The March Violets

The March Violets

Big Soul Kiss: The BBC Recordings (Translucent Violet)

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Release Date: 08/06/2021
Format: 2 X LP
Label: Jungle Records – FREUDLP132
Release type: Translucent Violet Colored Double Vinyl LP Pressing

THE MARCH VIOLETS came out of Leeds in the early 80's, initially as label-mates mates of Sisters of Mercy. Releasing six singles, they were a constant presence at the heights of the UK indie charts. They never got around to recording an album - their only long-players, both in the UK and USA, were singles compilations. Eventually they signed to a major and were groomed for a USA breakthrough, but found they were asked to make too many compromises. Thankfully, their career was well-documented by the BBC recording six sessions - three for John Peel, and one each with Kid Jensen, Janice Long and Richard Skinner. The sessions chronicle their development from 1982 to 1986 with lead singers Simon Denbigh, Rosie Garland and Cleo Murray, backed by bassist Lawrence Elliot and guitarist Tom Ashton. It includes nine unreleased songs and alternate versions of their indie hits in a total of 23 tracks. Here is the unheard history of The March Violets.

  1. Radiant Boys
  2. Steam
  3. 1 2 I Love You
  4. Grooving in Green
  5. Crow Baby
  6. The Undertow. 1
  7. Strange Head
  8. Slow Drip Lizard
  9. Walk Into the Sun
  10. Deep
  11. Kill the Delight. Side Three:
  12. Big Soul Kiss
  13. Lights Go Out
  14. Love Hit
  15. Don't Take It Lightly
  16. Electric Shades
  17. The Face of the Dragonfly
  18. Snake Dance
  19. Deep
  20. High Times
  21. Close to the Heart
  22. South Country
  23. Avalanche of Love. Broadcast By the BBC Between 1982 - 1986

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