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  • Audio CD (3 Jan. 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Genepool Records
  • ASIN: B004D2XOJK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 175,274 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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  4. Catch A Fallen Star 5:11£0.99  Buy MP3 
  5. The Animal In You 7:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
  6. In My Room 3:01£0.99  Buy MP3 
  7. First Time 3:37£0.99  Buy MP3 
  8. (Your Love Is A) Lesion 5:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
  9. My Former Self 2:45£0.99  Buy MP3 
10. Once Was 5:13£0.99  Buy MP3 
11. The Untouchable One 6:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
12. Blood Wedding (Traditional Spanish) 1:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
13. Black Heart 4:50£0.99  Buy MP3 
14. Narcisus 3:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
15. Gloomy Sunday 2:40£0.99  Buy MP3 
16. Vision 5:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
17. Torment 4:21£0.99  Buy MP3 
18. A Million Manias 5:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
19. My Little Book Of Sorrows 5:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
20. Beat Out That Rhythm On A Drum 4:57£0.99  Buy MP3 
21. Your Aura 6:17£0.99  Buy MP3 
22. You Never See Me On A Sunday 2:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Graham Chapman on 10 Aug. 2012
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I bought this double album back in '83 and, as I recall, usually only played the first record. I think this was partly because the first record was so good and also, perhaps, because one record of Marc's musical melodrama probably seemed enough at the time. My loss, I guess, because having just seen Marc and his incredible group of musicians perform the whole thing at Meltdown Festival I am knocked out by what a masterpiece this album is. Both disks! Bit of Brel, bit of Scott Walker, Lou Reed, flamenco and lots of music I haven't a clue about all thrown in and given the Marc Almond treatment - it totally works. Antony Hegarty described the effect this album had on him as a young man at the concert, and whilst I can't say it changed my life, I still remember the impact of this poetic spew of words coming out the speakers, when I too was 'alone in my room.' As good as 'Berlin' and that is no mean compliment. Don't download tracks, you need the whole album.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By P. R. Heselton on 9 Oct. 2013
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I encountered this first on vinyl when i was a khol eyed boy of fifteen... it made me realise what music could be. it opened doors which have never been closed again...infact doors which have led me through so many musically experiences it beggers belief... anyway, the long and the short of it is even after ALL this time, this album is my 3rd favourite album of ALL TIME. My first 2 favourite albums may change (and often do) as my tastes change over time... but HONESTLY this album has been my third favourite album (without any doubt) for the last 30 years! If you haven't heard it, listen... If you 'slightly' like it, buy it. it will be a life time friend (and what investment can promise you that these days?)!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By JB on 17 Jan. 2011
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Dark, brooding, charismatic, makes your skin prickle - 'Catch A Falling Star' and 'First Time' are the real gems on this record, particularly the latter. Marc Almond at his best.

I have had this album in various guises - vinyl before CD - since it was released thirty years ago. Thirty years and this music sounds as darkly fresh as it did on release. Whose music can you say that about nowadays?

My all-time favourite is First Time. It's a love song, but not like one you would expect to hear from an X Factor winner. This is a bitter-sweet lament of love that died as quickly as it was consumated. Marc Almond can tell a story like no other.

Catch A Falling Star is a bitter journey through the ruined life of a faded star. The music execs and the public have taken what they wanted and now the ruined beauty stands at the bar drinking himself into oblivion, but not before he tells you his tale.

There's not one dud on this album, and it comes from the days when singers had character and individuality, when they weren't marketed (as they are these days) as bland automatons who have no likes or dislikes for fear of alienating even one of their prospective audience.

Come and join Marc in his darkest - and most captivating - journey.
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By brinson on 24 Mar. 2015
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A seminal moment for many a young tormented soul of the 80s. For anyone who is willing to give this time, it’s just about the best bloody record ever. It’s sheer beauty and majestic heights, it’s raw honesty, integrity, drama, tenderness, its angers and sorrows, love and hatred – warts 'n' all, will forever soundtrack your life. I mean, just listen to First Time about, yes, the ‘first time’ and feel the exquisite pains of lost youth and jaded love – the desperate desire to ‘relive the very first time’. This album bleeds its heart and soul through the speakers – and if you listen to it all the way through can come out feeling like you’ve just been on an emotional roller-coaster. Black Heart and (my fave ever song) Torment stand out for sure – sublime moments. This was a really exciting record when it came out, I’m chuffed I got my vinyl copy autographed back then. Torment and Toreros (and the more instant Untitled) were your best mates. The ones you got drunk with the first time, had sex with the first time, the first STD, the throwing-up, the unrequited loves, being beaten up for being different – this was the mate that got you into trouble when you didn’t need it and gave you a comforting hug when you did. This was a brave record to make – it’s pop, punk, goth, cabaret and torch all rolling around drunk on the floor and living the life. Can’t say enough good words about this album. (In)Famous for being the ‘nervous breakdown’ on vinyl release, it’s definitely not for the lighthearted!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Miss TFF on 25 Aug. 2012
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If you never listened to Marc Almond then you are missing out on an amazing singer. Since leaving Soft Cell, Marc has produced a pretty impressive number of albums. Torment and Toreros is the second album he made after leaving Soft Cell and it is such a dark, diverse album, and secured a place in my musical collection until the day I die. I'm a fan of 26 years now and counting.
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