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Soft Cell

Cruelty Without Beauty

Deluxe CD $20.00

Release Date: 13/11/2020

Discs: 2

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.

2CDs housed in a book sleeve. Featuring almost 160 minutes of music, including brand new 2020 mixes, unreleased/rare remixes plus unreleased live tracks recorded at a triumphant homecoming reunion show in Leeds in 2002. New artwork and sleeve notes, unseen photos, plus fully printed lyrics (for the first time) and other content from the archives.

Track Listing:

CD 1
01. Darker Times
02. Monoculture
03. Le Grand Cuignol
04. The Night
05. Last Chance
06. Together Alone
07. Desperate
08. Whatever It Takes
09. All Out Of Love
10. Sensation Nation
11. Caligua Syndrome
12. On An Up
13. Divided Soul
14. God Shaped Hole
15. Somebody, Somewhere, Sometime
16. Dancing Alone
17. Perversity

CD 2
01. Darker Times (2020 Extended Mix)
02. Together Alone (2020 Extended Mix)
03. Monoculture (2020 Extended Mix)
04. Last Chance (2020 Extended Mix)
05. The Night (Manhattan Clique Remix)
06. Divided Soul (Live 2002)
07. Caligula Syndrome (Live, 2002)
08. The Night (Live, 2002)
09. Monoculture (Live, 2002)
10. Le Grand Guignol (Live, 2002)
11. Together Alone (Live, 2002)
12. Darker Times (Live, 2002)
13. God Shaped Hole (Live, 2002)
14. Somebody, Somewhere, Sometime (Live, 2002)
15. Last Chance (Live at O2 with Mari Wilson, 2018)

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