Soft Cell ‎– Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret

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Tracklist

Frustration
Tainted Love
Seedy Films
Youth
Sex Dwarf
Entertain Me
Chips On My Shoulder
Bedsitter
Secret Life
Say Hello, Wave Goodbye

Versions (101)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BZLP 2 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(LP, Album) Some Bizzare BZLP 2 UK 1981 Sell This Version
M8S 3647 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(8-Trk, Album) Some Bizzare, Sire M8S 3647 US 1981 Sell This Version
7150 087 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(Cass) Mercury 7150 087 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
BZ MC 2 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(Cass, Album) Some Bizzare BZ MC 2 UK 1981 Sell This Version
729814 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(Cass, Album) Celluloid 729814 France 1981 Sell This Version
7150 087 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(Cass, Album) Vertigo 7150 087 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
TC - 6359 087 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(Cass, Album) Vertigo TC - 6359 087 Philippines 1981 Sell This Version
7150 087, 7150.087 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(Cass, Album) Vertigo, Vertigo 7150 087, 7150.087 Scandinavia 1981 Sell This Version
VOG4-1-3309 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(Cass, Album) Vertigo VOG4-1-3309 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
7150 087 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(Cass, Album) Mercury 7150 087 New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
BZ MC 2 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(Cass, Album) Some Bizzare BZ MC 2 UK 1981 Sell This Version
VOG4-1-3309 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(Cass, Album) Vertigo VOG4-1-3309 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
7150 087 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(Cass, Album) Vertigo 7150 087 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
7150 087 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(Cass, Album) Vertigo 7150 087 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
M5S 3647 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(Cass, Album, Club) Sire M5S 3647 US 1981 Sell This Version
M5S 3647 C 141594 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(Cass, Album, Club, RCA) Sire M5S 3647 C 141594 US 1981 Sell This Version
M5S 3647 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(Cass, Album, Dol) Sire M5S 3647 US 1981 Sell This Version
M5S 3647 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(Cass, Album, O 5) Some Bizzare, Sire M5S 3647 US 1981 Sell This Version
BZLP 2 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(LP, Album) Mercury BZLP 2 Sweden 1981 Sell This Version
6359 087 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(LP, Album) Some Bizzare 6359 087 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
63 59 087 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(LP, Album) Vertigo, Some Bizzare 63 59 087 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
6359 087 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(LP, Album) Mercury, Some Bizzare 6359 087 Australasia 1981 Sell This Version
6359 087 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(LP, Album) Vertigo 6359 087 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
6359 087 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(LP, Album) Mercury 6359 087 Australasia 1981 Sell This Version
529814 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(LP, Album) Celluloid, Vogue, Some Bizzare 529814 France 1981 Sell This Version
SRK 3647 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(LP, Album) Sire SRK 3647 US 1981 Sell This Version
6359 087 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(LP, Album) Vertigo 6359 087 Israel 1981 Sell This Version
VOG-1-3309 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(LP, Album) Vertigo, Some Bizzare VOG-1-3309 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
6359 087 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(LP, Album) Vertigo 6359 087 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
6359 087 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(LP, Album) Vertigo 6359 087 Singapore, Malaysia & Hong Kong 1981 Sell This Version
6359 087 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(LP, Album) Mercury 6359 087 New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
BZLP 2 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(LP, Album) Some Bizzare BZLP 2 Ireland 1981 Sell This Version
6359 087 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(LP, Album) Vertigo 6359 087 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
25PP-45 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(LP, Album) Vertigo 25PP-45 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
6359 087 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(LP, Album) Vertigo 6359 087 Austria 1981 Sell This Version
VOG-1-3309 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(LP, Album) Vertigo, Some Bizzare VOG-1-3309 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
6359 087, 6359.087 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(LP, Album) Vertigo, Vertigo 6359 087, 6359.087 Scandinavia 1981 Sell This Version
6359 087 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(LP, Album) Philips 6359 087 Greece 1981 Sell This Version
STAR 5236 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(LP, Album) Vertigo STAR 5236 South Africa 1981 Sell This Version
6359087 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(LP, Album) Mercury 6359087 Scandinavia 1981 Sell This Version
SRK 3647 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(LP, Album, Club) Sire, Some Bizzare SRK 3647 US 1981 Sell This Version
SRK 3647 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(LP, Album, Club) Sire SRK 3647 US 1981 Sell This Version
SRK 3647 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(LP, Album, Club, Col) Sire SRK 3647 US 1981 Sell This Version
SRK 3647 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(LP, Album, Club, Ter) Sire SRK 3647 US 1981 Sell This Version
6359 087 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(LP, Album, Col) Vertigo 6359 087 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
SRK 3647 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(LP, Album, LA ) Sire SRK 3647 US 1981 Sell This Version
25PP-45 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(LP, Album, Promo) Vertigo 25PP-45 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
SRK3647 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(LP, Album, TP) Sire, Some Bizzare SRK3647 US 1981 Sell This Version
SRK 3647 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(LP, Album, Win) Sire SRK 3647 US 1981 Sell This Version
6058, 6359087 Soft Cell Amor Incierto(LP, Album) Vertigo, Phonogram S.A.I.C. 6058, 6359087 Argentina 1982 Sell This Version
2221063, 6359 087 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(LP, Album) PGP RTB, Vertigo, Phonogram 2221063, 6359 087 Yugoslavia 1982 Sell This Version
