Marc Almond and Michael Cashmore – Feasting With Panthers (2011)

Labeled by some critics as one hit wonder, Almond remains famous as half of the seminal synthpop/New Wave duo Soft Cell (the other half being instrumentalist David Ball) and they originally shot to fame in the early 1980s with UK #1 hits such the cover of “Tainted Love” (a song composed by Ed Cobb and originally singed by Gloria Jones in 1965), “Bedsitter”, “Say Hello, Wave Goodbye”, “Torch”, “What!”, “Soul Inside”, “Memorabilia”. But anyway, including his time with Soft Cell, Almond has sold over 30 million records worldwide, which is a considerable amount for a so-called one hit wonder, isn’t it?
Almond released two solo albums under the moniker Marc & the Mambas After in ’82 and ’83 and after Soft Cell disbanded in 1984 he released several solo albums and as Marc Almond with The Willing Sinners. Almond and Ball reunited as Soft Cell in 2001, with a series of live dates and they released during late 2002 a new Soft Cell album, entitled “Cruelty Without Beauty”. The album featured another cover which became hit single: “The Night”, composed by Bob Gaudio and Ruzika. Read more Marc Almond and Michael Cashmore – Feasting With Panthers (2011)