Cruelty Without Beauty – 2CD Deluxe Book Edition

“Soft Cell’s 2002 reunion album ‘Cruelty Without Beauty’ has been reissued in new expanded and remastered 2CD and digital formats, as well as on double pink vinyl and limited white 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 today. 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 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 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 Soft Cell’s cover of Frankie Valli & The Four Season’s classic The Night, which became the band’s first Top 40 hit since since 1984.                                                                                            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.

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
+ Divided Soul / God Shaped Hole / Somebody, Somewhere, Sometime / Dancing Alone / Perversity

Darker Times (2020 Extended Mix) / Monoculture (2020 Extended Mix) / Le Grand Guignol (2020 Extended Mix) / Last Chance (2020 Extended Mix) / Together Alone (2020 Extended Mix) / Caligula Syndrome (2020 Extended Mix) / The Night (Manhattan Clique Remix) / Divided Soul (Live in Leeds, 2001) / God-Shaped Hole (Live in Leeds, 2001) / Somebody Somewhere Sometime (Live in Leeds, 2001) / Last Chance (Live in Leeds, 2001) / The Night (Live, 2002) / Together Alone (Live, 2002) / Darker Times (Live at London O2, 2018)

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


Original price was: £20.00.Current price is: £10.00.


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