6359 087 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(LP, Album) Vertigo 6359 087 Colombia 1982 Sell This Version
6359 087 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(LP, Album) Vertigo 6359 087 Brazil 1982 Sell This Version
Y-TGO-6359087.2 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(LP, Album) Vertigo Y-TGO-6359087.2 Peru 1982 Sell This Version
800 061-2 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(CD, Album) Vertigo 800 061-2 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
800 061-2 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(CD, Album, RE) Vertigo 800 061-2 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
PHCR-2013 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(CD, Album, RE) Vertigo PHCR-2013 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
800 061-1 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(LP, Album, RE) Some Bizzare, Phonogram 800 061-1 UK 1990 Sell This Version
800 061-2 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(CD, Album, RE) Some Bizzare 800 061-2 UK 1992 Sell This Version
800 061-2 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(CD, Album, RE) Vertigo 800 061-2 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
800 061-4 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(Cass, Album) Some Bizzare 800 061-4 Poland 1995 Sell This Version
PEG 002 CD Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(CD, Album) PEG Recordings PEG 002 CD US 1996 Sell This Version
532 595-2 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(CD, Album, Comp, RM) Mercury 532 595-2 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
PHCR 4279 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(CD, Album, Promo, RE) Vertigo PHCR 4279 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
PHCR 4279 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(CD, Album, RE) Vertigo PHCR 4279 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
532595-2 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mercury, Some Bizzare 532595-2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
532595-2 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mercury, Some Bizzare 532595-2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
532595-2 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mercury, Some Bizzare 532595-2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
532595-2 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mercury, Some Bizzare 532595-2 UK & Europe 1996 Sell This Version
422 800 061-2 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mercury 422 800 061-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
314 586 719-2 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(CD, Album, Club, RE, RM) Mercury 314 586 719-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
314 586 719-2 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(CD, Album, RE) Mercury 314 586 719-2 UK 2002 Sell This Version
314 586 719-2 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mercury 314 586 719-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
none Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(10xFile, AIFF, Album + 19xFile, AIFF + Dlx) Island Records none 2008
5303216 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(2xCD, Album, Comp, Dlx, RM) Mercury 5303216 UK & Europe 2008 Sell This Version
none Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(2xCDr, Album, Comp, Dlx, Promo, RM) Mercury none UK & Europe 2008 Sell This Version
UICY-94428/9 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(2xCD, Album, Comp, Dlx, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, Pap) Mercury UICY-94428/9 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
0600753279359 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + Dlx, RM, Jew) Mercury 0600753279359 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
378 944-4, 0602537894444 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(LP, Album, RE, 180) Some Bizzare, Some Bizzare 378 944-4, 0602537894444 UK & Europe 2014 Sell This Version
378 944-4 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(LP, Album, RE, 180) Mercury 378 944-4 US 2014 Sell This Version
532595-2 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(CD, Album, RE, RM) Some Bizzare, Mercury 532595-2 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
800 061-2 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(CD, Album) Vertigo 800 061-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
PEG006 CD Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(CD, Album) P.E.G. Recordings PEG006 CD US Unknown Sell This Version
800 061-2 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(CD, Album, RE) Vertigo 800 061-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
800 061-2 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(CD, Album, RE) Vertigo 800 061-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
800 061-2 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(CD, Album, RE) Vertigo 800 061-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
800 061-2 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(CD, Album, RE) Vertigo 800 061-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
800 061-2 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(CD, Album, RE, Blu) Vertigo 800 061-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
800 061-2 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(CD, Album, RE, Blu) Vertigo 800 061-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
532595-2 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mercury, Some Bizzare 532595-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
532595-2 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mercury, Some Bizzare 532595-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
532595-2 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mercury, Some Bizzare 532595-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
532595-2 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mercury, Some Bizzare 532595-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
532595-2 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mercury, Some Bizzare 532595-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
532595-2 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Mercury, Some Bizzare 532595-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
800 061-4 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(Cass, Album) Some Bizzare 800 061-4 Unknown Sell This Version
VOG4-1-3309 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(Cass, Album, RE, Dol) Vertigo VOG4-1-3309 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
SRK 3647 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(LP, Album) Sire SRK 3647 US Unknown Sell This Version
JKA-8015 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(LP, Album) Best Fortune Records JKA-8015 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version
2221063, 6359 087 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(LP, Album, RP) PGP RTB, Philips, Vertigo 2221063, 6359 087 Yugoslavia Unknown Sell This Version
6359 087 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret(LP, Album, RP) Vertigo 6359 087 Germany Unknown Sell This Version

