Say Hello Wave Goodbye / Youth

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This article is about 2018 single; for song see: Youth; for other uses see: Say Hello Wave Goodbye
Say Hello Wave Goodbye
/ Youth
single by Soft Cell
Cover photograph by Peter Ashworth
Released 21 April 2018
Produced Dave Ball
Label Universal
Genre synth-pop, new wave
Format 12″
Related Sex Dwarf
Keychains And Snowstorms

Say Hello Wave Goodbye / Youth is a single by Soft Cell, released on Record Store Day 2018.[1]

Recording[edit | edit source]

The single contains new extended mixes of two Soft Cell songs – “Say Hello, Wave Goodbye” and “Youth”, both remixed by David Ball in 2017.[?]

Release[edit | edit source]

Say Hello Wave Goodbye / Youth was released a Record Store Day 2018 single. It was pressed on clear 180g vinyl and limited to 1,500 copies.[2]

Track listing[edit | edit source]

All songs originally written and composed by Marc Almond and Dave Ball; remixes by Dave Ball.

A side 
No.TitleLength
1. Say Hello Wave Goodbye (Dave Ball Lateral Mix)”   7:07
B side 
No.TitleLength
1. Youth (Dave Ball Wasted On The Young Mix)”   5:38

Personnel[edit | edit source]

  • Original 1981 production – Mike Thorne
  • Production, mixing – Dave Ball
  • Engineering – Chris Smith, Philip Larsen

Artwork[edit | edit source]

Art direction and design by Philip Marshall, listed to be created on December 2017. Logo design – simplified ‘Soft Cell’ neon sign, is credited to Stefan Fähler.

Sleeve's front cover is an edit of one of Soft Cell photographs taken by Peter Ashworth in 1981,[?] with Ball originally having moustaches.[3] On back cover is another Ashworth photograph, of soft padded cell decoration, originally craftwed by Huw Feather. Same goes for Soho scenery photographs on vinyl's labels (one of which was originally on the back of Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret). Release details are printed on separate liner note.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Both tracks from this single later appear on Keychains And Snowstorms box set as part of “Non-Stop Euphoric Dubbing” mix.
  • The same front cover and vinyl labels photographs were later used in Keychains And Snowstorms as covers of both gatefolds for discs.
  • On official Soft Cell Instagram[4] and Rough Trade web site[2] can be seen possible initial cover artwork of the single – unedited, original photograph by Ashworth (although mirror flipped) with small ‘Soft Cell’ logo at the bottom.

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References[edit | edit source]

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