Most of your will remember the man only because of the hit single “Tainted Love” which he recorded with Soft Cell, the band he formed with Dave Ball. The band split before the nineties, got back together for a brief reunion and an album in 2001, and the two members decided to embark on their own projects. Dave Ball formed the electronic dance band The Grid (whose remix of “Waifs and Straifs” we highly recommend) and whose album “456” is a must-have in every record collection.
As for Marc Almond, he started a solo career, launching a myriad of albums with superb pop songs, flirted with French and Russian music and has been performing solo ever since. The album “Tenement Symphony” or the single “Glorious” are perhaps the greatest living proof of Marc Almond skills.
Trendenz saw the man in Cologne in 1989 at the Saartory Saal during “The Stars We Are” tour where Marc proved he is indeed an master of performance.
For those who never had the chance to seeu him live, “12 years of tears” is a astonishing document live at the Royal Albert Hall, featuring Marc Almond’s own songs and some Soft Cell classics.
In this world of fast information it is good to stop a while and look back in delight at the work of someone who has given a great contribution to the story of Pop music throughout these years.
The renovated Trendenz platform celebrates 1 year this week. We would like to thank you all for reading and following us. Special thanks to João Gonçalves for having designed the site, for his availability and for the good work and efforts put into it. A warm embrace and a big kiss of gratitude to Alexandra Moura, one of the best Portuguese designers, for her availability and for having given us the pleasure of starting the renovated site with a major and exclusive interview on her work. Thank you Miguel Cavaleiro for the backstage photos taken during this first interview and for having helped us launch the new site right after Alexandra’s fashion show one year ago at Lisbon Fashion Week. Thank you Vanessa Barone for having been our first guest contributor with a report on São Paulo Fashion Week and to those who are now cooking their stories for our special contributors section. We would like to extend our gratitude to those who have helped us write good stories on their work and to the brands, press offices and fashion week organisers for their assistance. One year after we are cooking another major story and a major interview on another great Portuguese designer, hence stay tuned.
Thank you for your interest and we will do our best to make you come back for more.
Carlos Tomé Sousa