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Posted by: Pughie, September 20, 2017, 6:42pm
Soft Cell has a new anthology box set coming out in the near future and Erasure are remixing Bedsitter their first remix as Erasure.

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Erasure are currently remixing "Bedsitter" - their 1st ever remix, for our SC box set. Lot's more interesting stuff to come.
Posted by: Mikedepaz, September 21, 2017, 2:36am; Reply: 1
Wow, that's really interesting news. Seems like never a dull moment in E world ;D
Posted by: Tin Soldier, September 21, 2017, 3:00am; Reply: 2
Quoted from Pughie
...and Erasure are remixing Bedsitter their first remix as Erasure.


Technically, not quite true.  ;)

Posted by: Pughie, January 25, 2018, 9:49pm; Reply: 3
Lexer have some exclusive merchandise for sale for the 40th anniversary celebrations including this brilliant Soft cell Neon sign for £990



https://www.lexermusic.com/soft-cell
Posted by: Mikedepaz, January 26, 2018, 1:57am; Reply: 4
Wow, would love one of those but way out of my price range.
Posted by: Tin Soldier, January 26, 2018, 3:39am; Reply: 5
Same here, but I do need to pay rent. ;)
Posted by: Mikedepaz, January 28, 2018, 1:20am; Reply: 6
If you hang it outside your window. people will think its a phone company
Posted by: Tin Soldier, January 28, 2018, 1:21am; Reply: 7
Or a comfy jail. ;)
Posted by: Pughie, February 20, 2018, 5:53pm; Reply: 8
Soft Cell announcement tomorrow morning (February 21st) at 8.15am in the Chris Evans Radio 2 Breakfast Show.

https://mobile.twitter.com/lexermusic/status/963439860781592582/video/1
Posted by: Pughie, February 21, 2018, 8:39am; Reply: 9



announced on BBC Radio 2's The Chris Evans Breakfast Show this morning we are delighted to confirm that Soft Cell will mark their 40th anniversary by reuniting for one final concert at London's The O2 in September 2018.

Marc Almond and Dave Ball will reunite at the iconic venue on September 30th 2018 to perform together for the first time since 2013. The one-off 'Say Hello, Wave Goodbye' show will be Soft Cell’s ONLY, and LAST-EVER, show.

MORE DETAILS
http://www.softcell.co.uk/news
Posted by: Pughie, February 21, 2018, 3:51pm; Reply: 10
02 Priority have tickets for sale now for a pair of tickets VIP £537,the block behind cheaper seats £225
Posted by: Pughie, April 16, 2018, 7:37pm; Reply: 11
Photo shoot in action

Posted by: Mikedepaz, April 16, 2018, 9:56pm; Reply: 12
They stick to the fans in the end-  537 quid!!
Posted by: Pughie, April 18, 2018, 9:09pm; Reply: 13
Keychains and Snowstorms: The Soft Cell Story / 9CD+DVD box set





9CD+DVD box is a treasure-trove for Soft Cell fans

In September, Universal Music will release Keychains and Snowstorms”, a new 10-disc Soft Cell box set that “tells the definitive story of one of electronic music’s most thrilling and pioneering acts”.

The 9CD+DVD package features a wealth of material – 50 percent of which the label claim is unreleased – including 12-inch mixes remastered, B-sides remastered, new extended/reworked versions, early versions and demos, radio sessions, live recordings and more.

Going through this set, disc-by-disc, the first CD features remastered versions of the band’s early ’80s 12-inch single A-sides.  Numbers and Soul Inside have been  “very slightly edited” in order to fit onto the disc. The second CD features remastered versions of the full-length B-sides and CD 3 includes brand new versions and extended versions of ‘key’ Soft Cell fan favourites. A bit like when Blank & Jones worked on their Frankie Goes To Hollywood set, these extended versions feature only original parts from the multitrack master and have been created especially by Dave Ball.

CD4 includes a mixture of unreleased and rare audio material and demos from the 1980-1984 period, rare international radio-only edits, and the unreleased 12” mix of Forever The Same. The next CD is made up of music from Soft Cell’s earliest years, including one of the first recordings ever made by Dave Ball, plus tracks recorded at the band’s first ever gig in December 1979. This disc also includes a remastered version of the debut Mutant Moments EP, plus one of Soft Cell’s earliest recordings, previously unreleased and not even available on any bootleg. As well as other early demos, this CD also documents Daniel Miller’s work with Soft Cell in 1980 and 1981.

