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Soft Cell

About

Soft Cell are an English synthpop duo who came to prominence in the early 1980s. The duo consists of vocalist Marc Almond and instrumentalist David Ball. The band are primarily known for their 1981 hit version of "Tainted Love" and their platinum-selling debut album Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret.In the United Kingdom, Soft Cell had twelve top 40 hits, including "Tainted Love" (number 1), "Torch" (number 2), "Say Hello, Wave Goodbye", "What" (both number 3), and "Bedsitter" (number 4). They also had four top 20 albums between 1981 and 1984. In 1984, the duo split; however, they reformed in 2001 to tour and release a new album. They held a reunion concert in London on 30 September 2018, stating it would be their last live UK performance as a duo but that they may still perform abroad and record together.

Soft Cell's songs have been covered by several artists, including David Gray, Coil and Nine Inch Nails. Their track "Memorabilia" earned recognition for the band as pioneers of the synth-oriented techno genre. The duo have sold in excess of ten million records world-wide.

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May 14, 2022

Soft Cell to perform their debut album in full for first North American tour in 20 years

New album '*Happiness Not Included' came out earlier this year The post Soft Cell to perform their debut album in full for first North American tour in 20 years appeared first on NME.

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May 11, 2022

Charli XCX and Soft Cell to perform virtual concert for ‘Stranger Things’

'Live From The Upside Down' is coming soon The post Charli XCX and Soft Cell to perform virtual concert for ‘Stranger Things’ appeared first on NME.

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May 10, 2022

Charli XCX, Go-Go’s, Soft Cell, Corey Hart Will Rock the Upside Down For ‘Stranger Things’ Concert

Think dodging flying beer cans on stage is hard? Try ducking a Demogorgon while playing "Our Lips Are Sealed."

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March 22, 2022

Soft Cell and Pet Shop Boys Share New Song “Purple Zone”: Listen

A clash of the ’80s British electronic pop titans

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March 22, 2022

Soft Cell and Pet Shop Boys share dazzling synthpop collaboration ‘Purple Zone’

Featuring on Soft Cell's forthcoming album '*Happiness Not Included' The post Soft Cell and Pet Shop Boys share dazzling synthpop collaboration ‘Purple Zone’ appeared first on NME.

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March 22, 2022

Hear Soft Cell, Pet Shop Boys Collaborate on New Single ‘Purple Zone’

The song will appear on Soft Cell's forthcoming album Happiness Not Included

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October 7, 2021

Soft Cell Share ‘Mini Noir’ Single ‘Bruises on My Illusions’ From First Album in 20 Years

Synthpop duo's *Happiness Not Included arrives February 25th, 2022

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October 7, 2021

Soft Cell Share New Song “Bruises on My Illusion”: Listen

They’ve also confirmed a release date for their next album *Happiness Not Included

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July 28, 2021

Soft Cell Announce *Happiness Not Included, First New Album in 20 Years

The follow-up to 2002’s Cruelty Without Beauty arrives in spring 2022

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April 13, 2021

Soft Cell reunite to record their first album in 20 years

"The new songs are still catchy, but a lot more worldly-wise" The post Soft Cell reunite to record their first album in 20 years appeared first on NME.

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Discs

Purple Zone (The Remixes)

June 1, 2022

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Happiness Not Included

May 6, 2022

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Purple Zone

March 22, 2022

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Bruises On All My Illusions

December 17, 2021

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Tainted Love (Jamie Jones 4Z Remix)

December 3, 2021

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Bruises On My Illusions

October 7, 2021

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Heart Like Chernobyl

August 13, 2021

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Tainted Love

July 7, 2021

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Cruelty Without Beauty (Remastered Edition)

October 30, 2020

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Mutant Moments EP (40th Anniversay Remastered Edition)

June 5, 2020

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Say Hello, Wave Goodbye

July 26, 2019

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Together Alone (Live At The 02 Arena, London / 2018)

June 13, 2019

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Bedsitter (Live At The 02 Arena, London / 2018)

June 6, 2019

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Northern Lights / Guilty (‘Cos I Say You Are) [Remixes]

September 28, 2018

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Northern Lights / Guilty (‘Cos I Say You Are)

September 28, 2018

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The Singles – Keychains & Snowstorms

September 7, 2018

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Keychains & Snowstorms – The Soft Cell Story

September 7, 2018

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Northern Lights

August 15, 2018

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Martin (Hallowe’en Mix)

July 12, 2018

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Tainted Love - the Remixes

January 1, 2010

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Tainted Love (Re-Recorded / Remastered)

October 1, 2009

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Tainted Love / Where Did Our Love Go

January 1, 2009

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Cruelty Without Beauty

January 1, 2002

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Memorabilia: The Singles

May 20, 1990

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This Last Night In Sodom

January 1, 1984

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The Art of Falling Apart

January 5, 1983

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Non-Stop Ecstatic Dancing

August 21, 1982

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Non Stop Erotic Cabaret (Deluxe Edition)

December 1, 1981

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Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret

May 31, 1981

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Memorabilia

May 31, 1980

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