I have a great admiration for Marc Almond's aesthetic and voice, but I never loved him. I can't give you a reason why this is the case. At the height of the Soft Cell fame, I had three of their albums, and all are fantastic. Still, his voice is technically perfect but I find it lacking a certain amount of grit or soul. This I think is more of a "me" problem than a Marc Almond problem. A million fans will tell me otherwise, and I think they would be correct. Still, the one song that I can never find fault with is "Say Hello, Wave Goodbye." One of the great songs of the 1980s and such a beautiful melody. Which comes to play in the big time with the instrumental b-side. Dave Tofani's Clarinet solo is one of my favorite pieces of music. Or I should say a series of moments. The playing is fantastic, but he really captures the Eros and regrets through the Clarinet. It's an amazing sound and melody. A perfection of sorts.