Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret : Deluxe 6CD Box Set + Exclusive Free Limited Peter Anderson Photo + 4 Free Single Artwork Prints – BACK IN STOCK!

Special value bundle containing all of the following items:

  • 6 CD Box Set
  • Special Peter Anderson 1981 Photo Print
  • Set of 4 single sleeve artwork prints


The album was the other side of the coin of Margaret Thatcher’s Britain: I never felt it was political at the time, but it seems it now. Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret was the secret seedy life that went on behind the mask of Conservative BritainMarc Almond

In the four decades since its release, it’s hard to overestimate just how influential the debut album by Soft Cell, ‘Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret’, has been. It’s revered by artists such as Trent Reznor and sampled by the likes of Rihanna. It remains an icon of electronic music.

With its roots in post-punk electronics, French chanson, American soul, kitchen sink drama and New York dance, over forty years later, the album’s themes still resonate and helped change the course of British pop. It paved the way for countless synth-based music duos, fashioning something dark and distinctive with a hit of pop that helped kick-start a new decade. The phenomenal success of ‘Tainted Love’ in America, where it spent a then-record breaking 43 straight weeks on the Billboard Hot 100) also helped open up the U.S. for alternative and electronic artists such as The Cure & Depeche Mode.

Initially released in November 1981, the ten-track song cycle, in the words of Marc Almond, “Tells a story of a bored ordinary bloke seething with his life wanting more and looking for excitement and adventure in a red neon lit Soho world of red-light cabarets, prostitutes and sex dwarves, looking back at his youth and wondering what happened.” ‘Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret’ contained three of the most significant singles of the decade; ‘Tainted Love’ (the best-selling UK single of 1981), ‘Bedsitter’ and ‘Say Hello Wave Goodbye’. Dave Ball recalls making the album as “All very weird and extreme, from living in a council flat and suddenly you’re flying on Concorde to New York” Looking back, Ball says “Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret was the first period of Soft Cell, really. It was our pop period, and by 1982 we were done and dusted with that. The next one, was much darker.”

Mercury-EMI / UMR are proud to present a timely celebration of ‘Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret’ with various supplementary extras and rarities. The 6-CD, 98-track Super Deluxe Edition is the ultimate version of the album and features 40 unreleased pieces.

CD1 features ‘Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret’ newly remastered in 2023 by Barry Grint, plus the A & B sides in their original 7” versions, including ‘Torch’, ‘What!’, the band’s first Phonogram single ‘A Man Could Get Lost’ & ‘Memorabilia’ which was produced by Mute’s Daniel Miller along with the 2016 edit of ‘Fun City’ and a new edit of ‘Persuasion’, both only released on 12” at the time.

CD2 ‘Non-Stop Extended Cabaret’ contains the entire album in extended 12” form, made up of Dave Ball’s 2018 studio reworkings of the album using only the original studio parts, plus the original ‘Bedsitter’ 12” which all parties agreed just could not be improved upon. Also featured are new remixes of ‘Memorabilia’ by techno legend The Hacker, Mute founder Daniel Miller and a new Dave Ball extended of ‘A Man Could Get Lost’.

CD3 entitled ‘Non-Stop Eclectic Cabaret’ is a treasure trove of rarities including BBC session highlights, a selection of demos, outtakes, audio from BBC TV and radio appearances on The Richard Skinner Show’, ‘The Old Grey Whistle Test’, ‘Top Of The Pops / Top Of The Pops 2’ and ‘The Oxford Road Show’ as well as selections from ‘Heat: The Remixes”, including Richard X’s now legendary version of ‘Seedy Films’.

CD4 is ‘Non-Stop Instrumental Cabaret’, which presents the full album instrumentally for the first time and six original 1981 demos, five of which are previously unreleased. These demos include a Daniel Miller produced version of ‘Tainted Love’, ‘Say Hello, Wave Goodbye’ and a version of ‘Sex Dwarf’ which was previously presumed wiped.

CD5 brings together the original 12” A and B-sides of 1981 & 1982 under the banner ‘Non-Stop Original Cabaret’ including ‘Memorabilia’, ‘Tainted Love’, ‘Say Hello Wave Goodbye’, and the standalone singles ‘Torch’ and ‘What!’. Soft Cell were rightly hailed in their day for pouring their creative efforts and energies into the extended form and these pioneering sides have become legendary.

