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Soft Cell - Cruelty Without Beauty 2CD/2LP

Soft Cell - Cruelty Without Beauty 2CD/2LP

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Soft Cell’s 2002 reunion album "Cruelty Without Beauty" reissue in a newly 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.


- 2LP -

1. Darker Times
2. Monoculture
3. Le Grand Cuignol
4. The Night
5. Last Chance
6. Together Alone
7. Desperate
8. Whatever It Takes
9. All Out of Love
10. Sensation Nation
11. Caligua Syndrome
12. On An Up
13. Divided Soul
15. God-Shaped Hole
16. Somebody, Somewhere, Sometime
17. Dancing Alone
18. Perversity

- 2CD -

1. Darker Times
2. Monoculture
3. Le Grand Cuignol
4. The Night
5. Last Chance
6. Together Alone
7. Desperate
8. Whatever It Takes
9. All Out of Love
10. Sensation Nation
11. Caligua Syndrome
12. On An Up
13. Divided Soul
15. God-Shaped Hole
16. Somebody, Somewhere, Sometime
17. Dancing Alone
18. Perversity
19. Darker Times (2020 Extended Mix)
20. Monoculture (2020 Extended Mix)
21. Le Grand Guignol (2020 Extended Mix)
22. Last Chance (2020 Extended Mix)
23. Together Alone (2020 Extended Mix)
24. Caligula Syndrome (2020 Extended Mix)
25. The Night (Manhattan Clique Remix)
26. Divided Soul (Live in Leeds, 2001)
27. God-Shaped Hole (Live in Leeds, 2001)
28. Somebody, Somewhere, Sometime (Live in Leeds, 2001)
29. Last Chance (Live in Leeds, 2001)
30. The Night (Live, 2002)
31. Together Alone (Live, 2002)
32. Darker Times (Live at London O2, 2018)

About this product: this is available in 2CD and 2LP formats.

The 2CD comes as a book and features previously unreleased live tracks from their homecoming reunion show in Leeds, 2002. The booklet contains new artwork, sleeve notes, unseen photos, lyrics and other archive material.

The 2LP is a limited pressing on 2x 180g pink vinyl, and especially remastered for the format.