MARC ALMOND New photo book published 3rd June 2015 via First Third Books
‘Marc Almond’ will be limited to 1300 copies worldwide, hand numbered and bound in the iconic First Third fabric.
A standard edition and a special edition accompanied by an exclusive 7” single containing previously unreleased tracks will be available.
Standard edition limited to 300 orders: £40 // Special edition limited to 1000 orders: £60
For four decades Marc Almond has been one of the most distinctive stylists and distinguished vocalists in modern music. The whole world knows his voice, thanks to Tainted Love, one of the most successful hit singles in pop history; his visual flair, from the early days of New Romanticism to his latter-day Post-Glam appeal, remains the stuff of legend and it would be hard to imagine the pop and fashion landscape without him.
As front man with Soft Cell, the electro-pop act he formed with Dave Ball, Marc helped launch the 1980s. Numerous ‘synth duos’ followed, by which time Marc had moved on, his darkly stylish Marc & The Mambas bringing gothic melodrama, real strings, flamenco flourishes and a rich vein of outsider cabaret to both pop and the flourishing indie scene.
Since then, as a soloist, Marc has continued to develop these diverse themes, moving between the pop mainstream and art-house theatricality with ease. Still an inspired writer and a captivating performer, Marc Almond has grown with the years.
Previews are available on the First Third Books website at www.firstthirdbooks.com isbn 978-0-9926578-3-3
Available to pre-order on-line now at www.firstthirdbooks.com
About First Third Books
With offices in London and Paris, First Third Books is an independent publisher of quality photo books on alternative music and subcultural life. Previous collaborations include volumes on Felt , Punk+ (Sheila Rock’s photos of the early London punk scene), Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and Saint Etienne. Projects in progress include The Ramones, Big Star and Heavenly Records.