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EP's 1988–1991
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Compilation album by
Released4 May 2012 (2012-05-04)
Recorded1988–1991 (1991)
LabelSony, Domino[1]
ProducerMy Bloody Valentine
CompilerKevin Shields
My Bloody Valentine chronology
EP's 1988–1991
m b v

EP's 1988–1991 (also referred to as EP's 1988–1991 and Rare Tracks[2][3] and stylised in lowercase) is a compilation album by Irish-English shoegaze band My Bloody Valentine, released on 4 May 2012 via Sony.[4] It features four of the band's extended plays for Creation RecordsYou Made Me Realise (1988), Feed Me with Your Kiss (1988), Glider (1990) and Tremolo (1991)—and seven additional rare and unreleased songs.

Compiled and remastered by the band's vocalist and guitarist Kevin Shields, EP's 1988–1991 was released as a two-disc CD set alongside remastered versions of My Bloody Valentine's two original studio albums, Isn't Anything (1988) and Loveless (1991).[5] Upon its release, the compilation received positive reviews from music critics and placed in several international charts, including Ireland, the United Kingdom, Belgium, South Korea and Japan.


Rumours of a My Bloody Valentine box set circulated amongst the general public in April 2008. Following a listing on HMV Japan's web site, media sources reported that a five-disc limited edition box set containing remastered versions of Isn't Anything (1988), Loveless (1991), a compilation of the band's EPs, a compilation of unreleased songs and a DVD were due to be released on 25 June 2008.[6] A listing was also made available on Amazon UK,[7] under the title Complete Box with an expected release date of 7 July 2008. In an article published in The Guardian in May 2008, Sean O'Hagan, a close friend of My Bloody Valentine's vocalist and guitarist Kevin Shields, commented on the rumours, saying: "a representative from Sony (who now possess the band's back catalogue) emailed to ask if I would write the sleevenotes for a very imminent My Bloody Valentine box set featuring Shields's remastered versions of Isn't Anything and Loveless, as well as all the songs that appeared on their now hard-to-find EPs and several unreleased tracks. An interview was scheduled for the following week as soon as Shields had approved the CD artwork. I am still waiting. In the meantime, the release of the box set has been postponed indefinitely."[8] Promotional copies of partially remastered editions of Isn't Anything and Loveless were leaked in June 2008[9] although neither compilations mentioned by O'Hagan or other media sources were released.


EP's 1988–1991 was announced for release on 23 March 2012 through an official press release by Sony Music Ireland.[4] The album was released in Ireland on 4 May 2012, and three days later in the United Kingdom, on CD and made available as a digital download from various online retailers. A CD-only version of the album was released in Japan on 12 June.[10] Kevin Shields mentioned in an interview with Pitchfork Media that LP versions of the album are due "probably in a few months."[11]

EP's 1988–1991 charted in four countries upon its release. The album debuted, and peaked, at number 21 on the Irish Albums Chart,[12] falling to number 68 in its second week.[13] The album also debuted at number 33 on the UK Albums Chart,[14] number 192 on the Belgian Albums Chart in Flanders,[15] number 189 on the Belgian Albums Chart in Wallonia,[16] number 69 on the Gaon Albums Chart in South Korea,[17] and number 17 on the Oricon Albums Chart in Japan.[18]


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[19]
Beats Per Minute85%[22]
Drowned in Sound9/10[20]
The Irish Times4/5 stars[21]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[26]
Sputnikmusic4.5/5 stars[24]

EP's 1988–1991 has received positive reviews. AllMusic rated the album four out of five stars.[19] Drowned in Sound reviewer Dom Gourlay awarded the album a 9 out of 10 rating and said "although marginally falling short of perfection as a complete package, [the album] is a fascinating collection detailing the unassailable rise of arguably the most influential guitar band this past quarter of a century."[20] Writing for The Irish Times, Tony Clayton-Lea said the release, along with Isn't Anything and Loveless, "highlight once again how traditional musical structures can be subverted and inverted to the point where it's simultaneously familiar and comforting, yet odd and uneasy," awarding it four out of five stars.[21] Mic Wright of musicOMH noted that "for anyone who has been mesmerised by the power, beauty and oddness of MBV, it's yet another opportunity to get obsessed," describing the album as "the sound of sweet sedation, like being serenaded by angels as you come out from under a general anaesthetic."[28] Pitchork editor Mark Richardson awarded the album a rare 9.5/10 rating and referred to the album—along with Isn't Anything and Loveless—as the "best new reissue". Richardson selected the "crunchy pop tunes at the tail end of the disc" as the highlights of the album, noting that the songs "complement to the superior material on the EPs."[23] RTÉ's entertainment network, RTÉ Ten, referred to EP's 1988–1991 as "the real treasures in these re-releases" and called it "a cause for celebration."[29] State magazine awarded the album a full ten out of ten rating and praised the collection of EPs individually, calling You Made Me Realise "a massive step-up" from their previous material and the preceding Loveless EPs as "similarly revelatory".[25]

Track listing

All tracks are written by Kevin Shields unless otherwise noted.

