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  • Performer: Opal
  • Title: Early Recordings
  • Genre: Rock
  • Country: UK
  • Formats: AC3 VQF MP4 MOD ASF XM DMF
  • Released: 1989
  • Style: Alternative Rock, Folk Rock
  • MP3 album: 1492 mb
  • FLAC album: 1395 mb
  • Rating: 4.1/5
  • Votes: 822
Opal  - Early Recordings album FLAC

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Is Early Recordings the best album by Opal? BestEverAlbums. com brings together thousands of 'greatest ever album' charts and calculates an overall ranking. OPAL MYSTICALLY RARE EARLY RECORDINGS CD, LP COVER ART POSTER KENDRA SMITH Condition: Very Good. Time left: 21d 1h 32m 39s. Ships to: Worldwide.

Released in the wake of the group's breakup, the album collects the majority of tracks from the Fell From the Sun and Northern Line EPs, along with a handful of outtakes and unreleased cuts, all spotlighting Opal's more subdued, acoustic-folk side. Peeling away the mystical haze which enshrouded Happy Nightmare Baby, the songs are plaintive and stark, exposing the emotional complexity at the band's core - the wistful "Empty Box Blues" and the haunting "Harriet Brown," both previously unissued, are unmatched in their beauty and grace.

Opal early recordings. Opal - Fell from the sun. Opal - Grains of sand. Opal - My Only Friend. 17, Live VIDEO, w. Kendra Smith singing, San Diego, SST Records Fest. Opal - Happy nightmare baby. Mazzy Star ★ - Seasons Of Your Day (Complete Album) 2013. Mix - Opal - Early Recordings Volume 2 Full Album. Opal - Happy Nightmare Baby - original SST video. Opal - Empty Box Blues. Opal - Indian Summer (The Doors). Opal - Happy Nightmare Baby (SST, 1987) Full. Opal - Happy Nightmare Baby - full album (1987)

Fans of this music (and of "Early Recordings Vol. 2) still seem to be members of a pretty small club, as even music fanatics of my acquaintance, while having heard of the band, are unfamiliar with the actual music. 8 people found this helpful.

Early Recordings by Opal on WhoSampled. Discover all of this album's music connections, watch videos, listen to music, discuss and download. Early Recordings (1989). was covered in. Hear the Wind Blow by Britta Phillips & Dean Wareham (2003).

A licensed release taken from high quality masters would be fantastic. It's high time there was an Opal boxed set, with all existing recordings cleaned up, with liner notes, interviews and properly packaged. St. James & The Apostles.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Empty Box Blues
A2 She's A Diamond
A3 My Only Friend
A4 Empty Bottles
A5 Grains Of Sand
A6 Brigit On Sunday
Lead Vocals – Suki*
B1 Northern Line
B2 Strange Delight
B3 Fell From The Sun
B4 Harriet Brown
B5 Lullabye
Lead Vocals – David Roback
B6 All Souls


  • Cover [Design] – David Roback
  • Lead Vocals – Kendra Smith (tracks: A1 to A5, B1 to B4, B6)
  • Performer – David McKenzie , David Petrie, David Roback, Ethan James, Keith Mitchell , Kendra Smith, Suki*, Terry Graham
  • Photography By – David Roback, Laura Levine
  • Producer – David Roback


℗ & © 1989 Serpent Records

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 2313-80036-1 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): (A) ROUGH US 53 A1 27461 …
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): (A) ROUGH US 53 B1 27462 …

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ROUGH CD128 Opal Early Recordings ‎(CD, Comp) Rough Trade ROUGH CD128 UK 1989
ROUGH US 53 C Opal Early Recordings ‎(Cass, Comp) Rough Trade ROUGH US 53 C US 1989
ROUGH 128, RTD 138 Opal Early Recordings ‎(LP, Comp) Rough Trade, Rough Trade Records GmbH ROUGH 128, RTD 138 UK & Europe 1989
ROUGH US 53 CD Opal Early Recordings ‎(CD, Comp) Rough Trade ROUGH US 53 CD US 1989
ROUGH 128, RTD 138 Opal Early Recordings ‎(LP, Comp, TP, W/Lbl) Rough Trade, Rough Trade Records GmbH ROUGH 128, RTD 138 UK 1989

Reviews about Opal - Early Recordings (2):
I cannot say enough good about this album. Opal took everything that was good about the Velvet Underground, The Doors,The Stones' ballads, and Syd Barret-era Pink Floyd and poured it into one flawless gem of an album. Moody psych-folk just doesn't get any better than this. This was the first cd that got me to break with analog, and the reason was to get "Hear The Wind Blow", which is maybe the best track they ever did, but not on the vinyl record. Kendra Smith channeled "I'll Be Your Mirror"-style Nico through a filter of borderline folk and blues, while guitarist David Roback was either all keening slides and hanging glides, or mellow strumming acoustic chords. "Fell From The Sun", "Grains of Sand", and "Lullabye" are exquisite imaginings of what The Doors' raga-rock might have been like if they had smoked more weed and drank less Jack Daniels: pure hypnotic bliss. This album suffered from being released after the band broke up --and after the release of their underwhelming debut, "Happy Nightmare Baby", which was marred by poor recording, with a strangely muffled sound -- which is a shame, because this is a stunner. After Kendra lost it, Hope Sandoval stepped in, and Opal would soon become Mazzy Star, a great band in their own right, but this record remains a classic, the absolute pinnacle of the various twists and turns in the road from the early-80s "Paisley Underground". Anyone who loves The Velvets will simply want to die when they finally hear this record and realise how many years of their life they have spent without these heartbreakingly gorgeous songs to grace their ears.
Yes, it's a shame that "Hear The Wind Blow" wasn't on the vinyl or cassette versions, seeing well, how fantastic a song it is.

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