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The Verlaines career retrospective You're Just Too Obscure For Me was first released in 2003, 22-years after the Dunedin band formed.

Complete with their signature songs such as 'Death and the Maiden' and Doomsday, the nineteen songs cover six albums, one EP, two singles and their quarter on the vinyl classic Dunedin Double EP.

Led by songwriter Graeme Downes, the Verlaines walk some border between rock and classical music. Their music is a study in dramatic, dynamic rock, be it guitar-based or embellished with all manner of classical instruments. Whether it be the blistering Pyromaniac or the beautiful gem that is the Ballad of Harry Noryb the structure of Downes songs never fails to impress, and his superb lyrics thread poetic narratives regularly laced with black humour and drunkenness.

Track Listing:

1. Pyromaniac
2. War In My Head
3. Joed Out
4. This Valentine
5. Lying In State
6. Hanging By Strands
7. Whatever You Run Into
8. Heavy 33
9. Jailhouse 4.00 A.M.
10. Death & the Maiden
11. C.D., Jimmy Jazz & Me
12. Anniversary
13. Slow Sad Love Song
14. Doomsday
15. Bird-Dog
16. Blanket Over the Sky
17. Ready To Fly
18. Dirge
19. Ballad of Harry Noryb

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  • Store location: Upper Hutt City, Wellington, NZ

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