I had thought about following up the ongoing Altered Images singles series with a look back at the 12″ versions of the 45s released by Soft Cell in the 80s. The snag however, being that I don’t own absolutely everything by them. Instead, I’ll use the next three days to offer those bits of plastic that I do own, starting with the first three singles taken from Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret:-
mp3 : Soft Cell – Tainted Love/Where Did Our Love Go
mp3 : Soft Cell – Tainted Dub
mp3 : Soft Cell – Bedsitter
mp3 : Soft Cell – Facility Girls
mp3 : Soft Cell – Say Hello, Wave Goodbye
mp3 : Soft Cell – Fun City
All three singles reached the Top 5 in the UK and all three 12″ versions expand and improve on the better-known 7″ or album versions. The b-sides are also in extended form.
Parts 2 and 3 will appear over the next two days.