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 land-scape 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 melo-drama, 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.
Given this rich legacy First Third Books are delighted to announce a limited edition photo book that celebrates Marc’s career in its full glory.
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 contro-versial life. With a fully illustrated discography, this edition will be launched in June 2015, with advance orders now being taken at: www.firstthirdbooks.com