The Very Best of Soft Cell

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The Very Best of Soft Cell
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Greatest hits album by Soft Cell
Released April 16, 2002
Genre Synthpop
Length 79:30
Label Universal
586 834-2
Producer Daniel Miller, Mike Thorne, Soft Cell, Dave Ball, Ingo Vauk
Soft Cell chronology
The Twelve Inch Singles
(2001)The Twelve Inch Singles2001
The Very Best of Soft Cell
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Soft Cell
(2006)20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Soft Cell2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

The Very Best of Soft Cell is an official compilation album by Soft Cell. The album was released on April 16, 2002 and was approved by the band; it includes most of the hit singles and also some b-sides, such as "Insecure Me" (in a newly edited version) and "It's A Mug's Game". The song "Numbers" was also considerably shortened for this release, but its AA side "Barriers" is missing. Two new songs, "Somebody, Somewhere, Sometime" and "Divided Soul", and two brand new remixes of "Tainted Love" and "Say Hello, Wave Goodbye" were also included. The album reached #37 on the UK Top 40 chart.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Marc Almond and David Ball unless otherwise noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Memorabilia"   4:51
2. "Tainted Love" (7" Version) Ed Cobb 2:42
3. "Where Did Our Love Go?" Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, Edward Holland, Jr. 3:11
4. "Bedsitter" (7" Version)   3:39
5. "Say Hello, Wave Goodbye"   5:27
6. "Sex Dwarf"   5:18
7. "Torch"   4:09
8. "Insecure Me" (2002 Edit)   3:13
9. "What?" H.B. Barnum 4:35
10. "Where the Heart Is"   4:35
11. "It's a Mugs Game" (7" Version)   5:27
12. "Numbers" (2002 Edit)   3:34
13. "Loving You, Hating Me" (Remix)   4:31
14. "Soul Inside"   4:31
15. "Down in the Subway" Jack Hammer 3:28
16. "Somebody, Somewhere, Sometime" (2002 recording)   4:11
17. "Divided Soul" (2002 recording) Marc Almond, David Ball, Ingo Vauk 4:05
18. "Tainted Love (2XS Remix)" (2002 remix) Ed Cobb 3:19
19. "Say Hello, Wave Goodbye (Almighty Radio Edit)" (2002 remix)   4:33


  1. ^ The Very Best of Soft Cell at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Soft Cell - The Very Best Of Soft Cell". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 2012-07-29. Retrieved 2011-12-04.