• Malcolm Mclaren and The Bootzilla Orchestra - Waltz Darling
    (Epic Records  1989  E45247  US Press)

    Sleeve in Nr MINT/Excellent+ condition
    - some wear to edges
    Inner Sleeve hs splits

    Vinyl in Nr MINT condition
    (there are some surface marks visible on the vinyl when held up to the light but they don't affect the sound quality apart from the odd light pop/crackle)

    Malcolm Robert Andrew McLaren (22 January 1946 – 8 April 2010) was an English impresario, visual artist, performer, musician, clothes designer and boutique owner, notable for combining these activities in an inventive and provocative way. He is best known as a promoter and manager of bands the New York Dolls and the Sex Pistols.

    Brought up unconventionally by his grandmother after his father, Peter, left the family home, McLaren attended a number of British art colleges and adopted the stance of the social rebel in the style of French revolutionaries the Situationists. McLaren realised that a new protest style was needed for the 1970s, which he supplied fashions from the Chelsea boutique SEX, which he operated with girlfriend Vivienne Westwood. After a period advising the New York Dolls in the U.S., McLaren managed the Sex Pistols, for which he recruited the nihilistic frontman Johnny Rotten. The issue of a controversial record, "God Save the Queen", satirising the Queen's Jubilee in 1977, was typical of McLaren's shock tactics, and he gained publicity by being arrested after a promotional boat trip outside the Houses of Parliament.

    McLaren performed with acclaim as a solo artist, initially focusing on hip hop and world music and later diversifying into funk and disco, the dance fashion for "voguing" and merging opera with contemporary electronic musical forms. When accused of turning popular culture into a cheap marketing gimmick, he joked that he hoped it was true. His first album, Duck Rock was certified silver in the U.K. and spawned 2 top-10 singles: "Buffalo Gals" and "Double Dutch".

    In his later years, he lived in Paris and New York City, and died of peritoneal mesothelioma in a Swiss hospital.

    Waltz Darling is the fourth studio album by Malcolm McLaren (his only with The Bootzilla Orchestra), released in 1989. The album spawned several popular singles, including "Deep in Vogue" a collaboration with Willi Ninja, best known for his appearance in the documentary film Paris Is Burning, which introduced vogue style of dance to the mainstream. Another single, "House of the Blue Danube" was used in the trailer for the 1990 film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

    Four singles from the album reached the UK Singles Chart: "Waltz Darling" (#31), "Something's Jumpin' in Your Shirt" (#29), "House of the Blue Danube" (#73) and "Deep in Vogue" (#83).

    Track listing

    Side one
    No. Title Writer(s) Length
    1. "House of the Blue Danube (An Instrumental)" (Featuring Bootsy Collins and Jeff Beck) Malcolm McLaren 4:54
    2. "Something's Jumpin' in Your Shirt" (Featuring Lisa Marie) Maz Kessler, Robby Kilgore, Malcolm McLaren 4:51
    3. "Waltz Darling" (Introducing Lourdes and Pretty Fatt) David LeBolt, Malcolm McLaren 4:27
    4. "Shall We Dance" Malcolm McLaren 4:40
    Side two
    No. Title Writer(s) Length
    5. "Deep in Vogue" (Introducing Lourdes and Willie Ninja) David LeBolt, Malcolm McLaren 4:02
    6. "Call a Wave" (Featuring Jeff Beck and Introducing Gina Cie) Malcolm McLaren 4:14
    7. "Algernon's Simply Awfully Good at Algebra" (Introducing Miss Ndea) Malcolm McLaren, Dave A. Stewart 4:01
    8. "I Like You in Velvet" Maz Kessler, Robby Kilgore, Malcolm McLaren 5:17

    Personnel

    • "Bootsy" Collins – production (tracks 2, 4 and 8)
    • Maz Kessler – production (tracks 2 and 8)
    • Robby Kilgore – production (tracks 2 and 8)
    • David LeBolt – production (tracks 3 and 5)
    • Malcolm McLaren – production
    • Phil Ramone – production
    • Andy Richards – production (track 1)
    • David A. Stewart – production (track 7)
    • Mark Moore and William Orbit – additional production and remix (track 5)
    • Ben Grosse – recording (Detroit)
    • Andy Richards – recording (London)
    • Lord Frederick Leighton – front cover painting: Flaming June
    • The Leisure Process – sleeve design
    • Jay Healy – mixing
    • Kevin Davies – photography
    • Robin Derrick – photography

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    MALCOLM McLAREN AND THE BOOTZILLA ORCHESTRA - WALTZ DARLING LP - Nr MINT

    • Product Code: E45247
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