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Tainted Love Ep Single, Import

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SOFT CELL Tainted Love (1991 Canadian 4-track CD single including remixes by The Grid & Julian Mendelsohn issued in a great black and white picture sleeve)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Tainted Love/ Where Did Our Love Go
  2. Loving You Hating Me
  3. Where The Heart Is
  4. Tainted Love '91


Product Details

  • Audio CD (December 1, 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Single, Import
  • Label: Universal Int'l
  • ASIN: B0000030KO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #133,638 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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This is the best version of Tainted Love/Where did our Love go. To help others out, this version was released at the same time Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret was released, 1982, but as an import from England. So if you had an album rock station, they probably played this version. The Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret version was very short, with "Where Did Our Love Go" completely edited out. Then there was the 45 version, which included both songs connected together, but with 2 minutes edited out of the middle section and 2 minutes chopped off the end of the song. If your looking for the song in particular, get this one and stay away from Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret. You would think Non-Stop being the "album", it would have the longest version available. Wrong.
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It's hard to do a survey of the great electropop singles of the 1980s without mentioning "Tainted Love" from the influential duo Soft Cell. Vocalist Marc Almond sings this song with the urgency of a scarred lover who's had his heart bruised too many times. The moody and dark synths underscore the pained lyrics which convincingly illustrate a picture of a relationship gone bad. "Tainted Love" stayed in the charts for weeks and weeks, and it's easy to see why. Not only did we connect with Almond's agony, it also provided ample proof that synth pop can carry emotion. But "Tainted Love" doesn't really hit its climax until it segues into their version of the Supremes' "Where Did Our Love Go." This single, which has the original 9-minute extended version, excludes the b-side "Memorabillia," which was featured on the original US 12-inch single. Also, the 1991 remix that surfaces here isn't bad, but it's rather unnecessary. Still, "Tainted Love" is a single definitely worth revisiting. Even after all these years, it remains untainted.
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By A Customer on December 14, 2000
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I agree with the previous caller that the version of Tainted Love from Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret was short and leaves you yearning for more. However, and it's a BIG however, the rest of the album is equally as brilliant. It really showcases 1) Marc's vocal abilities, 2) David's wizardry with sounds/the equipment and their songwriting skills. The depth of their world into which they take you when you listen to the lyrics, is nothing short of real. Just listen to Bedsitter, Frustration, Seedy Films, Secret Life and other singles not on the album: Torch, Insecure Me. I could go on and on. If you can find it, you MUST buy a copy of Non-Stop Ecstatic Dancing, a compilation of remixes that is phenomenal! ....
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By A Customer on May 28, 1999
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Marc Almond is a true DIVA. I have everything he has ever done with and without David Ball. His solo stuff is amazing. He is the Torch singer of all Torch singers!
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I love Soft Cell and Tainted Love is one of my favorite `80s songs of all time. After all these years it's just so perfect, but of course we can't forget that this song is a 1981 remake of the Gloria Jones 1964 version, which is really good, but I prefer this version, plus the song became an international hit with this cover, and later on was remade again by Marilyn Manson in 2001 (Which was an okay remake), butchered by The Pussycat Dolls in 2005, and then sampled in 2006 by Rihanna for her hit song S.O.S. If you haven't heard of this song or never heard this particular cover. Please go ahead, and take a listen.
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SOFT CELL 1.Nine minute version of Tainted Love/Where Did Our Love Go. 2.Single of Loving You Hating Me. 3.Remix of Where The Heart Is. 4.compact Tainted Love '91 from Memorabilia Greatest Hits. Even now when Marc is out on the street walking people point and say, "there's the Tainted Love guy". He loves it 32 years latter.
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This is CD has my favorite version of Tainted Love. This version is the longest. The other songs are pretty good also.
I am quite happy with this purchase!
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I just love softcells version of tainted love mixed with where did our love go another great piece of music in my opinion
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