Marc Almond - Open All Night (1999) 2010, Expanded 2-Disc Collectors Edition
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Marc Almond - Open All Night (1999) 2010, Expanded 2-Disc Collectors Edition

Artist: Marc Almond
Title: Open All Night (Expanded 2-Disc Collectors Edition)
Year Of Release: 2010-01-19
Label: Strike Force Entertainment / Cherry Red Records Ltd. (EU)
Genre: Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Electronic, Synth Pop
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue+.log) | MP3 320kbps
Total Time: 02:12:08
Total Size: 776,23 | 336,08 Mb (Full Scans)
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"Open All Night" is the tenth solo studio album by the British singer/songwriter Marc Almond. It was released by Blue Star Music in March 1999. Following the moderate success of Fantastic Star Almond left his record label and released Open All Night on Blue Star Music, an independent label he founded for the purpose. The album features collaborations with Siouxsie Sioux and Budgie (from The Creatures) on the track "Threat of Love" and with Kelli Ali, who was at that time the lead vocalist of the band Sneaker Pimps, on the track "Almost Diamonds". "Tragedy", "Black Kiss" and "My Love" were released as singles, but they did not chart. The American release of the album came with the bonus track "Beautiful Losers". The NME describe the songs on Open All Night as inhabiting "an evocative Brel-meets-Barry landscape" with a "midnight blue melancholy". Touching on similar themes the review from Hot Press describes Open All Night's "lush decadence and tragic dissolution". Elsewhere, reviewer Keith Phipps in his review for The A.V. Club magazine states that "Almond's songs have a creepy, dark quality" on this album.
~Wikipedia~
This is the album that Marc Almond has been trying to make since leaving Soft Cell. He has managed to fuse together all of his influences: pop, disco, dance, electronic, R&B and cabaret all thrown into the mix to produce this incredibly diverse and entertaining album. Perhaps it was the freedom of recording and releasing the CD as a semi-independent release. It was initially to be released in 1998 on the British label Echo, and in fact the first single release from the album, "Black Kiss," was released on that label. Echo released Almond from his contract and he decided to go the independent route; for him, this was a good move. He has produced a very original work that still falls into the Marc Almond mold. Although fans will love this CD, it is accessible enough to attract new listeners as well. Almond has surrounded himself with very talented guests on this album, including Siouxsie Sioux (of Siouxsie and the Banshees and the Creatures), who duets with Almond on the brilliant "Threat of Love." Song topics are the usual for Almond (death, sleaze, love, lust and the like) but what makes this album so interesting is the music: beautiful, well-crafted melodies with heavy dance beats. Not an easy task, but he does it very well. Almond is very talented and a great deal deeper than he has been given credit for. This is a great example of just how creative he is when given the artistic freedom. ~Review by Aaron Badgley~
Release of the album: 1999, March [CD Blue Star Music, Cat.# BSRCD 001, UK]
Release of this 2CDs Set: 2010, January, 19 [2CDs Strike Force Entertainment/Cherry Red Records Ltd. (EU), Cat.# SFE002 / UPC: 5013929841222]
SFE 002 (p) 1999/2010 Marc Almond
This Compilation (p)(c) 2010 Cherry Red Records Ltd. trading as Strike Force Entertainment.
Made in EC/MCPS

Notes:

Expanded 2-disc collector's edition.
Comes in a 'Super Jewel Box' with both discs stacked on the same tray.

Track 1-11/2-15 had a slightly different title on the original album.

Disc 2 original release info:
2-3 to 2-5: from Open All Night (Limited European Tour Edition)
2-6, 2-7 & 2-14: from Soundtrack "Rhythm And Blues"
2-8: from Fanclub release Little Rough Rhinestones - Volume 1
2-17: limited edition 'B' side of 'Black Kiss'
2-18: from Mojo (Original Soundtrack)

Credits:

Arranged By – Marc Almond
Arranged By [Additional Strings Arrangement And Scoring] – Lucy Wilkins
Arranged By [Extra Arrangements] – Kenny Jones, Oskar Paul
Arranged By [Strings] – John Green, Marc Almond
Backing Vocals – Angela Morel, A.Gilkes, M.Stewart, R.Wayler
Cello – Oliver Kraus
Design – Stylorouge
Guitar, Effects, Programmed By [Additional Programming], Producer [Assistant Production] – Neal X
Keyboards [Extra Keyboards, String Keyboards], Programmed By [Demo] – John Green
Organ [Hammond], Electric Piano [Wurlitzer], Piano, Keyboards – Glen Scott
Photography By – Blinkk
Producer – Kenny Jones, Marc Almond
Programmed By [String Programming] – Lucy Wilkins
Score [Strings Scoring By] – Lucy Wilkins
Strings – Rebecca S. Doe
Technician [Tape Operators] – Jason Timmins, Matt Cullen
Viola – Sophie Sirota
Violin – Lucy Wilkins, Vladimir Asriev
Written-By – Almond, Whitmore


