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So Tonight That I Might See [CD]

Mazzy Star Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (27 Sep 1993)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B000002V07
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,344 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  2. Bells Ring 4:320.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  4. Five String Serenade 4:240.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  7. Unreflected 3:420.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Wasted 5:310.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Into Dust 5:360.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. So Tonight That I Might See 7:190.99  Buy MP3 

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People tend to confuse the band Mazzy Star with it's singer Hope Sandoval. Truth be told, they've been right all along. Sandoval's languid, weeping willow voice is Mazzy Star; the name is a mere formality. With nods to Nico and the Velvet Underground, So Tonight that I Might See is vintage Mazzy. Remarkably, the recording produced a strikingly undanceable single, "Fade into You". The rest of the album sticks close to the single's plaintive, retro balladry. Though Sandoval rarely raises her voice above a sultry whisper, it's bright enough to hold your attention all night. --Nick Heil

BBC Review

There is absolutely no point in beating about the bush over the fact that Mazzy Star’s second record includes – nay commences with – what must stand as dream-pop’s crowning moment. Fade Into You is a song that has been described many times, forced into romantic context in many a big or small screen venture, yet somehow defies any real attempt to bind it with words.

“I look to you and I see nothing / I look to you to see the truth”; if this really is a love song – and a lot of people have taken that view over the years – then Hope Sandoval’s haunting lyrics posit love as a black, coma-like obliteration. This isn’t a fade into one perfect whole; it’s erasure of the self. Truthfully, though, it’s not clear what Fade Into You is about: Sandoval’s words are cryptic, speaking of emptiness and shadows, some grand psychological disappearing act. It's enigmatic, but almost unutterably beautiful, a languorously uplifting piano figure played over and over, shimmering under lambent slide guitars, something close to yearning in Sandoval’s oft dissonant voice.

It does, of course, unbalance the album, and has certainly given enormous numbers of people the wrong idea about Mazzy Star. Though woozy country trappings and soporific tempos characterise all Sandoval and David Roback’s work, they’re a far artier, more abrasive prospect than the totemic track suggests. So Tonight That I Might See may have less of a bad acid trip Doors vibe than debut She Hangs Brightly, but still: skip to the seven-and-a-half minute title song’s menacing guitar motif, erratic beds of feedback, and Sandoval’s diffuse mumble, and you’re got something more suited to soundtracking Apocalypse Now than The OC.

A cover of Love’s Five String Serenade is the only hooky moment to speak of beyond Fade Into You; this record’s heart lies with the foggy American gothic of Mary of Silence and Blue Light, the woozy, half-asleep country of Bells Ring and Blue Light. It’s an obtuse, atmospheric record, and if it’s inescapably overshadowed by its opening song, then that’s fair enough: nobody writes two of those in a lifetime. --Andrzej Lukowski

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
... but if I were to go, to wander in the fields in the pitch black night lit with only the huge, hovering moon to protect my path forwards? As I pushed my way through the waist high corn, slightly drunk in the mid summer humidity, if I were in love and yearning another? This album would do just fine as a soundtrack.

Less 'aggressive' and feedbacky than their first album and not quite as acoustic as their last; there are plucked strings, drones and dead-pan vocals aplenty to make this for me Mazzy Star's best and the one I'd recommend you to seek out (at least at first - then get the other two).
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4.0 out of 5 stars Dark, moody, thought provoking...classic Mazzy 10 April 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Forget manufactured, plastic 'bands' who neither play their own instruments, write their own songs or sing Mazzy Star. This album is classic Mazzy; Sandoval's haunting vocals, hinting of dark events in any listener's life. Roback's folk/country/blues guitar complementing the mood perfectly. Fade Into You opens the album promising an unequalled experience; Bells Ring, Five String Serenade and Into Dust all deliver.There isn't a bum track or a filler on this album. It is a late night, alcohol soaked recording that will appeal to anyone with a serious, thoughtful and mature appetite.Buy it and you'll still be playing it when other bands of the moment are seeking second careers.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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Stumbled across Mazzy Star whilst watching Down In The Valley (Edward Norton/Evan Rachel Wood). Stopped the DVD in order to find out who was playing, it was that good.

Most of the tracks from that film were from their third album, Among My Swan. In my opinion this one, their second, is even better.

