Fair enough that the singles charts have not been targeted all that much in recent times, but I was bemused to learn that late 1992 with this cover version was the last time that Marc Almond enjoyed genuine commercial success:-
mp3 : Marc Almond – The Days Of Pearly Spencer
It’s also a fact that all five of his singles which have made the Top 20 since the initial demise of Soft Cell are cover versions :-
I Feel Love (with Bronski Beat) in 1985
Something’s Gotten Hold Of My Heart (with Gene Pitney) in 1988
Tainted Love ’91 (as part of Soft Cell) in 1991
Jacky in 1991
The Days Of Pearly Spencer in 1992
I could have sworn there had been some success with one or more of his own compositions, but Stories of Johnny (1985), Tears Run Rings (1988), A Lover Spurned (1990), and Adored And Explored (1995) didn’t get any higher than the mid 20s chart-wise.
Again, I find that to be something quite bemusing as many of his own compositions have been excellent releases which usually received the full marketing and promotional treatment from his record labels.
As ever, here’s the b-sides of the single featured today:-
mp3 : Marc Almond – Bruises
mp3 : Marc Almond – Dancing In A Golden Cage