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Marc Almond - Heart On Snow, 2003 г., Limited Edition

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Marc Almond - Heart On Snow, 2003 г., Limited Edition

Marc Almond - Heart On Snow, 2003 г., Limited Edition
MP3 | 320 Kbps | 170 Mb | BOOKLET

Marc Almond настолько проникся русскими народными песнями, романсами Вертинского и голосом госпожи Зыкиной, что в 2003 году записал целый "русский" альбом "Heart on Snow" вместе с Сергеем Пенкиным, Аллой Бояновой, Ильей Лагутенко, Борисом Гребенщиковым, конечно же, Людмилой Зыкиной и хором моряков Военно-морской инженерной академии.

Defying expectations and throwing anyone for a loop who guessed what Marc Almond might do after Stranger Things, Heart on Snow is his Russian album. That is to say that some of the songs are traditional Russian folk music, some are inspired by Almond's somewhat existentialist views of Russian life and love, and others merely mention Russian life but come across like traditional Almond songs. Instruments mostly take a backseat to Almond's voice, which is in peak form, but each song has a firm foundation of a combination of upright bass, piano, accordion, violin, percussion, moody keyboards, and guitars. Almond employs Russian musicians throughout the album, as well as a series of fine Russian vocalists. Among the collaborators, the stunning operatic voice of Ludmilla Zukena shines strongest, and Alla Bayanova pairs with Almond on "Oh My Soul" and "Luna," where the duo works dark cabaret magic over minimal beats and a noir piano. Almond alternates between English and Russian at the drop of a hat, but he thankfully sticks mostly to English. His Russian is by no means a disaster, but it appears at times that he's doing a comical interpretation when that's clearly not the desired effect. Though Almond is in full-on theatrical mode, singing passionately about love and honor, he never resorts to stereotypes or clichés, as he guides each song away from the showy, stoic facade he presents posing for the album's cover. This really is essential listening for Almond fans. Its concept-album veneer might suggest inaccessibility, but that's not the case at all in these heartfelt, solid songs that show Almond going strong with great emotional depth and a wonderful range of musicality more than 20 years after his first solo album. Moody, brilliantly textured, and featuring gorgeous vocals from Almond and his Russian collaborators, Heart on Snow is an experience to be treasured.

Release Date: Oct 21, 2003
Recording Date: 2003
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Folk Rock, Synth-pop

1 So Long The Path (So Wide The Field) (3:12) Vocals - Vladimir Miller
2 Strange Feeling (3:42) Vocals - Sergey Penkin
3 Gosudaryunia (3:05) Vocals - Aquarium
4 Always And Everywhere (I Will Follow You) (3:40)
5 Oh, My Soul (Trad.) (3:31) Vocals - Alla Bayanova
6 Two Guitars (3:32) Vocals - Loiko , Sergei Erdenko
7 Heart On Snow (4:03)
8 Nuit de Noel (2:53) Vocals - Boris Grebenshikov
9 Romance (4:59)
10 The Storks (3:53)
11 Luna (The Moon) (2:01) Vocals - Alla Bayanova
12 White Flowers Of Acacia (2:33)
13 The Glance Of Your Dark Eyes (3:48)
14 If Your Affectionate Smile Has Gone (4:11) Vocals - Ilya Lagutenko
15 Sleeping Beauty (3:59)
16 Just One Chance (4:22) Vocals - Luydmilla Zukena (Людмила Зыкина)
17 Gone But Not Forgotten (4:29)
18 So Wide The Field (Reprise) (1:38) Vocals - Vladimir Miller
19 The Glance Of Your Dark Eyes (Version 2) (4:15)

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