Live Song Archives #1 and #2 : “Good Day Sunshine” and “In Mind”

Note: This is the first in a series of archives that highlight the best extant recordings and performances of each Slowdive song that was played live.

Slowdive performed two tracks from the 5 EP on 10 December 1993 at The Garage in London, and thankfully someone in the audience recorded it. Locust (Mark Van Hoen) opened for them that day. The quality of this recording is not particularly good (it was recorded on an analog cassette recorder with a relatively cheap microphone), but its historical value is highly significant, as, to the best of my knowledge, there are no other extant live recordings of these songs. It should be mentioned, however, that they also performed the songs during live shows in November 1993 (the EP was released on 22 November 1993), such as their 22 November 1993 gig at the University of Birmingham. Below you can listen to full versions of both songs. Interestingly enough, while the EP version of Good Day Sunshine is instrumental, the live version has vocals from both Neil and Rachel.

“Good Day Sunshine”

“In Mind”