Torment and Toreros

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Torment and Toreros
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Studio album by Marc and the Mambas
Released 1983 (Reissued in 1987, 1992, 1997, 2004, and 2009
Recorded January - May 1983
Studio Trident Studios, London
Genre Alternative rock, gothic rock, new wave
Length 88:17
Label Some Bizzare
Producer Marc Almond
Marc and the Mambas chronology
Untitled
(1982)Untitled1982
Torment and Toreros
(1983)
Bite Black and Blues
(1984)Bite Black and Blues1984
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2/5 stars[1]

Torment and Toreros is the second album to be released by Marc and the Mambas. The album reached #28 on the UK album charts in August 1983.[2] It also is the last studio album to go under the name "Marc and the Mambas". The next album Almond issued was credited to "Raoul and the Ruined". The Mambas' third album, Bite Black and Blues, is a live album and was initially only available via the Marc Almond fan club.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Marc Almond, except where indicated.

Disc 1[edit]

  1. "Intro" (Almond, Sally Mambas) - 3:17
  2. "Boss Cat" (Almond; original lyrics: Anne Stephenson, Ginny Hewes) - 4:17
  3. "The Bulls" (Jacques Brel) - 2:18
  4. "Catch a Fallen Star" - 5:12
  5. "The Animal in You" (Almond, Mambas) - 7:19
  6. "In My Room" (Joaquin Prieto; English lyrics: Lee Pockriss, Paul Vance) - 3:01
  7. "First Time" - 3:38
  8. "(Your Love Is A) Lesion" - 5:38
  9. "My Former Self" (Almond, Annie Hogan) - 2:45
  10. "Once Was" (Almond, The Venomettes) - 5:10

Universal Music Japan 2004 Extra Tracks

  1. "Fun City" - 7:49
  2. "Sleaze Take It, Shake It" - 7:17
  3. "Sleaze Taking It, Shaking It" - 7:15

Disc 2[edit]

  1. "The Untouchable One" (Almond, Jenkinson) - 6:03
  2. "Blood Wedding" (Traditional Spanish; arranged by Marc and the Mambas) - 01:51
  3. "Black Heart" (Almond, Hogan) - 04:50
  4. "Medley: Narcissus/Gloomy Sunday/Vision" (Almond, Steve Sherlock/Sam M. Lewis, Rezső Seress/Peter Hammill) 11:46
  5. "Torment" (Almond, Steven Severin, Robert Smith) - 4:21
  6. "A Million Manias" (Almond, Foetus) - 5:52
  7. "My Little Book of Sorrows" (Marc Almond) - 5:59
  8. "Beat out that Rhythm on a Drum" (Georges Bizet, Oscar Hammerstein II) - 5:00

Universal Music Japan 2004 Extra Tracks

  1. "Your Aura" (Marc Almond) - 6:18
  2. "Mamba" (Mambas, Marc Almond) - 12:05
  3. "First Time" - 3:38 (Venomettes, Almond)
  4. "You'll Never see Me on a Sunday" (Almond, Hogan) - 2:51

Some Bizzare 2009 Extra Tracks

  1. "Your Aura" (Marc Almond) - 6:18
  2. "You'll Never see Me on a Sunday" (Almond, Hogan) - 2:51
  3. "Mamba" (Mambas, Marc Almond) - 12:05

Personnel[edit]

Marc and the Mambas

with:

Technical
  • Flood, Marc Almond - mixing
  • Huw Feather - cover design
  • Peter Ashworth - photography

References[edit]