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?
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