My Bloody Valentine Gift to You

February 14, 2010 at 9:00 am 6 comments

Bilinda Butcher

Bilinda Butcher

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.

“Colm’s Song”
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.

“Bilinda Song”
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.

“Glider (Long)”
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.

MBV in Final Fantasy

MBV in Final Fantasy

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. optimistic_tour  |  February 22, 2010 at 9:51 am

    I don’t know how I hadn’t previously noticed the Final Fantasy clip on here – nice.

  • 2. Hansen  |  March 12, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    This is great! are there “superior” quality recordings of the other three tracks from the Peel session?

    • 3. Biggie Samuels  |  March 14, 2010 at 2:56 pm

      The only other song they played during that re-broadcast was “Lose My Breath”. Luckily someone made a recording of that one too. I’ll try to post it soon.

  • 4. Hansen  |  March 29, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    That would be awesome! Bilinda’s vocal is hauntingly beautiful in that version (even in the tape-recorded version). Really looking forward to it, thanks!

  • 5. Hansen  |  March 29, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    Didn’t know you are in Vancouver, too. As am I! Slow year in terms of shows around town though. Haven’t heard of any good shows coming up here (though I am going to something next week).


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