21 October 2016
To celebrate the impending release of his first ever career box set, Trials of Eyeliner, we asked Marc's fans to submit questions about his life and career for an exclusive Amazon Front Row Q&A. Ten questions were picked and Marc's answers were filmed and can now be viewed on Amazon Front Row.
19 October 2016
To commemorate the release of his first ever career box set, Trials Of Eyeliner, Marc was Sara Cox's special guest on Sounds Of The 80s. You can watch Marc on the iPlayer red button discussing Soho, instant chart success and the recording of Soft Cell's classic 'Non Stop Erotic Cabaret' at www.bbc.co.uk
4 October 2016
For the Linday Kemp: My Life & Work With David Bowie - In Conversation With Marc Almond event that took place at the Ace Hotel in may, a 44 page programme was produced which is now available to view on line for free. Click the book below to view it full size.
17 September 2016
On 17 May this year Marc interviewed Linday Kemp at the Ace Hotel in London. A video of the full event, Linday Kemp: My Life & Work With David Bowie - In Conversation With Marc Almond, is now available to watch online at https://vimeo.com/181028446.
In November 2015 one of the workshops for the Against Nature project was recorded and this can also now been watched in full at https://vimeo.com/178016852.
14 September 2016
Marc Almond's 2010 album VARIETÉ is now available to pre-order as a Limited Edition Double Gatefold Vinyl LP.
This collector's edition, limited to just 500 copies, will be a double vinyl album with a gatefold sleeve and an alternative front cover image to the original release. It will include the seven bonus acoustic compositions that were exclusive to the original limited edition double CD. Also included is a special fold out promotional poster featuring the artwork of the original album release.
This special edition is uniquely available for pre-order through Cherry Red Records to ensure that Marc's core fans are first in line to own a copy of a rare and exclusive collectable that celebrates one of Marc's finest bodies of work.
Pre-order now from: www.cherryred.co.uk
10 August 2016
To coincide with the release of his 10 CD box set, Trials Of Eyeliner, Marc will be performing a special one off concert on 23 October at the Playhouse Theatre in London featuring songs by Jacque Brel, the entire Mother Fist album and more. Tickets go on general sale on Friday but Marc's website visitors and social media followers can get pre-sale tickets from 10am on Thursday 11 August using the code EYELINER at the following link atgtickets.com
4 August 2016
Marc will be performing songs with John Harle at a festival curated by John at the University Of Kent in Canterbury on 13 November. Marc worked with John on The Tyburn Tree as well as John's album inspired by David Hockney, Art Music. They are currently writing new material together. For tickets and further information on this show visit www.soundsnew.org.uk.
22 July 2016
The Spectropic Illusions Of Professor Purblind is the debut solo ablum from Professor Singleton Purblind, co-founder of the Gaslight Troubadours, and features Marc on two tracks (Blue Spirit Blues and The House Is Haunted)and Neal X on another (The Dead Return). Released on 8 August, the digipak CD edition of the album is limited to 100 copies and is available from https://professorpurblind.bandcamp.com/ and the digital version can be pre-ordered from Amazon. For further information visit the Professor Purblind website.
17 July 2016
As well as the second night Marc has now also been confirmed for the first night of the 80's Weekend in Los Angeles on 12 August where he will be presenting a slightly shorter set than the second night. See the Live page for further details.
13 July 2016
Many people have been asking about the set list for the two shows with Leeds College Of Music so here is the complete set along with a full list of all the musicians involved:
Part One: Choir Medly Intro, The Big Hurt,
In My Room,
Lost Without You,
Shadows On My Heart,
Blue On Blue,
Why Was I Born,
I'm A Fool To Want You (Performed In Part 2 At Festival Hall),
Willow Weep For Me,
The Shadow Of Your Smile,
The House Is Haunted By The Echo Of Your Last Goodbye,
The Sun Will Rise,
Part Two: Scar (Choir Only), Trials Of Eyeliner, Tenderness, The Glance Of Your Dark Eyes, Please Dont Leave Me (London Only), Life In My Own Way, Torch, Somethings Gotten Hold Of My Heart, Jacky, Tainted Love, Say Hello Wave Goodbye, Baby Love
Musicians: Flute - Jess Shears, Oboe - Mikey Sluman, Clarinet - Helen Goldsmith, Alto Sax - Charlotte Counter, Baritone Sax - Lara Jones, Trumpet - Tom Hill, Flugel Horn - Jack Grime, Trombone - Danny Barley, Violins - Lauren Hinds and Emma Fry, Violas - Sam Chilvers and Will Harrison, Cellos - Simona Mannu and Alex Marshall, Piano - Martin Longhawn, Bass - Andy Leggett, Guitar - Kieran Gunter, Drums - Josh Smout, Percussion - Matt Simm and Michael Cunningham
Choir: Robyn Keech, Lily Kerby, Rebecca Dunn, Lucy Ankers, Amy Griffiths, Amber Furssedon Coates, Molly Puckering, Amelia Streatfield James, Hannah Slavin, Dominika Haskova, Idele Imade, Rachel Cawte, Kadija Bhlue Wilson, Joe Yates. Marc would like to apologise for any mispronunciation of names on the night)
Musical Director - Damien Harron, Choral Director - Craig Lees. Also thank you to Gerry Godley And Miz Deshannon
Marc would like to extend a big thank you to the Leeds College Of Music team for two wonderful shows and to Senbla.
