Marc Almond Enchanted

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CD Details

  • Released: April 22, 2002
  • Label: EMI Europe Generic

Entertainment Reviews:

3 Stars - Good


  • 1.Madame De La Luna - (studio)
  • 2.Waifs & Strays - (studio)
  • 3.Depserate Hours - (studio)
  • 4.Toreador In The Rain - (studio)
  • 5.Widow Weeds - (studio)
  • 6.Lover Spurned - (studio)
  • 7.Death's Diary - (studio)
  • 8.Sea Still Sings - (studio)
  • 9.Carnival Of Life - (studio)
  • 10.Orpheus In Red Velvet - (studio)

Product Description:

Ex-Soft Cell lead singer Marc Almond's solo album features 10 tracks, including "Desperate Hours," "Lover Spurned," and "Carnival of Life."
This edition is digitally remastered.
A slightly fallow period for Almond's more high-profile releases began with Enchanted, an ultimately flawed attempt to build on his more mainstream success with The Stars We Are. Crucially, keyboardist and co-songwriter Annie Hogan, who had been Almond's longest musical partner ever, starting with the first solo record in 1982, had departed, while La Magia ceased to exist as a musical entity. Billy McGee remained to provide orchestral arrangements, which give the album some zest, while the subject matter is still Almond's own, tales of "Waifs and Strays," a "Toreador in the Rain," and "Orpheus in Red Velvet." This said, the album ends up as just too anonymous to truly succeed -- Bob Kraushaar's production this time out seems much more concerned at creating slick Euro-pop as opposed to the distinct blend of styles that Marc usually pursues. There are a couple of solid winners nonetheless, like the perversely jaunty "Death's Diary" and "A Lover Spurned," a dramatic tale of vengeance from the other woman. Regardless, this is possibly Marc's most disappointing release overall. ~ Ned Raggett

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  • UPC: 724353917722
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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