24 Hrs - Scarlet Fantastic

24 Hrs
Released on 29/08/11. The long overdue reissue of Scarlet Fantastic's
one and only album 24 Hrs plus bonus tracks. The album includes versions
of their 4 singles No Memory, Plug Me In, Film Star Kiss and Stay.This
17 track CD features the ten songs of the original album plus seven
bonus tracks, all sourced from much sought after 12"s; Pete Hammond's
Deconstruction Mix of No Memory, Plug Me In – Silver Surfer Connection
Mix, Film Star Kiss - Extended Mix, Rick P. Jones and Mark Freegard's
Glory Mix of Stay, Plug Me In - Percapella Mix, I Blame Thee Not
(Dichterliebe) and Silver Bullet Instrumental.The bonus tracks
are appearing on CD for the first time in the UK excluding I Blame Thee
Not(Dichterliebe). The CD booklet will feature extensive sleeve notes
and a full UK discography with many images of the original sleeves and
promotional material supplied by vocalist Maggie De Monde. Maggie De
Monde has teamed up with Martin Watkins (Marc Almond co-writer) to
produce a new album for release later this year under the banner 'Maggie
& Martin'. They have written the music for "Dirty White Boy - Tales
Of Soho' a play by Clayton Littlewood. They will be performing live as
part of this production at the Trafalgar Studios in London on July 10th,
17th and 24th.For further performance details or more information about Scarlet Fantastic, please visit the excellent website www.scarlet-fantastic.co.ukScarlet
Fantastic were formed by Maggie De Monde and Rick P. Jones, two thirds
of the early 80's band Swans Way who enjoyed a top 20 hit with Soul
Train and a respected album The Fugitive Kind in 1984.The duo
signed to Arista Records and proceeded to release five singles including
the reissue of their best selling single 'No Memory' that was a hit in
1987. Their album 24 hrs has been much requested through our website,
where we encourage people to tell us what they'd like to see reissued.
They band's creativity and originality has been increasingly recognised
and the interest levels in the band continues to grow.
Our Price: £9.95
Code: CRPOP89
Weight: 200
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Rhythm Of Resistance / No Memory / Belle Rose / Follow That Star / Hang On (To That Inspiration) / Silver Bullet / Lucky Seven / Stay / Film Star Kiss / Exterminating Angels/ Bonus Tracks - No Memory (Deconstruction Mix) / Plug Me In (Silver Surfer Connection Mix) / Plug Me In (Percapella Mix) / I Blame Thee Not (Dichterliebe) / Film Star Kiss (Extended Mix) / Stay (The Glory Mix) / Silver Bullet (Instrumental)
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Impermanence is an important landmark in Othon's artistic evolution. Inspired by a series of Tibetan Tantric meditations, it explores, in his words, "how our small world and everything that surrounds it may eventually be destroyed but, also, how Love can play a transformative role by giving birth to a young and naughty phoenix from the ashes of our old-world emotions”.

Stylistically, Impermanence is virtually indefinable - with 50s pop, death baroque, post-minimalist and sleazy folk references, Othon has given his album the genre of 'PAN muzik'; 'a new off-limits musical genre that includes all genres! An all-embracing and holistic style of music neither exclusively experimental nor pop, neither strictly progressive nor banal.

The digital single 'Last Night I Paid To Close My Eyes' featuring Marc Almond and Ernesto Tomasini is available to download from iTunes by clicking here 
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Press:-

"Impermanence is no ordinary musical experience. Demanding open ears and open mind, this is a varied mood-swinging set of avant-garde collaborations. Othon Mataragas is the conductor, recruiting a clutch of fellow like-minded musicians and vocalists to share the almost operatic oral drama.”  

-Tony Beesley / Vive Le Rock Issue 6

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The deluxe CD booklet features sleeve notes from the bands drummer Tina, complete with original and expanded artwork, featuring: single sleeve art, lyrics and rare promotional materials.

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Burn Bright / The Dancing Marquis - 7" Ltd Edition
THE EAGERLY AWAITED NEW MARC ALMOND DOUBLE 'A' SIDE SINGLE  

PRODUCED BY TONY VISCONTI  

STRICTLY LIMITED EDITION COLLECTABLE FAN EDITION  

A PURPLE VINYL 7" GATEFOLD SLEEVE DOUBLE 'A' SIDE SINGLE THAT ALSO CONTAINS A CD SINGLE.  


Earlier in 2013, Marc Almond realised the ambition of a lifetime when he attended the first of 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 among many others.  

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In celebration of the union of these two prodigious talents, Strike Force Entertainment have created a highly collectable limited fans edition. A 7" purple coloured vinyl single in a beautifully designed gatefold sleeve. This vinyl edition also contains the two tracks on a CD single housed on the inside of the gatefold sleeve.  

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