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MARC ALMOND – ENCHANTED LP – Nr MINT A1/B1 UK 1990 SOFT CELL

SKU:PCS7344

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Marc Almond – Vermin In Ermine
(Parlophone Records  1990  PCS7344)
Matrix No’s: A1/B1 – UK Pressing

Textured Sleeve in Nr MINT condition
Inner Sleeve in Nr MINT condition

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)

Peter Mark Sinclair “Marc” Almond, OBE (born 9 July 1957) is an English singer-songwriter and musician. Almond first began performing and recording in the synthpop/new wave duo Soft Cell. He has also had a diverse career as a solo artist. His collaborations include a duet with Gene Pitney on the 1989 UK number one single “Something’s Gotten Hold of My Heart”. Almond’s career spanning over four decades has enjoyed critical and commercial acclaim, and he has sold over 30 million records worldwide. He spent a month in a coma after a near-fatal motorcycle accident in 2004 and later became a patron of the brain trauma charity Headway.

He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2018 New Year Honours for services to arts and culture.

Enchanted is the sixth studio album by the British singer/songwriter Marc Almond. It was released on 7 August 1990 and reached number 52 on the UK Albums Chart and number 81 on the Dutch albums chart. Enchanted includes the singles “A Lover Spurned” (a UK Top 30 hit featuring actress Julie T. Wallace), “The Desperate Hours” and “Waifs and Strays” (the latter of which was remixed by The Grid).

Track listing

All tracks are written by Marc Almond, except as indicated.

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. “Madame De La Luna” Marc Almond, Billy McGee 4:47
2. “Waifs and Strays”   5:09
3. “The Desperate Hours”   4:27
4. “Toreador in the Rain”   2:52
5. “Widow Weeds” Marc Almond, Billy McGee 5:39
Side two
No. Title Length
6. “A Lover Spurned” 5:37
7. “Deaths Diary” 4:00
8. “The Sea Still Sings” 3:48
9. “Carnival of Life” 4:38
10. “Orpheus in Red Velvet” 5:07

Personnel

Players

  • Marc Almond – vocals, arrangements
  • Billy McGee – keyboards, bass guitar, orchestra arrangements, conductor, arrangements, brass arrangement (“Deaths Diary” and “Orpheus in Red Velvet”)
  • Gary Maughan – Fairlight, additional keyboards, percussion
  • Jack Emblow – accordion
  • Enrico Tomasso – brass arrangement (“Deaths Diary” and “Orpheus in Red Velvet”)
  • The False Harmonics String Ensemble – string orchestra

Additional players

  • “Madame De La Luna”
    • Enrico Tomasso – flugelhorn
    • Chris Tombling – soloist, violin
    • Blair Booth – backing vocals
  • “Waifs and Strays”
    • Hossam Ramzy – percussion
    • Betsy Cook – backing vocals, keyboards
  • “The Desperate Hours”
    • Richard Bissel – French horn
    • Juan Ramirez – flamenco guitar, handclaps
    • Roland Sutherland – flute
    • Linda Taylor – backing vocals
    • Maggie Ryder – backing vocals
    • Suzie O’List – backing vocals
  • “Toreador in the Rain”
    • Chris Tombling – soloist, violin
    • Enrico Tomasso – trumpet
  • “Widow Weeds”
    • Hossam Ramzy – percussion
    • Bashir Abdelal – flute
    • Kay Garner – backing vocals
    • Betsy Cook – soloist, voice
  • “A Lover Spurned”
    • Julie T. Wallace – voice
    • Stephen Hague – keyboards
  • “Deaths Diary”
    • Enrico Tomasso – trumpet
    • Clare Torry – backing vocals
    • Kay Garner – backing vocals
    • Stephanie De-Sykes – backing vocals
    • Betsy Cook – keyboards
  • “The Sea Still Sings”
    • Dave Gregory – guitar
    • Clare Torry – backing vocals
    • Kay Garner – backing vocals
    • Stephanie De-Sykes – backing vocals
  • “Carnival of Life”
    • Marie France – soloist, voice
    • Clare Torry – backing vocals
    • Kay Garner – backing vocals
    • Stephanie De-Sykes – backing vocals
    • Bob Kraushaar – acoustic guitar
  • “Orpheus in Red Velvet”
    • Hossam Ramzy – percussion
    • Enrico Tomasso – trumpet
    • Betsy Cook – backing vocals

Technical

  • Bob Kraushaar – Producer (all tracks except “A Lover Spurned”)
  • Gary Maughan – Producer (all tracks except “The Desperate Hours” and “A Lover Spurned”)
  • Stephen Hague – Producer (“A Lover Spurned”)
  • Bob Kraushaar – Mixing (all tracks except “A Lover Spurned”)
  • Mike “Spike” Drake – Mixing (“A Lover Spurned”) and Additional engineering
  • Grant Nicholas, Kevin Whyte, Ron Swan, Simon Duff, Simon Gogerly and Steve Fitzmaurice – Assistant Engineer
  • Zuleika – Model
  • Pierre Et Giles – Cover Photo
  • Green Ink – Direct Art
Weight 1.00000000 kg

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