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Erasure

Following the disbandment of the short-lived synth pop group Yazoo, former Depeche Mode member Vince Clarke formed Erasure in 1985 with singer Andy Bell. Like Yaz and Depeche Mode, Erasure were a synth-based group, but they had stronger dance inclinations, as well as a sharper, more accessible sense of pop songcraft, than either of Clarke's previous bands. Furthermore, Erasure had the flamboyantly eccentric Andy Bell -- one of the first openly gay performers in pop music -- as their focal point. Bell's keening, high voice and exaggerated sense of theatrically became the band's defining image. In their native Britain, Erasure were successful from their inception. After a few years, the duo achieved commercial success in America with 1988's "Chains of Love," but they remained, in essence, a cult band on both sides of the Atlantic, cultivating a dedicated fan base over the course of their career.

Before forming Erasure, Clarke was one of the founding members of the groundbreaking synth pop outfit Depeche Mode. He left after recording only one album with the group, choosing to form Yaz with Alison Moyet instead. After Yaz released two albums, Moyet left to pursue a solo career. Clarke participated in a short-lived alliance with vocalist Feargal Sharkey and producer Eric Radcliffe called the Assembly in 1984. Following a single with vocalist Paul Quinn, he decided to form Erasure. Clarke placed an advertisement for vocalists within a British music newspaper and received over 40 demo tapes, from which Bell was selected as his partner.

Released in 1986, Erasure's first album, Wonderland, received poor reviews and weak sales upon its release. The duo quickly followed the album with "Sometimes," a preview from their forthcoming second album. "Sometimes" reached number two on the U.K. charts, beginning a string of successful singles that would run into the '90s. The Circus, the group's second album, was released in the spring of 1987 and peaked at number six on the U.K. charts. The Innocents, Erasure's third album, became their first number one album in Britain upon its release in 1988. The album featured the group's first American hit, "Chains of Love," which reached number 12 in the U.S.; its follow-up, "A Little Respect," peaked at number 14 in America. At the end of 1988, Erasure released the Crackers International EP, which reached number two in Britain.

Erasure's fourth album, Wild!, appeared in 1989, and like its predecessor, it reached number one in the U.K., as did its successor, 1991's Chorus. Erasure released the Abba-esque EP, a tribute to the Swedish pop group ABBA, in 1992; it became their first number one single in the U.K. Later that year, Erasure released a compilation of their British singles, Pop! The First 20 Hits. Two years later, the duo released its fifth album, I Say I Say I Say, which featured the hit single "Always," their first American hit since 1988. Erasure's eponymous sixth album was released in the fall of 1995. It was followed in the spring of 1997 by Cowboy. Loveboat surfaced three years later. The all-covers Other People's Songs appeared in 2003, the same year as the oddly chosen compilation Hits! Before the release of 2005's "return to form" album Nightbird, Bell revealed he was HIV positive and had been since June of 1998. The 2006 album Union Street found the duo unplugging and re-recording old album tracks and B-sides with acoustic instruments. A tour with a full band supported the album and was documented on the 2007 live release On the Road to Nashville. Later in the year the return-to-form album Light at the End of the World arrived. Tomorrow's World followed in 2011 with the duo handing production over to Frankmusik, whose previous work included Lady Gaga and the Pet Shop Boys. In 2013 they released Snow Globe, a holiday album featuring new songs from the duo along with some classic Christmas carols. A return to their club-oriented work of their earlier years, the dancefloor-ready album The Violet Flame followed in 2014 with production from Richard X. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Selected Discography

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Track List: The Violet Flame

1. Dead Of Night

2. Elevation

3. Reason

4. Promises

5. Be The One

6. Sacred

7. Under The Wave

8. Smoke And Mirrors

9. Paradise

10. Stayed A Little Late Tonight

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Track List: Tomorrow's World

Disc 1

1. Be With You

2. Fill Us With Fire

3. What Will I Say When You're Gone?

4. You've Got To Save Me Right Now

5. A Whole Lotta Love Run Riot

6. When I Start To (Break It All Down)

7. I Lose Myself

8. Then I Go Twisting

9. Just When I Thought It Was Ending

Disc 2

1. I Lose Myself - ("No Self Control" Mix By Gareth Jones)

2. Give Me Life

3. Fill Us With Fire - ("Fired Up" Mix By Gareth Jones)

4. When I Start To (Break It All Down) (Frankmusik Remix)

5. Clash (I Lose Myself) (Demo Version)

6. Big Song (Fill Us With Fire) (Demo Version)

7. Major 7th (Be With You) (Demo Version)

8. Save Me (You've Got To Save Me Right Now) (Demo Version)

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Track List: Light At The End Of The World

