She Hangs Brightly

She Hangs Brightly was the first album by the dream pop band Mazzy Star, released in 1990 after the demise of Opal

The leadoff track "Halah" was also released as a single. It announces the band's trademark effect with haunting guitar work and lyrics, and Hope Sandoval's disengaged vocals. Roback's Robbie Krieger-inspired psychedelic blues slide guitar style can be heard on the song, "Free". "Ghost Highway" is another psychedelic rock track, with a fast rhythm. This song dates from the band's days as Opal and was initially slated to be the title track of Opal's second album. While not a commercial success, this album did establish Mazzy Star as a unique band with a unique sound.


Credits: Hope Sandoval, David Roback, Sylvia Gomez, Keith Mitchell, Suki Ewers, William Cooper, Paul Olguin.

The album cover is a shot of the interior of Hôtel Tassel in Brussels.

"Blue Flower" is a Slapp Happy cover from the 1972 album Sort Of.

Track listing

  1. "Halah" — 3:16
  2. "Blue Flower" — 3:35
  3. "Ride It On" — 3:01
  4. "She Hangs Brightly" — 6:24
  5. "I'm Sailin" — 3:13
  6. "Give You My Lovin" — 3:50
  7. "Be My Angel" — 3:17
  8. "Taste Of Blood" — 5:36
  9. "Ghost Highway" — 3:28
  10. "Free" — 3:11
  11. "Before I Sleep" — 2:10

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