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To celebrate 40 years since the release of their first ever recording, Soft Cell re-issue their seminal debut EP Mutant Moments.

Originally released as limited run of 2000 7 EPs in October 1980 on the band’s own Big Frock imprint, the release sold out immediately. Apart from various unofficial bootlegs, this much-revered and influential slice of electronica has been unavailable on vinyl for nearly four decades.

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Track Listing:
A1. Potential
A2. L.O.V.E Feelings
B1. Metro MRX
B2. Frustratio

Pressed on 10″ vinyl and released in 2020 via Big Frock.

 

English synthpop duo Soft Cell will reunite in 2018, for a one-off concert in London.

Marc Almond and David Ball will celebrate the band’s 40th anniversary with ‘One Night, One Final Time: Say Hello, Wave Goodbye’ a show at London’s O2 on 30th September this year. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 23rd February.

Making the announcement on Chris Evans BBC Radio 2 breakfast show (does anyone make announcements anywhere else these days?) Almond also revealed that Universal Music will issue a Soft Cell box set this year. No real details on that at this stage other than the fact that it will definitely contain a couple of new studio tracks (I’ve heard rumours of a 9CD+DVD package). “We live in very interesting times, and 2018 promises to be a very special year” – Dave Ball

Marc Almond and Dave Ball will reunite at the iconic venue on September 30th 2018 to perform together for the first time since 2003. The one-off ‘Say Hello, Wave Goodbye’ show will be Soft Cell’s ONLY, and LAST-EVER, show.

It has been a busy few years for Marc Almond. In 2016 he issued a ten-CD box set Trials of Eyeliner and last year he issued Hits and Pieces a greatest hits that was available as 2CD deluxe edition.