The sixth disc contains live recordings made by Flood of the US dates from 1983 where the band previewed songs from the then-upcoming This Last Night In Sodom album. These tapes have been mixed and mastered for this set. CD 7 features the final section of the Los Angeles show, plus other live highlights, including tracks from Soft Cell’s farewell shows at Hammersmith Palais in January 1984. Remaining selections come from the band’s reunion tour dates in 2002-3, where producer Ingo Vauk recorded the whole UK tour.

Disc 8 features ‘Non-Stop Euphoric Dubbing’, a Dave Ball directed 12-suite continuous mix of Soft Cell classics which forms a moody counterpart to the pioneering dub album 1982’s ‘Non Stop Ecstatic Dancing’.

Among the rarities and curios on discs four and five are seven-inch edits, alternate versions, newly remastered audio for the Mutant Moments release, demos, and an entire suite of early songs produced by Daniel Miller, including his version of Tainted Love.

Live highlights include the band’s first gig at Leeds Polytechnic from 1979, Live In Los Angeles from 1983, five songs from the 1984 farewell gigs at the Hammersmith Palais and six from the 2003 reunion tour.

CD 8 features Non-Stop Euphoric Dubbing, a Dave Ball directed 12-suite continuous mix of Soft Cell classics. This CD also includes a some other remixes, including the first ever remix by Erasure, who have remixed Bedsitter. In addition, The Grid’s 1991 remixes of Memorabilia and Where The Heart Is have been reworked to replace Marc’s 1991 re-vocalled versions with his original takes.

The final audio disc – CD 9 – features highlights from the BBC’s vaults, including previously unreleased audio of their Whistle Test appearance in 1982. Soft Cell’s first recordings since 1983 are also included, with an unreleased extended version of Divided Soul, and the set is completed with Marc and Dave’s favourite tracks from 2002’s comeback album Cruelty Without Beauty.

The DVD features the Non-Stop Exotic Video Show, a host of TV appearances, including The Oxford Road Show, The Old Grey Whistle Test, Top Of The Pops, The Tube, The Switch and The 1983 Supersonic Christmas Special plus a previously unreleased gig ‘Live At The Amnesia’ from 28th May, 1981. Finally, there’s promo videos and the Young Guns Go For It BBC documentary.


Disc 1 : The Phonogram 12” Hits 1981-1984

Tainted Love/Where Did Our Love Go 8.57
Bedsitter 7.52
Say Hello, Wave Goodbye 8.56
Torch 8.29
What 6.10
Where The Heart Is 9.46
Numbers 9.49
Soul Inside 11.12
Down In The Subway 7.50

Disc 2 : The Phonogram B Sides 1981-1984

Tainted Dub/Where Did Our Love Go? 8.51
Facility Girls (12” Version) 7.17
Fun City 7.33
Insecure Me (12” Version) 8.16
So (12” Version) 8.44
It's A Mug's Game (12” Version) 8.11
Barriers (12” Version) 7.10
You Only Live Twice (12” Version) 6.58
Her Imagination 5.20
007 Theme 3.27
Disease & Desire 4.04
Born To Lose 2.55

Disc 3 : New Extended & Reworked Mixes

Say Hello, Wave Goodbye (Dave Ball Lateral Mix) 7.08
Youth (Dave Ball Wasted On The Young Mix) 5.41
Secret Life (Extended Mix) 5.17
Chips On My Shoulder (Extended Mix) 6.14
Facility Girls (2018 Mix) 7.43
Heat (Alternative Version) 6.04
Kitchen Sink Drama (Extended Mix)
The Art Of Falling Apart (Extended Mix) 8.47
Martin (Hallowe'en Mix) 6.14
Barriers (Dave Ball Broken Down Angels Mix) 7.09
Meet Murder, My Angel (Extended Mix) 6.00
Slave To This (Life Of Existence Mix)

Disc 4 : Rarities, Alternative Versions and Curios

The Girl With The Patent Leather Face (Original Version) 4.57
A Man Could Get Lost (Daniel Miller Vocal Edit)
Memorabilia (Non-Stop Ecstatic Dancing Version) 5.21
Forever The Same (Unreleased Extended Version) 10.58
Heat (US 7” Version) 4.01
Loving You, Hating Me (Special USA Mix) 7.45
Martin 10.13
Hendrix Medley (Hey Joe, Purple Haze, Voodoo Chile) 10.22
Numbers (7” DJ Version) 4.26
Down In The Subway (7” Remix Version) 4.21
L'Esqualita (7” Version) 4.22
Soul Inside (Demo) 5.21
So (Dave Ball Demo Outtake) 3.16

