefore quite folky including a beautiful duet with the late, great Bert Jansch on the fade out to the 6 minute long "Spoon". Furthermore there are tasteful touches of slide guitar here and there until the final track, "Flying Low" where Roback really tears at his guitar with his slide hitting a potent laidback bluesy groove. Most of the tracks are meditative and quietly melancholic with Sandoval's deliciously narcotic sleepy vocals proving a world weary accompaniment to Roback's supremely evocative music. The fastest track is probably "Lay Myself Down", the B-Side of 2011's excellent 'Common Burn' single (also here), which has a bit of a country influence with some excellent pedal steel licks threading through the tune reminding me if anything of Jerry Garcia's amazing steel work on the 1st 'New Riders of the Purple Sage' LP from 1971.

Therefore a definite recommendation for anyone who enjoyed the music of the first era of this great band in the early/mid-90's and also for anyone too young for that but is curious to find out what all the fuss was about.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars They're back at last!!! 20 Oct 2013
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Many have tried to copy and many have got nowhere near. That voice, that echo, that lazily gorgeous strum, that rhythm that writhes around you like cigarette smoke, that artwork, even the font !! I love this band so much. This could be first, second, third or twentieth album. Doesn't matter. They are mazzy star and I hope they do this again in another 17 years!!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, but beware.... 9 Oct 2013
The title of the review refers to one thing - the 2x12" 180gm vinyls that come in a sumptuously designed gatefold sleeve are actually beautifully purple coloured, but don't worry about any quality off-set (if you're canny you won't even open it, but I had to know). There aren't any amazing pictures of Hope inside, just a couple of single shots, one of Hope and one of David.

SO HERE'S THE ONE THING: it comes with a nicely designed little "dropcard" with a code on it that grants you mp3 downloads - though I ant tell you exactly what because although the process also involves registering an email, [b]THE DROP CARD IS ABSOLUTELY A ONE-SHOT-ONLY DEAL[/b] - so make very sure your Internet connection's stable (and not being screwed with or the router restarted by some other d**k who lives in the house) whilst you're downloading, because once used, it will NOT allow you to re-enter it, for any reason. You have to contact the site admin who are courteous but secretly probably don't believe you. Really stupid system for anti piracy protection or whatever it's for.

Mazzy Star are probably one of the handful of truly independent artists left in a truly globally duplicitous scene the major label owners have the audacity to promote as free from corporate control and carefully packaged products of bands they push out of their asses. And for this fact alone , you should go and buy a mazzy star release to support them.

Hope's voice just gets sweeter and richer with years, and she looks like she's barely aged a day, and there're only a few grey whiskers in David's sideburns.
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4.0 out of 5 stars It's a Mazzy Star album
Nothing drastically new here: those who already like Mazzy Star will know what to expect from the other albums and won't be disappointed. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Basket Press
5.0 out of 5 stars Always worth the wait
Mazzy Star may not be prolific or especially original but a recording from this band is always worth the wait even if it can take a few listens to slip back into their vibe. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Tim Donoghue
3.0 out of 5 stars Analogue mastering problem ?
I was looking forward to this but i thought this record was poorly mastered. There was too much mistracking and predictable distortion on dynamic peaks in the music. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mike Froude
5.0 out of 5 stars Reliable as predicted
Big fan and this did not disappoint. For being chilled out rather than something like New Year or a party.
Published 3 months ago by peter
4.0 out of 5 stars Good
music, I like this Band!
I may propose this CD for all of those people who like nice vocals and music. Cheers!
Published 4 months ago by Ivan FISCH
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely voices
Great album,
Copied by others not nearly as good,
Have all her albums and they are timeless in my opinion,
Published 4 months ago by M. Britten
4.0 out of 5 stars Vinyl-specific review
Five stars for the music - little contest there. I've been aware of the name but never heard the music until I was casually browsing in my local retailer (support them, please. Read more
Published 4 months ago by moog_man
4.0 out of 5 stars excellent
usual mazzy star ,enjoyed a lot and worth buying good easy listening, not to everybody taste but if you do you will not be dissapointed
Published 5 months ago by Mr. P. Evans
3.0 out of 5 stars Dull
Too many acoustic, plodding, forgettable tracks. I'll have to play it again but nothing special here at all. Shouldn't have bothered to reform.
Published 5 months ago by Simon O'toole
3.0 out of 5 stars Vaguely disappointing and very samey
Hope Sandoval has a lovely voice but this album has to be consigned to 'background music'. There is very little, if any, variety between the tracks and for me it does not hold the... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Hobart Bosley
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