Label: EMI - 552 917-2,Spectrum Music - 552 917-2 • Format: CD Compilation • Country: UK • Genre: Electronic, Rock • Style: New Wave, Indie Rock
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Already Like it! No, Thanks! Feedback fb tw gp vk. Soft Cell Add to Favorite Soft Cell are an electronic music duo that came to prominence in the early 80s. They consist of vocalist Marc Двенадцать - Various - 4x4 Hits Выпуск: №12 and instrumentalist David Ball. The duo is most widely known for their worldwide hit version of "Tainted Love" and Say Hello multi-platinum debut ''Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret''.
The duo split inbut reformed in the early s to tour and released a new album in Almond, a performance artist, collaborated with Ball on a few avant-garde multi-media performances at the university. Although Ball's musical background consisted of guitar, he had access to the university studio and was experimenting with the nascent synthesizer technology at the time. The two students became the prototypical synth duo and were initially associated with other New Wave scenesters dubbed "New Romantics" by the British Press.
Dave Ball has done a few solo productions with other British new wave acts in the early 80s. He also later was involved in the electronic dance act The Grid with Richard Norris. Almond and Ball's reunion as Soft Cell became official with well-received initial concerts - they performed at the opening of the Ocean nightclub in London in March to strong reviews, and a mini tour followed later in the year.
The album Cruelty Without Beauty was released in latefollowed by a European tour and a partial US tour in early The new album featured their first new songs together in almost twenty years. One of those songs was their single "The Night" UK Interestingly, Soft Cell Born To Lose - Saints Gone Wrong considered recording "The Night" in place of "Tainted Love" back in as their last-ditch attempt to score a chart hit.
In a interview with BBC's Top of the Pops, Wave Goodbye - Various - Rip It Up - 20 Indie Hits David Ball asserted, "I think history has kind of shown that we did make the right choice [in ]. Read more on Last.
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