‘HOW CAN I BE SURE’
NEW SINGLE RELEASED BY BMG ON 9 AUGUST
TAKEN FROM THE FORTHCOMING ALBUM ‘SHADOWS AND REFLECTIONS’
‘Almond continues to be the most multidimensional of artistes’
Marc Almond is an internationally acclaimed and successful artist. With a career spanning four decades and selling over 30 million records worldwide, it is safe to say the boy from Southport is hugely revered and continues to influence and shape a generation of musicians.
Marc Almond releases a new single ‘How Can I Be Sure’ on 9th August 2017. Taken from Marc’s forthcoming 60s inspired collection of orchestral pop nuggets – ‘Shadows And Reflections’ (released 22 Sep) – ‘How Can I Be Sure’ is Marc’s reinterpretation of a Young Rascals track. It’s an exceptional piece of song writing that Marc has reinterpreted in his own vision, adding subtle nuances and changes whilst retaining the songs original majesty.
Says Marc; “My audience may not be familiar with a lot of these songs so I had to bear that in mind. Whereas if you’re an aficionado and you know how brilliant they are, you’ll see I’ve not reinvented them an awful lot because I thought the arrangements are so good in the first place. These songs just need to be put out there again so people can hear them. Me singing them introduces them to a different audience and brings them out into the light. â€˜How Can I Be Sure’ taken from the album is released today. It’s one of those special compositions that when people hear it, they know it from somewhere but it won’t be a song that is sung everywhere. It’s a very modern song in that it addresses questions about life that are pertinent today. Yes, there’s a feeling of nostalgia to it but songs have to tell a story and have got to feel relevant, fresh and different sounding. One thing I really wanted to do with the album was to pay homage to the arrangements of songs from that time. I always loved the way they blended pop and classical with a slight psychedelia, and ‘How Can I Be Sure’ fitted really nicely into the record”.
‘Shadows And Reflections’ is released by BMG on 22nd September 2017. It features luscious orchestral arrangements of torch songs and 60â€™s Orchestral Pop for which he is beloved, as well as two new original compositions. The album includes songs written or recorded by artists such as Burt Bacharach, The Action, The Yardbirds, Bobby Darin, Julie Driscoll, Billy Fury and the Young Rascals.
Marc Almond’s deep affection for expertly arranged 1960s pop has been prevalent throughout his career and has served him well. His versions of ‘Jacky’, ‘The Days Of Pearly Spencer’, ‘Tainted Love’, ‘Somethings Gotten Hold Of My Heart’, and ‘What!’ have become much treasured recordings from an artist who can take an old song and bring it new life with impeccable style.
2017 cements the 60th Birthday year for the singer who the Observer noted, ‘has never stood still’ and comes after the great success of the Top 10 album ‘Hits And Pieces’, which was followed by a sold-out Spring tour including a triumphant show at London’s Roundhouse.
Marc has announced a new UK tour starting on 3rd October at London’s Royal Festival Hall, and across 18 dates, he will perform with a full orchestra playing songs from ˜Shadows And Reflections’ as well as other known and lesser known gems from the period.
- Shadows And Reflections
- I’m Lost Without You
- How Can I Be Sure
- Something Bad On My Mind
- Blue On Blue
- I Know You Love Me Not
- From The Underworld
- Still I’m Sad
- Not For Me
- All Thoughts Of Time
- The Shadow Of Your Smile
- No One To Say Goodnight To
˜SHADOWS & REFLECTIONS’ UK TOUR DATES
- 3 Oct: London Royal Festival Hall
- 5 Oct: Guildford G Live
- 9 Oct: Scunthorpe Baths Hall
- 10 Oct: Leeds Town Hall
- 12 Oct: Portsmouth Guildhall
- 14 Oct: Ipswich Regent Theatre
- 15 Oct: Oxford New Theatre
- 17 Oct: Birmingham Symphony Hall
- 19 Oct: Manchester Bridgewater Hall
- 20 Oct: Bristol Colston Hall
- 21 Oct: Cambridge Corn Exchange
- 23 Oct: Southend Cliffs Pavilion
- 26 Oct: Poole Lighthouse
- 30 Oct: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
- 31 Oct: Nottingham Concert Hall
- 3 Nov: Bridlington Spa
- 5 Nov: Edinburgh Usher Hall
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