CD6 includes the album played in full plus, ‘Torch’ and ‘Memorabilia’, recorded live at Hammersmith’s Eventim Apollo in November 2021. There are also three tracks from the band’s jubilant London O2 Arena show in September 2018.

Also included in the beautiful 10” x 10” package is an essay on the story of the album by Adrian Thrills, including new interviews with Marc and Dave as well as full song lyrics, contemporary photography along, album and single sleeve scans and compiler’s credits from Chris Smith.

The 6-disc super deluxe edition is the final word about one of the albums that not only defined a genre but also an entire decade. Soft Cell continue to tour and release new music including their first new album in 20 years, ‘Happiness Not Included’ and last year’s rapturously received collaboration with the Pet Shop Boys, ‘Purple Zone’ but As Marc Almond puts it, “Dave and I will carry on being creative, but it will be hard for us to produce another record that’s loved in quite the same way as Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret was loved.”


*Denotes previously unreleased

CD1: Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret: 2023 Remaster + Singles, B-Sides & Edits

  1. Frustration 04:12
  2. Tainted Love 02:35
  3. Seedy Films 05:05
  4. Youth 03:21
  5. Sex Dwarf 05:47
  6. Entertain Me 03:00
  7. Chips On My Shoulder 04:06
  8. Bedsitter 03:36
  9. Secret Life 03:37
  10. Say Hello, Wave Goodbye 05:34
  11. Memorabilia (Single Version) 04:49
  12. A Man Could Get Lost (Single Version) 03:17
  13. Persuasion (Edit of 12” Single B-Side) 03:36 *
  14. Where Did Our Love Go? (Single B-Side) 03:14
  15. Facility Girls (Single B-Side) 02:23
  16. Fun City (Edit of 12” Single B-Side) 04:24
  17. Torch (Single Version) 04:08
  18. Insecure Me (Single B-Side) 04:40
  19. What! (Single Version) 02:51
  20. …So (Single B-Side) 03:49

CD2: Non-Stop Extended Cabaret: Full-Length Versions & New Remixes

  1. Frustration (Extended Version) 06:02 *
  2. Tainted Love (2021 10″ Extended Version) 05:05
  3. Seedy Films (2023 Extended Version) 05:16 *
  4. Youth (2018 ‘Wasted On The Young’ Extended Version) 05:41
  5. Sex Dwarf (2023 Extended Version) 05:45 *
  6. Entertain Me (2023 Extended Version) 06:05 *
  7. Chips On My Shoulder (2018 Extended Version) 06:16
  8. Bedsitter (1981 Original 12” Mix) 07:52
  9. Secret Life (2018 Extended Version) 05:20
  10. Say Hello, Wave Goodbye (2018 Dave Ball ‘Lateral Mix’) 07:07
  11. A Man Could Get Lost (2023 Extended Version) 05:08 *
  12. Memorabilia (Daniel Miller 2023 Remix) 05:16
  13. Memorabilia (The Hacker 2023 Remix) 06:37

CD3: Non-Stop Exotic Cabaret: Curios, Rarities, Sessions & Alternate Mixes

  1. Frustration (Original ‘Mutant Moments’ Version) 03:32
  2. Tainted Love (New 2023 Version) 03:01 *
  3. Seedy Films (Richard X Remix) 05:20
  4. Youth (Dave Ball ‘Warhol Funeral’ Mix) 03:05 *
  5. Sex Dwarf (Live On BBC ‘Old Grey Whistle Test’ 4th February 1982) 05:16
  6. Entertain Me (Richard Skinner Session, Radio 1, 26th July 1981) 03:45
  7. Chips On My Shoulder (Live From ‘The Oxford Road Show’ 22nd January 1982) 03:28 *
  8. Bedsitter ((Richard Skinner Session, Radio 1, 26th July 1981) 03:34
  9. Secret Life (George Demure Remix) 05:10
  10. Say Hello, Wave Goodbye (Live From ‘The Oxford Road Show’ 22nd January 1982) 04:33 *
  11. A Man Could Get Lost (Live at Leeds Warehouse, 16th July 2018) 03:30 *
  12. Torch (Live from ‘Top Of The Pops 2’, 28th January 2002) 04:05 *
  13. Tainted Love/Where Did Our Love Go (US Radio Edit) 04:01 *
  14. Seedy Films (Richard Skinner Session, Radio 1, 26th July 1981) 03:58
  15. Youth (Live On BBC ‘Old Grey Whistle Test’ 4th February 1982) 03:15 *
  16. Chips On My Shoulder (Richard Skinner Session, Radio 1, 26th July 1981) 04:20
  17. Tainted Love (Live from ‘Top Of The Pops’ 1981 Reunion, 2001) 03:14 *
  18. Bedsitter (‘Flexipop’ Version) 03:45 *
  19. Memorabilia (2023 Dub Mix) 5:44 *
  20. Tainted Love (Aborted 1981 Studio Take) 1:07 *

