Marc Almond to be the subject of a forthcoming limited edition photo book…

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.

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 controversial life.


With a fully illustrated discography, this edition will be launched in June 2015, with advance orders now being taken

‘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 The first 500 Special editions will be signed by Marc.

Marc has recently released the album ‘The Velvet Trail’ (LTW Review), and is on tour during April and May;

16 April – New Brighton Floral Pavillion Theatre
17 April – Birmingham Town Hall
18 April – Ipswich Regent
20 April – Cambridge Corn Exchange
21 April – Brighton Dome
23 April – Bristol Colston Hall
24 April – Leeds Town Hall
25 April – Manchester Bridgewater Hall
27 April – Edinburgh Queens Hall
28 April – Gateshead Sage
30 April – Basingstoke Anvil
1 May – London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

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Phil Newall is 47, from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.


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