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MARC ALMOND – STORIES OF JOHNNY LP + BOOK – Nr MINT/EXC+ A1/B2 UK SOFT CELL

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Marc Almond – Stories Of Johnny
(Virgin/Some Bizarre Records  1985  FAITH1)
Matrix No’s: A1/B2 – UK Pressing

Embossed Sleeve in Nr MINT condition
Inner Sleeve in Nr MINT condition
Limited Editiion 8 Page Lyric Book in Nr MINT condition

Vinyl in Nr MINT/Excellent+ condition
PLEASE NOTE: Side 1 has an off centre double label that just gives the needle a rasp on the fade out

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.

Stories of Johnny is the second studio album by the British singer/songwriter Marc Almond. It was released in September 1985 and reached number 22 on the UK Albums Chart. Stories of Johnny includes the singles “Stories of Johnny”, “Love Letter” and “The House is Haunted”.

Almond with his assembled band The Willing Sinners, made up of Annie Hogan, Billy McGee, Martin McCarrick, Richard Riley and Steven Humphreys, accompanied by studio musicians recorded the songs for album at Hartmann Digital Studios in Bavaria and Battery Studios, Powerplant Studios, and Odyssey Studios in London. The artwork was designed by Huw Feather with photography by Andy Catlin.

Track listing

All songs written and composed by Marc Almond; except where indicated.

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. “Traumas Traumas Traumas” 5:07
2. “Stories of Johnny” 3:45
3. “The House is Haunted” Rose Adlam 2:19
4. “Love Letter” 4:51
5. “The Flesh is Willing” 4:45
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. “Always” 6:03
7. “Contempt” 3:36
8. “I Who Never” 4:31
9. “My Candle Burns” 3:49
10. “Love and Little White Lies” 5:13

Personnel

  • Marc Almond – Vocals, All arrangements
  • Mike Hedges – Producer
  • Tom Thiel – Engineering (Haartman)
  • Steve McLaughlin – Engineering (Battery)
  • Ben Rogan – Engineering (Powerplant)
  • Pete Brown – Engineering (Powerplant)
  • Marc Frank – Engineering (Odyssey)
  • Paul Batchelor – Engineering (Odyssey)
  • Huw Feather – Design
  • Andy Catlin – Photography
The Willing Sinners
  • Annie Hogan – Piano, Vibes, Synthesizer, Marimba
  • Martin McCarrick – Cello, Synthesizer
  • Richard Riley – Guitar
  • Billy McGee – Bass Guitar
  • Stephen Humphreys – Drums
with
  • Martin Ditchum – Percussion
  • Enrico Tomasso – Trumpet, Flugal Horn
  • Julie Allis – Harp
  • Gini Ball – Violin
  • Jane West – Backing vocals
  • Audrey Riley – Backing vocals
Weight 1.00000000 kg

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