The Singles (Soft Cell album)

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The Singles
Soft Cell - The Singles Coverart.jpg
Compilation album by Soft Cell
Released 1986
Recorded 1981-1984
Genre Synthpop
Length 47:25
Label Some Bizzare
BZLP/MC 3 / 830 708-2
Producer Mike Thorne / Daniel Miller
Soft Cell
Soft Cell chronology
This Last Night in Sodom
The Singles
Memorabilia - The Singles
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Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

The Singles is the first compilation album to be released by Soft Cell. The album was issued on vinyl, cassette and CD in 1986 and features all their singles, from the albums Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret, Non-Stop Ecstatic Dancing, The Art of Falling Apart and This Last Night in Sodom, with the exception of 'A Man Can Get Lost' (Original UK AA side to 'Memorabilia') & 'Barriers' (Original UK AA side to Numbers') .[2] The CD booklet includes a November 1986 essay by Tony Mitchell.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Marc Almond and David Ball except where noted.

  1. "Memorabilia" - 4:50 Non-album single
  2. "Tainted Love" (Ed Cobb) - 2:40 from Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret
  3. "Bedsitter" - 3:36 from Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret
  4. "Say Hello, Wave Goodbye" - 5:25 from Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret
  5. "Torch" - 4:08 Non-album single
  6. "Loving You, Hating Me" - 4:19 from The Art of Falling Apart
  7. "What?" (H.B. Barnum) - 4:34 from Non Stop Ecstatic Dancing
  8. "Where the Heart Is" - 4:32 from The Art of Falling Apart
  9. "Numbers" - 4:56 from The Art of Falling Apart
  10. "Soul Inside" - 4:29 from This Last Night in Sodom
  11. "Down in the Subway" (Jack Hammer) - 3:26 from This Last Night in Sodom


"Loving You, Hating Me" was the proposed third UK single from The Art of Falling Apart. It was never actually released in the UK and only saw release as a single in the US.[3]


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