The Violet Hour

The Clientele

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MRG217 | Release Date 2003

This is the first studio full-length-proper from The Clientele. Recorded and mixed by the band at Medina Roads Studios in the UK over several months in 2002, The Violet Hour promises to only further cement The Clientele as one of the most eloquent pop bands on the planet. Languid melodies and delicate choruses combine to transport the listener to a hazy dreamlike world where Alasdair MacLean weaves his witty, sardonic tales of love, loss, possibilities and dreams. The record is sparse, yet never lacking for lush sound-scapes.

Track/Song Title Duration Price MP3 Track
Play The Violet Hour 04:55 $0.99 Buy
Play Voices in the Mall 02:09 $0.99 Buy
Play When You and I Were Young 03:50 $0.99 Buy
Play Missing 04:52 $0.99 Buy
Play Jamaican Born Rhumba 01:20 $0.99 Buy
Play House On Fire 04:23 $0.99 Buy
Play Everybody's Gone 03:02 $0.99 Buy
Play Porcelain 03:33 $0.99 Buy
Play Haunted Melody 02:13 $0.99 Buy
Play Prelude 02:21 $0.99 Buy
Play Lamplight 06:43 $0.99 Buy
Play The House Always Wins 08:02 $0.99 Buy
Play Policeman Getting Lost 02:19 $0.99 Buy

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