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    “Almond continues to be the most multidimensional of artistes” -Mojo


    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY (August 9, 2017) - Marc Almond has just released his new single "How Can I Be Sure," from his forthcoming 60's inspired album of orchestral pop songs entitled Shadows And Reflections. "How Can I Be Sure" is Marc's reinterpretation of the Young Rascals track - an exceptional piece of songwriting that Marc reinterpreted with his own vision, adding subtle nuances and changes while retaining the song's 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."

    He continues: "'How Can I Be Sure" is 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.”

    You can listen to the official audio below.


    Marc Almond - "How Can I Be Sure"


    His inspirations combine on Shadows And Reflections, set for release September 22 via BMG, featuring sumptuous arrangements of iconic torch songs and 1960s orchestral pop for which he is beloved, as well as two new original compositions. The album includes songs written and recorded by artists such as Burt Bacharach, The Action, The Yardbirds, Bobby Darin, Julie Driscoll, Billy Fury, and the Young Rascals. You can find the official tracklisting below. 

    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," "Something’s 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. 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 - "Not For Me"


    Marc Almond - Shadows And Reflections


    01. Overture
    02. Shadows And Reflections
    03. I’m Lost Without You
    04. How Can I Be Sure
    05. Something Bad On My Mind
    06. Blue On Blue
    07. I Know You Love Me Not
    08. Interlude
    09. From the Underworld
    10. Still I’m Sad
    11. Embers
    12. Not For Me
    13. All Thoughts Of Time
    14. The Shadow of Your Smile
    15. No One To Say Good Night To

    Available Now For Pre-Order

    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. 

    UK Tour Dates
    3 October – London Royal Festival Hall 
    5 October – Guildford G Live
    9 October – Scunthorpe Bath Hall
    10 October – Leeds Town Hall
    12 October – Portsmouth Guildhall 
    14 October – Ipswich Regent Theatre 
    15 October – Oxford New Theatre
    17 October – Birmingham Symphony Hall
    19 October – Manchester Bridgewater Hall 
    20 October – Bristol Colston Hall
    21 October – Cambridge Corn Exchange
    23 October – Southend Cliffs Pavilion 
    26 October – Poole Lighthouse
    30 October – Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
    31 October – Nottingham Concert Hall 
    3 November – Bridlington Spa 
    5 November – Edinburgh Usher Hall


    For more information on Marc Almond:
    Official Website