Australia's the Cat's Miaow was featured on the 14th edition of Darla Records' Bliss Out series of spacy indie rock. The songs on The Long Goodbye are alternate, "blissed-out" versions of some of the band's classic songs. The disc begins with the drone-y "Phoebe," highlighted by Kerrie's composed and gentle vocals. The song was originally featured on a Darla Records compilation, the 11th in the series of Little Darla Has a Treat for You budget-priced samplers. The relaxed organ and gentle guitar line on "Faded" gives way to the modestly distorted "Third Floor," which includes sounds from guest musician Laura MacFarlane. The group's sophisticated and ambient beats are refreshing on "Firefly" and distinctly exciting and reflective on "If Things Had Been Different." The disc was a must-have for die-hard fans of the band, who had been waiting for the release of new recordings. The band's textured pop sounds were ideal for Darla's Bliss Out series.
AllMusic Review by Stephen Cramer