Marc And The Mambas - Three Black Nights Of Little Black Bites - Live At The Duke Of York s Theatre, 1983 (DVD & CD)
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The long awaited release of the video recording and CD of the legendary Marc And The Mambas live performances given at The Duke Of York s Theatre in London s West End in 1983. Mastered and restored from the original VHS tape recordings made by the late Peter Christopherson (Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV), these remain the only recordings that exist of Marc And The Mambas performing live. This limited collector s edition is intended for Marc Almond s dedicated fan-base as a souvenir of a renowned and legendary run of concerts and is testament to pivotal moment in the development of his artistry and the direction his post Soft Cell career would take. This DVD and CD Digi-Pak comes with an eight page booklet containing an extensive reminiscence by Marc Almond himself
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It has to be said that even though the DVD and CD have been remastered `within budget' the video and sound on these discs is still decidedly ropey. Still, it is definitely worth owning these historic recordings of the Mambas performance.
In my opinion the music he completed with the Mambas ranks amongst Marc Almond's most creative, stirring and lasting work.
File lovingly in a darkened room alongside `Torment and Toreros'.
An artist of the highest order and Little Black Bites is a little gem - no make that a whopping diamond!
I was under the impression that this video was never going to be released due to its poor quality. So imagine my surprise when I saw it for sale in both CD & DVD formats with the programme cover being used as the front cover to this CD/DVD.
Anyway, the quality of the video is fairly poor, but would not deter a die-hard fan from enjoying it.
I'm just glad that I've had the opportunity to buy and watch/listen to it after 30 years of it laying on the cutting room floor.
Marc and the Mambas were Marc's spin-off band when he was still in Soft Cell, and they released two magnificent albums - Untitled and Torment and Torrerros, and this live album contains tracks from both. Caroline Says is wonderful, but it's the Torment songs where Marc's in full flight. First Time, Catch A Falling Star - could you ever imagine the likes of Cheryl Cole or James Arthur penning a love song so dark?
If you want to relive the dark emotions, the flickering candles, the wicked lyrics, the sheer musical genius that was Marc and the Mambas, then this is the album for you. If you're a Cheryl Cole fan, you'll hate it.
It provides a perfect snapshot of a time long lost. Essential, but you knew that anyway.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
All is good and I am quite happy with my purchase but the discs are incorrectly labelled. The CD is actualy the DVD & the DVD is the audio. Not a big deal really.Published on 4 Sept. 2013 by Ioannis Skoufarides
Well i remember these songs from years ago back in the 80s , the cd / dvd is worth buying for any marc almond fan !! Read morePublished on 4 Feb. 2013 by Michael Barone
Fab! A good account of two special nights. Loved the T&T event in August at the Royal Festival Hall - my gig of the year. The album of my life.Published on 7 Jan. 2013 by Mr. John Yates-Harold
Been waiting for this to be released for ages - wish I had been there, don't expect HD quality, but still excellentPublished on 28 Dec. 2012 by Mr J McLeod