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First ever expanded edition of Marc Almond's landmark seventh studio album. Originally released in 1991 'Tenement Symphony', a collaboration with Trevor Horn yielded no less than three Top 40 UK hits! With a second bonus CD of remixes, extended versions, lesser heard 7" variants of the album's singles including Marc's joyous cover version of Madonna's 'Like A Prayer', a previously unheard John Coxon 12" mix of 'My Hand Over My Heart' and the 7" edit of the shelved fourth single from the album, 'What Is Love?' Plus a 32-page booklet full of lyrics, photos and listening notes. This remastered set has the actual Trevor Horn produced 'Tenement Symphony' sequence restored as was his original intention with the dramatic statement of the orchestral 'Prelude' as a precursor to the intoxicating energy of lead hit single, 'Jacky', as written by Jacques Brel. 'Tenement Symphony' was an attempt to make the definitive Almond album as masterminded by Warner Music UK's Rob Dickins. The effect of the album was meant to be like looking through the windows of different rooms in a tenement building and hearing a bouquet of narrative songs about disparate characters residing therein. It saw the first post-breakup rekindling of the songwriting partnership with Soft Cell's Dave Ball (with The Grid's Richard Norris) on the three techno-torch tracks 'Meet Me In My Dream', 'I've Never Seen Your Face' and UK hit 'My Hand Over My Heart'. It was an album that also featured three co-writes with Marc's long-standing collaborator and arranger Billy McGee (Marc & The Mambas, The Willing Sinners) on the emotionally charged tracks 'Vaudeville & Burlesque', 'Beautiful Brutal Thing' and 'Champagne'. Complementing the 11 tracks of the original album on CD 1 are a collection of songs which were used as B-sides to the different formats of the album's three hit singles, 'Jacky' (UK#17), 'My Hand Over My Heart' (UK#33) and 'The Days Of Pearly Spencer' (UK#4). Many of these 'B-sides evidence such stellar songwriting quality that they could have easily created a double album back in the day to showcase all the contemporaneous contributing talents of Trevor Horn, The Grid, John Coxon and Billy McGee. The specially expanded CD1 provides a glimpse into how such a release might actually have panned out.
First ever expanded edition of Marc Almond's landmark seventh studio album. Originally released in 1991 'Tenement Symphony', a collaboration with Trevor Horn yielded no less than three Top 40 UK hits! With a second bonus CD of remixes, extended versions, lesser heard 7" variants of the album's singles including Marc's joyous cover version of Madonna's 'Like A Prayer', a previously unheard John Coxon 12" mix of 'My Hand Over My Heart' and the 7" edit of the shelved fourth single from the album, 'What Is Love?' Plus a 32-page booklet full of lyrics, photos and listening notes. This remastered set has the actual Trevor Horn produced 'Tenement Symphony' sequence restored as was his original intention with the dramatic statement of the orchestral 'Prelude' as a precursor to the intoxicating energy of lead hit single, 'Jacky', as written by Jacques Brel. 'Tenement Symphony' was an attempt to make the definitive Almond album as masterminded by Warner Music UK's Rob Dickins. The effect of the album was meant to be like looking through the windows of different rooms in a tenement building and hearing a bouquet of narrative songs about disparate characters residing therein. It saw the first post-breakup rekindling of the songwriting partnership with Soft Cell's Dave Ball (with The Grid's Richard Norris) on the three techno-torch tracks 'Meet Me In My Dream', 'I've Never Seen Your Face' and UK hit 'My Hand Over My Heart'. It was an album that also featured three co-writes with Marc's long-standing collaborator and arranger Billy McGee (Marc & The Mambas, The Willing Sinners) on the emotionally charged tracks 'Vaudeville & Burlesque', 'Beautiful Brutal Thing' and 'Champagne'. Complementing the 11 tracks of the original album on CD 1 are a collection of songs which were used as B-sides to the different formats of the album's three hit singles, 'Jacky' (UK#17), 'My Hand Over My Heart' (UK#33) and 'The Days Of Pearly Spencer' (UK#4). Many of these 'B-sides evidence such stellar songwriting quality that they could have easily created a double album back in the day to showcase all the contemporaneous contributing talents of Trevor Horn, The Grid, John Coxon and Billy McGee. The specially expanded CD1 provides a glimpse into how such a release might actually have panned out.
5013929851832

