SOFT CELL - Cruelty Without Beauty - 2CD


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SOFT CELL - Cruelty Without Beauty - 2CD

SOFT CELL - Cruelty Without Beauty - 2CD





BARCODE: 5053760063414


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Darker Times / Monoculture / Le Grand Cuignol / The Night / Last Chance / Together Alone / Desperate / Whatever It Takes / All Out Of Love / Sensation Nation / Caligua Syndrome / On An Up
Divided Soul / God Shaped Hole / Somebody, Somewhere, Sometime / Dancing Alone / Perversity

Darker Times (2020 Extended Mix) / Monoculture (2020 Extended Mix) / Le Grand Guignol (2020 Extended Mix) / Last Chance (2020 Extended Mix) / Together Alone (2020 Extended Mix) / Caligula Syndrome (2020 Extended Mix) / The Night (Manhattan Clique Remix) / Divided Soul (Live in Leeds, 2001) / God-Shaped Hole (Live in Leeds, 2001) / Somebody Somewhere Sometime (Live in Leeds, 2001) / Last Chance (Live in Leeds, 2001) / The Night (Live, 2002) / Together Alone (Live, 2002) / Darker Times (Live at London O2, 2018)


SOFT CELL – Cruelty Without Beauty


Soft Cell’s 2002 reunion album ‘Cruelty Without Beauty’ is set for reissue in new expanded and remastered 2CD format, as well as being released on vinyl for the very first time.

Long regarded by many fans as an overlooked masterpiece, the album features a lyrical outlook that was as true to Soft Cell’s maturity and perspective back in 2002 as it is relevant and accurate to the world situation in 2020. Harshly honest, fatalistic and bleakly humorous, Cruelty Without Beauty also preserves the band’s highly distinctive and edgy sound, and stands alongside their greatest work.

The new 2020 version includes tracks originally destined for the album, but for various reasons not on the final cut. It also includes brand new 2020 versions of album highlights Monoculture, Together Alone, Darker Times and Last Chance, updated this year by Dave Ball. Also included are a number of unreleased live versions of album tracks, plus rare remixes.

Cruelty Without Beauty, Soft Cell’s fourth studio album, and the first since their original split in 1984, happened after Marc Almond and Dave Ball reunited in the studio after Dave’s ‘other’ band The Grid (with Richard Norris). They worked with Marc on some tracks from his 1991 Tenement Symphony album, which eventually opened the door for some live Soft Cell dates and a reunion in 2001. As well as this album release in 2002, the band toured the album extensively in the UK, and across Europe and the US, including many festival appearances throughout 2002 and 2003.

The album includes the singles Monoculture and a cover of Frankie Valli & The Four Season’s classic The Night, which became the band’s first Top 40 hit since since 1984.