Mazzy Star – So Tonight That I Might See

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Published on 24 March 2019 by

      Nick Heil:  ‘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,” that ascended to respectable rotation on college and AAA radio. 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.’

      Ned Raggett:  Thanks to the fluke hit “Fade Into You” — one of the better beneficiaries of alt-rock’s radio prominence in the early ’90s, a gentle descent of a lead melody accompanied by piano, a steady beat, and above all else, Hope Sandoval’s lovely lead vocal — Mazzy Star’s second album became something of a commercial success. All without changing much at all from where the band was before — David Roback oversaw all the production, the core emphasis remained a nexus point between country, folk, psych, and classic rock all shrouded in mystery, and Sandoval’s trademark drowsy drawl remained swathed in echo. But grand as She Hangs Brightly was, Mazzy Star – So Tonight That I Might See  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…. 

 

Mazzy Star – So Tonight That I Might See Tracklist

  1. 00:00 – Fade Into You
  2. 04:55 – Bells Ring
  3. 09:30 – Mary Of Silence
  4. 15:29 – Five String Serenade
  5. 19:53 – Blue Light
  6. 25:04 – She’s My Baby
  7. 29:28 – Unreflected
  8. 33:10 – Wasted
  9. 38:41 – Into Dust
  10. 44:18 – So Tonight That I Might See

Mazzy Star - So Tonight That I Might See

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