Objects of Desire 7/ Say Hello Wave Goodbye 12' extended single ❤️
In the early 80's 12" singles were £1.99. I loved them. Some were just another chorus with a few more repetitive synth sounds, and others..... were genius. The extended version of Say Hello Wave Goodbye by Soft Cell is the latter. All Soft Cell 12" singles were wonderful creative extensions of the song. (Try and find the 12" box set)
I love the Artwork on Say Hello.. I remember holding the cover and thinking how much it summed Soft Cell up. From memory it was a Huw Feather design. But i could be wrong, my copy is North at my Mum's house....
The 12" Say Hello Wave Goodbye is a glorious 9.08 min long and prepare for a journey .... and you know that feeling you get when you play something you love - to someone who hasn't heard it... Stick around...
Dave Tafani takes centre stage at the beginning and weaves an emotion touching clarinet solo up and down and around the song. At one point you think Mr Almond is about to interrupt... but the clarinet takes you up and down and around again.
Finally Mr Ball is able to bring in the recognisable music and another perfect half begins. For me it's one of Soft Cell's best songs and Marc Almond's vocal his best ever.. Again for me, but this record has a place in my growing up - ♥️
I could only find the 7" original below, but it's a great version.... Enjoy but try try and try to find the 12" you'll thank me ☑️ and check out Dave Tofani.... He's amazing.... 😊