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Glasgow-based alternative dance group who were touted as the next big thing in the UK music press circa 1993.

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  • Breakup Breakout: Dot Allison
  • Call-Back: "Transient Truth" re-uses the spoken line "But if you want to know the truth" from "Fallen".
  • Cover Version: One of the many acts who've tackled Dolly Parton's "Jolene", their version was in an ambient dub style. There's also an unreleased cover of Simon Dupree's psychedelic classic "Kites" in circulation.
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  • Epic Rocking: The first seven tracks on Morning Dove White average over seven minutes each. And then there are the remixes: Secret Knowledge turned in remixes of "Breakdown" running 10:08 and 11:02, Underworld's mixes of ""Why Don't You Take Me" are 11:02 and 14:55, Slam's two mixes of "White Love" run 15:34 and 17:35.
  • Executive Meddling: their label wanted them to be more commercial, hence the Stephen Hague and William Orbit remixes. They pretty much abandoned their second album and split up because they couldn't be bothered dealing with the Executive Meddling anymore.
  • Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: The ghost story "Fallen" may be a Fantastic Romance, or just a very flowery description of A Date with Rosie Palms.
  • New Sound Album: The B-sides for their final single "Why Don't You Take Me" showcased a more dub-oriented sound which was going to be the basis of their second album.
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  • Non-Appearing Title: "There Goes The Cure", "Transient Truth", "Skanga"
  • One Album Band - only ever released one album, Morning Dove White.
  • Special Guest: Jah Wobble's lead bass contribution to "There Goes The Cure" raises it to the level of Awesome Music.
  • Spoken Word in Music: "Fallen" and "Transient Truth".
  • The "The" Title Confusion: The US pressing of Morning Dove White listed "Transient Truth" as "(The Transient) Truth". It's anyone's guess why.
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