CD4: Non-Stop Instrumental Cabaret: Instrumentals & Bonus Demos

  1. Frustration (Instrumental) 04:15 *
  2. Tainted Love (Instrumental) 03:01 *
  3. Seedy Films (Instrumental) 05:10 *
  4. Youth (Instrumental) 03:25 *
  5. Sex Dwarf (Instrumental) 05:15 *
  6. Entertain Me (Instrumental) 02:57 *
  7. Chips On My Shoulder (Instrumental) 04:09 *
  8. Bedsitter (Instrumental) 03:39 *
  9. Secret Life (Instrumental) 04:03 *
  10. Say Hello, Wave Goodbye (Single B-Side Instrumental) 03:54
  11. A Man Could Get Lost (Original Daniel Miller Instrumental Version) 03:30 *
  12. Torch (Instrumental) 04:12 *
  13. What! (Instrumental) 03:11 *
  14. Insecure Me (Instrumental) 03:12 *
  15. Tainted Love (Original 1981 Daniel Miller Demo) 02:47
  16. Seedy Films (Original 1981 Demo) 04:02 *
  17. Sex Dwarf (Original 1981 Demo) 06:53 *
  18. Chips On My Shoulder (Original Demo) 03:50 *
  19. Secret Life (Original 1981 Demo) 03:39 *
  20. Say Hello, Wave Goodbye (Original 1981 Demo) 04:39 *

CD5: Non-Stop Original Cabaret: The 1981 / 1982 12” Mixes & B Sides

  1. Tainted Love/Where Did Our Love Go? (Original 12″ Version) 08:57
  2. Memorabilia (Original 12″ Version) 07:47
  3. Torch (Original 12″ Version) 08:28
  4. What! (Original 12″ Version) 06:09
  5. Tainted Dub (Original Version) 09:14
  6. Persuasion (Original 12″ Version) 07:35
  7. Facility Girls (Original 12″ Version) 07:16
  8. Fun City (Original Version) 07:33
  9. Insecure Me (Original 12″ Version) 08:16
  10. …So (Original 12″ Version) 08:29

CD6: Non-Stop Intimate Cabaret: Live In Concert, London 2021 & 2018

  1. Frustration (Live at Eventim Apollo London, November 2021)
  2. Tainted Love (Live at Eventim Apollo London, November 2021)
  3. Seedy Films (Live at Eventim Apollo London, November 2021)
  4. Youth (Live at Eventim Apollo London, November 2021)
  5. Sex Dwarf (Live at Eventim Apollo London, November 2021)
  6. Entertain Me (Live at Eventim Apollo London, November 2021)
  7. Chips On My Shoulder (Live at Eventim Apollo London, November 2021)
  8. Bedsitter (Live at Eventim Apollo London, November 2021)
  9. Secret Life (Live at Eventim Apollo London, November 2021)
  10. Say Hello, Wave Goodbye (Live at Eventim Apollo London, November 2021)
  11. Torch (Live at Eventim Apollo London, November 2021)
  12. Memorabilia (Live at Eventim Apollo London, November 2021)
  13. Insecure Me (Live at 02 Arena London, 30 September 2018)
  14. What! (Live at 02 Arena London, 30 September 2018)
  15. Tainted Love/Where Did Our Love Go? (Live at 02 Arena London, 30 September 2018)

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