To Show You I've Been There ...

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To Show You I've Been There ...
Cover photograph by Chris Smith
Genre photo book
Published 2 May 2019
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Format hardback
Related Magick Mutants
To Show You I've Been There ... is a photo book of Soft Cell released in May 2019.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Release[edit | edit source]

The book announced and become available for pre-order in October 2018, going with bonus new 7" record – Magick Mutants EP.[1] Dave Ball was promoting them on magazine, radio and podcast interviews.[2][3][4] At first the release date was stated to be April 2019,[1] but in the end it became May 1th.[5] The release of the book and EP was also accompanied by a launch party in Soho, London on May 2nd.[5][6]

Cover artwork[edit | edit source]

On front cover of the book is a photograph of interior of the ‘Soft Cell’ neon sign, taken by Chris Smith, manager of Soft Cell and Dave Ball. The photograph was incident but greatly appealed to the duo to be used on cover.[2]

Personnel[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The launch party of book and EP on May 2nd was also celebrating Dave Ball's 60th birthday (May 3rd).[6]

References[edit | edit source]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Soft Cell on Twitter: «To Show You I’ve Been There is the brand new official Soft Cell book ... (Official Soft Cell Twitter). 8 October 2018. (Twitter)  archived
  2. 2.0 2.1 Soft Cell - Interview with Dave Ball. John Clarkson. 14 June 2019. (  archived
  3. HIT THE NORTH: FT. GUEST DAVE BALL (SOFT CELL) (Interview with Dave Ball at Boogaloo Radio). Mike Smith and Rob Owen. 2 April 2019. (Mixcloud)
  4. Dave Ball - Soft Cell (Interview with Dave Ball for the Strange Brew podcast). Jason Barnard. 7 June 2019. (
  5. 5.0 5.1 Soft Cell - Posts (Official Soft Cell page on Facebook). 26 April 2019. (Facebook)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Retro Man Blog: Soft Cell "To Show You I've Been There" - Details on The New Book & Report From The Launch Party by Ian Pile. Ian Pile. 15 May 2019. (Blogger)  archived
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