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2007 album from the flamboyant performer best known as the voice behind Soft Cell. The album is a musical journey of cover songs that have influenced Marc through his life and his significant growth as an artist. The album also contains one new song, 'Redeem Me (Beauty Will Redeem The World)', which Almond wrote specifically for Stardom Road. This collection features many of the genres that Marc has been associated with over the years, including Torch Song; the 1950's crooners; the grand orchestral sounds of the1960's; the 'over the top' pop glam of the 70's and the electro-style of the 80's that made him famous as part of Soft Cell. Stardom Road gives the listener a personal glimpse into Marc Almond's inspirations, aspirations and conclusions. It is a tremendously important album, being his first since his near-fatal motorcycle crash in 2004. The crash proved life changing, as such ordeals often are. Recording this album has formed an important part of the recovery process and represents the turning point as Marc Almond the artist, returns to form. The album has been compiled with the help of Tris Penna, who produced many of the tracks with the acclaimed producer Marius de Vries and arranger Mike Smith. It features guest spots from Antony Hegarty of Antony and the Johnsons; Jools Holland, with whom Marc has often toured; and Sarah Cracknell from St Etienne. Sanctuary.

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listen  1. I Have LivedMarc Almond 3:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. I Close My Eyes And Count To TenSarah Cracknell 4:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Bedsitter ImagesMarc Almond 3:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. The London BoysMarc Almond 3:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Strangers In The NightMarc Almond 4:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. The Ballad Of The Sad Young MenAntony Hegarty 4:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Stardom RoadMarc Almond 4:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. KitschMarc Almond 5:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Backstage (I'm Lonely)Jools Holland 3:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Dream LoverMarc Almond 3:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Happy HeartMarc Almond 3:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Redeem MeMarc Almond 4:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. The Curtain FallsMarc Almond 3:11$0.99  Buy MP3 

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  • Audio CD (June 26, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sanctuary Records
  • ASIN: B000QFCD7M
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #579,067 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By David A. Scott on September 26, 2007
Format: Audio CD
I had been a Marc fan for some time, emphasis on the past tense because his output became so repetitively prodigious that somewhere circa Fantastic Star I threw in the towel. (I mean, who has that kind of room on their cd shelves? And just how many albums can you release with the word Star in the title?) I picked this up because I'm a huge Antony fan and love "Ballad of the Sad Young Men." M&A do a good job on it (although it's nowhere near as focused or ultimately arresting as Anita O'Day's read), but I was even more pleasantly surprised with the unexpected excellence of the rest of the disc. The covers are surprisingly sharp, often unexpected and exceedingly well-chosen (love the resurrection of the Barry Ryan and especially the Dana Gillespie - perhaps he's saving "Weren't Born a Man" for a b-side?). Best surprise? The one original damn near outshines the lot. Welcome back, Marc!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By DJ Gilbert on September 26, 2007
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As a fan of Soft Cell, I've always viewed Almond's solo albums as hit or miss. He's dabbled in many musical styles, always with mixed results. Naturally, I approached the new album with caution, unsure if I should buy it or not. I'm glad I did. He returns to the sound he did so successfully on "The Stars We Are" and even updates it a bit here and there with the occasional synth or strange mixing effect. The album starts off strong with "I Have Lived" and even though he didn't write it, it seems poignantly personal after his motorcycle accident and subsequent recovery. In fact, most of the songs on the album cover themes that Almond has always been fond of which, strangely, makes it almost feel like an album of originals. There are only a couple of songs that I don't care for, like the plodding "London Boys" and "Backstage (I'm Lonely)". I really, REALLY want to hate "Kitsch" but it's so damn catchy I can almost forgive the over-produced, bombastic arrangement (complete with a bizarre "Also Sprach Zarathustra" ending). Almost. I suppose if you're going to do a song called "Kitsch" you might as well make it hammy. The album's single original, "Redeem Me (Beauty Will Redeem The World)" is a fantastic song and, even though Almond has sworn to only record covers, shows that he's still got great songwriting chops as well. His vocals are surprisingly in top form and I only noticed him going flat on maybe two notes over the course of the entire album. All in all a wonderful piece of work.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jerry Dunham on August 17, 2007
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Yes! Britain! You have a bona fide genius on your hands named Marc Almond. All of his stuff should be 5 stars. What a song cycle this talented person has produced over the decades. And this new cd containing
covers of mostly 60's songs is another gem. One that a person will be returning to for a long time to come. Kudos Marc, for doing Happy Heart, Petula and Andy would be proud of you. The Ballad of All the Sad Young Men is out of this world with that backing vocal, psychologically profound. Let's face it the kid knows how to do duets...ie Gene Pitney, Jimmy Sommerville, Kelly (almost diamonds) Ali..etc. Then there's Dusty Springfield's I Close My Eyes and Count to Ten, need we say more. And were London Boys evermore bad and beautiful that in the Bowie cover? Take Me! Then there is Dream Lover Marc's salute to the great performance artist Bobby Darin, how super. Hyperbien! pardon my hillbilly French. One does not even need to Know who Charles Aznavour is to appreciate the opening cut. I can't believe I've written all this and still haven't touched on the masterpiece, Strangers in the Night. Buy the cd and find out for yourself. You'll be glad you did!
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By Bjorn Viberg on April 13, 2013
Format: Audio CD
Stardom Road is a 2007 recording on which Marc Almond has covered many songs from the 1960's for example David Bowie's London Boys and Dream Lover by Bobby Darin. The booklet contains complete lists of whom plays what for each track. Mr. Almonds performance on this recording is nothing short of perfect. Highly recommended. 5/5.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful By James Pallas on August 23, 2007
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Almond sings off-key, but that is a longstanding trademark , and, oddly, creates a weird appeal regarding his singing style. The songs however are a combination of irritating and boring, with the notable exception of his duet with Antony Hegarty of Antony and the Johnsons. Their mutual effort is a winner and, if unavailable on other discs, makes this disc worth having.
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