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Format: CD
Label: SFE
Rel. Date: 10/13/2023
UPC: 5013929851832

Tenement Symphony (Exp) (Uk)
Artist: Marc Almond
Format: CD
New: Available to Order Now, 2-3 days $27.00
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. i) Prelude
2. (ii) Jacky
3. (iii) What Is Love?
4. (iv) Trois Chansons De Bilitis - Extract
5. (v) The Days Of Pearly Spencer
6. (vi) My Hand Over My Heart
7. Meet Me In My Dream
8. Beautiful Brutal Thing
9. I've Never Seen Your Face
10. Vaudeville ; Burlesque
11. Champagne
12. Bruises
13. Deadly Serenade
14. Deep Night (7" Mix)
15. A Love Outgrown
16. Night And No Morning
17. Money For Love (Ennio Mix)
18. Jacky (Youth 7" Remix)
19. My Hand Over My Heart (Single Mix)
20. The Days Of Pearly Spencer (The German 7" Mix)
21. What Is Love? (7" Edit)
22. Like A Prayer
23. Jacky (Youth 12" Remix)
24. My Hand Over My Heart (Grit And Glitter Mix)
25. Dancing In A Golden Cage
26. Deep Night (12" Mix)
27. Money For Love (Fiddle Mix)
28. Jacky (Alpine Dub)
29. My Hand Over My Heart (John Coxon 12" Mix)
30. Dancing In A Golden Cage (Reflection In A Golden Eye)

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First ever expanded edition of Marc Almond's landmark seventh studio album. Originally released in 1991 'Tenement Symphony', a collaboration with Trevor Horn yielded no less than three Top 40 UK hits! With a second bonus CD of remixes, extended versions, lesser heard 7" variants of the album's singles including Marc's joyous cover version of Madonna's 'Like A Prayer', a previously unheard John Coxon 12" mix of 'My Hand Over My Heart' and the 7" edit of the shelved fourth single from the album, 'What Is Love?' Plus a 32-page booklet full of lyrics, photos and listening notes. This remastered set has the actual Trevor Horn produced 'Tenement Symphony' sequence restored as was his original intention with the dramatic statement of the orchestral 'Prelude' as a precursor to the intoxicating energy of lead hit single, 'Jacky', as written by Jacques Brel. 'Tenement Symphony' was an attempt to make the definitive Almond album as masterminded by Warner Music UK's Rob Dickins. The effect of the album was meant to be like looking through the windows of different rooms in a tenement building and hearing a bouquet of narrative songs about disparate characters residing therein. It saw the first post-breakup rekindling of the songwriting partnership with Soft Cell's Dave Ball (with The Grid's Richard Norris) on the three techno-torch tracks 'Meet Me In My Dream', 'I've Never Seen Your Face' and UK hit 'My Hand Over My Heart'. It was an album that also featured three co-writes with Marc's long-standing collaborator and arranger Billy McGee (Marc & The Mambas, The Willing Sinners) on the emotionally charged tracks 'Vaudeville & Burlesque', 'Beautiful Brutal Thing' and 'Champagne'. Complementing the 11 tracks of the original album on CD 1 are a collection of songs which were used as B-sides to the different formats of the album's three hit singles, 'Jacky' (UK#17), 'My Hand Over My Heart' (UK#33) and 'The Days Of Pearly Spencer' (UK#4). Many of these 'B-sides evidence such stellar songwriting quality that they could have easily created a double album back in the day to showcase all the contemporaneous contributing talents of Trevor Horn, The Grid, John Coxon and Billy McGee. The specially expanded CD1 provides a glimpse into how such a release might actually have panned out.
        
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