Soft Cell revisit Say Hello Wave Goodbye on Later… with Jools Holland

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Soft Cell perform Say Hello Wave Goodbye on Later… with Jools Holland on BBC Two (25 September 2018). For more performances and interviews from the show, subscribe now: Watch the whole episode here:

One of the best songs they ever did, love the david gray cover, but this is sublime & as good today as it's ever been... They deserve their place at the table of the greats... Welcome back... Later! xx
Paul Cole
Pure class! Soft Cell still got it. Quite emotional at the end with Marc singing next to Dave, Roll on the 02 on Sunday.
As a hardcore Rush, Led Zep & Free fan I have to say this is absolutely bloody fantastic !
Mauve Dreamer
Still got that beautiful expressive voice. 💜 💜
A reminder of how quick life is....
Peter Jones
Just brilliant. As great today as it was in 81. The original synth duo. I hope they continue to make new stuff.
Russ Thomas
Superb. One of the greatest songs ever written. And the new box set is magnificent.
Chris Wareham
Still sends shivers down my spine every time I hear this song!
I love this more than I have the words to say. I ache and burst with an uncontainable adoration for this song and performance. I am at the same time devastated into desolation, to learn that their last ever performance is days away and sold out.
nice dead inside shirt
This song has a new dimension to it now that it’s surely the last Soft Cell reunion
mark & dave i had tears in my eyes at the end you did a great job
Nigel Bartlett
100% better than that Idles crap, gonna have to dig out my " erotic cabaret" album now!
Takayuki Ishiguro
Never get tired of this...
Groups, bands, singers, whatever, could learn so much from these two musical giants. And the thing that really got me was the fact they must've played this tune a gazillion times yet they looked liked they were having a 'ball'! Sorry Dave, I had to say it. Pure unadulterated class, from start to finish. Thanks boys.
Roy Wayne
Still a very beautiful song.
graham tunstall
wow that was amazing, i love all these old bands coming back to life, and quite a lot of them sound better now than they did 30 years ago.
Karyn Robertson
Saw them in Tiffany’s in Glasgow in 1983 was one of the loudest gigs I have ever attended and I’m a rock chick loved them.
Reed Reedly
Outstanding, that song is timeless and it was flawlessly performed. I wish most in the US could have realized how amazing they were well beyond Tainted Love, not to mention Marc's solo career. Would love to see their last show.
Watched this live last night, .. brilliant ... I'd love to know what tickled Dave Ball towards the end :-) .. Was it just me or did it look as though he wasn't really playing the keyboards? Regardless, loved it :-)
My goodness. How time flies. This awesome song is almost 37 years ago. Such fond memories of soft cell.... Bedsitter, just fantastic too!!
Jorge Velez
Love love eternal love for these two.
Alexandra Reid
AMAZING! one of my fave songs, such passion Marc xx
Mr d
What is wrong with Dave ball? I know he’s been struggling with ill health? He looks virtually unrecognisable, great performance though especially towards the end
Richard East
genius - Soft Cell sang about the real world, its psyche and its psyche's underbelly.
Smashing. Still got it. Dave turning into Neville Southall.
Antonymes Music
Welcome back Soft Cell. Keychains and Snowstorms is one of the best band retrospectives ever. Dave Ball's new remixes are so beautiful.
A classic. Looking forward to the o2 on Sunday.
George Dimopoulos
Daniela Martínez
Brendan Fisher
'Master of None' S2 Ep5 brought me here. That taxi scene. Feelz.
Stuart Williams
And if wasn't for David Ball's mum giving them £2000 to help them make a demo who knows where'd they be nowadays.
Desirable Musical Sounds
Ace Performance...
Kill Bill G
Los amos del calabozo!!!, el mejor duo de la historia!!!!!
Jon Vincent
18 dislikes from deaf people
What a great performance, faithful to the original, I'm pleased to say. I hate it when artists make slight alterations when playing live.
top 10 best records of the 80s
David Bellamy
Amazing! love it now as much as loved it in 1980s
Bloody hell these guys can still nail it!
brapman brap
pure class ..awesome tune
Blimey, that puts me straight back into my childhood bedroom in the early 80’s!
Anthony Kilgannon
Marc almond is certainly an unsung talent in British music.marvellous as ever.
Geoff Joffy
Excellent. One of my favourite Soft Cell songs. Great to see them back again and having fun. Thanks.
Johnny Palermo
...lovely lovely lovely 😊👏👏👏👏👏👏👏
stephen whittle
Anthony Stafford
Marc almond bless you
Mike Fellows
Absolutely superb ! Class is timeless and these guys are proof of that ! They laid down the soundtrack to the formative years of many of us and we are blessed for that ! Thanks guys , you were, and still are heads and shoulders above the rest !!!
Gimme Shelter
good to see you both have it in you David and marc
Toni Fustel
Heart and soul!!!
