The March Violets - Big Soul Kiss: The BBC Recordings

The March Violets - Big Soul Kiss: The BBC Recordings

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Limited edition in violet vinyl double-LP - twenty-three tracks recorded for John Peel and other BBC programmes over six separate sessions, including nine unreleased songs.

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 didn’t get around to recording an album – their only long-players, both in the UK and USA, were singles compilations. They eventually 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.

Chronicling their development from 1982 to 1986 with lead singers Simon, Rosie and Cleo, these sessions include nine unreleased songs and alternate versions of their indie hits. Here is the unheard history of The March Violets.

 

Tracklist:

Side One:

1. Radiant Boys

2. Steam

3. 1 2 I Love You

4. Grooving In Green

5. Crow Baby

6. The Undertow

Side Two:

1. Strange Head

2. Slow Drip Lizard

3. Walk Into The Sun

4. Deep

5. Kill The Delight

Side Three:

1. Big Soul Kiss

2. Lights Go Out

3. Love Hit

4. Don’t Take It Lightly

5. Electric Shades

6. The Face Of The Dragonfly

Side Four:

1. Snake Dance

2. Deep

3. High Times

4. Close To The Heart

5. South Country

6. Avalanche Of Love

 

Recorded for the BBC between 1982 – 1986