(Mute Records 1995 STUMM145)
Matrix No's: A1/B1/C1/D1 - UK Pressing
Gatefold Sleeve in Nr MINT/Excellent+ condition
- light creasing on outer corners & a little wear to edges
Inner Sleeves in Nr MINT condition
Double Vinyl in Nr MINT condition
(there are a few surface marks visible on the vinyl when held up to the light but they don't affect the sound quality)
Erasure are an English synth-pop duo, consisting of singer and songwriter Andy Bell and songwriter and keyboardist Vince Clarke. They formed in London in 1985. Their debut single was "Who Needs Love Like That". From their fourth single, "Sometimes", the duo established themselves on the UK Singles Chart, becoming one of the most successful artists of the late 1980s to mid-1990s.
From 1986 to 2007, Erasure achieved 24 consecutive Top 40 hits in the UK. By 2009, 34 of their 37 chart-eligible singles and EPs had made the UK Top 40, with 17 climbing into the Top 10. At the 1989 Brit Awards, Erasure won the Brit Award for Best British Group. They also had three Top 20 US hits with the songs "A Little Respect", and "Always", the highest charting US single (on the Billboard Hot 100) being their 1988 single "Chains of Love", which hit number 12 on the chart.
The duo is most popular in their native UK and mainland Europe (especially Germany, Denmark, and Sweden) and also in South America (especially Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Peru). The band is also popular within the LGBT community, for whom the openly gay Bell has become an icon. Erasure have penned over 200 songs and have sold over 28 million albums worldwide.
Erasure is the seventh studio album by Erasure, released in 1995. It was produced by Thomas Fehlmann (of The Orb) and Gareth Jones.
An overtly experimental and introspective album, Erasure contains eleven, mostly mid-tempo tracks that differed from their past output of shiny, three-minute pop songs. Most tracks clocked in at five minutes or more, several contained long synth interludes, and guest artists included the London Community Gospel Choir and performance artist Diamanda Galás.
Although appreciated for its experimental nature, Erasure marked the beginning of Erasure's slide from the peak of their popularity in the mainstream music world. Coming off four consecutive number-one albums in the UK, this album failed to hit the top ten and two single releases also missed the UK top ten. After a successful top twenty debut on the Billboard 200 for their previous album I Say I Say I Say, Erasure debuted and peaked at number eighty-two in the U.S. and generated no Hot 100 singles. In Germany the album also peaked lower than previous albums, at number eighty-seven.
Some polls have shown this album to be a favourite among fans of the band.
In an interview with DJ Ron Slomowicz circa 2006, Erasure was asked for their favourite album from their own catalogue. Bell stated "It's a toss-up between "Chorus" and the self-titled "Erasure" album from 1995."
All tracks are written by Andy Bell and Vince Clarke.
|1.||"Intro: Guess I'm Into Feeling"||3:38|
|4.||"Fingers & Thumbs (Cold Summer's Day)"||6:44|
|5.||"Rock Me Gently"||10:01|
|7.||"Stay with Me"||6:43|
|8.||"Love the Way You Do So"||6:43|
|10.||"I Love You"||6:29|
|11.||"A Long Goodbye"||5:34|
- Andy Bell – vocals
- Vince Clarke – synthesizers, programming
- Diamanda Galás – vocals
- Paul Hickey – background vocals
- Ruby James – background vocals
- London Community Gospel Choir – choir, chorus
- Dave Bascombe – mixing
- Blaise Dupuy – engineer
- Thomas Fehlmann – producer
- George Holt – engineer
- Ian Huffam – mixing assistant
- Gareth Jones – producer
- François Kevorkian – mixing
- Mike Marsh – mastering
- Patrick McGovern – mixing assistant
- Ashley Potter – illustrations
- Lloyd Puckitt – mixing
- Sly Smith – artwork
- Andy Strange – mixing assistant
ERASURE - ERASURE 2LP - Nr MINT A1 UK SYNTH POP ELECTRONICA
- Product Code: STUMM145
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