Soft Cell discography

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Soft Cell discography
Studio albums5
Live albums3
Compilation albums15
Video albums3
EPs1
Singles19

This is the discography of Soft Cell, a British synthpop duo consisting of Marc Almond and Dave Ball who rose to prominence in the early 1980s. The duo broke up in 1984 after releasing four albums, but reunited in the early 2000s for a series of live dates and released an album of new material in 2002. The group re-united again in 2018 for a final farewell concert[1], accompanied by a host of musical and video releases, including a career-spanning box set[2] and brand new single.[3]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Information Chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[4]
NZ
[5]
US
[6]
1981 Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret 5 7 22
1982 Non Stop Ecstatic Dancing
  • Released: June 1982
  • Label: Some Bizzare / Sire
6 57
1983 The Art of Falling Apart
  • Released: January 1983
  • Label: Some Bizzare / Sire
5 84
1984 This Last Night in Sodom
  • Released: March 1984
  • Label: Some Bizzare
12
2002 Cruelty Without Beauty
  • Released: 8 October 2002
  • Label: Some Bizzare
116

† As an EP in the US, Non-stop Ecstatic Dancing also peaked at number 31 on the US Hot Dance Club Play chart.

Live albums[edit]

Year Album Information Additional information
2003 Live 2003 European tour
Soft Cell at the BBC Live sessions in 1981–1983
2005 Say Hello, Wave Goodbye: Live
  • Label: Demon Music Group
Re-issue of Live with new title and artwork

Compilation albums[edit]

Charting compilations

Year Album Information Chart positions
UK
[4]
US
1986 The Singles 58
1991 Memorabilia – The Singles
  • Released: 20 May 1991 (Soft Cell with Marc Almond)
  • Label: Mercury
8[4]
2002 The Very Best of Soft Cell 37
2017 Hits & Pieces The Best of Marc Almond and Soft Cell
  • Released: March 2017
  • Label: UMC
7
2018 ‘Keychains & Snowstorms – The Soft Cell Story’ Boxset
  • Released: 7 September 2018
  • Label: UMC
56
2018 Keychains & Snowstorms – The Singles
  • Released: 28 September 2018
  • Label: UMC
34

Complete list

Extended plays[edit]

Year Title
1980 Mutant Moments
  • Label: Big Frock

Singles[edit]

Year Title Album Chart positions
UK
[4]
AUS IRE
[8]
NZ
[5]
NL
[9]
GER
[4]
FRA
[10]
POL
[10]
BEL
[11]
US
[12]
US Dance
[12]
1981 "A Man Can Get Lost"
"Memorabilia"
1981 "Memorabilia"
"Persuasion"
-
1981 "Tainted Love" / "Where Did Our Love Go?" Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret 1 1 4 2 7 1 1 1 8 4
"Bedsitter"
"Facility Girls"
4 10 4 33
1982 "Say Hello, Wave Goodbye"
"Fun City"
3 12 30 29 36
"Torch"
"Insecure... Me?"
Non-album single 2 68 7 12 75 15 6 31
"What!"
"So..."
Non-Stop Ecstatic Dancing 3 6 64 6 21 32 101
"Where the Heart Is"
"It's a Mug's Game"
The Art of Falling Apart 21 14 27
"Loving You, Hating Me" (special remix)
"It's A Mug's Game" (US single release)
1983 "Numbers" / "Barriers" 25 16
"Heat"
"It's a Mug's Game" (US single release)
"Soul Inside"
"You Only Live Twice"
This Last Night in Sodom 16 13
1984 "Down in the Subway"
"Disease and Desire"
24 20
1991 "Say Hello, Wave Goodbye '91"
"Memorabilia '91"
Memorabilia – The Singles 38
"Tainted Love '91"
"Where the Heart Is '91"
5 99 4 22
2002 "Monoculture"
"Dancing Alone"
Cruelty Without Beauty 52
2003 "The Night"
"Perversity"
39
2018 "Northern Lights"
"Guilty (Cos I Said You Are)"[13]
Keychains & Snowstorms: The Singles 2[14] - - - - - - -

Video albums[edit]

Year Title Format Additional information
1982 Soft Cell's Non-Stop Exotic Video Show
  • Released: 1982
  • Label: Some Bizzare Films
VHS Reissued on DVD in 2004, and included on the Keychains & Snowstorms Boxset DVD disc
1991 Memorabilia - The Video Singles
  • Released: 1991
  • Label: Polygram
VHS Soft Cell with Marc Almond – video compilation released alongside the 1991 compilation album of the same name
2002 Live in Milan
  • Released: 2002
  • Label: Eagle Vision USA
DVD

Music videos[edit]

[15]

Year Title Director Additional Information
1981 Tainted Love Tim Pope Released on Soft Cell's Non-Stop Exotic Video Show and Keychains & Snowstorms Boxset
Bedsitter Released on Soft Cell's Non-Stop Exotic Video Show and Memorabilia - The Video Singles and Keychains & Snowstorms Boxset
Say Hello, Wave Goodbye Released on Soft Cell's Non-Stop Exotic Video Show and Keychains & Snowstorms Boxset
1982 Torch Released on Soft Cell's Non-Stop Exotic Video Show and Memorabilia - The Video Singles and Keychains & Snowstorms Boxset
What!
Entertain Me Released on Soft Cell's Non-Stop Exotic Video Show and Keychains & Snowstorms Boxset
Frustration
Seedy Films
Secret Life
Youth
Memorabilia Released on Soft Cell's Non-Stop Exotic Video Show and Memorabilia - The Video Singles and Keychains & Snowstorms Boxset
Sex Dwarf (Intro) Released on Soft Cell's Non-Stop Exotic Video Show and Keychains & Snowstorms Boxset
Sex Dwarf Original, banned version that has yet to be officially released
1983 Where The Heart Is Released on Memorabilia - The Video Singles and Keychains & Snowstorms Boxset
Soul Inside
1984 Down in the Subway Released on Keychains & Snowstorms Boxset
1991 Say Hello, Wave Goodbye '91 Peter Christopherson Released on Memorabilia - The Video Singles and Keychains & Snowstorms Boxset'
Tainted Love '91
2002 Monoculture Tim Pope Included as a multimedia track on the Monoculture single and Keychains & Snowstorms Boxset
2018 Northern Lights Included as a multimedia track on the Northern Lights single and Keychains & Snowstorms Boxset

Rarities and miscellaneous[edit]

Year Title Label Additional information
1981 Some Bizzare Album Some Bizzare Compilation featuring exclusive track "The Girl with the Patent Leather Face."
1982 Metro MRX Flexi 1982 green flexi-disc free with Flexi-Pop magazine.
1983 Ghostrider - Live '83 Cellmates Flexi-disc of a live cover of the song Ghost Rider by Suicide. Available in black, blue, or green and issued by the Soft Cell fan club.
2001 I'd Rather Shout at a Returning Echo than Kid That Someone's Listening Some Bizzare Compilation that includes the track "God-Shaped Hole."
2018



Night And The City (And You) & One Last Time Exclusive Tracks contained on limited edition 'Keychains & Snowstorms' USB Stick.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.softcell.co.uk/soft-cell-announce-one-off-40th-anniversary-concert/
  2. ^ http://www.softcell.co.uk/announcing-keychains-and-snowstorms-boxset/
  3. ^ http://www.softcell.co.uk/compilation-album-plus-brand-new-northern-lights-single/
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  13. ^ http://www.softcell.co.uk/compilation-album-plus-brand-new-northern-lights-single/
  14. ^ https://www.officialcharts.com/charts/physical-singles-chart/20181005/1/
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