The BRIT and Ivor Novello winning pop duo have released a staggering number of albums, including 5 UK Number 1’s, 17 top 10 singles (35 singles charted in the UK Top 40) and toured extensively, most recently with The Violet Flame worldwide tour which included two sold out dates at London’s Forum.
Always – The Very Best Of Erasure – will be released on CD, download and deluxe 3CD / download. The single disc features hit after hit – from ‘Who Needs Love Like That’ (30 years after its original release in September 1985), the perfect pop of ‘A Little Respect’, to ‘Blue Savannah’, ‘Stop!’, ‘Take A Chance On Me’ (taken from the number 1 single ‘Abbaesque’ , ‘Love To Hate You’ and ‘Oh L’Amour’ (taken from their debut album, Wonderland (1986) plus the brand new version of ‘Sometimes’, originally released in October 1986.
In addition to a full CD worth of hits that will be familiar to anyone that’s owned a radio, television set or music player over the past three decades, the deluxe CD issue will come with two further discs of remixes, packaged in a hardback book format with a booklet and archive photographs. CD2 and CD3’s tracklisting is an eclectic mix from past to present featuring remixes from Moby, William Orbit, The Grid (Richard Norris & Dave Ball of Soft Cell) plus brand new remixes from Grumbling Fur, GRN and Vince Clarke, full tracklisting below.
The anniversary celebrations continue into 2016, thirty years after the release of their debut album Wonderland, with the release of a deluxe super box featuring extended versions, B-sides & rarities, live tracks, remixes and much, much more. A series of vinyl reissues begins in Feb 2016 with Wonderland, The Circus and The Innocents available on 180gsm vinyl.
’Sometimes (2015)’ is taken from the brand new Erasure album ‘Always – The Very Best Of Erasure’. Featuring music from all stages of the band’s 30-year career – including ‘A Little Respect’, ‘Blue Savannah’, ‘Drama!’, ‘Always’, ‘Breathe’ ‘Love To Hate You’ and ‘Elevation’ – the compilation will be released on October 30th.
‘Always – The Very Best Of Erasure’ will be available in a 1-CD Digipak edition as well as in an expanded 3-CD deluxe hardback book format featuring remixes from Moby, William Orbit, BT and The Grid (Richard Norris with Dave Ball of Soft Cell) alongside 4 brand new mixes.
‘Sometimes (2015)’ is re-booted for 2015 by David Wrench (Hot Chip, Jamie XX & Caribou) and will be released as a 8-track CD single and digital download on October 23rd.
Pre-order here: http://www.erasurethevioletflame.com/ The third and final single from Erasure’s current album ‘The Violet Flame’ will be ‘Sacred’ and will be released as a full single on March 16th (March 17th in North America).
Out on March 17th is a brand new single for Erasure, called “Sacred”. The single is the latest to be taken from their Richard X produced album, “The Violet Flame”. The tracklisting featuresthe single mix and a live rehearsal version of “Sacred” (taken from rehearsals from the band’s recent tour) alongside remixes from the likes of Chris Cox, Phil Marriott & Rich B, Black Light Odyssey (who have previously remixed Depeche Mode and Yazoo), Vibrora Park and 88Ninety. Also to be added is the winning remix of the recent ‘Blend Remix Competition’ remix contest.
The complete track listing:
- Sacred – Single Mix
- Sacred – Chris Cox Remix
- Sacred – Vibora Park Remix
- Sacred – Black Light Odyssey Remix
- Sacred – Phil Marriott & Rich B Remix
- Sacred – Chris Cox DUB
- Sacred – 88Ninety’s StellarMix8 Vox Remix
- Sacred – Blend Remix Competition Winner
- Sacred – Live Rehearsal Version
Dead of Night is taken from the brand new Erasure album The Violet Flame which is out now.
Elevation is the first single to be taken from Erasure’s forthcoming new album The Violet Flame which will be released on September 22nd in the UK and September 23rd in North America.
Elevation will be available as a one-track download from all online retailers from Monday 21st July to coincide with the song going to radio, and will also be available as an instant-download to anyone pre-ordering The Violet Flame album from iTunes.
The full single, featuring extra tracks etc will be released on CD and via digital download at the beginning of September.
The Violet Flame will be available internationally on September 22nd (September 23rd in North America) and is available to pre-order now in CD, 2-CD and Download editions from all good retailers, or in a limited-edition 3-CD Deluxe Box Set edition from Pledge Music (link below).
Erasure have announced details of their brand new forthcoming album, “The Violet Flame“, out on September 23, 2014. Recorded in New York and London and produced by Richard X, “The Violet Flame” follows 2013’s “Snow Globe”, and is the band’s 16th studio album release. The first single from the 10-track album will be released in mid July.
The band is also prepping a world tour, beginning in Miami on September 12, and including a special Halloween show at The Palms in Las Vegas and two New Year’s Eve shows at New York’s Terminal 5 on December 30 and 31.
Tickets for ‘The Violet Flame’ tour are on sale from 30th May (UK & Europe) and 7th June (North America).
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To mark the release of Erasure’s ‘Make It Wonderful’ single Tonya Hurley takes us behind the scenes at the ‘Snow Globe’ video shoots, and talks us through the making of the stop-motion animated videos for both ‘Gaudete’ and ‘Make It Wonderful’.
‘Make It Wonderful’ is the second single to be taken from the new Erasure album ‘Snow Globe’ and will be released in February 2014.
The ‘Snow Globe’ album is out now and can be purchased from the links below.
‘Snow Globe’ features brand new Erasure songs alongside classic seasonal favourites including Silent Night, Bells of Love (Isabelle’s of Love), White Christmas and Silver Bells.
Make it wonderful this Christmas!
Snow Globe is available now:
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‘Gaudete’ is taken from the new Erasure album, ‘Snow Globe’, which will be released on November 11th (November 12th in the USA) on Mute.
‘Snow Globe’ features brand new Erasure songs alongside classic seasonal favourites including Gaudete, White Christmas and Silver Bells.
Video by Martin Meunier & Tonya Hurley.
Make it wonderful this Christmas!
Snow Globe is available for pre-order now:
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Out on November 11th is the new Erasure album, which will be called “Snow Globe”. “Snow Globe” is a collection of 13 original compositions and seasonal classics. The album will be preceded by a single, “Gaudete”, which is the band’s interpretation of the Medieval Christmas carol that was also a folk hit for Steeleye Span in 1973.
Vince Clarke on what it will sound like:
Well, we’ll strip the songs down as much as possible and go really minimal. The songs are great anyhow, and Andy will sing like… well, Andy is Andy and that won’t change. The only thing that will change is the music. It will be very much 8-bit like and using sounds sparingly. I’m not sure people will like it, I’m sure they will though. But what we have done so far sounds very different to what we have done so far. (Interview via SL)