Stories of Johnny -- accessible Marc Almond
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I'm not sure why the release is posted as 1997, but in fact this album was released in 1985. It is a bit lighter than much of the mid-'80s Marc Almond fare, more listenable to the casual ear, but as a result not as deep or touching as he can be. In many ways, a different kind of album from Marc."
(3 out of 5 stars)
"When Marc was signed to Virgin in the mid-80s, he issued many records that never came out in the US. It all finally saw US release in 1997 on Thirsty Ear Records. This one is his most successful solo chart LP, and it contains ten overly moody tales of lust and despair with the accompaniment of a backing band called the Willing Sinners. This also includes CD-Extra promo videos for the three fair singles, "Stories of Johnny," "This House is Haunted" and "Love Letters.""