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Rooms (Goya Dress album)

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Released  April 17, 1996
Artist  Goya Dress
Producer  John Cale
Length  36:35
Release date  17 April 1996
Label  Nude Records

Rooms is the only album released by Goya Dress, the Scottish band fronted by Astrid Williamson released on Nude Records in 1996. The album was produced by John Cale, musician and former member of The Velvet Underground.

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Critical reception

This release on Suede's Nude Records drew favourable comparisons to the band: AllMusic called Rooms "every bit as elegant, grand and enchanting as the glam revivalists Dog Man Star." while the NME recalled their "idiosyncratic, atmospheric sound straddled a rich range of styles."

Track listing

  1. Sweet Dreams For You
  2. Crush
  3. Scorch
  4. Rooms
  5. Greatest Secret
  6. Glorious
  7. Any John
  8. Katie Stood On the Benches
  9. Picture This
  10. The Maritime Waltz

Personnel and recording details

  • Astrid Williamson - vocals, guitar, piano, string arrangements
  • Terry De Costa - bass, backing vocals
  • Simon Pearson - drums
  • James Banbury - cello
  • Abigail Trundle - cello
  • Alex Poots - trumpet
  • Dick Morgan - oboe
  • Teresa Whipple - viola
  • Geoff Leach - Hammond organ
  • Anton Kirkpatrick - guitar
  • Mark Crooks - clarinet
  • Marcus Broome - violin
  • Produced and mixed by John Cale
  • Additional mixing by Dave Bascombe
  • All songs written by Astrid Williamson and Goya Dress
  • Photography by Vincent MacDonald
  • Songs

    1Sweet Dreams For You3:21
    2Crush2:19
    3Scorch4:53

    References

    Rooms (Goya Dress album) Wikipedia


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