*Happiness Not Included / Bruises On All My Illusions

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*Happiness Not Included / Bruises On All My Illusions
single by Soft Cell
Cover design by Mark Hall
Released 10 February 2022
Produced Soft Cell
Philip Larsen
Label Electronic Sound
Genre synth-pop
Format 7"
Album *Happiness Not Included
Previous Northern Lights / Guilty (Cos I Say You Are)
Next Bruises On All My Illusions
Related Tainted Love (demo)

*Happiness Not Included / Bruises On All My Illusions is a 7" single by Soft Cell released exclusively by Electronic Sound magazine on 10 February, 2022.[1][2]

Recording[edit | edit source]

The tracks were originally recorded by Soft Cell in 2020 for their studio album *Happiness Not Included, produced alongside with Philip Larsen. For this exclusive single they were edited by Dave Ball with production team of Larsen and Chris Smith, to fit 7" format.

Release[edit | edit source]

The single was pressed on 7" purple vinyl and released on 10 February 2022 exclusively by UK music magazine Electronic Sound with issue 86 which features Soft Cell on its front cover and a big interview regarding new album.[1][2]

Track listing[edit | edit source]

All lyrics written by Marc Almond, all music composed by Dave Ball.
No.TitleAdditional writingLength
1. *Happiness Not Included(Special Remix Edit)Ricardo Mulhall  
No.TitleAdditional writingLength
1. Bruises On All My Illusions(Special Radio Version)John Savage  

Personnel[edit | edit source]

  • Written-By (lyrics), vocals – Marc Almond
  • Written-By (music) – David Ball, Ricardo Mulhall (1), John Savage (2)
  • Synthesizer – David Ball
  • Woodwinds (featuring) – Gary Barnacle
  • Production – Soft Cell, Philip Larsen
  • Remix (edit) – David Ball (1), Philip Larsen, Chris Smith (2)

Artwork[edit | edit source]

The sleeve was designed by Mark Hall, graphic designer and art editor of Electronic Sound magazine.[3] Vinyl labels have no information except for side titles, catalogue number and RPM and feature logotypes with squares similar to artwork on the front of the sleeve.

See also[edit | edit source]

  • Bruises On All My IllusionsCD maxi single by Soft Cell, which was planned to be released in November 2021 but got postponed to much later date, and vinyl remix EP of the same name
  • Tainted Love (demo) – another limited single released with Electronic Sound magazine

References[edit | edit source]

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