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Morrissey - I Have Forgiven Jesus

The Smiths - How Soon Is Now

Dead Or Alive - You Spin Me Round

Claudia Brücken - Absolut(e)

Strawberry Switchblade - Since Yesterday

Propaganda - P:Machinery

Scritti Politti - Wood Beez

Shakespears Sister - Break My Heart

Bonk - The Smile And The Kiss

The Human League - Don't You Want Me

Soft Cell - Torch

The Lover Speaks - No More I Love You's

Mariaane Rosenberg - Ich Bin Wie Du

Axelle Red - Sensualité

Saint Etienne - Like A Motorway

Adele - Make You Feel My Love

Billie Ray Martin - Your Loving Arms

Sunscreem - Love U More

Hits And Pieces: The Best Of Marc Almond And Soft Cell

This collection comes available as a 2 CD disc, single CD disc or download and traces Marc Almond's singles career from Soft Cell through to his solo work and collaborations.

Marc Almond has always excelled at recording superb singles he has secured a body of work that encompasses truly outstanding originals, covers and duets. Highlights of Hits And Pieces include Tainted Love, What!, Say Hello Wave Goodbye, the Number One reaching Gene Pitney duet Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart, his interpretation of Scott Walker's cover of Jacques Brel's Jacky with its epic kitchen sink production from Trevor Horn, a cover of Donna Summer's I Feel Love with, Bronski Beat, Melancholy Rose and Ruby Red from the Mother Fist album, a Tony Visconti produced nugget The Dancing Marquis, last year's superb The Velvet Trail, the glam stomper Varieté and another unforgettable cover in the form of The Days Of Pearly Spencer. To complete the package is the newest track on this compilation: the previously unreleased A Kind Of Love, three effortlessly breezy minutes that hint at Marc Almond's past the 'light summery psychedelic sounds' on that mid-60s transistor radio, the Northern soul scene that inspired Soft Cell to cover Tainted Love and What! without really sounding much like anything Marc Almond has recorded before.

CD 1:

01. Memorabilia (Soft Cell)
02. Tainted Love / Where Did Our Love Go (Original 12 Version) (Soft Cell)
03. Bedsitter (Soft Cell)
04. Say Hello Wave Goodbye (Soft Cell)
05. Torch (Soft Cell)
06. What! (Soft Cell)
07. Where The Heart Is (Soft Cell)
08. Soul Inside (Soft Cell)
09. Down In The Subway (Extended Single Version) (Soft Cell)
10. I Feel Love (Full Length Version) (Bronski Beat with Marc Almond)
11. Black Heart (Marc & The Mambas)
12. Stories Of Johnny
13. Melancholy Rose
14. Tears Run Rings
15. Ruby Red
16. Something s Gotten Hold Of My Heart (Marc Almond with Gene Pitney)
17. A Lover Spurned

CD 2:

01. The Desperate Hours
02. My Hand Over My Heart
03. Jacky
04. The Days Of Pearly Spencer
05. What Makes A Man (Live)
06. The Idol
07. Adored and Explored
08. Brilliant Creatures
09. Child Star
10. Tragedy (Take A Look And See)
11. Glorious
12. Variety
13. Burn Bright
14. The Dancing Marquis
15. Bad To Me
16. Scar
17. A Kind Of Love (Full Length Version)
18. Tainted Love (Marc Almond with Jools Holland and the Rhythm & Blues Orchestra)

Release date: 10/03/2017

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