Marc Almond

Marc Almond & The Willing Sinners - Vermin In Ermine (1984) {Some Bizarre SBZ029CD rel 1997}

Marc Almond & The Willing Sinners - Vermin In Ermine (1984) {Some Bizarre SBZ029CD rel 1997}
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© 1984, 1997 Some Bizarre | SBZ029CD
Art-Pop / New Romantic / Synth Pop / Dance-Pop

With the wracked final days of Soft Cell behind him, Marc Almond gleefully threw himself into a full-time solo career with a splash; while a chunk of bile still clearly remains – the portentous "Ugly Head" sounds as much personal therapy as it does grinding semi-big-band blues – a much more musically upbeat angle dominates, especially on the lush, winning single "The Boy Who Came Back."

Marc Almond - Tenement Symphony (1991) {Warner 9031-75518-2}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at March 8, 2018
Marc Almond - Tenement Symphony (1991) {Warner 9031-75518-2}

Marc Almond - Tenement Symphony (1991) {Warner 9031-75518-2}
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© 1991 Warner Music UK | 9031-75518-2
Art-Pop / New Romantic / Synth Pop / Dance-Pop

Marc Almond's newest label jump resulted in what looked like an ideal creation on paper – two songs produced and co-written by the Grid, the techno duo featuring Almond's Soft Cell collaborator Dave Ball, three more songs worked on with sole surviving Willing Sinner/La Magia member, keyboardist/orchestrator Billy McGee, and a mini-song cycle, "The Tenement Symphony" itself, produced by uber-studio wizard Trevor Horn. But did it work?

Marc Almond ‎- The Stars We Are (1988)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Feb. 16, 2018
Marc Almond ‎- The Stars We Are (1988)

Marc Almond ‎- The Stars We Are (1988)
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Genre: Pop, New Wave | Label: Parlophone | Catalog: CDPCS 7324

Another year and another label for Marc Almond, along with a newly stripped-down band, La Magia, with Willing Sinner vets Annie Hogan, Billy McGee, and Steve Humphreys on drums. Even more so than Stories of Johnny, this is Almond with an eye and ear on making a commercial record while still being himself, and the result is much better than expected.
Marc Almond - Shadows And Reflections (2017) {BMG Deluxe Edition 538310901}

Marc Almond - Shadows And Reflections (2017) {BMG Deluxe Edition 538310901}
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© 2017 BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd. | 538310901
Alternative / American Popular Song / Torch Songs

Leave it to Marc Almond to bridge the gap between covers and concept albums. Shadows and Reflections is both. Its track list reveals iconic '60s-era pop songs of astonishing variety. There's Burt Bacharach's "Blue on Blue" and Johnny Mandel's "The Shadow of Your Smile," as well as the Herd's "From the Underworld," a gorgeous, daring read of the Yardbirds' "Still I'm Sad," and Bobby Darin's "Not for Me," to mention a few. Almond and his chief collaborator, British composer, arranger, and saxophonist John Harle (who wrote the set's "Overture" and "Interlude," and co-wrote the closer "No One to Say Good Night To" with the singer), used a guiding aural aesthetic in opting for expansive panoramic sound; they sought to emulate "a very late 1960s Italian cinema soundtrack…."

Marc Almond - Shadows and Reflections (2017)  Music

Posted by pyatak at Sept. 21, 2017
Marc Almond - Shadows and Reflections (2017)

Marc Almond - Shadows and Reflections (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 44 minutes | 103 MB
Pop | Label: Bmg Rights Management

Marc Almond's new album Shadows And Reflections features sumptuous arrangements of iconic torch songs and 60's orchestral pop for which he is beloved, as well as two new original compositions. The release features songs written or recorded by artists such as Burt Bacharach, The Action, The Yardbirds, Bobby Darin, Julie Driscoll, Billy Fury and the Young Rascals. It thematically begins and ends in an apartment.
Marc Almond, Jeremy Reed, Othon - Against Nature (2015) {Marc Almond ANCD1}

Marc Almond, Jeremy Reed, Othon - Against Nature (2015) {Marc Almond ANCD1}
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© 2015 Marc Almond | ANCD1
Acoustic / Alternative / Chanson / Neo-Classical / Adult Alternative Pop

We’ve got a real treat here for Marc Almond fans – the last of his very limited edition Against Nature collaboration with Jeremy Reed and Othon. Against Nature is said to be the seminally decadent novel of 19th Century fin de siècle Paris. It explores the central character of Des Esseintes who, as Jeremy Reed explains lived, “a life governed by deviated aesthetic obsessions and the desire to subvert…. nature through artificial pursuits. Endemically bored, wealthy, disillusioned, acutely refined, phobic and neurotic and singularly disgusted by humanity he withdraws from Paris as a middle-aged sensualist to live with servants as a recluse”.

