Saturday, February 15, 2014

Winter Hours - Leaving Time (1986, Link)

Recently had a request for this one.  Winter Hours came to prominence in the "golden age" of collegiate indie rock, on the heels of REM's success with Murmur.  The Hours sonic lineage was mildly derived from Michael Stipe & Co. (check out "We Can Only Win"), but folk and roots-rock inflections endowed a more conventional hue to the bulk of their first proper long player (this one), and their self-titled second album which followed in 1989.  Ironically, Leaving Time trails off into the sunset on a markedly bluesy note with a rendition of Buddy Miles "Have You Ever Loved a Woman?"

For a taste of Winter Hours in their earliest incarnation, browse over here to encounter a scare set of demos.  

01. Up There Again
02. untitled (interlude)
03. Tell Me Today
04. The Confessional
05. September Street
06. Waiting for Thunder
07. Ten Minutes (acoustic vers)
08. If I Could Make You Hear Me
09. We Can Only Win
10. Have You Ever Loved a Woman?

http://www69.zippyshare.com/v/5FQI6nM3/file.html

12 comments:

binman said...

Great Stuff! Thank you!

John Mc said...

Awesome stuff. All their albums were amazing - thanks for the post!

Patrick Murphy said...

thanks for fulfilling my request. You, and your blog, are awesome, as always!!

Patrick Murphy said...

thanks for fulfilling my request. You, and your blog, are awesome, as always!!

Patrick Murphy said...

thanks for fulfilling my request. You, and your blog, are awesome, as always!!

bglobe313 said...

Spent a whole summer (and many years thereafter) listening to "Hyacinth Girl". From how much it was played on Boston radio that summer you would have expected it to be a hit and them to be stars.

My wife and I loved that recording. Definitely in our top 25 of most played songs and we were music nuts.

I could never understand the inclusion of that Buddy Miles cover, although they did have a hotshot guitarist!

Thank you.

Bryan said...

Spent way too much time looking for this recently. Should have known to just wait for you to put it up. Lesson learned. Thanks again.

Grapher said...

Winter Hours - Winter Hours (1989)

Label: Chrysalis
Catalog#: F1-21682
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 1989
Genre: Rock, Alternative Rock

http://www73.zippyshare.com/v/99292642/file.html

Stathis said...

Hello,

can you, please, repost the same titled album of 1989?

Thank you very much
Stathis

spavid said...

I don't recall posting the self-titled album. Are you sure you saw it on this site?

ΧΡΥΣΟΒΑΛΑΝΤΗΣ ΕΥΣΤΑΘΙΟΥ ΕΛΜΕΚΑ Μ.ΕΠΕ said...

Hello,

In the comments a visitor named "Grapher" has a link for this same titled album of 1989, that is now inactive.

How can I make a contact with him to repost this link?

Thank you very much
Stathis

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