Released 25th September 2020

Soft Cell’s 2002 reunion album ‘Cruelty Without Beauty’ is set for reissue in new expanded and remastered 2CD and digital formats, 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.

The album includes the singles Monoculture and a cover of Frankie Valli & The Four Season’s classic The Night, which became the band’s first Top 40 hit since since 1984.

All pre-orders of the album will receive an exclusive 4 postcard set featuring artwork from this album.

Please note that the tracklisting and artwork are still subject to change as we put the final touches to this project, and may be revised or updated before release.

There will also be an expanded digital version of the album, with bonus material, and details of that will be announced soon.

If you have any questions about these pre-order products please get in touch via the CONTACT page.

FORMATS

2-CD DELUXE BOOK EDITION

Featuring almost 160 minutes of music, including previously unreleased and rare remixes, brand new 2020 mixes, and unreleased live tracks recorded at a triumphant homecoming reunion show in Leeds in 2002.

CD 1

Darker Times / Monoculture / Le Grand Cuignol / The Night / Last Chance / Together Alone / Desperate / Whatever It Takes / All Out Of Love / Sensation Nation / Caligua Syndrome / On An Up
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Divided Soul / God Shaped Hole / Somebody, Somewhere, Sometime / Dancing Alone / Perversity

CD2

Darker Times (2020 Extended Mix) / Together Alone (2020 Extended Mix) / Monoculture (2020 Extended Mix) / Last Chance (2020 Extended Mix) / The Night (Manhattan Clique Remix) / Divided Soul (Live 2002) / Caligula Syndrome (Live, 2002) / The Night (Live, 2002) / Monoculture (Live, 2002) / Le Grand Guignol (Live, 2002) / Together Alone (Live, 2002) / Darker Times (Live, 2002) / God Shaped Hole (Live, 2002) / Somebody, Somewhere, Sometime (Live, 2002) / Last Chance (Live, 2002)

New artwork and sleeve notes, unseen photos, plus – for the first time – fully printed lyrics and other archive material .

LIMITED-EDITION PINK VINYL ALBUM

Darker Times / Monoculture / Le Grand Cuignol / The Night / Last Chance / Together Alone / Desperate / Whatever It Takes / All Out Of Love / Sensation Nation / Caligua Syndrome / On An Up

Cut on deluxe 180g pink vinyl, and especially remastered for this format.

LIMITED-EDITION WHITE VINYL 2020 REMIX EP

Darker Times (2020 Extended Mix) / Together Alone (2020 Extended Mix) / Monoculture (2020 Extended Mix) / Last Chance (2020 Extended Mix)

Featuring new updated 2020 mixes of Monoculture, Together Alone, Darker Times and Last Chance. Strictly limited to 500 copies.

Please note both artwork and tracklisting is subject to final clearance and thus possible change.

PRE-ORDER: INDIVIDUAL ITEMS

SOFT CELL

CRUELTY WITHOUT BEAUTY

2-CD Deluxe Book Edition


SOFT CELL

CRUELTY WITHOUT BEAUTY

Limited-Edition Pink Vinyl LP


SOFT CELL

CRUELTY WITHOUT BEAUTY

Limited-Edition White Vinyl 2020 Remix EP


SOFT CELL

CRUELTY WITHOUT BEAUTY

Pre-Order Exclusive T-Shirt



MEN’S SIZES


Approximate distance across chest when laid flat

Small – 45cm
Medium – 50cm
Large – 53cm
XL – 58cm
XXL – 64cm
XXXL – 68cm

WOMEN’S SIZES


Approximate distance across chest when laid flat

Small – 40cm
Medium – 43cm
Large – 45cm
XL – 47cm

Please note that our official store software does not yet allow us to send individual notifications when items are despatched. All pre-ordered items will be shipped to arrive to arrive at UK addresses on or around release date, and to addresses in Europe and the Rest of the World within 7-14 days of release date. For orders placed after release date, please allow up to 7 days for UK delivery, and up to 14 days outside the UK.

PRE-ORDER: MONEY-SAVING BUNDLES

SOFT CELL

MONEY-SAVING BUNDLE ONE


2-CD Deluxe Book Edition
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Limited-Edition Pink Vinyl LP
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Limited-Edition White Vinyl 2020 Remix EP


SOFT CELL

MONEY-SAVING BUNDLE TWO


2-CD Deluxe Book Edition
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Limited-Edition Pink Vinyl LP
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Limited-Edition White Vinyl 2020 Remix EP
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Pre-Order Exclusive T-Shirt



SIZE GUIDE


See individual product description above for t-shirt sizes

Please note that our official store software does not yet allow us to send individual notifications when items are despatched. All pre-ordered items will be shipped to arrive to arrive at UK addresses on or around release date, and to addresses in Europe and the Rest of the World within 7-14 days of release date. For orders placed after release date, please allow up to 7 days for UK delivery, and up to 14 days outside the UK.