Soft Cell ‎– Memorabilia

Some Bizzare ‎– HARD 12
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Single


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Recorded at Stage One Studio (16 track) London, Dec. 1980.

Copyright Control
℗ & © 1981 Some Bizzare Label
Sleeve ℗ 1981
Track durations not printed on the release.

Limited to 10,000 copies

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, A-side, hand etched): HARD 12 FU - 2 = BOPPIN' BOBBØ = OR
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, B-side, hand etched): HARD 12 FE - 2 A FIN A FINISH A FINNYFISH (De LOVE LEE) OR

Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
875 401-2 Soft Cell Memorabilia(CD, Maxi) Vertigo 875 401-2 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
HARD 12 Soft Cell Memorabilia(12", W/Lbl) Some Bizzare HARD 12 UK 1981 Sell This Version
6059 400 Soft Cell Memorabilia(12", Maxi) Vertigo 6059 400 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
HARD DJ 12 Soft Cell Memorabilia(12", Single, Promo) Some Bizzare HARD DJ 12 UK 1981 Sell This Version
HARD 12 Soft Cell Memorabilia(12", Single) Some Bizzare HARD 12 UK 1982 Sell This Version


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May 30, 2018

Unbelievable! No mention of Persuasion?

Marc at his dark, neurotic best. Intense as fuck, you'll be lucky to listen to this track all the way through without wanting to throw something at the wall.

Ultra minimal synth production drones under Marc's cries.

It's not for fans of Tainted Love.


October 28, 2003
Produced and remixed by Mute Records mastermind, Daniel Miller, on a 16 track! Such a primitive, yet geniune track. I think it was and still is one of the first "heartbeats" of house music and electro.


November 1, 2002
Listening to it now, it's hard to believe that "Memorabilia" is over 2 decades old as it holds its own with the best of subsequent electronic dance tracks and seems even more 'now' in the current company of Felix Da Housecat, Les Rythmes Digitales & Playgroup. The 12" version is far superior to the 7", as it makes full use of the space to create an extended groove. Soft Cell perfected the art of the 12" mix & if you need an introduction to them, this track sums it all up. Unfortunately, "Persuasion" is rather self-indulgently experimental & is an unmemorable flipside to a classic track.