Marc Almond - Heart On Snow (2003) {XIII Bis Records 6403262}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at July 31, 2017
Marc Almond - Heart On Snow (2003) {XIII Bis Records 6403262}

Marc Almond - Heart On Snow (2003) {XIII Bis Records 6403262}
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© 2003 XIII Bis Records / Blue Star | 6403262
Pop / Chanson / Adult Alternative Pop / New Romantic / Alternative / Torch Songs / Vocal Pop

Defying expectations and throwing anyone for a loop who guessed what Marc Almond might do after Stranger Things, Heart on Snow is his Russian album. That is to say that some of the songs are traditional Russian folk music, some are inspired by Almond's somewhat existentialist views of Russian life and love, and others merely mention Russian life but come across like traditional Almond songs. Instruments mostly take a backseat to Almond's voice, which is in peak form, but each song has a firm foundation of a combination of upright bass, piano, accordion, violin, percussion, moody keyboards, and guitars.
Marc Almond - Variete (2010) {2CD Cherry Red Limited Edition SFE004}

Marc Almond - Varieté (2010) {2CD Cherry Red Limited Edition SFE004}
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© 2010 Cherry Red Records / SFE / Marc Almond | SFE004
Pop / Adult Alternative Pop / New Romantic / Alternative / Torch Songs / Vocal Pop

Limited deluxe two CD digipak edition including a bonus CD containing acoustic versions of seven of the album's tracks. 2010 release from the British Pop vocalist best known as one-half of Synth Pop duo Soft Cell. Almond's first studio album of original self-written material for 10 years. Variete is both a dramatic celebration in song of the thwarted glamour of the fag-end of the show business of yesteryear and a brave and revealing body of autobiographical songs.
John Harle & Marc Almond - The Tyburn Tree (Dark London) (2013) {Sospiro Noir SOSTT100114}

John Harle & Marc Almond - The Tyburn Tree (Dark London) (2013) {Sospiro Noir SOSTT100114}
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© 2013 Sospiro Noir | SOSTT100114
Adult Alternative Pop / Neo-Opera / Jazz / Cabaret / Contemporary Classical / Eectronic Dance / Ambient Music

John Harle's epic CV includes soundtracks, classical works and drama, all of which feed into the saxophonist's ambitious song cycle about "dark London". Its tales of the Limehouse Ripper, Spring Heeled Jack and the Highgate Vampire are centred a few centuries back, with words from William Blake and John Dee, though most of the lyrics are by Marc Almond, along with Tom Pickard and Iain Sinclair. There are splashes of cabaret and jazz, but the echoing, crepuscular atmosphere is dominated by Almond's impressive neo-operatic singing (some distance from electro-pop!), with a thumping, galloping finale that uses an extract from Blake's "prophetic book" Jerusalem. Dark but dashing.
Marc Almond & Foetus - Violent Silence & Flesh Volcano (1997) {Some Bizarre SBZCD022}

Marc Almond & Foetus - Violent Silence & Flesh Volcano (1997) {Some Bizarre SBZCD022}
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© 1997 Some Bizarre Limited | SBZCD022
Pop / Adult Alternative Pop / New Romantic / Alternative / Torch Songs / Vocal Pop

Collecting two at-the-time incredibly out of print mid-'80 EPs, this disc's spine reads as being a full partnership between Almond and Foetus, a semi-regular collaborator for Almond's solo career during its first few years. However, only the first three songs represent that actual pairing, being the original Flesh Volcano tracks from 1986. It's essentially nothing more or less than Foetus at his most industrial and clattering with Almond at his most theatrically pained and howling – great if you want it, but not as earth-shattering as you might hope.