The Verlaines 1985 debut album, HALLELUJAH – ALL THE WAY HOME defined both the Dunedin
band's style and much the ‘Flying Nun sound’.
Grounded in songwriter Graeme Downes’ innate and inventive sense of melody, at the heart of these songs are tales of drunkards and romantics all punctuated by guitar blasts and instrumental flourishes. All the while refusing to stick to one pitch or tone. Even the more straightforward songs can’t help but take unexpected turns, and it is no wonder that tracks such as The Ballad of Harry Noryb and Phil Too? rapidly became highlights of any Verlaines show.
Re-issued in its' original gatefold format along with a replica album release poster from the time. Each LP includes a digital download
It Was Raining
All Laid On
The Lady and the Lizard
Don't Send Me Away
Lying in State
For The Love of Ash Grey
The Ballad of Harry Noryb