My Bloody Valentine Gift to You
A smattering of My Bloody Valentine rarities because you are loved. Now, it’s quite possible that you’re not totally obsessed with MBV and/or aching to hear every last little tidbit the band ever recorded. If so, you are terribly, terribly misguided. But oh you have such a pretty face! You are forgiven.
This is the (superior) Peel Session version of “(When You Wake) You’re Still in a Dream”. Most of the Mp3s of “Colm’s Song” that have circulated online were ripped from tape recordings of the original broadcast. This one was recorded from the BBC iPlayer, during a recent partial re-broadcast of the session.
Like the previously posted “Kevin Song”, this seems to be an unfinished out-take from the Glider sessions. Quite a few hardcore MBV fans actually prefer “Bilinda Song” to “Kevin Song”, though this may be due to Bilinda’s recording sounding rather more “finished” than Kevin’s.
Speaks for itself, really. This is the full ten-minute version of the title track from the Glider EP. “… (Long)” will either send you to nirvana or give you the impression that Kevin Shields did the right thing when he edited this track down to size for the actual release, depending on your mood.
Not to be confused with “Instrumental 2” (aka “instrumental B”) from the Isn’t Anything bonus 7″, this is actually a solo Kevin track, composed for Canadian dance company La La La Human Steps in 1999. Interestingly, it bears a striking resemblance to “Circassian” from Fennesz’s 2004 album Venice.