Soft Cell

Soft Cell

Soft Cell was an English synthesizer duo during the early 1980s (later re-formed). They consisted of Marc Almond (vocals) and David Ball (synthesizers). Their lyrics often focused on love and romance as well as the darker side of life, with subjects such as kinky sex, transvestism, drugs and murder. They had a huge world-wide hit in 1981 with a cover version of "Tainted Love", a northern soul classic originally sung by Gloria Jones (the wife of Marc Bolan).

Soft Cell Discography


SRK 3647 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret (Album, Comp) Some Bizzare SRK 3647 US 1981 Sell This Version
VB04-1-3313 Soft Cell Non Stop Ecstatic Dancing (Album, MiniAlbum) Some Bizzare VB04-1-3313 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
W1-23769 Soft Cell The Art Of Falling Apart (Album) Some Bizzare, Some Bizzare W1-23769 US 1983 Sell This Version
VOG-1-3333 Soft Cell This Last Night...In Sodom (Album) Some Bizzare, Some Bizzare VOG-1-3333 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
2581-2 Soft Cell Cruelty Without Beauty (Album) Cooking Vinyl, Cooking Vinyl 2581-2 Brazil 2002 Sell This Version
COOKCD267 Soft Cell Live (Album) Cooking Vinyl COOKCD267 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
SBZ046 Soft Cell The Bedsit Tapes(CD, Album) Some Bizzare SBZ046 UK 2005 Sell This Version
SBZ059 Soft Cell Demo Non Stop(CD, Album) Some Bizzare SBZ059 UK 2006 Sell This Version
SCELL1 Soft Cell Heat : The Remixes (Album) Some Bizzare, Mercury SCELL1 Europe 2007 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

ABF 1 Soft Cell Mutant Moments E.P. (EP) A Big Frock Rekord ABF 1 UK 1980 Sell This Version
HARD 1 Soft Cell A Man Can Get Lost (Single) Some Bizzare HARD 1 UK 1981 Sell This Version
HARD 12 Soft Cell Memorabilia (Single, Maxi) Some Bizzare HARD 12 UK 1981 Sell This Version
6059 448 Soft Cell Tainted Love (Single, Maxi, EP, Comp) Some Bizzare 6059 448 Belgium 1981 Sell This Version
BZS 2 Soft Cell Tainted Love / Memorabilia (Single) Some Bizzare BZS 2 Sweden 1981 Sell This Version
6400 516 Soft Cell Bedsitter (Single, Maxi, EP) Some Bizzare 6400 516 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
Flexipop 12 Soft Cell / B-Movie Soft Cell / B-Movie - Metro MRX / Remembrance Day Flexipop Flexipop 12 UK 1981 Sell This Version
PRO-A-1021 Soft Cell Sex Dwarf(12", Promo) Sire, Some Bizzare PRO-A-1021 US 1981 Sell This Version
64 00 545 Soft Cell Say Hello, Wave Goodbye (Single, Maxi) Some Bizzare 64 00 545 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
none Soft Cell Where The Heart Is (Single, EP, Maxi) Some Bizzare none UK 1982 Sell This Version
6059 535 Soft Cell Torch (Single, Maxi, EP) Some Bizzare 6059 535 Greece 1982 Sell This Version
AM-62201-1, AM62201-1 Soft Cell It's A Mug's Game Amnesia Records (3), Amnesia Records (3) AM-62201-1, AM62201-1 US 1982 Sell This Version
7-29812 Soft Cell Loving You, Hating Me (Single) Sire, Some Bizzare 7-29812 US 1982 Sell This Version
TOS 1399 Soft Cell What! (Single, Maxi, EP) Vertigo, Some Bizzare TOS 1399 South Africa 1982 Sell This Version
PRO-A-1037 Soft Cell What / Insecure...Me?(12", Promo) Sire, Some Bizzare PRO-A-1037 US 1982 Sell This Version
BZS 20 Soft Cell Soul Inside (Single, MiniAlbum, Maxi) Some Bizzare BZS 20 UK 1983 Sell This Version

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January 22, 2013
There was NOTHING like Soft Cell! The dramatic delivery, the instumentation, the exciting sound, the minimalist approach (now I see it like that), the maximalist output, the super-taste for the sonic timbres. Nobody in the synth-genre was ever able to create anything similar. Super genuine, extremely powerful, organic. Non-Stop erotic Cabaret -era was the real thing. We would die for getting more and so am I even a bit today. It would be a very good idea to dig out hidden tracks, mixes, studio-outtakes, bits and pieces from them. We'd be thankful to the great Mike Thorne!

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