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Monday 15 October 2018

Jools Holland & Marc Almond Team Up For New Album & Date @ The Brighton Centre

Jools Holland has teamed up with Marc Almond to release a joint album, A Lovely Life To Live.
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The album has been more than ten years in the making, with Jools and Marc having toured together periodically since 2006. 

A Lovely Live To Live showcases the live sound and musicianship between Jools, Marc and the well-renowned Rhythm & Blues Orchestra when they perform together on stage as one ensemble.
 
Jools and Marc have worked collaboratively to write the majority of the album. 

This includes an inspired trio of songs that are all about the pair's adoration and relationship with London - I Lost My City, Workhouse Blues and London You Were My Lover.

Marc Almond said: 

"If this record were to be a movie, it'd be a black and white movie of the late 50s or 60s set in London and starring Dirk Bogarde (with maybe a brief visit to Paris where we'd meet Deneuve and Delon in a smoky bar)! 


"Jools and I have a performing history that stretches back many years now and at last we can bring our joint love of Bogarde, London, Vintage Cars, afternoon tea and the blues to a record."

The 14-track album is a collection of both brand new, original tracks written by Jools and Marc as well as their big band interpretations of a wide range of songs. 

Highlights include Marc and Soft Cell's iconic Tainted Love, Edith Piaf's Hymne À L'amour, Irving Berlin's How Deep Is The Ocean as well as two Bobby "Blue" Bland songs – It's My Life Baby and I'll Take Care Of You.

Jools Holland said of the album: 

"Over the last few years, Marc has toured with my orchestra giving amazing performances. 

"I'm so delighted that we've now been given the opportunity to capture this on record. 

"It brings out, I hope, what is the best of both of us."  

"A Lovely Life To Live" will be released on Friday 23rd November. Jools Holland and His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, will join Marc Almond at The Brighton Centre on Saturday 15 December 2018. CLICK HERE for tickets. 

by: Mike Cobley




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