Disc 5 : The Early Years 1978-81

Memorabilia (Original Daniel Miller Mix)
Persuasion (Original Daniel Miller Mix)
Metro MRX (Flexipop Version)
A Man Could Get Lost (Daniel Miller Demo)
The Girl With The Patent Leather Face (Demo)
Tainted Love (Demo)
Bedsitter (Demo)
Potential (From Mutant Moments EP)
L.O.V.E Feelings (From Mutant Moments EP)
Metro MRX (From Mutant Moments EP)
Frustration (From Mutant Moments EP)
Red Tape, Sticky Tape (Demo – Previously Unreleased)
Martin (Original 1980 Demo)
Paranoid (Black Sabbath Cover)
Science Fiction Stories (Demo)
Bleak Is My Favourite Cliché (Demo)
Cleaning Fanatic (Demo)
Mix (Demo)
A Man Could Get Lost (Original Version)
Walking Make Up Counter (Live at Leeds Polytechnic, December 1979)
Occupational Hazard (Live at Leeds Polytechnic, December 1979)
Persuasion (Live at Leeds Polytechnic, December 1979)
Dave's Theme (Previously Unreleased Demo)

Disc 6 : In Session / Reunion / Cruelty Without Beauty

Entertain Me (Richard Skinner Radio 1 Session)
Seedy Films (Richard Skinner Radio 1 Session)
Chips On My Shoulder (Richard Skinner BBC Radio 1 Session)
Youth (BBC Whistle Test)
Sex Dwarf (BBC Whistle Test)
Soul Inside (David Jensen BBC Radio 1 Session)
Where Was Your Heart (When You Needed It Most) (David Jensen BBC Radio 1 Session)
God Shaped Hole (Remix)
Divided Soul (Hooker Mix)
Somebody, Somewhere, Sometime
Monoculture – Dave Ball Extended Mix
The Night
Darker Times
Last Chance
Together Alone
Caligula Syndrome
Desperate

Disc 7 : Non-Stop Euphoric Dubbing (Continuous Mix) & Remixes

Barriers (Dave Ball Broken Down Angels Dub)
Numbers (Extended Dub)
Youth (Dave Ball Wasted On The Youth Dub)
Where The Heart Is (Marcus Lancaster Dub)
Seedy Films (Richard X Dub)
L.O.V.E Feelings (Demo)
L'Esqualita (Dub)
Loving You, Hating Me (Dub)
Baby Doll (Dub)
Facility Girls (2018 Mix Dub)
Little Rough Rhinestone (Solvent Dub Mix)
Say Hello, Wave Goodbye (Dave Ball Lateral Dub)
Bedsitter (Erasure Remix)
Where The Heart Is (The Grid Remix : 2018 Re-Edit)
So (The Grid Remix)

Disc 8 : Live in Los Angeles, 83 Part 1

Mr Self Destruct
Soul Inside
Forever The Same
Insecure Me
L'Esqualita
Loving You, Hating Me
Torch
Youth
Disease & Desire
Where Was Your Heart
Baby Doll
Martin
The Art Of Falling Apart

Disc 9 : Live In Los Angeles, 83 (Part 2) plus other live recordings

Hey Joe/Purple Haze
Memorablilia
Heat
Ghost Rider (with Clint Ruin)
Say Hello, Wave Goodbye
Live at Hammersmith Palais, 84 (Fan Recording)
Down In The Subway 4.01
The Best Way To Kill 5.20
Numbers 5.29
It's A Mug's Game 8.12
Frustration
UK Tour, Live in 2003
Tainted Love 3.39
Where Did Our Love Go 5.33
Bedsitter 3.43
Sex Dwarf 6.17
Barriers 5.28
Surrender To A Stranger 4.22

Disc 10 : DVD
Posted by: Mikedepaz, April 19, 2018, 2:49am; Reply: 14
Initial first 250 orders from Lexer gets a poster too
Posted by: Pughie, April 19, 2018, 6:21am; Reply: 15
Quoted from Mikedepaz
Initial first 250 orders from Lexer gets a poster too


SOLD OUT

Posted by: Gareth Pugh, April 19, 2018, 10:24am; Reply: 16
Quoted from Mikedepaz
Initial first 250 orders from Lexer gets a poster too


Although those has already sold out by 1.30am this morning!
Posted by: celebrator, April 19, 2018, 12:38pm; Reply: 17
Quoted from Gareth Pugh


Although those has already sold out by 1.30am this morning!


