'Just for a Day' (1991) is the debut studio album by British shoegaze band Slowdive. Initially, the band was lumped in with other contemporary bands in the shoegaze genre, but with tracks like, 'Celia's Dream' and, 'Erik's Song', Slowdive managed to break out of the mold. While the band didn't achieve stardom until their follow-up releases, 'Souvlaki' and 'Pygmalion', their trademark sound flanged guitars, light, airy vocals, and pop styling is still in evidence here. Peaking at #3 on the UK Indie Charts, 'Just For A Day' was just enough of a commercial success to push Slowdive into the mainstream. Copies, upon release, were bundled with a sticker, iterating the band s take on their album: 'Like a mind altering substance, without the risk.' For fans who picked up Slowdive from 'Souvlaki', it's a treat to hear their earlier music; for fans of shoegaze or indie rock, 'Just For A Day' is a great place to start exploring.
(2CD) 2010 Digitally remastered and expanded two CD edition of Slowdive's 1991 debut featuring a whole disc of rare B-Sides and a Peel session.