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maxal

maxal

February 27, 2021
referencing Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret, 2xCD, Album, Comp, Dlx, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, Pap, UICY-94428/9
This is obviously a fantastic collection of Soft Cell - Soft Cell at their early best, including all the essential extended versions.

The packaging is gorgeous. I much prefer the paper sleeves to jewel cases. Yes, you have to take a bit more care of them, but they look like 'proper' albums. Ultimately, 100s of plastic jewel cases are too antiseptic, hard and cold. (And they too aren't invulnerable, the holding teeth break off, cracks and broken hinges.)

Wish the paper sleeves would catch on over here, or at least be more common.
southpawgrammar

southpawgrammar

November 4, 2020
edited 8 months ago
referencing Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret, CD, Album, RE, 800 061-2
Marc Almond and instrumentalist David Ball are universally known for their synthpop remake of the mid-60's soul hit "Tainted Love," which dominated dance clubs and eventually entered the mainstream singles charts. In the US, the duo were a one-hit wonder and failed to gain lasting success, but they had a longer career in Europe and Almond even more so once he went solo. "Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret", released in the UK in late 1981, contained the ubiquitous "Tainted Love", its follow-up "Bedsitter" and their third single, "Say Hello Wave Goodbye". Extending the preoccupations of "Tainted Love", this was a conceptual album about sex from a low-rent, sleazy standpoint. Songs such as the brazen "Sex Dwarf", kinky "Seedy Films", rakish "Entertain Me" and suggestive "Secret Life" expanded upon the overarching eroticism, S&M motif and omnipresent debauchery. However, Almond's disconsolate vocals and Ball's chilling electronics temper the overall aberrance to such a degree that even though the album was designed to be played at a burlesque show, it never feels offensive. For the most part, British listeners were astute enough to discern that Almond was harking back to his shock value performance art shows and Ball providing the weird, bleepy backdrop, but the singles originating from the album - "Tainted Love", "Bedsitter" and "Say Hello Wave Goodbye" - were decidedly less deviant, which goes some way to explaining why the duo received mainstream exposure. If they had released "Sex Dwarf" as the lead single, no radio station would have played it and the album would have sank without a trace. It appeared that the album's lewd, tongue-in-cheek tone was not what people expected from them after hearing that aforementioned cover version, and they struggled to regain their initial critical and commercial popularity, even releasing a remix album, extended video and re-recordings of their biggest hits in 1991 in an attempt to revive their flagging careers. It worked at the time and "Tainted Love" re-entered the charts, but since 1991, Soft Cell are, as with most unorthodox synthpop acts apart from Pet Shop Boys, known for their plaintively sung mega-hit rather than this masterfully contrived, conceived and executed album, which should be reappraised for its boundless merits.

"Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret" is an immersive, consistently amusing and remarkable listen. It may not be as scandalous as it once was in terms of its deep dive into the nocturnal Soho scene, but the album remains a unique, eccentric template of dance beats and degeneracy, and when one understands the imagery as being artistic rather than sexual, the neon-lit flamboyance and murkiness of it all becomes even more appealing and irreverent. It is a great album that should not have received such mixed reviews upon its release, though it has since gone on to be recognised as one of the more audacious, exciting and underrated records of the 1980s. And it is a bold work, but one that demands to be heard in its entirety for maximum enjoyment rather than just to hear the overplayed material. "Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret" is Soft Cell's definitive record, one that, due to its high quality, could not be equalled.

Rating: 5/5
Technocentral

Technocentral

November 3, 2020
referencing Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret, LP, Album, RE, 180, 378 944-4, 0602537894444
Wow, just got this Back to Black version and it sounds FANTASTIC! Very quiet pressing and brilliant mastering.
ispace

ispace

February 13, 2020
referencing Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret, CD, Album, RE, RM, RP, 532595-2
foobar2000 1.4.4 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2020-02-13 21:13:58

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Analyzed: Soft Cell / Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret [UK 1981/1996 CD]
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR12 -0.12 dB -13.48 dB 4:12 01-Frustration
DR10 0.00 dB -11.95 dB 2:34 02-Tainted Love
DR14 -0.06 dB -16.46 dB 5:05 03-Seedy Films
DR10 -0.08 dB -12.61 dB 3:15 04-Youth
DR13 0.00 dB -13.92 dB 5:16 05-Sex Dwarf
DR11 -1.05 dB -14.02 dB 3:35 06-Entertain Me
DR12 -0.01 dB -13.20 dB 4:07 07-Chips On My Shoulder
DR11 -0.01 dB -13.62 dB 3:35 08-Bedsitter
DR11 0.00 dB -11.91 dB 3:38 09-Secret Life
DR11 0.00 dB -12.36 dB 5:24 10-Say Hello, Wave Goodbye
DR13 -0.01 dB -13.78 dB 3:14 11-Where Did Our Love Go?
DR12 0.00 dB -13.09 dB 4:49 12-Memorabilia (Single Version)
DR11 -0.06 dB -13.66 dB 2:22 13-Facility Girls
DR13 0.00 dB -14.88 dB 7:45 14-Fun City
DR11 -0.02 dB -12.78 dB 4:08 15-Torch (Original / 7" Single Version)
DR12 0.00 dB -13.54 dB 4:39 16-Insecure Me
DR10 -1.31 dB -12.76 dB 2:51 17-What?
DR14 -0.61 dB -16.25 dB 3:49 18-So
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Number of tracks: 18
Official DR value: DR12

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 851 kbps
Codec: ALAC
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torchsociety

torchsociety

July 28, 2019
referencing Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret, CD, Album, RE, 800 061-2
Buyers be aware - I have this exact copy of the CD and it is starting to demonstrate "disc rot / bronzing" which results in playback similar to listening to a scratched record. This is common to PDO manufactured discs of this period. More info here: https://www.discogs.com/label/342146-PDO-UK
hdmatteson

hdmatteson

February 9, 2019
referencing Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret, LP, Album, RE, 180, 378 944-4, 0602537894444
A groundbreaking, moody, party of an album. Marc and Dave were and still are ahead of their time! Any word on how this reissue sounds? Probably my favorite album of all time!
vegasbiss

vegasbiss

April 8, 2018
referencing Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret, LP, Album, BZLP 2

One of the best albums of all time. A masterpice of synthpop!
Galge

Galge

December 12, 2017
referencing Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret, LP, Album, BZLP 2
Marc Almond sang "Youth has gone, but somehow I don't really mind" and "Chips on my shoulder, more as I get older" at age 24?! WTF!
nick321

nick321

October 14, 2016
referencing Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret, LP, Album, BZLP 2
if you turn the back of the cover 90° to the right, the sign on the bottom right looks like sausages on a grill