These things go so fast nowadays!!!
I checked around 22.30 yesterday night and only 4 were left.  I'm very happy I was able to order one of these!
It's a damn good package - with 50% unreleased stuff.... wow!!!
Posted by: Gareth Pugh, April 19, 2018, 4:35pm; Reply: 18
If you are quick, udiscovermusic.com have now got their allocation of stock up for order now, and they have some with the poster left (at £70 plus £3.95 standard postage, it’s on a par with Amazon UK’s current price).

Good luck if you’d like one :)
Posted by: Pughie, June 24, 2018, 8:28am; Reply: 19
Soft Cell - 2018 Club Remixes EP (12" Picture Disc) - Limited Copies Remaining



Soft Cell - 2018 Club Remixes EP

As mentioned earlier this week, Soft Cell are making available a limited number of 12" Picture Disc Club Remixes EPs features remixes chosen by two internationally renowned UK DJs, both massive fans of Soft Cell, Hifi Sean and Jon Pleased Wimmin.

If you are planning to buy one of these 12" picture discs then please note that this is not a "standard" limited edition release, in that the release is primarily meant as a DJ club promotional tool. It is expected that copies available for retail will run out in the near future, so if you want one then now's the time! These mixes will not be released on any other format, and do not feature on the upcoming Keychains & Snowstorms – The Soft Cell Story boxset. The 12" will be available exclusively online via the official Soft Cell store here at Lexer Music.

Released Friday, 24th August 2018 and available to pre-order now.

Soft Cell - 2018 Club Remixes EP (Limited Edition 12" Picture Disc)

https://www.lexermusic.com/soft-cell/soft-cell-2018-club-remixes-ep-limited-edition-12-picture-disc
Posted by: Mikedepaz, June 24, 2018, 1:37pm; Reply: 20
Expensive as heck, but ordered
Posted by: Tin Soldier, June 24, 2018, 8:54pm; Reply: 21
Love that Lexer's profile is rising with these exclusives outside of Erasure. I really start to think of them when anything else in the synthpop world is coming up.
Posted by: Pughie, July 11, 2018, 7:29pm; Reply: 22



Announcing a limited-edition Soft Cell signature beer…
Soft Cell and West Berkshire Brewery (WBB) have collaborated to create a limited edition new beer named ‘Say Hello, Wave Goodbye’, which will be available exclusively in casks in up to 2000 pubs nationwide from September 3rd.

‘Say Hello Wave Goodbye’ is a 4.2% ABV pale ale inspired by the classic English bitters enjoyed by Soft Cell during their early years in Leeds, with the addition of New World hops to reflect their time in New York. The beer has flavours of digestive biscuit, toffee, grapefruit and orange.

The pale ale will be available just in time for the band’s final show at the O2 in London on 30th September. The show and the beer are both named ‘Say Hello Wave Goodbye’ as tribute to one of Soft Cell’s best-known songs, featured on the duo’s 1981 debut album ‘Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret’. The classic number one single ‘Tainted Love’ also appeared on the same album, and remains one of the biggest-selling singles ever in both the UK and the USA.

A 5.2% bottled version of the beer will also be available as an extremely limited-edition one-off brew, with a release date yet to be announced, and fans will be able to pre-order the beer by bottle or by case.

Dave Ball of Soft Cell, who has been closely involved in the brewing process, commented “A pint is a game of two halves, and I can confirm that no synthesisers were used in the making of this product”.

Further details and stockists will be announced shortly.

Posted by: Pughie, July 22, 2018, 5:23pm; Reply: 23
New images of boxset



Posted by: devoleb, July 22, 2018, 8:28pm; Reply: 24
Somebody has an overview for where and on which items you can find the Erasure mix?

- The Box set
- the 12" picture disc?
- ?
Posted by: Pughie, July 22, 2018, 9:02pm; Reply: 25
Quoted from devoleb
Somebody has an overview for where and on which items you can find the Erasure mix?

- The Box set
- the 12" picture disc?
- ?