Best Song Ever 😘
I still have the 12 inch record in mint quality in my vaults :)
Not convinced Dave Ball was actually playing anything, but frankly I don't care...class song and well deserved slight return to the spotlight...
Richard Willcock
I tell you what, Marc Almond's voice has certainly stood the test of time.
Ludwig Hovenbeet
Is it true that Almond has to get his stomach pumped cos it was full of cum or something? I clearly remember that rumour in the 90s. Cool.
wualagual a
Me muero muerta!
pizza punk
bad syrup
Big Nads Homo
So glad I was a teenager growing up in Yorkshire listening to music of the 80s
Marc has had some bad plastic surgery done on him. Dave just looks old and grumpy. Having said that they still sound good.
Mark Ratcliff
Bloody hell! the Pet Shop Boys have let themselves go!😂
edwin mason
I've just watched about 7 versions of this wonderful torch song on YouTube and I honestly think this version has more emotion and the music is stripped down to the basics which shows the musician's skills. Really enjoyed this - I couldn't see what the fuss was about when the song came out in '82, but I think that was more me being a "shallow white teenager" (the modern day snowflake) than actually understanding the depth of human emotion - which I hope I understand a bit more now. End of saga.
martin manifold
Best version ....dont like the other styles marc has tried
Fantastic! It’s nice to see they’re both on good terms still. I need me one of those neon lights, they look amazing
Ditto .. sublime, as good as I’ve ever heard it..
Stephen Saunders
Funny how in 1982 that a queer with makeup sang a song with a voice that had the range of two notes became a small 'hit'. This gets increasingly harder to fault with the many versions Almond does with it. In January 1982 the number ones were; The Human League followed by Bucks Fizz and pretty much no-one in the pub would put 20p in the machine to play them as they all lacked guitars. Out of those who's left singing (albeit with perhaps 3 notes now) is Marc. 'Classic' is word often thrown around but rarely deserved.
91´ Mendelsohn Extended Mix is still the best Version ever
the johns 1984
Excellent great soft cell
Spongecake Squareshoes
If you've never seen it on here. Look up Bronski Beat and Marc Almond live at Montreux. It's camp af but really good at the same time.
Point Venus
Dave resembles Michael elphick boon these days
Lachleute Nettmenschen
Da geht einem echt das Herz auf, wenn man Dave so lachen sieht :)
One of the greatest songs ever written and never gets enough airtime or love. This is a painful song to hear for me and makes me cry. Utterly magical.
Esta canción y todas son verdaderos himnos para el alma , y la voz de Marc es única
Dennis Proctor
Djgingecoldwell Coldwell
Watching this reminds me of an early Peter Jay stand up of his Dad playing Keyboards on this track. Just Fantastic.
Tanto puedo amarlos ❤️
Welcome back boys, please make us some more music!!!
Alvaro Sances
GRandes, muy grandes... la canción de las mejores de la historia!!!!
jenna leigh-raine
beautiful and sad. i know dave well . but they did nt get involved in each other's life. so when marc turns to sing You never knew me...I never knew you... its like hes saying...well this was our life's take good care old friend 💜😢
Judgement Ravi
Virinder Minhas
Outstanding bought a tears to my eyes.
Phil Bury
Definitely one for my desert island discs. Awsome! 👌
Javier de Castro
por Dios que viejos nos hacemos
Rich Baro
Too short, wanted to hear the soaring vocals at the end like on the record
Stray Wolf 777
Such a powerful record, I remember when it came out back in 81, the New Wave sound & Mark's voice makes it work together so well ! which makes you really feel the song.
eM Jot
Dave looks now a bit like James May's older and bigger brother.
scuzzlebutt 1
They are a national treasure absolutely brilliant !
Peter Jongeneel warm and fuzzy....., i am old...Feels great :)
shayne Lowther
Does this mean we are going to get some new stuff?????????
Properjob 73
Still got it...great lyrics....they meant something back then...
My teenage years, like everyone's, had a soundtrack this was one of the songs.
Mike Collings
Absolute classic
mark rocket man Grimstead
Superb,love it synth at it's best.also I want that neon🙂
Mal Barker
marks voice sounds even better now, than all those years ago, i looked away from screen just to hear how spot on he was. poor dave aint got the moogs anymore, he looked a bit bored. class duo.
Surrinder J
Great song.. MA is a great lead vocalist. I saw these live whey back in 2001. Wow DB put some weight on there now.
My claim to fame here is I used to drive his [estranged] Dad [Peter] down to the shops to get his shopping and baccy in Cheltenham, 10-15 years ago.
John McGrath
Not a pop fan but this song and performance was mind blowing. I listened to the original recording and I prefer this version.
Saw Marc on tour last year , brilliant stonking performance with great band , one of the melancholy greats
Just 2 guys on stage.....but oh so powerful!!! Ok there are 2 guys in the backround,but you know what i !!!!!