Erasure

VIEWS: Erasure – Five of Their Best + A New Single and Album!

Five of the very best from Erasure with a new single and album for 2020!

Depeche Mode co-founder Vince Clark and singer Andy Bell have been recording together since 1984. You may of heard of them. They’re known as Erasure and they are one of the foremost synth-pop groups of all time. With dozens of chart hits across the world, six consecutive multi-Platinum, chart topping albums, Erasure, along with the Pet Shop Boys, are Britain’s most successful musical duo.

And their music keeps on coming. Andy and Vince have just announced their new, EIGHTEENTH studio album, due for release next month and its called “The Neon”! The lead single, “Hey You (Think I Got A Feeling)”, has just been released and it’s shaping up to be another superb Erasure-esque collection. “The Neon” comes three years since their last release, “World Be Gone”, which featured the completely brilliant singles “Love You To The Sky” and “Just A Little Love”.

But first, let’s see if it’s possible to pull just five of their previous singles out of the bag and call them their absolute best. It’s not easy and everyone has their own favourites. Here are ours:

1. Oh L’amour (1985)

2. A Little Respect (1988)

3. Blue Savannah (1990)

4. Breath Of Life (1992)

5. Always (1994)

Yes, we’ve probably left out at least a dozen others that could of been included. What would your top five look like? Let us know…

And so to “Hey You (Think I Got A Feeling)”. The song is out now on all digital platforms and a lyric video, in neon of course, has also been released. Is this a future classic and who can’t wait to see what sort of a live show they can build around this album?? A very warm welcome back to you both!

Remind yourself of the awesome music and also stay in touch with Erasure through their WEBSITE, FACEBOOK page and follow them on TWITTER

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!
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