Hits And Pieces The Best Of Marc Almond And Soft Cell traces Almond's singles career from Soft Cell through to his solo work and collaborations. Almond has always excelled at recording superb singles he has secured a body of work that encompasses truly outstanding originals, covers and duets. Highlights of Hits And Pieces include Tainted Love, What!, Say Hello Wave Goodbye, the Number One reaching Gene Pitney duet Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart, his interpretation of Scott Walker's cover of Jacques Brel's Jacky with its epic kitchen sink production from Trevor Horn, a cover of Donna Summer's I Feel Love…
Deluxe Special Edition Double Disc Reissue. The first of a series of Marc Almond expanded re-issue CD s, Open All Night was originally released in 1999 and pays respect to the sound of Soft Cell whilst mixing in elements of R&B, gospel, Latin and trip-hop. Features duets with Siouxsie Sioux ( Threat Of Love ) and with former Sneaker Pimps vocalist Kelly Ally ( Almost Diamonds ). Features an 18-track bonus disc, curated by Marc Almond himself of original song demos, film soundtrack rarities and alternative versions of tracks recorded at the time of the 1999 Open All Night Sessions.
2016 ten CD set. Trials Of Eyeliner is the definitive overview of Marc Almond's career, and the fact that Almond himself has personally curated the collection, allied to the 189-strong track listing, suggests that this is no exaggeration. Neal X, Almond's longstanding writing partner/musical director (and former Sigue Sigue Sputnik guitarist), supervised mastering of the tracks recorded over five decades between 1979 and 2016. This anthology is divided into three themed sections.
Karl Marx (1818-83) remains a towering figure in modern social, cultural and polititical theory. His revolutionary views on power and social relationships have influenced many generations of radicals and critical thinkers.
Marc had previously hinted that his 2010 album Varieté would be his last recording to feature his own new material. Famed English producer and songwriter Chris Braide (Lana Del Ray, David Guetta, Beyoncé, Britney Spears), is a huge fan of Marc’s work and succeeded in making Marc change his mind.
2014 release, the first album of new studio material from the singer/songwriter in six years. Every track on the album incorporates an orchestral element, and the recording of the tracks was, according to Marx, 'a thrill beyond anything I've done in the studio. And singing these songs brought out what I believe are the most effortless vocals of my recording career, so far.' All the tracks on BEAUTIFUL GOODBYE were written and produced by Marx except 'Getaway,' co-written and produced with Walter Afanasieff; 'Forgot To Remember' co-written with Vertical Horizon frontman and frequent Marx collaborator, Matt Scannell; 'Turn Off The Night' co-written with multi-hit songwriter David Hodges, and the title track, co-written with Daisy Fuentes.
With 1993's Paid Vacation, Richard Marx's career was steered from more rock-leaning territory to the softer and friendlier landscape of adult contemporary, and the resulting album was much warmer and organic than his previous releases, most notably 1991's dark and brooding Rush Street. Paid Vacation's lead single, the acoustic ballad "Now and Forever," became a massive pop and adult contemporary hit in a time when popular music had changed from the corporate rock of the '80s to the angst-ridden grunge and rap of the '90s.