Violet (The Birthday Massacre album)

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Violet
EP / Studio album by The Birthday Massacre
Released October 25, 2004
Recorded
  • Toronto, Canada
  • (Dire Studios, Desolation Studios, Phase One Studios)
[1]
Genre Synthrock,[2] gothic rock,[2] new wave,[3] dream pop
Length 30:42 (EP)
44:25 (LP)
Label Metropolis
Producer The Birthday Massacre
The Birthday Massacre chronology
Nothing and Nowhere
(2002)
Violet
(2004)
Blue
(2005)

Violet is an album by The Birthday Massacre. It was first released as an extended play (EP) in October 25, 2004, then commercially released in August 9, 2005 as an (LP) through Metropolis Records (North America/UK), Repo Records [4] (Europe) and Hellion Records (Brazil). The LP version included four re-recorded and slightly reworked tracks from their Nothing and Nowhere album: "Happy Birthday", "Horror Show", "Video Kid" and "The Dream".

Track listing[edit]

EP version
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Prologue"     Rainbow, M. Falcore 0:37
2. "Lovers End"   Rainbow, Chibi Rainbow, M. Falcore 4:18
3. "Violet"   Rainbow Rainbow, M. Falcore 3:37
4. "Red"     J. Aslan 1:17
5. "Play Dead"   Rainbow, Chibi Rainbow, M. Falcore 4:47
6. "Blue"   Rainbow Rainbow 4:29
7. "Black"     J. Aslan 1:34
8. "Holiday"   Rainbow, Chibi Rainbow 5:15
9. "Nevermind"   Rainbow Rainbow, M. Falcore 4:45
LP version[5][6]
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Prologue"     Rainbow, M. Falcore 0:38
2. "Lovers End"   Chibi, Rainbow Rainbow, M. Falcore 4:14
3. "Happy Birthday"   Rainbow Rainbow 3:39
4. "Horror Show"   Rainbow M. Falcore, Rainbow 4:06
5. "Violet"   Rainbow M. Falcore, Rainbow 3:37
6. "Red"     J. Aslan 1:11
7. "Play Dead"   Chibi, Rainbow M. Falcore, Rainbow 4:47
8. "Blue"   Rainbow Rainbow 4:30
9. "Video Kid"   Rainbow Rainbow 4:34
10. "The Dream"   Chibi, Rainbow Rainbow, M. Falcore 3:51
11. "Black"     J. Aslan 1:29
12. "Holiday"   Chibi, Rainbow Rainbow 5:14
13. "Nevermind"   Rainbow Rainbow, M. Falcore 4:35
Total length:
44:25

Release history[edit]

Region Date
Germany[7] October 25, 2004
Canada August 9, 2005[8]
United Kingdom September 12, 2005
France November 28, 2005[9]
Italy December 12, 2005[10]
Netherlands March 1, 2007[11][12]

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Violet album liner notes.[1]

  • Chibi - vocals
  • Rainbow - guitar
  • M. Falcore - lead guitar
  • Aslan - bass
  • Rhim - drums

Album reviews[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • The LP version was originally released in Europe on Repo Records in 2004.
  • Tracks "Happy Birthday", "Horror Show", "Video Kid" and "The Dream" are all somewhat reworked versions of their equivalents on the band's previous album Nothing and Nowhere.
  • Videos for both "Blue" and "Nevermind" were produced. "Blue" is an elaborate story-based video while "Nevermind" is a straightforward performance video, both of which were released on the "Blue DVD".
  • Although the track list on the CD labels the final track as "Nevermind", if burned on iTunes, the track will be titled "Neverland".
  • The band recorded a cover of The NeverEnding Story theme for the album, but left it off after not being pleased with the final result. The only existing version of the song is a low quality mp3 that can be found on P2P file sharing systems, or on their original EP under the name Imagica.
  • On the 2004 release of Violet, Adm is pictured in the booklet as the keyboardist. On the 2005 re-release, he is removed from the booklet picture because he had left the band by that time.
  • The track "Happy Birthday" was featured in the eighth episode of the first season of The Vampire Diaries, "162 Candles.",[13]

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