Full track listing has been posted earlier in this thread,but here is contents of disc 7

Disc 7 : Non-Stop Euphoric Dubbing (Continuous Mix) & Remixes

Barriers (Dave Ball Broken Down Angels Dub)
Numbers (Extended Dub)
Youth (Dave Ball Wasted On The Youth Dub)
Where The Heart Is (Marcus Lancaster Dub)
Seedy Films (Richard X Dub)
L.O.V.E Feelings (Demo)
L'Esqualita (Dub)
Loving You, Hating Me (Dub)
Baby Doll (Dub)
Facility Girls (2018 Mix Dub)
Little Rough Rhinestone (Solvent Dub Mix)
Say Hello, Wave Goodbye (Dave Ball Lateral Dub)
Bedsitter (Erasure Remix)
Where The Heart Is (The Grid Remix : 2018 Re-Edit)
So (The Grid Remix)
Posted by: Mikedepaz, July 23, 2018, 12:37am; Reply: 26
I only really want this remix once it's available for download. It's really more for Soft Cel/ almond / Ball fans this box set as its a princely sum to pay.
Posted by: Pughie, July 23, 2018, 8:01am; Reply: 27
Quoted from Mikedepaz
I only really want this remix once it's available for download. It's really more for Soft Cel/ almond / Ball fans this box set as its a princely sum to pay.



Same here,but I also want the dub mix.

Posted by: nightbird4275, July 23, 2018, 11:01am; Reply: 28
Soft Cell-Bedstiter erasure dub mix ?????????????
Posted by: Pughie, July 23, 2018, 11:29am; Reply: 29
Quoted from nightbird4275
Soft Cell-Bedstiter erasure dub mix ?????????????


No I meant Soft Cell continuous dub mix

Posted by: Pughie, August 1, 2018, 9:42am; Reply: 30
A five star review in Classic Pop Magazine



Also Erasure remix mentioned

Posted by: Pughie, August 21, 2018, 4:09pm; Reply: 31
Soft Cell brand new song ‘Northern Lights’ as featured on forthcoming singles collection Keychains & Snowstorms (not included on boxset anthology of same name!!)

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/aug/21/soft-cell-release-northern-lights-first-new-song-15-years-marc-almond-dave-ball
Posted by: Pughie, August 21, 2018, 10:55pm; Reply: 32
Also today new merchandise bundles for the new hits compilation Keychains & Snowstorms (not the boxset of the same name) also live gig merchandise bundles.

https://www.lexermusic.com/soft-cell

Album,EP & 7” vinyl bundle (£26)


Gig bundle (£70)


Beer glass (£10)

Posted by: Mikedepaz, August 22, 2018, 2:53am; Reply: 33
Wow this collection is really going to drain my account  ;D
Posted by: Gareth Pugh, August 29, 2018, 10:04am; Reply: 34
Quoted from Mikedepaz
Wow this collection is really going to drain my account  ;D


Pre-orders now open for releases of the O2 concert. A wide range of choic s from downloads for £10 to a deluxe box set for £250.

As with World Be Live, these are deluxe editions made with Live Here Now; standard retail versions will be available later.

This is a long-term pre-order, as they don’t ship til late May 2019. Bear that in mind if you want to add something else into your order!
Posted by: Pughie, August 29, 2018, 11:58am; Reply: 35
Super deluxe boxset £250


Bundles 2CD/DVD blu ray/4disc coloured vinyl £90


Teeshirt £25
Posted by: Mikedepaz, August 29, 2018, 12:29pm; Reply: 36
Wow this doesn't end, more amazing stuff I can't afford now :-/ :-/ :-/
Posted by: Pughie, August 29, 2018, 2:27pm; Reply: 37
Quoted from Mikedepaz
Wow this doesn't end, more amazing stuff I can't afford now :-/ :-/ :-/


And it’s not out until May 2019!!

Posted by: Mikedepaz, August 29, 2018, 10:36pm; Reply: 38
Yes and we haven't even got to Mute 4.0 stuff planned for Erasure too.
Posted by: Tin Soldier, August 30, 2018, 6:42am; Reply: 39
Quoted from Mikedepaz
Wow this collection is really going to drain my account  ;D


I'm perversely glad you understand my pain. Then again, you're an Erasure fan, so you know that pain anyhow.  ;D

As for me, I'm an SC fan, but not so hard core that I'm all over this stuff. I would say "sorry to say", but feel relieved that this is not another band I have to bend over backward to make sure I have all of (or at least what I want from).

