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The March Violets 'Play Loud Play Purple' 2LP limited purple vinyl

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The March Violets 'Play Loud Play Purple' 2LP limited purple vinyl

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The March Violets 'Play Loud Play Purple' 2LP

The Complete Singles 1982-85 and more.  All the recordings released on the Rebirth and Merciful Release labels between ‘82 and ‘85, in their original 7” versions.  Plus three tracks from this century to bring The March Violets story up to date. 

THE MARCH VIOLETS came out of Leeds in the early 80’s, label-mates of Sisters of Mercy.  Releasing six singles, they were a constant presence in the UK indie charts, hitting the top two spots with Snakedance, Deep and Walk Into The Sun.  They never got around to recording an album – their only '80's long-players, Natural History in the UK and Electric Shades in the USA, were compilations.  Eventually they signed to a major label and were groomed for a USA breakthrough, performing in the 1987 Some Kind of Wonderful movie.  However they were asked to make too many compromises and eventually split up. 

Here is all their 1980’s independent catalogue compiled in the original versions - the first time the Deep single and the Walk into the Sun 7" version have been made available since the 80's - together with three tracks from this century.  It chronicles their development with lead singers Simon Denbigh, Rosie Garland and Cleo Murray, backed by bassist Lawrence Elliot and guitarist Tom Ashton.

Limited edition 2xLP gatefold in purple vinyl.  Released 21/10/2022.

Side A 1. Radiant Boys, 2. Religious As Hell, 3. Fodder, 4. Children On Stun, 5. Bon Bon Babies, 6. Grooving In Green.

Side B 1. Steam, 2. Crow Baby, 3. 1 2 I Love You, 4. Long Pig, 5. Snake Dance, 6. It’s Hot.

Side C 1. Slow Drip Lizard, 2. Walk Into The Sun, 3. Lights Go Out, 4. Essence, 5. Deep.

Side D 1. Eldorado, 2. Electric Shades, 3. Cut Down Pretty, 4. Road Of Bones, 5. Mortality.

5CD box set also available

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