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Soft CellCruelty Without Beauty

Label:Cooking Vinyl – COOK CD245, Cooking Vinyl – COOKCD245
Format:
CD, Album
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Synth-pop

Tracklist

1Darker Times4:25
2Monoculture3:55
3Le Grand Guignol
VoiceRoland Mouret
4:14
4The Night4:16
5Last Chance4:30
6Together Alone5:46
7Desperate
Arranged By [Horns]Marc Almond
4:45
8Whatever It Takes4:37
9All Out Of Love4:59
10Sensation Nation4:05
11Caligula Syndrome4:51
12On An Up4:26
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All tracks published by Copyright Control / BMG Music except
"The Night" published by Jobette / London / Motown Record Corp.

Recorded and programmed at Dave and Ingo's Studio, West London.
Overdubbed and mixed at Eastcote Studios, West London.
Mastered at Hilton Grove.

© 2002 Cooking Vinyl ℗ 2002 Cooking Vinyl.
Made in the UK.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 11 297 4645 2 8
  • Barcode (Scanned): 711297464528
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): COOKCD245P 2062407
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2, 3, 4): COOKCD245P-28372. 2062407
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2, 3, 4): IFPI L055
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI KA02
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI KA01
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI KA03
  • Label Code: LC 7180

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Cruelty Without Beauty (CD, Album, CD, Enhanced)spinART RecordsSPART 116US2002
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Cruelty Without Beauty (CD, Album, Promo)Cooking VinylCOOKCD245PUK2002
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Cruelty Without Beauty (CD, Album)Sum Records (2), Cooking Vinyl2581-2Brazil2002
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Cruelty Without Beauty (CD, Album)Cooking VinylCOOKCD245Europe2002
Cruelty Without Beauty (CD, Album)Cooking VinylBSCP-30070Japan2002

Reviews

Misannthorpe's avatar
Misannthorpe
The only track that sounded like "classic" Soft Cell to my ears (probably closest sounding to Non stop erotic cabaret of the 3 studio albums, proper (my least favourite)), was Caligular syndrome. First listen was disappointing beyond belief but with repeat listens and an acceptance that this was not what I was expecting or hoping for, this is not actually a bad album. Perhaps they're to be commended for not playing safe.
Guill's avatar
Guill
A week comeback and a wrong choice of singles.time to leave Soft Cell rip and remember the good times 80-84.
All Out Of Love could have been a catchy single actually,predictable but it least pleasant what Monoculture was not.
fivershutch's avatar
fivershutch
this CD didn't break any new ground for me. "Last Chance" is a beautil track and recalls the golden age of Soft Cell. A beautiful ballad with tricky lyrics. I challenge anyone to sing along to this song without tripping! "Monoculture" reminds me of Memorabilia.
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Crijevo
Just as it seems to be a dark charmer as Soft Cell can only be, sadly they came too late for a decent album. It still has this energy to offer but 'Cruelty Without Beauty' doesn't make any speacial announcements - except that Marc and Dave are pushing their fifties alright and although they don't look that bad they're don't look that young any more either.