“Strange Delight” is a song taken from Martin Hall’s 1993 album A Touch of Excellence. The single became a massive radio hit and provided him with a second comeback in his career after a period of rather obscure projects and collaborations.

The song is co-produced with Hilmer Hassig, guitarist and founding member of the Danish band Love Shop.

1. Strange Delight (4:27)

Aud Wilken: Backing vocals
Flemming Muus: Bass
Hilmar Hassig: Keyboards
Martin Hall: Vocals, drums, keyboards
Søren Jacobsen: Guitar

Design: Birgitte Wester

Since his highly popular Presence album from 1988 Martin Hall had released a series of fairly ambigious works, weird cassette tapes and Irma Victoria recordings – stuff that didn’t go down very well with the larger public. “Strange Delight” and A Touch of Excellence changed all that.

Collaborating with five co-producers and nearly 50 Danish top musicians including the internationally renowned jazz-bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen as well as several members of the Danish punk pioneers Sort Sol, it took Hall three years to complete A Touch of Excellence, and as already stated the single “Strange Delight” became a huge radio hit securing the album its due attention.

Apart from the success with the record Martin Hall performed his first concerts as a solo artist for more than seven years during this period, taking him on his first Denmark tours ever – a minor club tour in the autumn of 1993 and the extensive Pandemonium tour in March and April 1994. He would later recall how much he disliked touring his native country, making sure he never repeated the experience.