Marc Almond announces the release of Dancing Marquis, an extended EP which compiles two previously limited edition releases with two brand new tracks and two exclusive and stunning remixes.
In 2013, Marc Almond realised the ambition of a lifetime when he collaborated with legendary producer Tony Visconti (David Bowie, Hazel O’Connor, T Rex, Morrissey.) The stunning results of their unique collaboration can be heard on the opening track The Dancing Marquis.
Next to producer Tris Penna, Visconti also lends a helping hand with string arrangements and mixing duties on two further tracks; Tasmanian Tiger and Death of a Dandy, the latter inspired by the death in 2010 of Soho’s tragic artist Sebastian Horsley.
Continuing in this collaborative vein, the CD also features the talents of Martin McCarrick (Siouxsie and the Banshees, Therapy?) contributing cello on the hearteningly buoyant Burn Bright, and strings on title track The Dancing Marquis, a song which Marc penned ‘with Henry Paget, 5th Marques of Anglesey in mind’.
Jarvis Cocker contributes an infectious electro-pop number he wrote especially for Marc, Worship Me Now, where he also features as a special guest on backing vocals and production duties in conjunction with Jason Buckle (All Seeing I).
Love Is Not On Trial sees Marc once again collaborating with Carl Barat (Libertines), his co-star in the 2012 opera ‘Poppea’ at Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. Produced again by Tris Penna, the song was written especially for Marc by Carl, who also features on guitar and vocals.
Rounding off this release are two brand new tracks, So What’s Tonight? and Idiot Dancing. Two additional dance remixes of Worship Me Noware also included exclusively on this release.
The Dancing Marquis (Produced and mixed by Tony Visconti)
Burn Bright (Produced and mixed by Tony Visconti)
Tasmanian Tiger (Produced by Tris Penna)
Worship Me Now (Feat. Jarvis Cocker)
Love Is Not On Trial (Feat. Carl Barat)
Death Of A Dandy (Produced by Tris Penna)
So What’s Tonight? (Previously unreleased)
Idiot Dancing (Previously unreleased)
Worship Me Now (Starcluster Remix – exclusive to this release)
Worship Me Now (Spatial Awareness Remix – exclusive to this release)
Marc Almond, winner of the 2013 Ivor Novello Inspiration Award, will be releasing Ten Plagues in July 2014; a 2-disc release incorporating a live performance DVD of the Ten Plagues song cycle performed at London’s atmospheric Wilton’s Music Hall along with a CD featuring a studio recording of the song cycle. Marc is touring throughout 2014 with Jools Holland.