Rosegarden Funeral - These Haunted Hours CDR (1988) MP3/Flac
Here is a great donation from Michael from the Return To The East blog. Originally, he had posted another earlier tape by Rosegarden Funeral here couple years back. This unofficial CDR came from a band member and appears to contain most of the material from their third tape (with a few alterations).
I first read about Rosegarden Funeral as a teenager in Mick Mercer's Gothic Rock book, and by the description there... they seemed right up my alley. However, I have never ever seen any of the cassettes for sale (quite a rarity accomplishment!). Musically, gloomy early Sisters of Mercy comparisons without being a total clone... some very nice tracks besides the ones previously heard from the above mentioned post such as "These Haunted Hours" and "Brittle Glass Tears".
Like a few others who run similar blogs, have had some problems with mediafire removing files without warning. Thus, motivation has been rather low lately. Difficult to know why the files were deleted... download traffic, specific matching keywords in file names?? Believe me, most of the stuff on here isn't that easy to find... As a test, I made this file a password-protected, encrypted file and will likely continue this for now on. We'll see...
Rosegarden Funeral - These Haunted Hours CDR (1988)
01. Dead Souls (Joy Division cover)
03. These Haunted Hours
05. The Hanging Tree
06. Brittle Glass Tears
07. Strange Fruit (Billy Holiday cover)
08. Hollow Heart
09. An Acid Valentine
11. Black Orchid
12. Burial Ground