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Marc Almond, carrying the torch

With "Shadows And Reflections", Marc Almond pays tribute to the languid pop of the sixties…

By Abigail Church | Video of the Day | September 26, 2017
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It’s a common trend: the older we get, the more we want to sweep the dust off our old photo albums and take a trip down memory lane… So it follows that two months after blowing out his 60 candles, Marc Almond is revisiting the songs that impacted his youth and musical education.

The ex band member of Soft Cell who peaked at the top of charts in 1981 with Tainted Love (an obscure soul gem sung by the equally obscure Gloria Jones, the girlfriend of Marc Bolan from T. Rex) has selected songs that stem from the sixties for his new album entitled Shadows And Reflections.

A real parade of baroque pop and psychedelic experts, mod R&B and torch songs, including The Action, Julie Driscoll, Billy Fury, The Herd, Burt Bacharach, the Yardbirds, Bobby Darin and the Young Rascals. A true stylistic exercise, with just enough kitsch, flamboyancy and melancholy, in which Marc Almond even included two original compositions. He explains here the origins of his project:



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