Marc Almond Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
Here we have a vinyl version of Hits And Pieces by Marc Almond. A CD version was released in 2017. Now it’s been spread across two lovely LPs, comprehensively showcasing the singer’s best bits. His solo work, work with Marc & The Mambas and Soft Cell plus duets with Gene Pitney and Bronski Beat all feature. Limited edition 2LP on Universal.
- Vinyl Double LP (5762925)
- In stock and ready to ship
- Limited edition
- Last copy
A Coil rarity for you here coming courtesy of Cold Spring (Merzbow, Psychic TV). This recording, dating to a gallery performance in 1983, is markedly different from the similarly-titled EP that Coil issued the following year. With the group at this point consisting of Marc Almond, John Gosling and of course John Balance, they construct a twenty-plus minute piece from spoken word and industrial noise. Gosling’s Zos Kia project provides a remix. Closing track ‘Baptism of Fire’ is an unreleased ZK/Coil collaboration recorded in the same year.
- Vinyl LP (CSR263LP)
- In stock and ready to ship
It's pretty scandalous that much of Marc Almond's work isn't out on vinyl but this is set to change with the re-issue of Variete - one of Almond's personal favourites of all his many records. Like much of Almond's work this deals with the fag end of showbusiness and incorporates tales from Almond's own life. It contains seven bonus compositions that appeared on the original CD version.
If anyone is perfect for singing an album of 1960's torch songs and baroque pop it's Marc Almond. He has previous in the genre (and has scored huge hits too) but here he covers some of his favourites by the likes of Burt Bacharach, The Action, The Yardbirds, Bobby Darin as well as a couple of original compositions for good measure.
The first album by Soft Cell, released in 1981 to much attention. Non Stop Erotic Cabaret is a true classic of sexy synth-pop, featuring both the enormously famous ‘Tainted Love’ cover and the infamous ‘Sex Dwarf’. No self-respected synth lover can be without this album, now reissued on vinyl by Universal.
Limited pressing on green 7” vinyl in gatefold packaging with a CD copy to boot. Formerly one half of British synth-pop duo Soft Cell, Marc Almond has calved a diverse solo career for himself. On this EP he works alongside Joe Cocker of Pulp, as well as Carl Barat from The Libertines. The result is pretty Bowie-esque, spacey and reflective.
To celebrate the collaboration between the legendary Marc Almond and record producer Tony Visconti (David Bowie, Hazel O'Connor, T-Rex, The Moody Blues, Morrissey) Strike Force Entertainment have put together a highly collectable limited edition purple vinyl 7” single. As well as producing the tracks, Visconti was also responsible for the string arrangement including a collaborative effort with Martin Mc Carrick (Siouxsie And The Banshees, Therapy?) on 'Burn Bright'.
A lush and showy album from ex-Soft Cell member and Southport’s finest Marc Almond. In classic Almond fashion, The Velvet Trail runs the gamut from dark to light with a collection of richly produced songs drenched in strings and melancholic ambience. Designed to be enjoyed in its original order like a musical. Out on vinyl double LP from SFE.
An ode to the truly unique 19th century gay writer Count Stanislaus Eric Stenbock, Gabriel & The Lunatic Lover is a beguiling and melancholic piece of work. Set to music by Michael Cashmore, Marc Almond sings through these two rare poems with haunting gusto. An interesting interpretation of the decadent, drug-fuelled life of this extraordinary writer. Out on CD from Durtro / Jnana.
Marc Almond and John Harle have been reading spooky history books about London, it would seem: it all comes out here on The Tyburn Tree, named for a popular hanging spot from back in the day. Iain Sinclair turns up on it, so that is pretty much a London seal of approval right there eh? On spanky nice double vinyl.
- Vinyl Double LP (SOSTT200114)