For me, the stand-out tracks are 'Mary Of Silence', 'Five String Serenade' and the gently heart-wrenching 'Into Dust'. But it's foolish to pick tracks out. This is an album that creates a mood, an emotion, and for me it's best played from start to finish, maybe when you're someplace in Arizona, halfway between waking and sleeping.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely album to chill out to 22 May 2011
By sharon
Format:Audio CD
Bought this album after researching the song from the Virgin Media advert. The album is very soothing and great to chill out to.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great moody listening 15 July 2009
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I got interested in this artist and this album after viewing the ad for Virgin media in which the guy switches on his phone on the train and is transported first to a meeting with a woman and then into either a movie or video game before leaving the train.

It was perfect to the moment, the solemnity and tuneful extract was so compelling I hunted down first the ad and then the track on YouTube. Then the album. The track was Into Dust and also featured in the TV series The OC.

While I personally think that this track, the first one and final one are superior to the others on the album they all have a haunting tuneful quality which can be really affecting and relaxing to listen to. Both evocative of difficult times past, endurance in adversity or disappointment but uplifting with it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fade Into This 19 July 2014
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I first heard of Mazzy Star when "Fade Into You" was played on a 90's radio station recently. The song really grabbed my attention and made me stop what I was doing as I listened in amazement, (the only song to do that to me previously was Video Games by Lana Del Rey). The album is mainly slow paced and I could detect elements of the 90's music scene that would have been in vogue at the time, (hints of the guitar parts from Radiohead's "The Bends" in places). It is an album that took a couple of listens to click with me but once it did I really liked it.

It's a fairly slow paced album with instrumentation that is low key which gives Hope Sandoval's voice the dominance it deserves without being overbearing. She can be both soothing and haunting but always fits the mood of the song. Musically the closest thing in my collection I can liken it to is Funny Time Of Year by Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man.

The standout songs are "Fade Into You", (slightly reminiscent of some moments on Sheryl Crow's second album), "Mary Of Silence", (one of the most sensuously charged vocal and musical performances I've heard), and "Into Dust", (lyrics that have made tears form in my eyes). Hope Sandoval's voice can be both soothing and haunting but always fits the mood of the song.

Musically the closest thing in my collection I can liken it to is Funny Time Of Year by Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man. I would certainly recommend it to fans of slower paced music with a real depth of feeling.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Twillight serenade! 20 Sep 2005
By ion
Format:Audio CD
This is the best Mazzy Star ever made. the perfect soundtrack for a candle lit, star lit evening in the fall.
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4.0 out of 5 stars progressing towards excellence 9 Dec 2012
By dan
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This album is certainly not so good as the later,excellent, 'among my swan',but it is on the way there. The sounds and songs are developing and improving from the previous album. Perhaps worth buying if you really like 'among my swan'. For their best stuff, buy just that one.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Less polished
"Fade into You" is of course the outstanding track. Others are less polished and less accessible than songs on their next album "Among My Swan", but worth... Read more
Published 7 days ago by ferret70
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Probably one of the best albums ever made, not a single bad song.
Published 1 month ago by Kurayamino
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I love this album
Published 1 month ago by Andrew
5.0 out of 5 stars Melancholic
shame there aren't more artists producing such melancholic and atmospheric music, this was a good era for such music IMO
Published 2 months ago by Implusebuyer
5.0 out of 5 stars Thanks!
Love this album for ever! Worth the wait for the new one! Hope is still rather fetching after all this time!!!!
Published 3 months ago by russ how
4.0 out of 5 stars Eyesight for the blind
I originally became aware of Mazzy Star through "Into Dust" being used for that video game, although I thought it was Kristin Hersh (her album "Hips & Makers" is worth checking... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Jimi jac
5.0 out of 5 stars Haunting
Lovely album full of lovely song s. The most beautiful track is 'Into Dust', so simple yet haunting and captivating.
Published 15 months ago by Emma
1.0 out of 5 stars What a durge this is
Oh my word, I heard one song and liked it, bought the cd and hate it as its tone dose not alter from song to song, its a wrist slasher.
Published 17 months ago by Graham Sexty
4.0 out of 5 stars A Present!
To be honest, I'd never heard of Mazzy Star, but my brother had and he asked me to get it on Amazon. He loves it and the few tracks I've heard are definitely growing on me!
Published 19 months ago by Catwoman
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab album
Bought this album after hearing a track on gears of war ad, so pleased we did, it's fantastic! Played it to death
Published on 27 Oct 2011 by H. M. Wilson
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