Erasure – The Innocents (2009 Remastered Version) (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 39:58 minutes | 476 MB | Genre: Pop
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Mute, a BMG Company
The Innocents is the third studio album by Erasure, released in 1988. Produced by Stephen Hague and released by Mute Records in Germany and the UK and Sire/Reprise Records in the USA, it was the release that made Erasure superstars in their home country and gave them their long-awaited breakthrough in the U.S.
The Innocents became the first in a string of number-one albums by Erasure in the UK, turning double platinum with sales over 600,000. Thanks to heavy exposure on MTV, it also spawned two major Billboard Hot 100 hits, a Top 50 placing on the Billboard 200 and Platinum album certification in the U.S. According To Nielsen SoundScan, 23 years after its release the album has sold a total of 5 million copies worldwide. It is their best selling album to date.
The album was remastered and re-released on 26 October 2009 to celebrate its 21st anniversary. Prefaced by an EP of remixes led by album track “Phantom Bride,” the 21st Anniversary Edition came in a couple of flavours including a limited edition two CD / DVD set, packed inside a CD-sized 20-page hardback book that includes interviews with Vince Clarke and Andy Bell about the making of the record and their thoughts on all the tracks.
1. Erasure – A Little Respect (2009 Remastered Version)
2. Erasure – Ship of Fools (2009 Remastered Version)
3. Erasure – Phantom Bride (2009 Remastered Version)
4. Erasure – Chains of Love (2009 Remastered Version)
5. Erasure – Hallowed Ground (2009 Remastered Version)
6. Erasure – 65,000 (2009 Remastered Version)
7. Erasure – Heart of Stone (2009 Remastered Version)
8. Erasure – Yahoo! (2009 Remastered Version)
9. Erasure – Imagination (2009 Remastered Version)
10. Erasure – Witch In the Ditch (2009 Remastered Version)
11. Erasure – Weight of the World (2009 Remastered Version)