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DVD+2CD released: Jun 25, 2021

Tracklisting:
Disc 1 : Madame De La Luna
1. Madame De La Luna
2. Waifs And Strays
3. The Desperate Hours
4. Toreador In The Rain
5. Widow Weeds
6. A Lover Spurned
7. Deathæs Diary
8. The Sea Still Sings
9. Carnival Of Life
10. Orpheus In Red Velvet
11. Exotica Rose
12. The Gambler
13. Old Jackæs Charm
14. The Libertineæs Dream
15. City Of Nights
16. The Desperate Hours (Orchestral Version)
Disc 2 : A Lover Spurned (12ö Version)the Desperate Hours
1. A Lover Spurned (12ö Version)the Desperate Hours
2. (extended Flamenco Mix)
3. Waifs And Strays (Grid Mix)
4. A Lover Spurned (Radio Version)
5. The Desperate Hours (12ö Vocal Remix)
6. Waifs And Strays (12ö Grid Mix)
7. The Sea Still Sings (Demo)
8. Madame De La Luna (Demo)
9. Deathæs Diary (Demo)
10. Toreador In The Rain (Demo)
11. Orpheus In Red Velvet (Demo)
12. The Desperate Hours
13. (alternate Mix)
14. Waifs And Strays (Grid Twilight Mix)
15. The Desperate Hours (12ö Dub Mix)
Disc 3 : A Lover Spurned (Dir. Pierre Et Gilles)
1. A Lover Spurned (Dir. Pierre Et Gilles)
2. The Desperate Hours (Dir. John Maybury)
3. Waifs And Strays (Dir. John Maybury)
MARC ALMOND
ENCHANTED: 2CD/1DVD EXPANDED EDITION (CAPACITY WALLET)
Label: SFE
Cat No: QSFE086T
Barcode: 5013929849624
Packaging: DVD + 2CD Pack

Originally released in August 1990, this is the first ever expanded re-issue of Marc AlmondÆs opulent sixth studio album. ôEnchantedö is saturated in MarcÆs signature poetic romanticism and contains some of his finest lyric writing in songs as various as the epic æMadame De La LunaÆ, æDeathÆs DiaryÆ and æOrpheus In Red VelvetÆ. The albumÆs lush lead single, æA Lover SpurnedÆ, is a classic Almond power ballad of unrequited love with an equally thrilling production by Stephen Hague, employing a melodramatically thunderous 48-piece orchestra.The album, additional to its pronounced electronic pop production, is very much a journey through the world music influences that Marc was listening to at the time; he explains, ôThere are Indian bhangra influences on the track æDeathÆs DiaryÆ, Middle Eastern influences on æOrpheus In Red VelvetÆ, Brazilian lambada on æCarnival of LifeÆ, Celtic flavourings on æThe Sea Still SingsÆ and Latin drama on æA Lover SpurnedÆ.öThe original album is replicated on the first disc of this deluxe 3-disc set alongside all six B-Sides that originally featured across the various formats of the albumÆs three singles. The second CD presents a selection of the original album demos evidencing a more acoustic intimacy that frames AlmondÆs superior song-writing craft in a counterpoint tradition of the deft and immediate story-telling thrust of the very best of European chanson. This disc also showcases the various commercially released spin-off extended versions and dance remixes of the albumÆs singles; æA Lover SpurnedÆ, æThe Desperate HoursÆ and æWaifs and StraysÆ, the last of which was remixed by Soft Cell partner Dave Ball in his guise as one half of electronic dance act The Grid. The three more instrumental leaning remixes, very much products of their time, have been placed at the end of the second disc as an interesting coda to this most definitive of expanded editions. We are delighted to re-instate ôEnchantedö to Marc AlmondÆs lustrous back catalogue. It really is serious pop at its best, taking the listener chronologically on a journey from the alluring enticements of æMadame De La LunaÆ with gold in her veins, to the underworld torments of æOrpheus In Red Velvet,Æ with all the rich enjoyment of the celebratory myriad of virtues and vices that are sung about in between.The cover of this special capacity wallet 3-disc edition features its original sumptuous Pierre et Gilles artwork and the all new full-colour 28 page booklet boasts two further Pierre et Gilles images. These were supplied by the artists themselves as well as a special message of memoir from them which is featured alongside a written introductory appraisal of the album by official Marc Almond biographer Jeremy Reed. The comprehensive booklet also includes the full album and B-sides lyrics and a transcription of the original 1990 Parlophone press kit interview with Marc Almond alongside a number of official Parlophone promotional photographs from the period.The release also has a third disc, a DVD containing the three promotional videos commissioned for the album. The first, æA Lover SpurnedÆ, is directed by Pierre et Gilles and co-stars the glamorous Parisian transsexual icon Marie France and the other two, æThe Desperate HoursÆ and æWaifs And StraysÆ, were, interestingly, directed by John Maybury, the erstwhile understudy to Derek Jarman, who went on to direct his own feature film, ôLove Is The Devil: Study For A Portrait Of Francis Baconö in 1998.

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