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Violent Silence / Woman's Story (Reis)
Marc Almond
Violent Silence / Woman's Story (Reis)
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
  •  Track Listings (14) - Disc #1


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All Artists: Marc Almond
Title: Violent Silence / Woman's Story (Reis)
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Thirsty Ear
Release Date: 4/21/1998
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
Styles: New Wave & Post-Punk, Europe, British Isles, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 700435704824

CD Reviews

Intriguing compilation of early works
Kent D. Kelly | Denver, CO USA | 05/03/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"While the era of the traumatic breakup of Soft Cell was a painful experience for Almond, it did result in some of his most interesting work. This well-produced CD is a compilation of his 2 earliest solo albums, and although some of the material seems today to be dated or even cacophonic, what works here works very well. Highlights include: Indigo Blue, a great uplifting song with a contagious melody; A Woman's Story, which is one of his most ironic and amusing covers, but still tragic because it's sung with such conviction; A Salty Dog, which features amazing soaring vocals over a sparse, morose background; The Plague, another ferocious and well-scripted cover; For One Moment, perhaps his most beautiful song from the era; Just Good Friends, a sardonic view of relationships that gets better with every listen; Unborn Stillborn, a gothic little number that may well surprise you; and Healthy as Hate, a poetic, haunting piano piece that's sure to disturb. In all, this is worth getting; Marc Almond's sophistication shines through here, promising the better things to come."