Marc Almond ‎– Varieté

Label:
Strike Force Entertainment ‎– SFELP004D
Format:
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Gatefold Sleeve
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A-1 (Intro)
Written-By – Almond*, Cashmore*
0:42
A-2 Bread & Circus
Clarinet – Thomas BowlesViolin – Sarah HarrisonWritten-By – Fedorov*, Almond*
3:47
A-3 Nijinsky Heart
Arranged By [String Arrangement] – Martin WatkinsGuitar [Extra Guitars] – Andy MarloweWritten-By – Almond*, Faber*
3:59
A-4 The Exhibitionist
Saw [Musical Saw] – David CoulterWritten-By – Almond*Written-By, Arranged By [Cello Section Arrangement] – Watkins*
4:44
A-5 The Trials Of Eyeliner
Written-By – Almond*, Cashmore*
5:44
B-1 Lavender
Written-By – Almond*Written-By, Arranged By [Cello Section Arrangement] – Watkins*
5:25
B-2 Soho So Long
Written-By – Fedorov*, Almond*, Whitmore*
3:37
B-3 Unloveable
Guitar [Extra Guitars] – Andy MarloweWritten-By – Almond*, Faber*
2:47
B-4 Sandboy
Cornet – Lucy Jackson, Richard Shaw (5)Engineer – Simon HumphreyEuphonium – Jonathan Ford (2)Horn [Tenor Horn] – Tracy ColstonRecorded By [Brass], Written-By, Arranged By [Brass Band Arrangement] – Watkins*Written-By – Almond*
4:41
B-5 It's All Going On
Written-By – Almond*, Faber*
4:32
B-6 Varieté
Written-By – Almond*, Faber*
3:31
C-1 Cabaret Clown
Guitar [Extra Guitars] – Andy MarloweSynthesizer [Moog, Analogue Synths, Simulated Martenot], Mellotron – Roland FaberWritten-By – Almond*
3:09
C-2 My Madness And I
Theremin – Armen RaWritten-By – Almond*, Whitmore*
4:34
C-3 But Not Today
Written-By – Almond*, Whitmore*
4:29
C-4 Swan Song
Synthesizer [Moog, Analogue Synths, Simulated Martenot], Mellotron – Roland FaberWritten-By – Almond*, Whitmore*
3:41
C-5 Sin Song
Accordion [Bayan Accordion] – Igor OutkineProducer [Extra Vocal] – Tris Penna*Violin – Sarah HarrisonWritten-By – Almond*, Cashmore*
7:03
D-1 My Evil Twin
Written-By – Almond*, Faber*
3:13
D-2 A Lonely Love
Written-By – Almond*
3:35
D-3 Cat Dancer
Written-By – Almond*, Whitmore*
2:23
D-4 Criminal Lover
Written-By – Almond*, Whitmore*
3:17
D-5 I Am No One
Written-By – Almond*, Whitmore*
2:35
D-6 Smoke
Written-By – Almond*, Whitmore*
3:11
D-7 Kiss The Ghost (Goodbye)
Written-By – Almond*
4:45

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Notes

This collector’s edition, limited to just 500 copies, is a double vinyl album with a gatefold sleeve and an alternative front cover image to the original release. It includes the seven bonus acoustic compositions that were exclusive to the original limited edition double-CD. Also included is a special fold out promotional poster featuring an artwork from the original album release.

All tracks recorded and mixed at Dean Street Studios.
London W1*

(except:)

*The tracks
The Trials of Eyeliner, Bread & Circus and Soho So Long recorded at Palace Studios
London W1

Demos recorded at Small Stone studio and at Neal's Studio

"Sandboy" brass recorded at The Chairworks Studio, Castleford

℗ and © 2010 Marc Almond / Cherry Red Records LTD trading as Strike Force Entertainment.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 013929 841413

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SFE004 Marc Almond Varieté(2xCD, Album, Ltd, Dig) Strike Force Entertainment SFE004 UK 2010 Sell This Version
none Marc Almond Varieté(CDr, Album, Promo, TP) Cherry Red none UK 2010 Sell This Version
SFE005 Marc Almond Varieté(CD, Album) Strike Force Entertainment SFE005 UK 2010 Sell This Version

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timoleon.w

timoleon.w

March 13, 2017
The album is an artistic masterpiece, and I have always loved Marc Almond, having almost all his records dating back to Soft Cell. My criticism is of the vinyl limited edition: It is a lovely package but the mastering (and possibly mixing) is terrible. (And no to the other reviewer, mine does not have the skip on Track B2). Overall the sound is excessively bassy, lacks in high frequency detail and there's no sense of space...glassy, one-dimensional and soulless. Like listening through a pillow. Perhaps they used Youtube uploads as source material? Marc deserves to sound even half as good as Mother Fist, Stories of Johnny, Stars We Are, The Mambas...and so on, but it doesn't. So disappointing. Why is it so difficult to get decent analog mastering these days? Surely someone out there has figured this out by now.
x23x

x23x

February 25, 2017
My copy has a nasty skip on track B-2, there is clearly visible "blank" groove which causes that.
I'm wondering if it's just my copy is bad or all 500 copies were pressed from defective matrix?
Does anyone has the same issue?