FREUDLP132 RGB225pixLimited 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.  An exclusive #RSDDrop* release.

THE MARCH VIOLETS came out of Leeds in the early 80’s, initially as label-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 '80's long-players, both in the UK and USA, were singles compilations.  Eventually they signed to a major label 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 Denbigh, Rosie Garland and Cleo Murray and backed by bassist Lawrence Elliot and guitarist Tom Ashton, these sessions include nine unreleased songs and alternative versions of their indie hits.  Here is the unheard history of The March Violets.

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.  Broadcast by the BBC between 1982 – 1986.


WHERE TO BUY?  Record Store Day 2021 RSDDrop#2 is on July 17. 

For RSD Drop releases, you should visit RSD shops if you can (note: in USA it's NOT a RSD release - see below).  Otherwise participating shops can sell by mail-order from one week afterwards (many shops sell on Discogs); we can then sell any remaining stock two weeks after RSD2.  We think we've ordered enough but we have to order and guess demand long before it's announced.

This Violet Vinyl 2LP should be available at UK & EU stores listed at the RSD sites:

UK: https://recordstoreday.co.uk   DE: http://www.recordstoredaygermany.de/  

NL: https://recordstoreday.nl   BE: https://www.recordstoreday.be/  

SE: http://www.recordstoreday.se   IE: https://recordstoreday.ie  

For USA & Canada please order from: https://mvdshop.com/

RSD International: https://recordstoreday.com/Stores?country=select


March Violets Churchyard 1981

The March Violets 'Big Soul Kiss' 2LP FREUDLP132