Sunday, March 5, 2023

The Audacity of Hope: A Hope Sandoval Anthology

       It's hard to believe that Mazzy Star's breakthrough 
album So Tonight That I Might See came almost
30 years ago (it was released in September, 1993).  The album and the single "Fade Into You" still hold up, as evinced by the fact that the latter continues to be used in tv and film.  I confess that Hope kind of fell off my radar for a while, but her 2010's output as a solo artist (I definitely recommend Bavarian Fruit Bread and Through the Devil Softly) and with Mazzy Star is consistently excellent.  She also, as you can see below, has dueted on a lot of other artist's albums.  Hopefully, this anthology does justice to her career (and hopefully, she'll release some new material soon.)

 Disc 1

Tell Your Honey

Mazzy Star

Big Boss Man

Mercury Rev (w/ Hope Sandoval)


Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions

I'm Less Here

Mazzy Star


Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions

Sometimes Always

The Jesus And Mary Chain (w/Hope Sandoval)


Mazzy Star

Ghost Highway

Mazzy Star

For the Rest of Your Life

Hope Sandoval and The Warm Inventions

The Spoils

Massive Attack feat. Hope Sandoval

I Don't Mind

Psychic Ills

That Way Again

Mazzy Star

Cherry Blossom Girl

Air (w/Hope Sandoval)

Friends of a Smile

Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions

Disc 2

Common Burn

Mazzy Star

A Wonderful Seed

Hope Sandoval and The Warm Inventions

I've Been Let Down

Mazzy Star

All This Remains

Bert Jansch (w/Hope Sandoval)

Paradise Circus

Massive Attack (w/Hope Sandoval)

Ride It On

Mazzy Star


Hope Sandoval and Willliam Reid

I'm Gonna Bake My Biscuit

Mazzy Star

Tell Me Now

Mazzy Star

Leaving on a Train

Mazzy Star

Clear Day

Hope Sandoval and The Warm Inventions

Golden Hair

Hope Sandoval And The Warm Intentions

When You Were Young

Mazzy Star

Asleep From Day

The Chemical Brothers (w/Hope Sandoval)