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- Marc Almond Live in Sessionhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02l2lc3.jpg2015-03-01T14:03:00ZThe Soft Cell legend performed live in Sir Terry's studio!http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/7fb50287-029d-47cc-825a-235ca28024b2?clipfocus=p02l2lgmSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 16 mins
Marc Almond Live in Session
- Derren Brown chats to Chris Tarranthttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02chhgl.jpg2012-06-28T23:00:16ZIllusionist Derren Brown chats to Chris Tarranthttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/7fb50287-029d-47cc-825a-235ca28024b2?clipfocus=p00vhjpySelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 9 mins
Derren Brown chats to Chris Tarrant
- TEN PLAGUEShttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cb4jn.jpg2011-08-08T23:00:52ZPop legend Marc Almond and playwright Mark Ravenhill speak to Miranda Sawyer about their new musical theatre piece. Set during the 17th century Great Plague of London, it resonates with 21st century anxieties and the pair’s own near death experiences.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/7fb50287-029d-47cc-825a-235ca28024b2?clipfocus=p00jpw22Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 2 mins
- Marc Almond talks about credibilityhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c8b2f.jpg2011-03-30T23:00:07ZMarc Almond talks about how Soft Cell were always worried about being credible, when they should of just got on with making great pop records. An extract from the documentary series Young Guns Go For It.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/7fb50287-029d-47cc-825a-235ca28024b2?clipfocus=p00g14k9Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 2 mins
Marc Almond talks about credibility
- Marc Almond talks about reaching number onehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c8b37.jpg2011-03-30T23:00:05ZMark Almond talks about the shock of reaching number one in the charts with Soft Cell's version of Tainted Love. An extract from the documentary series Young Guns Go For It.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/7fb50287-029d-47cc-825a-235ca28024b2?clipfocus=p00g16gySelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 2 mins
Marc Almond talks about reaching number one
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Soft Cell are an English synthpop duo who came to prominence in the early 1980s, consisting of vocalist Marc Almond and instrumentalist David Ball. The duo are principally known for their 1981 hit version of "Tainted Love" (#8 US) and 1981 debut album entitled Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret.
In the United Kingdom, they had ten Top 40 hits including "Tainted Love" (#1 UK), "Torch" (#2 UK), "Say Hello, Wave Goodbye" (#3 UK), "What!" (#3 UK), and "Bedsitter" (#4 UK), and also had four Top 20 albums between 1981 and 1984. In 1984, the duo split but reformed from 2001 to 2004 to tour and record new material, releasing their fifth studio album, Cruelty Without Beauty in 2002.
Soft Cell's songs have been covered by various artists including Nine Inch Nails, David Gray, Nouvelle Vague, Marilyn Manson, and A-ha. Their track, "Memorabilia", earned recognition for the band as pioneers of the synth-oriented techno genre. The duo have sold 10 million records worldwide.