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Marc Almond Fantastic Star RSD

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Get ready for an extraordinary release on Record Store Day 2023! Universal Music Catalogue presents Marc Almond's iconic solo album "Fantastic Star" on vinyl for the first time ever. This deluxe 2LP version, mastered at Abbey Road Studios, brings fans the special 'Artist's Cut' of the album, curated and revisited by Marc Almond himself.

"Fantastic Star" delivers some of Marc Almond's most beloved songs of the era, including "Adored & Explored," "The Idol," "Come In Sweet Assassin," and "We Need Jealousy." The album's creation was an adventurous journey, spanning multiple recording sessions with renowned producers such as Mike Thorne, Mike Hedges, The Beatmasters, and Martyn Ware. The result is a captivating sonic voyage that showcases Marc's mastery across various genres, from gritty guitar-driven rock 'n roll to beautifully orchestrated ballads, and from cutting-edge electronica to infectious pop music.

For this long-awaited vinyl release, Marc Almond has carefully revisited the original running order and made some intriguing changes. He has selected tracks that didn't make it onto the album but were later released as B-sides for singles. In the spirit of the 'Artist's Cut,' Marc has made cuts of his own, replacing the extended version of "The Idol" with the punchier single version and removing "Shining Brightly," a song that he feels didn't quite belong on "Fantastic Star." In their place, he has included the Neal-X co-write and live favorite "The User" on LP2, along with two beautiful "Child Star" B-sides that provide a more satisfying album conclusion: "Christmas In Vegas" and "My Guardian Angel."

To enhance the vinyl experience, "Fantastic Star - The Artist's Cut" comes with two fully annotated printed inner bags featuring lyrics and a new design by Philip Marshall. The album cover showcases Marc's original choice of image, a stunning shot from the 1995 sessions by renowned fashion photographer Zanna.

Don't miss out on this momentous release! Order your copy of Marc Almond's "Fantastic Star - The Artist's Cut" today from or find it in-store at Zhivago Gifts Galway. Immerse yourself in Marc Almond's extraordinary musical world, where his artistic vision and creative brilliance shine through. Experience the album that has been reimagined and rediscovered, taking you on a captivating journey through Marc Almond's iconic "Fantastic Star."

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