Disc one
1."You Made Me Realise" (from You Made Me Realise, 1988) 3:47
2."Slow" (from You Made Me Realise, 1988) 3:12
3."Thorn" (from You Made Me Realise, 1988) 3:37
4."Cigarette in Your Bed" (from You Made Me Realise, 1988) 3:30
5."Drive It All Over Me" (from You Made Me Realise, 1988)Shields, Bilinda Butcher, Colm Ó Cíosóig3:06
6."Feed Me with Your Kiss" (from Feed Me with Your Kiss, 1988) 3:57
7."I Believe" (from Feed Me with Your Kiss, 1988) 3:02
8."Emptiness Inside" (from Feed Me with Your Kiss, 1988) 2:50
9."I Need No Trust" (from Feed Me with Your Kiss, 1988) 3:37
10."Soon" (from Glider, 1990) 6:59
11."Glider" (from Glider, 1990) 3:11
12."Don't Ask Why" (from Glider, 1990) 4:03
13."Off Your Face" (from Glider, 1990)Shields, Butcher4:16
Total length:49:12
Disc two
1."To Here Knows When" (from Tremolo, 1991; sourced from a 2006 DAT)Shields, Butcher5:49
2."Swallow" (from Tremolo, 1991) 4:53
3."Honey Power" (from Tremolo, 1991)Butcher4:33
4."Moon Song" (from Tremolo, 1991) 3:28
5."Instrumental No 2" (from Isn't Anything bonus 7-inch "Instrumental", 1988) 4:44
6."Instrumental No 1" (from Isn't Anything bonus 7-inch "Instrumental", 1988) 3:22
7."Glider" (full version from Glider E.P. Remixes, 1990) 10:15
8."Sugar" (from a split 7-inch flexi-disc with Pacific, 1989) 4:16
9."Angel" (previously unreleased) 4:42
10."Good for You" (previously unreleased) 2:31
11."How Do You Do It" (previously unreleased) 3:32
Total length:52:11


My Bloody Valentine

Technical personnel

  • My Bloody Valentine – production, mixing
  • Kevin Shields – remastering
  • Dave Anderson – engineer (disc one: 6–9, disc two: 5–6)
  • Steve Nunn – engineer (disc one: 6–9, disc two: 5–6)
  • Alex Russell – engineer (disc one: 6–9, disc two: 5–6)
  • Alan Moulder – engineer (disc one: 10–12, disc two: 1–4)

Chart positions

Chart (2012)Peak
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)[15]192
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia)[16]189
Irish Albums Chart[12]21
Japanese Oricon Albums Chart[18]17
South Korean Gaon Albums Chart[17]69
UK Albums Chart[14]33

Release history

Ireland[4]4 May 20122×CD, digital downloadSony Music Entertainment88691941692
United Kingdom[5]7 May 2012
Japan[10]12 June 20122×CDSICP20382


