Juvenilia is a compilation of the Verlaines’ brilliant early singles and EPs. First released in 1987, and reissued in 1993 with bonus tracks it documents the band’s early history and is the perfect introduction to one of New Zealand’s great bands.
Opening with the irrepressible ‘Death and the Maiden’, a song that for many is archetypal of the group’s deft ability to wield a pop hook. The album also features their first two tracks, ‘Angela’ and ‘Crisis After Crisis’, recorded on Chris Knox’s four track and released on the infamous Dunedin Double EP.
Juvenilia, complete with orchestral and brass flourishes, is a constant display of the unstoppable songwriting skills of vocalist/guitarist Graeme Downes. From single ‘Doomsday’ through to their perfect love song ‘Joed Out’, Juvenilia is a compilation filled with all the elegant and often magnificently moody elements of the Verlaines.
LP comes with digital download, featuring the bonus CD tracks.
Label: Flying Nun Records
Cat #: FNCD195
Formats: LP, CD + Digital
Recorded: A compilation of the early singles and EPs, from 1982 to 1986. 'Angela'/'Crisis After Crisis'/'You Cheat Yourself Of Everything That Moves' originally released on Dunedin Double 12" EP (March 1982). Recorded at Christchurch house. 'Death And The Maiden'/'C.D. Jimmy Jazz And Me' originally released on Death & The Maiden 7' Single (August 1982). Recorded at Lab Studios. 'Baud To Tears'/'Pyromaniac'/'Joed Out'/'Burlesque'/'Wind Song'/'You Say You' originally released on Ten O'Clock In The Afternoon 12" EP (1984). Recorded at Progressive Studios. 'Doomsday'/'New Kind Of Hero' originally released on Doomsday 12" Single (December 1985). Recorded at Mascot Studios. 'Instrumental'/'Phil Too?' recorded live at Windsor Hotel, Auckland, 24th of May, 1986.
- Death And The Maiden
- Joed Out
- Baud To Tears
- Crisis After Crisis
- You Cheat Yourself of Everything That Moves
- You Say You
- New Kind Of Hero
- Phil Too?
- C.D. Jimmy Jazz and Me