Soft Cell Mutant Moments EP To celebrate 40 years since the release of their very first recording, Soft Cell release their debut EP Mutant Moments. Originally released as limited run of 2000 7” singles in October 1980 on the band’s own Big Frock imprint, the EP sold out immediately. Aside of various unofficial bootlegs, the muchrevered release has been unavailable for nearly four decades. Big Frock 10"
Soft Cell Keychains & Snowstorms - The Soft Cell Story This comprehensive 10 disc – 9CDs and 1 DVD – box set tells the definitive story of one of electronic music’s most thrilling and pioneering acts, Marc Almond and Dave Ball, better known as Soft Cell. With over 50% previously unreleased music, ‘Keychains & Snowstorms’ is a genuine treasure trove of art-school experimentation, huge pop hits, ground-breaking club tracks and piercing introspection straight out of bedsit land. Containing remastered versions of both the A and B-sides of the band’s legendary early-‘80s 12” singles it comes augmented with an entire disc of new extended versions of Soft Cell classics, from Dave Ball. Using the original studio parts, Dave has taken 12 fan favourites, including album tracks, B-sides and the huge hits ‘Say Hello, Wave Goodbye’ and ‘Bedsitter’ and created new, extended masterpieces fit to take their place among the existing greats. The box is 10”X10” square with a comprehensive book packed with photos and a new essay by Simon Price. UMC CD
Soft Cell Non Stop Erotic Cabaret Repress on 180g black vinyl with a download code. Released in 1981 and seamlessly blending passion, sleaze and synths, this was the stunning debut album by the influential duo Soft Cell. The album’s critical and commercial success was helped by the worldwide success of its lead single single ‘Tainted Love’, a cover version of a soul song by Gloria Jones, which topped charts worldwide. The album produced two more wonderful top five singles in the UK in the shape of ‘Bedsitter’ and ‘Say Hello, Wave Goodbye’. Meanwhile the infamous ‘Sex Dwarf’ caused something of a national furore. Bravo, Soft Cell! UMC LP
Marc Almond / Soft Cell Hits & Pieces: The Best Of Marc Almond and Soft Cell Following on from the hugely succesful 1CD format released last year, UMC are proud to present a double vinyl LP pressing of Marc Almond's Hits & Pieces . The first comprehensive Marc Almond singles since 1991's Memorabilia gathers together hits from his solo years and as part of Marc And The Mambas and Soft Cell. It includes such landmarks as the era-defining 'Tainted Love', and 'Say Hello Wave Goodbye', Marc's definitive cover versions of 'Jacky' and 'The Days of Pearly Spencer' and smash hit collaborations with Bronski Beat ('I Feel Love') and Gene Pitney ('Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart'). Hits And Pieces also includes the 2016 single 'A Kind Of Love'. UMC LP
Soft Cell Northern Lights / Guilty (Cos I Say You Are) Recorded during Spring 2018 as Marc and Dave collaborated on the tracklist for their career box set, ‘Northern Lights’ and ‘Guilty (Cos I Say You Are)’ represent the first new music from the ever-fascinating Soft Cell. This limited edition double-A-sided 7” single features special radio edits created by Dave Ball. Paying tribute to the Northern Soul scene which had such a pivotal influence on British electronica’s most influential and fascinating band, ‘Northern Lights’ is the brand-new single from Soft Cell – their first since 2002. Featuring all the magic and class of vintage Soft Cell, the track has an interesting origin. At the beginning of 2018 Marc Almond and Dave Ball dropped the bombshell announcement that they would reform for one night only at London’s O2 Arena. In April it was also revealed that the September 30th gig would be preceded on September 7th by a 10-disc career retrospective box set, titled ‘Keychains & Snowstorms’. In the process of sourcing archive material for the box set, Dave shared with Marc two new pieces of music, and suitably inspired, Marc began working on lyrics for them. Due to long lead manufacturing times for box sets, neither ‘Northern Lights’ nor its companion ‘Guilty (Cos I Say You Are)’ was ready in time to make the tracklisting. Instead, however, both will form part of the 1CD collection, ‘The Singles – Keychains & Snowstorms’, which will be released on September 28th alongside all the classics such as ‘Tainted Love’, ‘Say Hello Wave Goodbye’ and ‘Torch’. 7"
Soft Cell Say Hello Wave Goodbye / Youth This is an exclusive release for Record Store Day 2018. Any remaining stock will be available online from Saturday 28th April, strictly one per customer. Double-A-sided 12” of new extended versions of Soft Cell’s classic ‘Say Hello Wave Goodbye’ and the fan favourite album track ‘Youth’. Soft Cell were legendary for their well-crafted extended 12” mixes and on these new versions original member Dave Ball uses the original studio parts to create what he and Marc would have wanted fans to hear 1982. UMC/Mercury 12" RSD 2018
Top Of The Pops 1980 - 1984 Various Artists / Soft Cell / ABC / Joe Jackson / Dexys Midnight Runners An 180g LP edition of the successful Top Of The Pops 1980-1984 compilation. Taking 12 of the tracks from the CD edition and making them available on vinyl in a sleeve brandished with the artwork that was used on the CD release. Includes download code. UMC LP
Soft Cell Mutant Moments E.P. [RSD20] This is an exclusive release for Record Store Day 2020. Available over the counter from Saturday 20th June. Any remaining stock will be available online from Sunday 28th June, strictly one per customer. To celebrate 40 years since the release of their very first recording, Soft Cell are set to rerelease their debut EP Mutant Moments exclusively for Record Store Day 2020 on Saturday 18th April. Originally released as limited run of 2000 7" singles in October 1980 on the band's own Big Frock imprint, the EP sold out immediately.Aside of various unofficial bootlegs, the muchrevered release has been unavailable for nearly four decades. Soft Cell, aka Marc Almond and Dave Ball, went on to release their debut single proper, Memorabilia, cited as one of the most influential club records ever.This was followed by the multi-million selling single Tainted Love, which topped the charts in 17 countries in 1981.The band have released four critically-acclaimed albums, and after a 17-year hiatus, sold out London's O2 in 2018. This new edition of 'Mutant Moments' has been pressed on deluxe 10" vinyl to improve the sound quality from the original 7".In addition, the four tracks have been freshly digitally remastered especially for vinyl using the newest technology currently available. Big Frock 10" Out of Stock