Skip to content

Tag: Erasure

Erasure – Ne: EP (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Erasure – Ne: EP (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 18:33 minutes | 407 MB | Genre: Synth-Pop
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Mute

Erasure have revealed details of a surprise new EP.

Set to be released on CD, limited edition purple cassette and digitally to coincide with the first night of their latest UK tour, Ne:EP takes in five tracks by the duo. Four are brand new, while the other, ‘Secrets’, appeared on The Neon Remixed, the remix album that followed their last studio album, 2020’s The Neon.

Erasure’s UK tour will run through October, kicking off with three nights at Glasgow’s Armadillo on October 1, 2 and 4. You can find the full list of dates here, and watch a trailer for the new EP above.

Mute will release Ne:EP on October 1, 2021.

Comments closed

Erasure – World Be Live (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Erasure – World Be Live (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time – 01:36:15 minutes | 1,17 GB | Genre: Pop
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Mute

After more than thirty years, Erasure is still filling up the Apollo Hammersmith, in London. The British synth-pop duo holds an endless supply of hit songs, sign of their power. Things come in threes: following World Be Gone in 2017 and World Beyond in 2018, Andy Bell and Vince Clarke complete their trilogy with World Be Live. Twenty-four titles to walk you through their entire career. An electro pop that puts emphasis on love, choirs that harmonise with Bell’s vocals, and a crowd in complete harmony. Right from the show’s opening with the disco anthem Oh L’Amour, the listener is blissfully thrown right back in the 1990s. Over an hour and a half of roller coasters between electro ballads and dance pop, effortlessly switching between Blue Savannah and a cover of Blondie’s Atomic. Getting to Stop, Erasure merge with their audience who sing at the top of their voice for each chorus. Nothing here is ironic. The irregular and unusual beats, the beauty of arrangements and the ability to simulate the presence of an orchestra on stage all turn this timeless duo into an inimitable band. – Anna Coluthe

Comments closed

Erasure – The Innocents (2009 Remastered Version) (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

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.

Comments closed

Erasure – The Neon (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Erasure – The Neon (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 37:09 minutes | 801 MB | Genre: Pop
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Mute

Erasure to the rescue once more. Stuck in lockdown, barricaded in our homes, fearful of contact with strangers, every expedition to the grocery or drug store an exercise in fear and caution, mask politics emerging as the touchstone for a world already gone to hell in a handbasket in so many ways. It’s been a rough six months. And with surges re-surging, lockdowns rising and falling like the swing of a pendulum, and now election season descending upon the US (with the world looking grimly on), don’t we, at last, deserve a break?

Comments closed

Erasure – The Neon Remixed (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Erasure – The Neon Remixed (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/44,1kHz | Time – 01:52:55 minutes | 1,25 GB | Genre: Electronic, Synthpop
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Mute Records

On 30 July 2021, Erasure released a companion album, a deluxe edition called The Neon Remixed, a double disc of remixes constructed by Octo Octa, Paul Humphries, Gareth Jones and others. A new single was also contained within the album titled “Secrets”. The album was released on CD and a limited edition coloured vinyl.

Comments closed

Erasure – World Beyond (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Erasure – World Beyond (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 40:07 minutes | 436 MB | Genre: Pop
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: PledgeMusic | Front Cover | © Mute

Following its antecedent by less than a year, World Beyond is a track-by-track orchestrated version of Erasure’s 2017 album, World Be Gone. The band last did something like this in 1987 on a handful of tracks from The Two Ring Circus, a companion LP to their second album, The Circus. A re-recording more than a “reimagining,” it captures Andy Bell back in the studio for fresh vocal takes, this time with the Belgian chamber ensemble Echo Collective. Given that Erasure’s other half, synth pop icon Vince Clarke, would seem to be excluded from such an endeavor, it may surprise some to learn that he was the one who came up with the idea, for a single. (He’s credited with “bright idea” in the liner notes.) As the project expanded, Clarke was heavily involved in planning with Echo Collective, though it should be noted that members of the septet did the arrangements, and Echo Collective received the sole producer credit. With some of its songs addressing anxieties resulting from election outcomes in 2016, it’s one of the duo’s melancholier releases, and the material lends itself well to these sparer, warmer arrangements. Having said that, the band’s own tendencies already lend themselves to this treatment, including their dramatic melodies, solid rhythmic and harmonic foundations, and general poignancy, even on many of their more uptempo dance hits. A track like “Sweet Summer Loving” implies electronics with twinkling mallet percussion, ornamental touches by piano and strings, and a literal bassline. Elsewhere, the keyboard ballad “Still It’s Not Over” is stripped to bare-bones piano, strings, and percussion. Helped by the fact that there isn’t a genuine club banger on World Be Gone, the rearrangements are often surprisingly seamless, especially considering that Erasure have such a trademark electronic sound. On tracks like the 2017 single “Just a Little Love,” however, fans are likely to miss the rousing infectiousness of the original. Through its similarities, though, World Beyond amplifies how efficient Erasure’s own arrangements are, while at the same time giving Bell more space to command the room, which he does, with nuanced performances.

Comments closed

Erasure – The Circus (1987/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Erasure – The Circus (1987/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 01:55:38 minutes | 817 MB | Genre:  Pop Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Mute, a BMG Company

The Circus is the second studio album by Erasure, originally released in March 1987. It was Erasure’s second consecutive album to be produced by Flood. “The Circus” became the duo’s breakthrough in the UK, spawning four hit singles and reaching number six. It was an immediate success thanks to the number two UK placing of the first single “Sometimes”, six months earlier. The album remains Erasure’s longest-running on the UK charts.

Comments closed

Erasure – The Violet Flame (2014) {3CD Deluxe Version} [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Erasure – The Violet Flame (2014) [3CD Deluxe Version]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 02:16:45 minutes | 1,55 GB | Genre: Pop
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: PledgeMusic | Front Cover | © Mute

Erasure are back with their 16th studio album, The Violet Flame, an emotionally-charged electro-pop album with euphoric, synth-fuelled melodies that strike instantly into the heart. “The Violet Flame” Deluxe Boxset is available for Pledge Music customers only, and includes the album on CD and 24bit FLAC download, plus two bonus CDs: “Live at The Short Circuit Festival”, and “The Violet Flame Remixed” which is exclusive to the box-set and will not be available anywhere else.
The theme of transformation and new beginnings is captured in the album’s title, a literal spiritual term meaning the transformation of negative energy into positive energy, freedom and forgiveness. Erasure enlisted the production expertise of Richard X after their successful collaboration on Snow Globe, and the tracks were recorded between his London studio The Toyshop and by Clarke in his Brooklyn studio.

Comments closed
%d bloggers like this: