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2LP 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
Disc 2 : The B-sides
1. The B-sides
2. Exotica Rose
3. The Gambler
4. Old Jackæs Charms
5. The Libertineæs Dreams
6. City Of Nights
7. The Demosà Plus
8. The Sea Still Sings (Demo)
9. Madame De La Luna (Demo)
10. Deathæs Diary (Demo)
11. Toreador In The Rain (Demo)
12. Orpheus In Red Velvet (Demo)
13. The Desperate Hours (Orchestral)
MARC ALMOND
ENCHANTED: LIMITED EDITION EXPANDED MIDNIGHT BLUE COLOURED DOUBLE VINYL
Label: SFE
Cat No: QSFELP086D
Barcode: 5013929849617
Packaging: 2LP

Originally released in August 1990, Marc AlmondÆs opulent sixth studio album, ôEnchantedö, is saturated in his 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 Velvet.Æ 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 record of this deluxe 2xLP set and the second record evidences, in both the B-Sides and the selection of original album demos that it contains, 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. 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 album cover features its original sumptuous Pierre et Gilles artwork and the all new full-colour inner sleeves boast two further Pierre et Gilles images, supplied for the release with love from the artists themselves and whose special message of memoir is carried on the inner sleeves alongside a written appraisal of the album by official Marc Almond biographer, Jeremy Reed and all the song lyrics. Limited Blue 2lp Vinyl pressing. Pre order only.

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