The Lilac Time (The Lilac Time album)

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The Lilac Time
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Studio album by
Released2 November 1987
GenreJangle pop[1]
  • The Lilac Time
  • Bob Lamb
The Lilac Time chronology
The Lilac Time
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The Lilac Time is the debut album by English band The Lilac Time, released in 1987 by record label Swordfish.

Track listing[edit]

  • All songs written and arranged by The Lilac Time.
  1. "Return to Yesterday" (3:43)
  2. "Rockland" (4:06)
  3. "You've Got to Love" (4:36)
  4. "And the Ship Sails On " (3:01)
  5. "Love Becomes a Savage" (3:50)
  6. "Together" (2:53)
  7. "Black Velvet" (3:21)
  8. "Too Sooner Late than Better" (3:39)
  9. "The Road to Happiness" (3:59)
  10. "Trumpets from Montparnasse" (3:45)


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Trouser Pressfavourable[2]

AllMusic described it as "the start of a perfect career. Right off the bat, Stephen Duffy and company mix poetry, pop melodies, and folk instrumentation to create songs of endless charm, mesmerizing passion, and tantalizing atmosphere".[1] Trouser Press described the album as "unfailingly delightful".[2]


  1. ^ a b c DiGravina, Tim. "The Lilac Time – The Lilac Time | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved July 1, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Sheridan, David; Robbins, Ira; Partsch, Bill. " :: Lilac Time". Retrieved July 1, 2016.

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