Morningrise was released before Just for a Day. It is a simple yet powerful single, and defines the transition between the first two albums. The vocals are less defined and become just an addition sound to add to mood of the individual song.
The title track shows some more ambient leanings, It would have felt disjointed if it was included on Just for a Day. It shows that Slowdive were moving towards a much more atmospheric sound, before the release of the debut.
She Calls was a favourite from their live set. It is the only Slowdive song that I know with rolling drums. This contrasts with the shimmering guitars and vocals that are awash with reverb.
Losing Today is Slowdive’s first outing in the more ambient regions of shoegaze. It is a haunting soundscape, in which Rachel’s vocals are barely audible. The lyrics, if you can make the out, are melancholic and fraught with depression.
In a corner
She sits and waits
She’s waiting for
Her heart to break
It says it all
Don’t lose today
Interestingly remixing duty on the first two tracks is by Alan Moulder