Soft Cell ‎– The Art Of Falling Apart

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Some Bizzare ‎– BIZL3, Some Bizzare ‎– APART12
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A1 Forever The Same
A2 Where The Heart Is
A3 Numbers
A4 Heat
B1 Kitchen Sink Drama
B2 Baby Doll
B3 Loving You, Hating Me
B4 The Art Of Falling Apart
C Martin
Hendrix Medley
D.a Hey Joe
Written-By – William Roberts*
D.b Purple Haze
Written-By – J. Hendrix*
D.c Voodoo Chile
Written-By – J. Hendrix*

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Notes

First issue released with a free 12" and including two picture / credits liners.
Initial copies advertised the bonus single with a blue sticker on front sleeve.

Recorded at the Camden Cell Aug/Sept '82
Titles A1 to C: Metropolis Ltd./Warner Bros. Music Ltd.
D1: Carlin Music Corp.
D2, D3: Intersong Music Ltd.

Original sound recording made by Phonogram Ltd. (London)
℗ 1983 Phonogram Ltd. (London)
except "Where The Heart Is"
℗ 1982 Phonogram Ltd. (London)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A & C, etched, variant 1): RAYS
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched, variant 2): RAYS
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped, variant 1): BIZL 3 A//2∇420 V 1 2 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped, variant 1): BIZL 3 B//1∇420 V 1 2 6
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side C, stamped, variant 1): APART 12 A//1∇420 V 1 2 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side D, stamped, variant 1): APART 12 B//2∇420 V 1 2 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped, variant 2): BIZL 3 A//2∇420 V 1 2 6
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped, variant 2): BIZL 3 B//1∇420 V 1 1 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side C, stamped, variant 2): APART 12 A//2∇420 V 1 2 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side D, stamped, variant 2): APART 12 B//2∇420 V 1 1 3

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
6359 124 Soft Cell The Art Of Falling Apart(LP, Album) Vertigo 6359 124 Ireland 1983 Sell This Version
6359 124 Soft Cell The Art Of Falling Apart(LP, Album) Vertigo 6359 124 Portugal 1983 Sell This Version
1-23769, 9 23769-1 Soft Cell The Art Of Falling Apart(LP, Album + 12", EP + Ltd, ARC) Sire, Sire, Some Bizzare, Some Bizzare 1-23769, 9 23769-1 US 1983 Sell This Version
W1-23769 Soft Cell The Art Of Falling Apart(LP, TP) Sire W1-23769 US 1983 Sell This Version
6359 124 Soft Cell The Art Of Falling Apart(LP, Album) Vertigo 6359 124 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version

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d.teil

d.teil

August 10, 2017

As "jarren" was already reporting. It's a classic of synth pop. He wrote quite well about it.
Jarren

Jarren

July 18, 2017
edited about 1 month ago

Awesome album, right up there with Soft Cell's best material.

Special mention has to go to Baby Doll, though. I've heard most of Soft Cell's material, and not much compares to the depravity, filth & horror that this song provides.

Lyrically, we're talking about hard drug addiction and the prostitution that goes with it.

The music itself is suitably catastrophic, so you won't find much to smile about here.

I truly believe that The Horrorist was deeply influenced by Soft Cell. Such strong correlations in story telling, usually dark and sometimes nihilistic.

It's funny to think that most people just know Soft Cell for Tainted Love.