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
This linen-bound, hardback volume will feature over 200 images, selected by Marc from the work of international photographers as well as his personal archives. Marc will also be collaborating with MOJO regular and author Mark Paytress on a text that will illuminate the photos with insights and asides from his compelling and often controversial life. With a fully illustrated discography, this edition will be launched in June 2015, with advance orders now being taken at the First Third Books website.
“Putting a book like this together is very difficult because it brings up all kind of emotions. But it’s important to me to paint an honest picture, which means that as well as the many wonderful memories, working on the book has also forced me to resurrect certain things I’d rather hoped had been consigned to history. But that’s great. It would be too easy to fall into the comfort zone of nostalgia. The book goes much further than that. The whole process has been bittersweet and yet cathartic. I’ve really enjoyed working on it and it looks fantastic.” Marc Almond, March 2015.
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
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