|STOP PRESS – AN IMPORTANT CRUELTY WITHOUT BEAUTY UPDATE|
|PLEASE READ CAREFULLY|
For various reasons we have decided to put back the release of Cruelty Without Beauty 2020 to 30th October. While we’re obviously sorry about this delay, there are several silver linings…
With the original album clocking in at around forty-seven minutes long, it wasn’t possible to achieve the highest quality sound which we would want to give you on a single 12″ disc, and for that reason we were not happy with the recent cut. Plus, because this is the first time the album has been on vinyl, we wanted it to be really special.
The solution is that the album will now be released on double 180g 12″ pink-vinyl in gatefold packaging with printed inner sleeves.
And as if that wasn’t enough, we are now able to add all the bonus tracks from the first CD to the vinyl, which means that, in addition to the the original album tracklisting, the vinyl reelase will now also include Divided Soul, God Shaped Hole, Somebody Somewhere Sometime, Dancing Alone and Perversity. As with all the album tracks, this will represent the first time that any of these tracks have been available on vinyl.
Delaying the release date slightly also gives us more time to get the artwork to the highest standard possible. As you may know all the original artwork files have been lost so our designer, James McWilliam, has had to rebuild everything from scratch, which has been a long and painstaking process.
We have also added introductions to the album from both Marc and Dave; an essay by Adrian Thrills; compiler’s notes; and, for the very first time, the lyrics for the whole album and the bonus tracks will be included.
All these upgrades mean that the price of the vinyl edition will increase accordingly, but we hope you’ll agree it is worth it for all the additional content.
The good news is that if you have already pre-ordered your album through softcell.co.uk already, you will only pay the original price. In all cases, if you have made an order, no further action is required on your part. Your purchases will arrive on, or around, release date on 30th October.
If you haven’t already pre-ordered your album then it’s worth mentioning that the money-saving bundle packages we have on offer are designed to provide the best value, so please do have a look.