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

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.
Geriatric Carper
Superb, when the audience starts giving Marc the backing vocals 👌🥺
Peter Jones
Just brilliant. As great today as it was in 81. The original synth duo. I hope they continue to make new stuff.
Mauve Dreamer
Still got that beautiful expressive voice. 💜 💜
Absolutely, Amazingly Awesome!! Marc has Such a great voice!!
mark & dave i had tears in my eyes at the end you did a great job
This song has a new dimension to it now that it’s surely the last Soft Cell reunion
Chris Wareham
Still sends shivers down my spine every time I hear this song!
Dean Appleby
Along with the PSB,s the best synth pop bands ever
James Wilson
I love Marc almond he is my favourite artist
As a hardcore Rush, Led Zep & Free fan I have to say this is absolutely bloody fantastic !
Takayuki Ishiguro
Never get tired of this...
Russ Thomas
Superb. One of the greatest songs ever written. And the new box set is magnificent.
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.
The sound of synthesizers is too good. Korg !!!!!
Stephen Campbell
He always was a wonderful singer, technically wayward, but full of personality and feeling. I think he is even better now
Beautiful, almost brings a tear to my eye, grew up with this band, I'm so lucky to have been a teenager in the 80's
Brendan Fisher
'Master of None' S2 Ep5 brought me here. That taxi scene. Feelz.
Alexandra Reid
AMAZING! one of my fave songs, such passion Marc xx
Jon Vincent
18 dislikes from deaf people
91´ Mendelsohn Extended Mix is still the best Version ever
Mike Fellows
Class lives on, here's the proof ! This is stellar ! Absolute classic from the 80's best duo without a doubt ! Perfect live rendition ...
Peter Turley
Genuine Talent never diminishes - X .
Just 2 guys on stage.....but oh so powerful!!! Ok there are 2 guys in the backround,but you know what i !!!!!
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.
Geoff Joffy
Excellent. One of my favourite Soft Cell songs. Great to see them back again and having fun. Thanks.
Jorge Velez
Love love eternal love for these two.
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.
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.
Fantastic song . Beautiful voice and brilliant band. Love ya x great memories and thanks for them xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Rich Baro
Too short, wanted to hear the soaring vocals at the end like on the record
Peter Jongeneel warm and fuzzy....., i am old...Feels great :)
What a beautiful voice Marc has outstanding vocals 👌
I still think Marc is gorgeous
David Bellamy
Amazing! love it now as much as loved it in 1980s
Andy Settle
loved this first time round, on a par for me with 'days of pearly spencer' - fantastic!
Ditto .. sublime, as good as I’ve ever heard it..
mark rocket man Grimstead
Superb,love it synth at it's best.also I want that neon🙂
Point Venus
Dave resembles Michael elphick boon these days
Phil Bury
Definitely one for my desert island discs. Awsome! 👌
one word... PERFECTION !!
Djgingecoldwell Coldwell
Watching this reminds me of an early Peter Jay stand up of his Dad playing Keyboards on this track. Just Fantastic.
Me:come to China pls! Me again: wake up
roberto ficelle
the stockman " l'éclusier" de Jacques Brel !
Daniel Klöpper
Many References in the Stage-Setup. Tape Recorder in Neon ... like most every synthband of the 80s. And The Names in Neon are a reference to early Kraftwerk Stage-Setups.
DJ Darren Barnes
absolute legends !!
Wow what a great voice, Marc can still really channel the emotion. Such a unique inflection to his voice.
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.
Saw Marc on tour last year , brilliant stonking performance with great band , one of the melancholy greats
keith-lee castle
I’ve loved this band since 1980...
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.
Billy Beattie
A great song of one the great albums of the 80s. Love it.
Karl Collins
May 2019 North East UK
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.
Craig Boswell
The song is about a politician who is having an affair with a Call Girl ……...
eM Jot
Dave looks now a bit like James May's older and bigger brother.
A reminder of how quick life is....
martin manifold
Best version ....dont like the other styles marc has tried
Neil P
What a song that is - Still sounds great and in my view FWIW Marc Almond has a hell of a voice - He can certainly hold a tune. Neither of them have aged well, but they are still alive and kicking and can do themselves proud!!
Adrian Federici
As good now as in the 80s , fantastic performance.
Amazing! I just love it!
One of the 80's greatest tunes.
They are a national treasure absolutely brilliant !
Judgement Ravi
Mark Readman
There is just some kind of magic when they perform together, like all great acts, it just works.
this song ma gosh ...his lyrics .... all Marc lyrics so twisted as Erasure ... dayum
Blimey, Dave's a big lad these days.
91 Mendelsohn Extended Mix still the best
Pure class. Love it
Fantastic! It’s nice to see they’re both on good terms still. I need me one of those neon lights, they look amazing
One of the best songs ever written! Dripping with soul, class, despair and beauty. Still stunning after all these years...
liam obrien
One of the best synth pop songs of all time...magic.
Robert Watson
a true classic, and that voice
Katarina Kovac
I said "hello" and wave "adore" for life!
Blimey, that puts me straight back into my childhood bedroom in the early 80’s!
Properjob 73
Still got it...great lyrics....they meant something back then...
Matt Lilley
Mom, get Nan and Grandad off the karaoke machine.....
Paul Atreides
dave and marc thank you so much from germany
Welcome back boys, please make us some more music!!!
Ian Fisher
That sounded really good. Like the neon. Timeless synthpop.
Stuart Williams
I love this band there I said it!
Count Cliff
Awesome, looking well Dude, love this song ....
Nigel Bartlett
100% better than that Idles crap, gonna have to dig out my " erotic cabaret" album now!
Janet Broadley
Still has a great voice!!
alopecia .heagehog
brapman brap
pure class ..awesome tune
Karl Hainer
Great stuff Marc and Dave.
yogurinha borova
amazing !!!
Grace Bates
I love it❤❤
roberto ficelle
bravo Marco ---> the best one
Kill Bill G
Los amos del calabozo!!!, el mejor duo de la historia!!!!!
My teenage years, like everyone's, had a soundtrack this was one of the songs.
Dominic AaAaa
Still sounding great, if they are calling it a day for soft cell it's nice to go out on a high
Absolutely fucking amazing. Huge smile on my face - bought this when it came out back in nineteen eighty oatcake- a wonderful song.
Bloody hell these guys can still nail it!
Paul Ebrey
a truly magnificent song
Magic stuff from the lads, shame they've decided to call it a day !
top 10 best records of the 80s
stephen whittle