Tainted Love
Tainted Love

Tainted Love

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(Soft Cell / Gloria Jones) [TOMBC202104]
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One of the Biggest Pop Hits of the 80s and a Cult Northern Soul Classic is Now Available as a Music Box!

★ Limited 1st Edition
★ With Individually-Numbered 1st Edition Postcard
★ Arrangement by Jon Trier (Richard Hawley Band)
★ Raising money for www.headway.org.uk (Brain Injury Association)
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English duo Soft Cell’s synth-pop reworking of ‘Tainted Love’ gained worldwide success in 1981, reworked from the Gloria Jones Soul original of 1964.

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 and 2021 marks the 40th anniversary of the band’s seminal ‘Non Stop Erotic Cabaret’ album, from which it was taken.

Our version of the timeless Electro-Northern Soul stomper is surely the next best thing to clapping along on the dancefloor to this wonderful piece of Synth-Talc Pop-Soul!

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