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Absinthe - French Album
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
2008 reissue of this solo album from the Soft Cell vocalist, originally released in 1993. Absinthe: The French Album was Almond's sequel to the Jacques album, his tribute to the music of Jacques Brel. Marc Almond initially... more »
2008 reissue of this solo album from the Soft Cell vocalist, originally released in 1993. Absinthe: The French Album was Almond's sequel to the Jacques album, his tribute to the music of Jacques Brel. Marc Almond initially shot to fame in the early 1980s as one half of Synth duo Soft Cell, whose combination of drama and peep show sleaze set to an electronic beat gave them hits such as "Tainted Love", "Bedsitter", "Torch", "Say Hello Wave Goodbye", "Soul Inside", "What?" and the club hit "Memorabilia". Some Bizarre.
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A very good collection of torch or subdued caberet songs...
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I feel that I must amend the former reviewers mistakes: this album IS the companion album to the Jacques CD but if you read the liner notes you will see that most of these songs were written for a singer named Juliette Greco, not BY Jacques Brel. This album also includes covers and interpretations of other French singers material. The sound is what you would expect of French torch songs: light percussion, piano, strings, horns, accordion....and Marc has managed to recreate the music with a production that sounds modern (as it should, being modern) rather than just a retelling of other peoples' music in his own voice; it was as if the original artists had just been signed to a recording contract today and then recorded this album."
Daniel G. Burke | CA | 12/12/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD will transport you...from the lulling ambience of a Parisian cafe to the cheeky trampings of Marc at full tilt. This is a Marc Almond CD I'll keep in my rotation for years to come."