Not a proper debut as such, Down Colorful Hill instead comprises the demo recordings which won Red House Painters their contract with the 4AD label, released here with minimal overdubbing. Regardless, the group has already reached full maturity; these lengthy, ponderous songs are remarkably evocative portraits of a distinctly tortured psyche – Mark Kozelek forgoes the camouflage of metaphor to lay his soul on the line, and the honesty of his craft is both beautiful and disturbing.
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|1||Play on youtube||24||6:47||31,754 listeners|
|2||Play on youtube||Medicine Bottle||9:51||33,535 listeners|
|3||Play on youtube||Down Colorful Hill||10:51||25,610 listeners|
|4||Play on youtube||Lord Kill the Pain||6:03||24,415 listeners|
|5||Play on youtube||Michael||5:23||26,469 listeners|