Tainted Love – Soft Cell (1981)

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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the  single, Tainted Love by Soft Cell. The record was released in 1980, on the Some Bizarre record label and has been reworked into the silhouette of a shattered heart.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of Soft Cell,  Marc Almond, Synth Pop, or has a special memory linked to the song.

Presented in a satin black box frame
Limited Edition of 100, signed and numbered by myself, the artist

Title: Tainted Love
Media Artist/s: Soft Cell
Record Label: Some Bizarre
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1980s
Genre: Pop / Synth Pop

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Additional information about this, Soft Cell vinyl art.

Soft Cell – The Artists

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” and their platinum-selling debut album Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret. In the United Kingdom, they had ten Top 40 hits including “Tainted Love”, “Torch”, “Say Hello, Wave Goodbye”, “What!”, and “Bedsitter”, and also had four Top 20 albums between 1981 and 1984. In 1984, the duo split but reformed in 2001 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 Marilyn Manson, Coil, Nine Inch Nails, David Gray, Nouvelle Vague, 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.

Tainted Love – The Song

Tainted Love is an obscure 1965 northern soul track originally released by Gloria Jones, the girlfriend of Marc Bolan at the time of his death, and written by Ed Cobb of The Four Preps. After the chart failure of “Memorabilia”, Phonogram Records allowed Soft Cell to record a second and final single (“Tainted `Love”) in an attempt to score a chart success. American artist Gloria Jones recorded the original version of “Tainted Love” in 1964. It was the B-side of her 1965 single “My Bad Boy’s Comin’ Home”, which was a commercial flop, failing to chart in either the US or the UK. 

Shattered Heart – The Shape

Modelled into the shape of a shattered / broken heart.

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Additional information

Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm

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