  1. ^ Reilly, Nick (31 March 2021). "My Bloody Valentine sign with Domino Records and release back catalogue on streaming services". NME. Retrieved 31 March 2021.
  2. ^ ep's 1988-1991 and rare tracks, retrieved 12 April 2021
  3. ^ EP's 1988 - 1991, retrieved 12 April 2021
  4. ^ a b c "My Bloody Valentine – New Releases – Friday 4th May". Sony Music Ireland. 23 March 2012. Archived from the original on 1 February 2014. Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  5. ^ a b "My Bloody Valentine to release new compilation album EP's 1988-1991 | News". NME. 22 March 2012. Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  6. ^ Thiessen, Brock (16 April 2008). "My Bloody Valentine Box Set For Sale Through HMV Japan • News". Exclaim!. 1059434 Ontario. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
  7. ^ "Complete Box: My Bloody Valentine". Amazon. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
  8. ^ O'Hagan, Sean (16 May 2008). "Sean O'Hagan hails the noise-rock trailblazers that are My Bloody Valentine | Music". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
  9. ^ Kreps, Daniel (26 August 2008). "My Bloody Valentine Digitally Releases Two Albums, EP | Music News". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
  10. ^ a b "EPs 1988–1991 – My Bloody Valentine | Release Information, Reviews and Credits". Retrieved 29 July 2012.
  11. ^ Dombal, Ryan (30 April 2012). "Interviews: Kevin Shields | Features". Pitchfork. Retrieved 23 May 2012.
  12. ^ a b "Top 75 Artist Albums, Week Ending 10 May 2012". Chart-Track. GfK. Archived from the original on 16 September 2012. Retrieved 13 May 2012.
  13. ^ "Top 75 Artist Albums, Week Ending 17 May 2012". Chart-Track. GfK. Archived from the original on 23 September 2012. Retrieved 23 May 2012.
  14. ^ a b "2012-05-19 Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 13 May 2012.
  15. ^ a b "My Bloody Valentine – EPs & Rarities 1988–1991". Ultratop (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 May 2012.
  16. ^ a b "My Bloody Valentine – EPs & Rarities 1988–1991". Ultratop (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 May 2012.
  17. ^ a b "Gaon Album Chart | 2012년 5월 3주차 (2012.05.06 ~ 2012.05.12)" [Gaon Album Chart | Week of 3 May 2012 (2012.05.06 ~2012.05.12)] (in Korean). Gaon Chart. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 25 January 2014.
  18. ^ a b "EP's1988-1991 マイ・ブラッディ・ヴァレンタインのプロフィ" [EPs 1988–1991: My Bloody Valentine profile] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 18 August 2012.
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  20. ^ a b Gourlay, Dom (3 May 2012). "My Bloody Valentine – EPs & Rarities 1988-1991 / Releases". Drowned in Sound. Archived from the original on 5 May 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
  21. ^ a b Clayton-Lea, Tony (11 May 2012). "My Bloody Valentine – Isn't Anything/Loveless/EPs 1988-1991". The Irish Times. Irish Times Trust. Retrieved 12 November 2012. (subscription required)
  22. ^ Shae, Edwin (9 May 2012). "ALBUM REVIEW: MY BLOODY VALENTINE – ISN'T ANYTHING / LOVELESS / EPS 1988-1991 [REISSUES]". Beats Per Minute. Retrieved 10 September 2020.
  23. ^ a b Richardson, Mark (11 May 2012). "My Bloody Valentine: Isn't Anything / Loveless / EPs 1988-1991 | Album Reviews". Pitchfork. Retrieved 11 May 2012.
  24. ^ Irving (staff) (24 June 2012). "EPs 1988-1991". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 10 September 2020.
  25. ^ a b Harrison, Daniel (8 May 2012). "My Bloody Valentine – Isn't Anything / Loveless / EPs 1988-1991". State. Retrieved 13 May 2012.
  26. ^ Fricke, David (5 June 2012). "EPs 1988-1991". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 10 September 2020.
  27. ^ Matteo Meda (24 May 2020). "EPs 1988-1991". OndaRock. Retrieved 10 September 2020.
  28. ^ Wright, Mic (15 May 2012). "My Bloody Valentine: Loveless / Isn't Anything / EPs and Rarities | Features". musicOMH. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
  29. ^ Corr, Alan (14 May 2012). "My Fuzzy Valentine". RTÉ Ten. Raidió Teilifís Éireann. Retrieved 22 May 2012.


Veröffentlichungen von My Bloody Valentine die im OTRS erhältlich sind/waren:

EP’s 1988-1991 ¦ Isn’t Anything ¦ Loveless ¦ m b v

My Bloody Valentine auf Wikipedia (oder andere Quellen):

My Bloody Valentine
My Bloody Valentine 2013
My Bloody Valentine 2013
Allgemeine Informationen
HerkunftDublin, Irland
Genre(s)Shoegazing, Dream Pop, Alternative Rock, Noise-Pop
Gründung1983, 2007
Kevin Shields
Colm Ó Cíosóig
Dave Conway (bis 1987)
Tina Durkin (bis 1985)
Aktuelle Besetzung
Kevin Shields
Gesang, Gitarre
Bilinda Butcher (ab 1987)
Debbie Googe (ab 1985)
Colm Ó Cíosóig
Kevin Shields 1989

My Bloody Valentine ist eine irisch-britische Rockband, die 1983 in Dublin gegründet wurde und seit 1985 in London ansässig ist. Zusammen mit Bands wie Lush, Slowdive, Curve und Ride prägte sie das Genre Shoegazing.


Urmitglieder von My Bloody Valentine waren Gitarrist und Sänger Kevin Shields und Schlagzeuger Colm Ó Cíosóig, die sich seit ihrer Kindheit in den 1970er Jahren kannten und bereits in verschiedenen Bands in Dublin zusammen gespielt hatten. Zusammen mit Dave Conway wurde schließlich 1983 My Bloody Valentine gegründet; ihren Namen entnahmen sie dem Titel eines kanadischen Horrorfilms. Nach einer Tour durch die Niederlande und Deutschland nahmen sie 1985 in Berlin ihre Debüt-EP This Is Your Bloody Valentine auf.

