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SOFT CELL

tainted love (music box edition)

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limited first edition music box w/ numbered postcard

Released: 22nd Oct 2021

£19.99


English duo Soft Cell’s synth-pop reworking of ‘Tainted Love’ gained worldwide success in 1981, reworked from the Gloria Jones Soul original of 1965.

In 1973, Northern Soul DJ Richard Searling re-discovered the almost decade-old original on a trip to the USA and popularised the song at the legendary Wigan Casino. Soft Cell’s Marc Almond became aware of the song through Dave Ball, a Northern Soul aficionado, and the band began performing it in their live shows, before recording & releasing it as their 2nd single. Their chart-topping version went on to become one of the biggest selling records of the 80s & 2021 marks the 40th anniversary of the band’s seminal ‘Non Stop Erotic Cabaret’ album, from which it was taken. Raising money for www.headway.org.uk (Brain Injury Association)

tainted love (music box edition)