Tracklist:

Disc 1 - 'Open All Night' Original Album

01. Night & Dark
02. Bedroom Shrine
03. Tragedy (Take a Look and See)
04. Black Kiss
05. Almost Diamonds (feat. Kelli Ali)
06. Scarlet Bedroom
07. My Love
08. Heart in Velvet
09. Open All Night
10. Threat of Love (feat. Siouxsie)
11. Bad People Kiss
12. Sleepwalker
13. Midnight Soul

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Analyzed: Marc Almond / Open All Night - Disc 1
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR9 0.00 dB -11.28 dB 6:12 01-Night & Dark
DR7 -0.02 dB -9.33 dB 4:33 02-Bedroom Shrine
DR9 -0.08 dB -10.76 dB 4:59 03-Tragedy (Take A Look And See)
DR10 -0.02 dB -10.66 dB 3:37 04-Black Kiss
DR8 -0.10 dB -9.80 dB 5:15 05-Almost Diamonds
DR9 -1.55 dB -11.74 dB 3:05 06-Scarlet Bedroom
DR10 -0.05 dB -10.95 dB 3:45 07-My Love
DR9 -0.45 dB -10.72 dB 4:12 08-Heart In Velvet
DR8 0.00 dB -9.25 dB 5:21 09-Open All Night
DR7 -0.09 dB -8.88 dB 4:41 10-Threat Of Love
DR9 -0.03 dB -11.08 dB 3:35 11-Bad People Kiss
DR8 -0.52 dB -9.62 dB 4:17 12-Sleep Walker
DR7 -0.10 dB -8.46 dB 3:47 13-Midnight Soul
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Number of tracks: 13
Official DR value: DR8

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 762 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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Disc 2 - Bonus Recordings

01. Scarlet Bedroom (Full Demo Version)
02. Beautiful Light Of Madness (Alternative Version)
03. Beautiful Losers
04. Lonely Go-Go Dancer
05. One Big Soul
06. Rhythm And Blues
07. My Porno Star
08. Half World (Demo)
09. Heart In Velvet (Demo Version)
10. Sleepwalker (Demo Version)
11. Tragedy (Demo Version)
12. Almost Diamonds (Original Demo)
13. Threat Of Love (Neal X Remix) (featuring Siouxsie)
14. Tale Of A Tart (Hell)
15. When Bad People Kiss (Original Version)
16. Black Kiss (Live At The Almeida Theatre)
17. Satan's Child
18. Sequins And Stars

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Analyzed: Marc Almond / Open All Night - Disc 2
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR10 0.00 dB -12.39 dB 3:08 01-Scarlet Bedroom [Full Version Demo]
DR12 -0.38 dB -14.61 dB 5:16 02-Beautifull Light Of Madness [Alternative Version]
DR10 0.00 dB -10.85 dB 4:37 03-Beautiful Losers
DR12 -0.09 dB -13.37 dB 3:56 04-Lonely Go Go Dancer
DR11 0.00 dB -11.65 dB 4:33 05-One Big Soul
DR12 -1.29 dB -16.34 dB 3:12 06-Rhythm & Blues
DR8 0.00 dB -9.83 dB 2:26 07-My Porno Star
DR13 -0.60 dB -17.26 dB 4:18 08-Half World [Demo]
DR10 -0.52 dB -12.22 dB 3:56 09-Heart In Velvet [Demo Version]
DR12 -5.38 dB -19.97 dB 3:52 10-Sleepwalker [Demo Version]
DR11 -1.48 dB -15.28 dB 5:00 11-Tragedy [Demo Version]
DR11 0.00 dB -13.20 dB 4:37 12-Almost Diamonds [Original Demo]
DR12 0.00 dB -13.38 dB 5:05 13-Threat Of Love [Featuring Siouxsie Sioux - Neal X Remix]
DR14 -0.71 dB -15.66 dB 4:54 14-Tale Of A Tart (Hell)
DR11 -0.38 dB -13.57 dB 3:34 15-When Bad People Kiss [Original Version]
DR8 0.00 dB -10.25 dB 5:52 16-Black Kiss [Live At The Almeida Theatre 1999]
DR10 0.00 dB -10.67 dB 2:55 17-Satan's Child
DR9 0.00 dB -11.93 dB 3:37 18-Sequins & Stars
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Number of tracks: 18
Official DR value: DR11

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 708 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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