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Marc Almond – The Boy Who Came Back (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on September 14th, 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

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“The Boy Who Came Back” is the début solo single by the British singer/songwriter Marc Almond. “The Boy Who Came Back” is another winner from Marc Almond’s Vermin in Ermine album, with a more overtly rock & roll touch thanks to Richard Riley’s chugging guitar. Produced by Mike Hedges who also produced The Cure, U2 and The Associates “The Boy Who Came Back” debuted on the UK singles chart on June 2, 1984 peaking at #52.

The versions contained on this 12″ do not appear on the upcoming Marc Almond 10 CD Box set “Trials Of Eyliner”.

SIDE A:
The Boy Who Came Back (Loud Cut) 5:08
Backing Vocals – Nancy Peppers

SIDE B:
Joey Demento (Extended Version) 6:45

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Some Bizzare ‎– BZS 2312, Some Bizzare ‎– 822 240-1
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: UK
Released: May 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Bass [Basses], Vocals – Billy McGee
Cello, Vocals – Martin McCarrick
Design, Artwork By [Hand Colouring] – Huw Feather
Engineer – Tom Thiel
Featuring – The Sinners*
Guitar, Vocals – Richard Riley
Photography By [Back Cover] – Marc Almond
Photography By [Front Cover] – Peter Ashworth
Piano, Organ, Vocals – Annie Hogan
Producer –Mike Hedges
Saxophone – Gary Barnacle
Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Enrico Tomasso
Written-By – Almond*

NOTES:
Recorded at Hartman Digital, Bavaria

1) “Dedicated to some young vagabond.”
2) “Dedicated to three young brats in Marrakesh.”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

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EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube:
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard:
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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Password: burningtheground

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19 Responses to “Marc Almond – The Boy Who Came Back (UK 12″)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    I don’t think my heart can take it Paul!! I can explode from all the excitement!! Mr. Almond is one of my absolute favorite singers of all time. He, to me, is the ultimate Diva (Divo?). Either way, this guy’s voice and theatricality move me to no end. What a find this is and such a gift too because, as you say, it’s not on his upcoming retrospective box set, “Trails of Eyeliner” which is what I have pre-ordered too. Man, why are you so generous? No, seriously, you are too kind Paul (THREE KIND, is more like it, one about the “2 KIND”!!). Everyday, every week, every month and year I always feel the love!! Hail and praise to you for your big heart and wonderful talent!! You’re just the greatest DjPaulT. Never forget the musical miracles you bestow on our ears, feet, bodies and hearts!!

    I’m BURSTING AT THE SEAMS!!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    A beautiful swooning track by Mr. Almond both sides of this 12″ are great. You are so right Jeff Marc Almond is the ultimate diva. Enjoy! 🙂

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    Jeff Reply:

    What’s also great about this posting Paul, is that Mike Hedges is the producer on this one like he was on yesterday’s “Technology” by The Group. I like how BTG pays attention to producers and remixers in a big way.

    Jeff

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  2. omar Says:

    Thank you Paul. Do you also have any of Marc and The Mamba’s singles? I’m looking forward to this upcoming anthology .

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I will have to check Omar I may have “Fun City” tucked away in a box.

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    Jermajesty Reply:

    Fun City is a Soft Cell b-side isn’t it? (A great one, too)

    Really looking forward to this one Paul. Embarrassingly, although I know Soft Cell inside out my Marc solo knowledge is very sketchy. Luckily you are plugging all the gaps. 🙂

    Good to see you back, BTW. How is your hand healing?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    It is on the b-side for “Say Hello, Wave Goodbye”. I am feeling a lot better Jermajesty thanks for asking 🙂

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    Anonymous Reply:

    It’s a Marc And The Mambas song officially (even though it also appeared as a Soft Cell B-Side. It’s from the Mamba’s fan club only Sleaze 12″
    https://www.discogs.com/Marc-And-The-Mambas-Fun-City-Sleaze-Take-It-Shake-It/master/22806

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  3. Christian Says:

    THANK YOU, Paul! (wink wink)

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Christian 🙂

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  4. Roy Mahoney Says:

    Love Marc Almond and not familiar with this song, so greatly looking forward to listening to this. Big thanks Paul and do hope you’re well on the road to recovery now mister. Sending you hugs and nothing but good vibes over to you fella… x

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Roy I am doing much better 🙂

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  5. Junior Says:

    Looking forward to hearing this again. Thanks Paul 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Junior 🙂

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  6. Anonymous Says:

    Thank you SO MUCH for Marc Almond!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    you’re welcome.

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  7. Joey Says:

    Nice pick Paul. I really enjoyed this era of Marc Almond, full of atmosphere and mystique, it is surprising how much he releasd that has never seen a digital release, or have been vinyl sourced, the new box though comprehensive is far from complete regarding his more obscure material. Sadlly, I read a while ago that a lot of his 80’s era tape archives along with other some bizzare artists were destroyed in a flood.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    That’s sad to hear. I will be posting more singles that do not appear anywhere else iin the future 🙂

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  8. EV2 Says:

    Thank you very much for this hard to find gem.
    I am also looking for a duet feat Marc Almond:
    sally timms & marc almond – this house is a house of trouble

    Maybe you got this one in your stunning collection or will come around it at some point.
    Here ist the video: youtube.com/watch?v=5nV69M4SxtQ

    take care

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