Nach ihrem Umzug nach London und einigen personellen Wechseln stabilisierte sich 1987 die Besetzung der Band, die nun aus Shields, Ó Cíosóig, der Gitarristin und Sängerin Bilinda Butcher und der Bassistin Debbie Googe bestand. In dieser Zeit produzierten sie einige EPs; ihren Durchbruch erreichten My Bloody Valentine aber 1988 mit der You Made Me Realise EP, veröffentlicht bei Creation Records, und den nachfolgenden EPs und Alben.

Nachdem 1991 die für ein Independentlabel kostenaufwändige Produktion von Loveless Creation Records in finanzielle Probleme gebracht hatte, wechselten My Bloody Valentine zu Island Records. Nachdem die Band ca. £ 500.000 von Island Records für ein Studio und Aufnahmen ausgegeben hatten, ohne dass verwertbare Ergebnisse produziert worden waren, beendete die Plattenfirma den Vertrag, ohne dass es zu einer Veröffentlichung gekommen war. Danach zerfiel die Band.

Während der Inaktivität von My Bloody Valentine arbeitete Kevin Shields mit Experimental Audio Research, Curve und Primal Scream sowie vereinzelt als Produzent und Remixer. Colm Ó Cíosóig nahm ein Album mit Hope Sandoval von Mazzy Star auf. 2003 wurde Sometimes aus dem Album Loveless in Sofia Coppolas Film Lost in Translation zusammen mit vier neuen Titeln von Kevin Shields verwendet. Im Jahr 2004 gab es Gerüchte über eine Reunion, die sich jedoch nicht bestätigten. Erst 2007 wurden mehrere Konzerttermine für Großbritannien bekannt gegeben, von denen die Hälfte sofort ausverkauft war. Auch 2008 und 2009 gab die Band eine Reihe von Konzerten, unter anderem auf dem Roskilde-Festival in Dänemark und dem Benicàssim in Barcelona.

Nach 22 Jahren veröffentlichte die Band Anfang Februar 2013 ihr drittes Album m b v.


Ihr Stil, eine Mischung aus vielschichtigen Gitarrenspuren, in den Hintergrund gemischtem Gesang und den Einsatz von Gitarren-Rückkopplungen, machte My Bloody Valentine richtungsweisend für die britische Independent-Musikszene Anfang der 1990er-Jahre. Die englische Musikpresse prägte für diese Art der Musik später den Begriff Shoegazing. Als Einflüsse gab die Band The Velvet Underground, Sonic Youth, Cocteau Twins, Wire und The Jesus and Mary Chain an; Kevin Shields nannte auch The Beach Boys als einen persönlichen Einfluss.

Kevin Shields elaborierter und energiereicher Feedback-Gitarrensound wirkte zu Beginn der 1990er-Jahre prägend auf amerikanische Bands aus dem Grunge-Umfeld wie die Smashing Pumpkins oder Dinosaur Jr.



JahrTitelHöchstplatzierung, Gesamtwochen, AuszeichnungChartplatzierungenChartplatzierungen[1][2]
(Jahr, Titel, Plat­zie­rungen, Wo­chen, Aus­zeich­nungen, Anmer­kungen)
1988Isn’t AnythingDE57
(1 Wo.)DE
(2 Wo.)UK
Charteinstieg in UK erst 2012
(1 Wo.)DE

(4 Wo.)UK
2013m b vDE55
(1 Wo.)DE
(1 Wo.)UK
Charteinstieg in UK erst 2021


JahrTitelHöchstplatzierung, Gesamtwochen, AuszeichnungChartsChartplatzierungen[1]
(Jahr, Titel, Plat­zie­rungen, Wo­chen, Aus­zeich­nungen, Anmer­kungen)
2012EP’s 1988–1991UK33
(1 Wo.)UK

Weitere Kompilationen

  • 1989: Ecstasy and Wine

Singles, EPs und Minialben

Höchstplatzierung, Gesamtwochen, AuszeichnungChartsChartplatzierungen[1]
(Jahr, Titel, Album, Plat­zie­rungen, Wo­chen, Aus­zeich­nungen, Anmer­kungen)
(3 Wo.)UK
1991To Here Knows When
(2 Wo.)UK

Weitere Singles, EPs und Minialben

  • 1985: This Is Your Bloody Valentine
  • 1985: Geek
  • 1986: The New Record by My Bloody Valentine
  • 1987: Sunny Sundae Smile
  • 1987: Strawberry Wine
  • 1987: Ecstasy
  • 1988: You Made Me Realise
  • 1988: Feed Me with Your Kiss
  • 1988: Instrumental (nur erhältlich mit den ersten 5000 Exemplaren der LP Isn’t Anything)
  • 1990: Glider
  • 1991: Tremolo
  • 1991: When You Sleep
  • 1992: Les Inkoruptibles
  • 1993: We Have All the Time in the World
  • 2008: Edun (Mit Thom Yorke)


  1. a b c Chartquellen: DE UK
  2. Auszeichnungen für Musikverkäufe: UK


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