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Gloria Jones "tainted Love"

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An American friend wants to hear the original version of "Tainted love". He has asked if its on any CDs and if so which one....can anyone help?

Cheers, Chris.

At least 2 - Soul Satisfaction (the Decca/ABC/MCA group comp) and Wigan Casino Story - The Final Chapter (Goldmine)

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An American friend wants to hear the original version of "Tainted love". He has asked if its on any CDs and if so which one....can anyone help?

Cheers, Chris.

American friend my arse, you want it for your next DJ spot :lol::unsure:

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Gloria Jones "Tainted Love" is also included in 2-CD Rediscover The 60´s & 70´s - In The Midnight Hour, the Old Gold collection featuring 24 soul classics from 1962-76. Nice compilation for newbies, i.e. people who want an introduction to soul.

Soft Cell´s version of "Tainted Love" was sampled by new R&B sensation/novelty act Rihanna on her "S.O.S.". This has resulted in new interest also for the 1965 Gloria Jones recording.

If you want an mp3 of the track - pm me.

Melismo

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Make sure you get the Champion version. The Inferno UK version is a remixed one, and lacks the 'haunting melody' that I loved in the Champion track.

Strange - I used to have it on Inferno 7" for years (the blue one with Sandy Wynns on the other side), and now have it on Champion, and when I had both I couldn't tell any difference between the two versions - unless you're thinking of the Inferno 12" re-edit (which also had the 7" version on), or for that matter if there's yet another release?

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Strange - I used to have it on Inferno 7" for years (the blue one with Sandy Wynns on the other side), and now have it on Champion, and when I had both I couldn't tell any difference between the two versions - unless you're thinking of the Inferno 12" re-edit (which also had the 7" version on), or for that matter if there's yet another release?

Perhaps its just my senility then. I thought the backing vocals were far more 'echo-ie' on the US label. I also have a feeling the Inferno version was speeded up ever so slightly??

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Yes, the original version of "Tainted Love" was recorded by Gloria Jones, Marc Bolan´s girlfriend.

Soft Cell were the ones who achieved mainstream success with the song some 15 years later.

Even 10 years after Soft Cell had a hit with it, Marilyn Manson turned it into a heavy rock number and gave it renewed exposure.

Ed Cobb, the composer of "Tainted Love", sadly is no longer alive, he passed in 1999. He´s best known for his contributions to the world of rock and pop, but he also composed for instance "Every Little Bit Hurts" for Brenda Holloway, a true soul classic.

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Yes, the original version of "Tainted Love" was recorded by Gloria Jones, Marc Bolan´s girlfriend.

Soft Cell were the ones who achieved mainstream success with the song some 15 years later.

Even 10 years after Soft Cell had a hit with it, Marilyn Manson turned it into a heavy rock number and gave it renewed exposure.

Ed Cobb, the composer of "Tainted Love", sadly is no longer alive, he passed in 1999. He´s best known for his contributions to the world of rock and pop, but he also composed for instance "Every Little Bit Hurts" for Brenda Holloway, a true soul classic.

I don't think she was Marc Bolan's girlfriend at the time tainted love was recorded, maybe 10 years later she was. Tainted love came out in 1964.

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Ed Cobb, the composer of "Tainted Love", sadly is no longer alive, he passed in 1999. He´s best known for his contributions to the world of rock and pop, but he also composed for instance "Every Little Bit Hurts" for Brenda Holloway, a true soul classic.

i remember reading/hearing an interview with marc almond,he said round the time of his version he was at a meeting with the u.s record company and ed cobb was also there,almond said ed wouldnt speak to him or even look at him huh.gif theres gratitude :wicked:

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I don't think she was Marc Bolan's girlfriend at the time tainted love was recorded, maybe 10 years later she was. Tainted love came out in 1964.

Yes, you´re right. Also it was even 20, not 10 years later, that Marilyn Manson introuced the song to a younger audience smile.gif

That song never dies it seems.

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Yes, you´re right. Also it was even 20, not 10 years later, that Marilyn Manson introuced the song to a younger audience smile.gif

That song never dies it seems.

"20 years after Soft Cell did it", was what I intended to write.

Lately every time I post something - Soul Source disappears, so just when I was going to edit my mistakes the forum was down again...

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i remember reading/hearing an interview with marc almond,he said round the time of his version he was at a meeting with the u.s record company and ed cobb was also there,almond said ed wouldnt speak to him or even look at him :D theres gratitude :thumbsup:

I would have done the same .....

Malc Burton

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