Light Sleepers / Last Chance (RSD)

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This article is about Record Store Day 2023 vinyl single; for limited CD single see Last Chance (Christmas Mix) / Light Sleepers;
for songs see Light Sleepers (song) and Last Chance (song)
Light Sleepers / Last Chance
single by Soft Cell
Cover design by James McWilliam
Released 22 April 2023
Recorded Orange Girl Studios
Manhattan Studios
Dean St. Studios
Produced Soft Cell
Philip Larsen
Label BMG
Genre synth-pop
Format 12"
Related Last Chance (Christmas Mix) / Light Sleepers

Light Sleepers / Last Chance is a limited single by Soft Cell released for Record Store Day 2023.

Recording[edit | edit source]

Light Sleepers” was recorded for Soft Cell's 2022 studio album *Happiness Not Included and was released as AA track of duo's final single of the year and album, Last Chance (Christmas Mix) / Light Sleepers.[1] For Record Store Day 2023 release the song was remixed by The Grid, Dave Ball's electronic dance project.

Last Chance” was first recorded for 2001 studio album Cruelty Without Beauty and got fully reworked for aforementioned 2022 single as ‘Christmas Mix’ with full live brass section;[2][3] on Record Store Day release it became B-side with alternative title – ‘Brass Mix’.

Release[edit | edit source]

The single, pressed on clear 12" vinyl, was revealed with numerous other Record Store Day 2023 releases in 16 February,[4] and on next day announced on Soft Cell's official pages.[5] The Record Store Day event started in 22 April.[4][6] The remaining, unsold copies of the single became available for purchase in Soft Cell affiliated web stores in early May.[7]

Track listing[edit | edit source]

All lyrics written by Marc Almond, all music composed by Dave Ball.

Side A 
No.TitleAdditional writingLength
1. Light Sleepers(The Grid Twilight Mix)Jon Savage  
2. “Light Sleepers” (The Grid ‘Another Grid World’ Mix)Jon Savage  
Side B 
No.TitleLength
1. Last Chance(Extended Brass Mix)  
2. “Last Chance” (Brass Mix Radio Edit)  

Personnel[edit | edit source]

  • Written-By (lyrics), vocals – Marc Almond
  • Written-By (music) – David Ball, Jon Savage (A1, A2)
  • Production – Soft Cell, Philip Larsen
  • Mixing – The Grid (A1, A2), Chris Smith (B1, B2), Philip Larsen (B1, B2)
  • Recording (vocals) – Jonny Solway (A1, A2)
  • Woodwind – Gary Barnacle (A1, A2)
  • Bass – Jack Birchwood (B1, B2)
  • Mastering – Barry Grint

Artwork[edit | edit source]

Front cover artwork by James McWilliam[3] presents Los Angeles imagery with skyscrapers, palms and birds by early morning sky.[6] Concept is credited to Chris Smith.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Single's artwork was first revelead on Soft Cell's official pages[8] and affiliated web store[3] as cover of 2022 CD single, which in the end became Last Chance (Christmas Mix) / Light Sleepers, with reversed track order and Christmas themed artworks.

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