Soft Cell - To Show You I’ve Been There... - (Hardback Book)

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Soft Cell - To Show You I've Been There... (Hardback Book)

Finished stock is continuing to arrive at Lexer Music in small batches and we expect to have all outstanding orders despatched by the week ending 24th May.

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 black vinyl 7 inch single, featuring 4 previously unreleased tracks. The book will also feature a full discography, handwritten lyrics, and other surprises.

Each copy of the book will be accompanied by an exclusive free bonus 7-inch vinyl 'Magick Mutants' EP containing four fully re-recorded tracks from the band's early 80s archive. The tracks are 'Science Fiction Stories', 'Bleak Is My Favourite Cliché', 'The Girl With The Patent Leather Face' and a special cover of the seminal 1979 Fad Gadget single 'Back To Nature'. The EP is also dedicated to Fad Gadget, aka Frank Tovey, who studied with Marc and Dave at Leeds Polytechnic during their time there. As with the highly-sought-after 'Mutant Moments' EP from 1980, the artwork has been created by Dave Ball, and the tracks will also be made available as full-length downloads (plus edits) with purchase of the book.

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/book.

Summary of Main Contents:

  • Limited edition of 1300 copies only
  • Commentary from new interviews by acclaimed music journalist Mark Paytress
  • Each copy comes with an exclusive free bonus 4-track vinyl 'Magick Mutants' EP with artwork by Dave Ball
  • Free bonus MP3 downloads of the 4 tracks plus edits (see email sent separately including zip file of the 8 tracks)
  • Hardback, quarter-bound glossy and linen cover - 21 x 28 x 3 cm
  • 176 pages - over 200 rare and previously unpublished images
  • Full UK discography
  • ISBN 978-1-5272-3767-4

NB: For the avoidance of any confusion, this is a completely different product to any of the "Live Here Now" O2 live recording products.

By purchasing this book, you are agreeing that the 7" audio and/or MP3s you receive are solely for your personal use. All copies of the MP3s are watermarked to each individual recipient and online activity monitored by a third party company who will alert the publisher to any illegal filesharing or posting on social media. The publishers of the book reserve the right to take the appropriate legal action should their copyright be in any way infringed, and to pass legal costs directly on to the offender, through a debt collection agency if required. Please respect the amount of work that has gone into this project by adhering to this simple request.

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