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Enchanted: 2CD/1DVD Expanded Edition (Capacity Wallet)

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Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
3
Availability:
Pre-Release
Release Date:
25-06-2021
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Label:
Barcode:
5013929849624
Packaging:
Fat Double (a 2.5cm thick jewel case, fits several
Catalog Number:
QSFE086T
Enchanted: 2CD/1DVD Expanded Edition (Capacity Wallet)
Enchanted: 2CD/1DVD Expanded Edition (Capacity Wallet)

Description

  • Originally released in August 1990, this is the first ever expanded re-issue of Marc Almond’s opulent sixth studio album. “Enchanted” is saturated in Marc’s signature poetic romanticism and contains some of his finest lyric writing in songs as various as the epic ‘Madame De La Luna’, ‘Death’s Diary’ and ‘Orpheus In Red Velvet’. The album’s lush lead single, ‘A Lover Spurned’, is a classic Almond power ballad of unrequited love with an equally thrilling production by Stephen Hague, employing a melodramatically thunderous 48-piece orchestra.
  • The album, additional to its pronounced electronic pop production, is very much a journey through the world music influences that Marc was listening to at the time; he explains, “There are Indian bhangra influences on the track ‘Death’s Diary’, Middle Eastern influences on ‘Orpheus In Red Velvet’, Brazilian lambada on ‘Carnival of Life’, Celtic flavourings on ‘The Sea Still Sings’ and Latin drama on ‘A Lover Spurned’.”
  • The original album is replicated on the first disc of this deluxe 3-disc set alongside all six B-Sides that originally featured across the various formats of the album’s three singles. The second CD presents a selection of the original album demos evidencing a more acoustic intimacy that frames Almond’s superior song-writing craft in a counterpoint tradition of the deft and immediate story-telling thrust of the very best of European chanson. This disc also showcases the various commercially released spin-off extended versions and dance remixes of the album’s singles; ‘A Lover Spurned’, ‘The Desperate Hours’ and ‘Waifs and Strays’, the last of which was remixed by Soft Cell partner Dave Ball in his guise as one half of electronic dance act The Grid. The three more instrumental leaning remixes, very much products of their time, have been placed at the end of the second disc as an interesting coda to this most definitive of expanded editions.
  • We are delighted to re-instate “Enchanted” to Marc Almond’s lustrous back catalogue. It really is serious pop at its best, taking the listener chronologically on a journey from the alluring enticements of ‘Madame De La Luna’ with gold in her veins, to the underworld torments of ‘Orpheus In Red Velvet,’ with all the rich enjoyment of the celebratory myriad of virtues and vices that are sung about in between.
  • The cover of this special capacity wallet 3-disc edition features its original sumptuous Pierre et Gilles artwork and the all new full-colour 28 page booklet boasts two further Pierre et Gilles images. These were supplied by the artists them

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Madame De La Luna
  3. Waifs And Strays
  4. The Desperate Hours
  5. Toreador In The Rain
  6. Widow Weeds
  7. A Lover Spurned
  8. DeathS Diary
  9. The Sea Still Sings
  10. Carnival Of Life
  11. Orpheus In Red Velvet
  12. Exotica Rose
  13. The Gambler
  14. Old JackS Charm
  15. The LibertineS Dream
  16. City Of Nights
  17. The Desperate Hours (Orchestral Version)
  18. A Lover Spurned (12 Version)
  19. The Desperate Hours(Extended Flamenco Mix)
  20. Waifs And Strays (Grid Mix)
  21. A Lover Spurned (Radio Version)
  22. The Desperate Hours (12 Vocal Remix)
  23. Waifs And Strays (12 Grid Mix)
  24. The Sea Still Sings (Demo)
  25. Madame De La Luna (Demo)
  26. DeathS Diary (Demo)
  27. Toreador In The Rain (Demo)
  28. Orpheus In Red Velvet (Demo)
  29. The Desperate Hours (Alternate Mix)
  30. Waifs And Strays(Grid Twilight Mix)
  31. The Desperate Hours(12 Dub Mix)
  32. A Lover Spurned (Dir. Pierre Et Gilles)
  33. The Desperate Hours (Dir. John Maybury)
  34. Waifs And Strays (Dir. John Maybury)
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