Lene Lovich ‎– March

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Pathfinder Records ‎– PTF 8909-2
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Tracklist

1 Life 4:42
2 Wonderland 3:50
3 Nightshift 3:55
4 Hold On To Love 5:23
5 Rage 5:58
6 Natural Beauty 5:00
7 Make Believe 5:01
8 Shadow Walk 3:03
9 Vertigo 4:15
10 Sharman 4:28

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  • Matrix / Runout: MADE BY DISCTRONICS <H> W.O. 13436-2 PTF89092
  • Barcode: 041017890925

Other Versions (5 of 8) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PTF 8909-4 Lene Lovich March(Cass, Album) Pathfinder Records PTF 8909-4 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
L 30263 Lene Lovich March(LP, Album) Interfusion L 30263 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
ECD 28001-2 Lene Lovich March(CD, Album, RE) Evidence (5) ECD 28001-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
none Lene Lovich March(10xFile, FLAC, Album, RM) Not On Label (Lene Lovich Self-released) none UK 2015
OLCD 9.91030 X Lene Lovich March(CD, Album) Line (7) OLCD 9.91030 X Germany 1989 Sell This Version

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Grumpiness

Grumpiness

January 17, 2010

Lene Lovich is most commonly compared with Nina Hagen, but the flavour of this album reminds me much more of Siouxsie and the Banshees. Lene Lovich has a kind of ladylike artistry which transcends the sort of shit starter, humorous, punk ethic of Nina Hagen’s music. I didn’t fall in love with this album straight away as the vocals are not entirely to my taste, being a bit squeaky in places, and there’s altogether too much xylophone featured on it to suit me, but it did grow on me, and it does carry its own special atmosphere.
The album is decidedly witchy, not in a pagan sense, but more evoking images of black cats, broomsticks, and pointy hats. Released in 1989, March is actually evocative of Gothic New Wave from much earlier on. A specific effort has been made on the part of the producers and composers to make sure the programming and synthesizers sound more “eighties” than a lot of other contemporary music from the same year. For me, this didn’t really work, and I found myself wondering what the album would have sounded like if the production team had availed themselves of more contemporary instrumentation, and effects. Still for those music lovers who are more “old school” in terms of Gothic New Wave, this album is probably just the ticket.
The Seventh Track “Make Believe” is definitely my favourite. With a powerful back up male chorus, and expressive song writing, this track stands out as distinctly elegant.
Overall, I was left with the sense that Lene Lovich was probably a bit more sensitive than the genre in which she found herself, and some of the gimmicks expected of vocalists in the punk influenced genres sounded a bit pretend, the way Lene delivers them. Still her vision manages to manifest itself in some sort of mutant form.