11 July 2016
Marc will be taking part in the BBC's David Bowie Prom at the Royal Albert Hall on 29 July. Guest singers and collaborators will be appearing in a celebration and reinterpretation of the music of David Bowie with the Berlin-based, genre-defying musicians’ collective Stargaze and its Artistic Director André de Ridder. Marc will be singing three songs. For further information and tickets visit www.bbc.co.uk/events/e63p6q
8 July 2016
Trials Of Eyeliner, the 10CD Career Super Deluxe Box Set, will be released on 28 October 2016. Personally curated and overseen by Marc himself, the 10 disc Trials Of Eyeliner box set is both the first and the definitive career overview of one of contemporary music's most respected artists - from the huge pop success of Soft Cell to the tormented beauty of the Marc And The Mambas projects to a dazzling solo career that's encompassed smash hits, cutting-edge electronica, torch songs, rock 'n' roll and much, much more.
The 10 disc set is themed into three sections: the four disc 'History' recounts Marc's journey via his favourite and best-loved album tracks and B-sides; 'Singles' gathers together all of Marc's official Soft Cell, Mambas and solo singles in chronological order for the first time; finally the 3-disc section 'Gems' pulls together nuggets and rarities from fan-only releases, one-off collaborations,soundtrack contributions and includes 18 tracks previously unreleased from Marc's own collection.
Beautifully presented with all new artwork the box also comes with a 64-page hardback book packed with photos and featuring Marc in conversation with Alexis Petridis in an all-new career overview.
For a limited time, the first pre-orders through uDiscover will receive a free EP containing four different versions of If You Go Away recorded at different stages in Marc's career.
To view the promotional video, click here
To see the complete listing of all 189 tracks and to pre-order click here.
11 June 2016
UDiscover from Unviersal have run a retropsective review of the 1985 album Stories Of Johnny. You can read it on the UDiscover web site.
7 June 2016
Marc Almond and Rumer are the first special guests to be announced for a special show by Burt Bacharach at the London Palladium on 25 June. Bringing a new take on songs from his extraordinary catalogue, each guest will perform a couple of songs throughout the concert alongside Burt, accompanied by his exceptional group of singers and orchestra. Further guests will be announced in due course and tickets are available from ticketmaster.co.uk and the venue box office.
5 June 2016
My new Spotify playlist is up on Spotify called Brit 60's, just a few of my favourite 60's tracks from Beat and Ballads, Psychedelic to Folk and Blues/Rock. Joe Meek, Billy Fury, Donovan, Cilla, pink Floyd, The Nice. Give it a listen. My playlist changes regularly.
23 May 2016
Marc's latest Spotify Radio playlist was published on Friday and includes Bowie, Siouxsie, Dinah Washington, Juha, Alice Cooper, Empire Of The Sun and more. You can listen to it on Spotify by clicking here.
The 02 Shepherds Bush Empire has been confirmed for the 2017 Marc Bolan tribute show; 40 years since his death. The show will take place on 15 September 2017 and will most likely be the last big Marc Bolan/T Rex celebration of this kind as the next major anniversary of his passing will be in 2022.
The celebration will be organised by Danielz of T Rextasy, Marc and Neal X with very special guest T Rex's producer and dear friend of Marc Bolan, Tony Visconti (the man who discovered him). T Rextasy will be the band and it is hoped that a number of special guests will be added nearer the event. Howard Casey (T Rex's saxophonist) and Andy Ellison (from Marc Bolan's first band, Johns Children) have already signed on as well as Tony. It will be some time before tickets are released but we're telling you now so you can plan way ahead and put the date in next years diary. We want all Bolan fans there to sing with us and celebrate the songs of T Rex and the everlasting legend that is Marc Bolan.
13 May 2016
Marc's Spotify Radio playlist published today is entitled Marc Almond - Inspired By... and can be heard on his Spotify channel by clicking here.
11 May 2016
Marc is pleased to announce he will be personally compiling weekly music playlists for you to follow on his Spotify Radio channel. Marc will put up his favourite tracks, influential tracks and tracks he is currently listening to. An eclectic mix of pop and rock; anything from Prog to 1950's teen ballads, classic Torch songs, Punk and Electro. He'll will also occasionally include his own tracks. You could get anything from Emerson Lake & Palmer to Madonna!
Keep an eye on Marc's social media pages and tune into his Spotify channel for his latest playlist releases.
15 April 2016
Ahead of the release of the limited edition 12" pink vinyl of Sex Dwarf for Record Store Day tomorrow, a great review of Sex Dwarf has been published on Thump. You can read it online at https://thump.vice.com
11 March 2016
For this year's Record Store Day, on Saturday 16 April, a special limited edition 12" pink vinyl of the Soft Cell classic Sex Dwarf will be available from high street record stores only. Featuring the Erotic Cabaret and Ecstatic Dancing versions as well as The Grid rework from 2007's Heat: The Remixes this gorgeous artefact will sell out fast. Full details of participating stores is available at http://recordstoreday.co.uk