I'm glad you all have this diversity of merch, though. I wish some other reissues and new albums had this depth of stuff.
Posted by: Pughie, August 30, 2018, 9:32am; Reply: 40
Posted by: Mikedepaz, August 31, 2018, 1:53am; Reply: 41
Is that the Box Set he's holding?
Posted by: Pughie, August 31, 2018, 9:20am; Reply: 42
Quoted from Mikedepaz
Is that the Box Set he's holding?


I think so,it was mentioned in the Instagram message
Posted by: celebrator, August 31, 2018, 12:23pm; Reply: 43
Here's the link to that Instagram post (https://www.instagram.com/p/BnB1D9tniOQ/?taken-by=marcalmondofficial) and then click on the 'play' logo in the middle of the video.
Posted by: Pughie, August 31, 2018, 2:56pm; Reply: 44
Bedsitter (Erasure Remix edit)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=Oa0X8_CO4Mw
Posted by: DAJ, August 31, 2018, 3:00pm; Reply: 45
Oh, I'm afraid that I find this pretty awful.  
Posted by: devoleb, August 31, 2018, 8:04pm; Reply: 46
I've ordered the box-set with the Erasure remix :o  ...I hope it's the full mix on there and not the edit?!
Posted by: Mikedepaz, September 1, 2018, 12:22am; Reply: 47
Quoted from DAJ
Oh, I'm afraid that I find this pretty awful.  


I don't disagree, maybe it could have been better
Posted by: Gareth Pugh, September 1, 2018, 7:31am; Reply: 48
Quoted from Mikedepaz


I don't disagree, maybe it could have been better


I quite like it. I wonder if some people are disappointed because it doesn't sound 'like' Erasure [whatever that is, given the many styles they have had over the decades] and maybe they were expecting it would have a recognisable sound. Admittedly, going on sound alone,  this mix could have been from any number of guest remixers
Posted by: Mikedepaz, September 1, 2018, 12:32pm; Reply: 49
To me it is not innovative, this sounds like it was made in 1982
Posted by: Cesar, September 13, 2018, 3:56am; Reply: 50
[superdeluxeedition.com] Fans report issues with Soft Cell box

Quoted Text
Some fans encountering playback problems with DVD


César
Posted by: nightbird4275, September 13, 2018, 9:04am; Reply: 51
FROM SOFT CELL FACEBOOK



We understand that some people are having some playback issues with the DVD in the Keychains & Snowstorms box set, while others are reporting everything is playing perfectly. We are working closely with Universal to investigate and get this matter resolved quickly, and will advise shortly on what we will be doing to put this right for those who have bought the box set if there is a fault. In the meantime, this page is the first and only point of information for any updates on the situation, so please watch this space. Thanks for your understanding. SCHQ


CARSTEN
Posted by: devoleb, September 13, 2018, 1:59pm; Reply: 52
Quoted from nightbird4275
FROM SOFT CELL FACEBOOK



We understand that some people are having some playback issues with the DVD in the Keychains & Snowstorms box set, while others are reporting everything is playing perfectly. We are working closely with Universal to investigate and get this matter resolved quickly, and will advise shortly on what we will be doing to put this right for those who have bought the box set if there is a fault. In the meantime, this page is the first and only point of information for any updates on the situation, so please watch this space. Thanks for your understanding. SCHQ


CARSTEN

I've bought this box-set...still sealed, but I'll follow here what will happen :-)

Posted by: nightbird4275, September 13, 2018, 3:03pm; Reply: 53
SOFT CELL-   UPDATE---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


niversal Music have issued a statement to Soft Cell fans who are having playback issues with the DVD from their Keychains and Snowstorms box set.

SDE highlighted this issue on Tuesday, and since that time over 100 fans have left comments, confirming that they are experiencing issues like ‘juddering’ playback, or even no playback at all.

In a post today on the Soft Cell website the label say:

“Universal Music are sorry to inform you that owing to a hand-packing issue, some of the DVD discs featured in the Soft Cell Keychains & Snowstorms Boxset have been damaged causing playing issues, such as freezing and juddering.”

We would like to make you aware that due to this issue we are currently pressing additional copies of the DVD for anyone who has been affected. If you have experienced problems with your DVD and would like a replacement disc, please contact infoumc@umusic.com with proof of purchase (a scan, screen grab or photo of the receipt will do) and your address and it will be sent out to you.”

As explanations go, “hand-packing issue” is vague and I’d be interested in SDE readers’ thoughts as to what this might mean.

