Soft Cell, best-known for their stark, yet captivating electronic soul cover "Tainted Love", took a trip (literally!) to New York City to remix some of their material in 1982. Instead of simply extending their songs (sadly, most modern electronic artists give up their heart and soul by letting TOTALLY UNRELATED "artists" remix their singles-check out Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys and Erasure's mixes: Where are the original songs? Where are the original artists? Yuck.) Soft Cell took their material into their OWN hands, and totally reinvented some of their best-known songs (except "Tainted Love"). Instead of the two-minute Soft Cell tracks, we are presented with six lengthy creations, each as exciting as the next. David Ball's keyboards pulse, pump, crunch and bleep to create a carnival-like madhouse of frenzied frolicking, which vocalist Marc Almond luxuriates in. Soft Cell create a world of neon bars and backrooms, with characters that live their lives with hedonistic abandon. Non-Stop Ecstatic Dancing throws all cares to the wind, and shamelessly spins the COOLEST dance music *ever* created in the 1980's. Listening to this album now, it is hard to imagine that it was made seventeen years ago. Dave and Marc were very ahead of the pack, and this hypnotic collection of dance mixes brings the listener into an uninhibited land of fantasy and fun. The cover of NON-STOP ECSTATIC DANCING says it all. David Ball-cool, collected, and brimming with GQ style, stands beside Marc Almond, the little diva with more *glamour* than you can shake a whip at, hint at a fantastic world of twilight and sleaze. Marc grins beside an Adult Cinema Emporium in Times Square, while Dave stands by in leather, stoic and staring. I WANT TO PEEK INTO THEIR WORLD! "Non-Stop Ecstatic Dancing" is a nice place to start! This edition features some original mixes. A must-have for anyone interested in QUALITY electronic music.