Heartache Avenue - Maisonettes

Heartache Avenue
This 19 track album features the complete collection of The Maisonettes recordings. With their 60s soul influenced sound, The Maisonettes were originally signed to Birmingham indie label Ready Steady Go! and became household names in 1983 with their UK top 10 hit "Heartache Avenue”. With sleeve notes from Ready Steady Go! label founder David Virr and a very rare video of 'Heartache Avenue' as a CDROM enhanced track, this collection is a real treat!
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Code: CDMRED249
Weight: 200
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1. HEARTACHE AVENUE (ORIGINAL)
2. TWO CAN HAVE A PARTY
3. ADDICTED
4. THE COWBOY SONG
5. HOT CLUB
6. STICKS AND STONES
7. LESSONS IN LOVE
8. NIGHTMARES
9. CHEAT
10. WHERE I STAND
11. RONI COME HOME
12. DADDY DON’T KNOW
13. LIFEBOAT
14. LAST ONE TO KNOW
15. IS THAT WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR?
16. THIS AFFAIR
17. SAY IT AGAIN
18. WORKING FOR THE MAN
19. HEARTACHE AVENUE (REMIX)
20. SPECIAL FEATURE:
HEARTACHE AVENUE (Enhanced Video)

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FEATURING COLLABORATIONS WITH TONY VISCONTI, JARVIS COCKER, CARL BARAT and DANIELZ

•    New release ‘Dancing Marquis’ compiles together the 6 tracks released previously on two strictly limited edition vinyl EPs and adds another two brand new tracks and two exclusive and stunning remixes.

•    In 2013, Marc Almond realised the ambition of a lifetime when he attended a few recording sessions with the legendary record producer Tony Visconti, famous for his work with David Bowie, Hazel O'Connor, T-Rex, The Moody Blues and Morrissey. The stunning results of their unique collaboration are the two tracks 'Burn Bright' / 'The Dancing Marquis' that kick-off this CD.

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•    Jarvis Cocker brings to the mix an infectious electro-pop number he wrote especially for Marc, ‘Worship Me Now’, where he also features as a special guest on backing vocals and on the production duties with Jason Buckle (All Seeing I). Two additional dance remixes of ‘Worship Me Now’ are also included exclusively on this release. ‘Love Is Not On Trial’ sees Marc Almond continuing his collaboration with Carl Barat (Libertines), his co-star in the 2012 opera ‘Poppea’ at Theatre du Chatelet in Paris.

•    Produced again by Tris Penna, the song was written especially for Marc by Carl, who also features on guitar and vocals.

•    Completing this release are two further all new tracks, So What’s Tonight? and Idiot Dancing.

This product is released June 16 2014 and will not be dispatched before this date.

Track Listing:


1.    THE DANCING MARQUIS
2.    BURN BRIGHT
3.    TASMANIAN TIGER
4.    WORSHIP ME NOW
5.    LOVE IS NOT ON TRIAL
6.    DEATH OF A DANDY
7.    SO WHAT’S TONIGHT?
8.    IDIOT DANCING
9.    WORSHIP ME NOW (STARCLUSTER REMIX)
10.    WORSHIP ME NOW (SPATIAL AWARENESS REMIX)
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•    ‘Ten Plagues’ is presented here in a special 2-disc package including an all new studio recording of the complete work as well as a DVD of the live stage show filmed at the historic Wilton’s Music Hall in East London.

•    ‘Ten Plagues’ tells the intense story of one man’s survival through the great plague of London in 1665 whilst drawing poetic parallels to more modern epidemics.

•    Marc Almond plays a character wracked by the loss of friends, lovers, family and sanity in a city in the midst of crisis and disease. He tries to hold on to his humanity despite mourning, grief, despair and the physical isolation that the plague necessitates.

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•    The piece was performed at the Traverse Theatre at The Edinburgh International Fringe Festival in 2011 and received the prestigious ‘Fringe First Award’.

•    Marc Almond stated in 2014; "if I could perform a piece such as Ten Plagues, I could do anything. Nothing would daunt me again." And so it proved, for ‘Ten Plagues’ was indeed another important turning point in Marc Almond’s diverse and acclaimed career. It gave him the confidence and credibility to tackle all new dramatic stage roles such as the part of Seneca in ‘Poppea’ (a reworking of the Coronation of Poppea by Monteverdi) performed in 2012 at Le Châtelet Opera House in Paris and, in 2014, to act in a collaboration with the award winning composer John Harle called ‘The Tyburn Tree’.

NB: This title is released July 7 and will not be dispatched before this date.

Track Listing:

DISC ONE: STUDIO RECORDING CD
1.    SPRING
2.    THE COMET
3.    WITHOUT A WORD
4.    TO DREAM
5.    MARKET
6.    THE PIT
7.    FAREWELL
8.    BY DAY
9.    A NEW LAW
10.    SEEING YOU
11.    THE WIG
12.    THE HERMIT
13.    GRIEF
14.    THE QUAKER
15.    RETURN
16.    TEN PLAGUES
17.    EPILOGUE

DISC TWO:
TEN PLAGUES : THE LIVE STAGE SHOW DVD
FILMED AT WILTON’S MUSIC HALL
(SAME TRACKS AS ABOVE)
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