Universal also address the “small number of fans” who have had problems with the spine in the booklet. They say:

“Again, if this is an issue, please contact the above e-mail address with a photo of the damaged spine and proof of purchase and we will send out a replacement booklet. Please do not contact the retailer you bought your box set from as Universal are dealing with it directly, and kindly please do not post any further issues on social media. Please note that re-pressings of the box set will include a new packing solution to prevent this happening again, so if you have not ordered your box set yet, please order with confidence.”

Soft Cell’s representatives have added their own thoughts and thank fans for their understanding but also make a point of encouraging them to “move on please”. This is their statement:

“Thank you for your understanding on this matter. It’s as frustrating for us as it is for those affected, but we are very glad that Universal have solved the problem so quickly. We trust this minor hiccough does not affect your enjoyment of the box set, so let’s all move on please – we’d love to hear what you think about ‘Keychains & Snowstorms’.

Thanks again to so many of you for your ongoing support, and we’ll see you at the O2 in a couple of weeks!”
Posted by: Mikedepaz, September 13, 2018, 11:59pm; Reply: 54
Weak explanation and makes them look dumb. basically they rushed to get this out and didn't test on all possible platformsfor stability. But they can't admit that.
Posted by: Pughie, September 14, 2018, 2:48pm; Reply: 55
Bedsitter (Erasure Remix) full version

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=oWv_zcXfcnc
Posted by: DAJ, September 14, 2018, 6:09pm; Reply: 56
Quoted from Pughie


Now that I've heard the full version a few times (it is on Spotify too), I have grown to like this mix better.
Posted by: MikeyC, September 15, 2018, 3:28am; Reply: 57
So glad that it's available to buy on iTunes and not "album only"!!   8)
Posted by: Pughie, September 24, 2018, 8:41pm; Reply: 58
At Later with Jools rehearsals

Posted by: Tin Soldier, September 24, 2018, 8:55pm; Reply: 59
I know Lexer(?) was selling the SC neon sign earlier on, but a custom order option would have been great too. I might just have ordered one as "OTHER GUY". :)
Posted by: Mikedepaz, September 25, 2018, 2:33am; Reply: 60
The could do it with LED a bit cheaper. But neon is cooler
Posted by: Pughie, September 25, 2018, 7:55am; Reply: 61
SOFT Cell on tonights Later With Jools

Posted by: Pughie, September 25, 2018, 7:42pm; Reply: 62
Later with Jools stage set

Posted by: Pughie, October 9, 2018, 9:46am; Reply: 63
To quote Erasure .... Just when You Thought It Was Ending..... Soft Cell now want £60 for a limited (1300) edition book of photos lyrics etc with a clear 7” single featuring 4 unreleased tracks on,Never to be reprinted.



SOFT CELL - TO SHOW YOU I’VE BEEN THERE... - (HARDBACK BOOK) - PRE-ORDER [2019-04-08]
SCHBBOOK
Pre-Order
Soft Cell - To Show You I’ve Been There... (Hardback Book)

IMPORTANT: If you order other items in the same order as this book then they will not be dispatched until April 2019. Please place separate order(s) if you want an earlier dispatch for other products.
To show you I’ve been there... Soft Cell celebrated in a luxury, limited edition photo book - the ultimate piece of memorabilia. Featuring over 150 images from the archives of some of the best-known music photographers, many previously unseen, all fully restored from original negatives, this book will be the ultimate photographic record spanning the whole of Soft Cell's electric career.
Fully authorised by Marc and Dave and featuring their comments and backstories from new interviews with acclaimed music journalist Mark Paytress, this high quality 21 x 28 cm hardback is published as a limited edition of 1300 books; each copy accompanied by a free bonus specially recorded clear vinyl 7 inch single, featuring 4 previously unreleased tracks. The book will also feature a full discography, handwritten lyrics, and other surprises.
Everyone who purchases a copy of the book will also be given access to digital downloads of the four tracks on the EP on the day of release.
This book will not be reprinted, nor will the vinyl single be available independently, so please place your order promptly to avoid disappointment. In the meantime, you can preview some of the content at http://www.softcell.co.uk soon.
Soft Cell "To show you I’ve been there..." hardback book, is out Monday 8th April 2019 and available for pre-order now for shipping globally on or around the release date.
NB: For the avoidance of any confusion, this is a completely different product to any of the "Live Here Now" O2 live recording products.
£60.00
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