1. Sunday Girl

2. I Could Fall In Love With You

3. Sucker For Love

4. Storm In A Teacup

5. Fly Away

6. Golden Heart

7. How My Eyes Adore You

8. Darlene

9. When A Lover Leaves You

10. Glass Angel

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Track List: On the Road to Nashville (Live)

Disc 1

1. Boy

2. Blue Savannah

3. Oh L'Amour

4. Alien

5. Breathe

6. Victim of Love

7. How Many Times?

8. Spiralling

9. Sometimes

10. Tenderest Moments

11. Ship of Fools

12. Love to Hate You

13. Against My View

14. Piano Song

15. Rock Me Gently

16. Stop!

17. Chains of Love

18. A Little Respect

Disc 2
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Track List: Union Street

1. Boy

2. Piano Song

3. Stay With Me

4. Spiralling

5. Home

6. Tenderest Moments

8. Blues Away

9. How Many Times?

10. Love Affair

11. Rock Me Gently

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Track List: Nightbird

1. No Doubt

2. Here I Go Impossible Again

3. Lets Take One More Rocket to the Moon

4. Breathe

5. I'll Be There

6. Because Our Love Is Real

7. Don't Say You Love Me

8. All This Time Still Falling Out of Love

9. I Broke It All in Two

10. Sweet Surrender

11. I Bet You're Mad At Me

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Track List: Hits! The Very Best Of Erasure

Disc 1

1. Oh L'Amour

2. Sometimes

3. Victim Of Love

4. Ship Of Fools

5. Chains Of Love

6. A Little Respect

7. Stop!

8. Blue Savannah

9. Chorus

11. Breath Of Life

12. Lay All Your Love On Me

13. Take A Chance On Me

15. Always

16. Stay With Me

17. In My Arms

18. Freedom

19. Solsbury Hill

Disc 2

1. Stay With Me

2. You Surround Me

3. In My Arms

4. Solsbury Hill

5. A Little Respect

6. Chains Of Love

7. Take A Chance On Me

8. Love To Hate You

9. Stop!

10. Victim Of Love

11. Blue Savannah

12. Always

13. Freedom

14. Chorus

15. Oh L'Amour

16. Breath Of Life

17. Sometimes

18. Ship Of Fools

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Track List: Other People's Songs

1. Solsbury Hill

2. Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime

3. Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)

4. Everyday

5. When Will I See You Again

6. Walking In The Rain

7. True Love Always

8. Ebb Tide

9. Can't Help Falling In Love

10. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'

11. Goodnight

12. Video Killed The Radio Star

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Track List: Loveboat

1. Freedom

2. Where in the World

3. Crying in the Rain

4. Perchance to Dream

5. Alien

6. Mad As We Are

7. Here in My Heart

8. Love Is the Rage

9. Catch 22

10. Moon In the Sky

11. Surreal

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Track List: Pop! - The First 20 Hits

1. Who Needs Love (Like That)

2. Heavenly Action

3. Oh L'amour

4. Sometimes

5. It Doesn't Have To Be

6. Victim Of Love

7. The Circus

8. Ship Of Fools

9. Chains Of Love

10. A Little Respect

11. Stop!

12. Drama!

13. You Surround Me

14. Blue Savannah

15. Star

16. Chorus

17. Love To Hate You (live)

18. Am I Right?

19. Breath Of Life

20. Take A Chance On Me

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Track List: The Circus

1. It Doesn't Have To Be

2. Hideaway

3. Don't Dance

4. If I Could

5. Sexuality

6. Victim Of Love

7. Leave Me To Bleed

8. Sometimes

9. The Circus

10. Spiralling

11. In The Hall Of The Mountain King

12. Sometimes (Extended Mix)

13. It Doesn't Have To Be (The Boop Oopa Doo Mix)

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Track List: I Could Fall in Love With You

1. I Could Fall in Love With You

2. I Could Fall in Love With You

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Track List: Make It Wonderful

1. Make It Wonderful

2. Make It Wonderful (Sanger Vs Koishii & Hush Club Remix)

3. Make It Wonderful (Morlando Club Mix)

4. Make It Wonderful ( Bright Light Bright Light Remix)

5. Make It Wonderful (Chad Valley Remix)

6. Make It Wonderful (Morlando Club Dub)

7. Make It Wonderful (Bright Light Bright Light Dub)

8. Make It Wonderful (Sanger Vs Koishii & Hush Club Instrumental Remix)

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Track List: Pop! Remixed

1. Always (2009 Mix)

2. Victim Of Love (Komputer Mix)

3. Freedom (Mark Pichiotti Strumapella Remix)

4. Drama! (Andy Bell And JC Remix)

5. A Little Respect (Avantara Remix)

7. Ship Of Fools (Soil In The Synth Remix)

8. Always (Manhattan Clique Remix)

9. Chorus (Electronic Periodic Remix)

10. Stop! (Vince Clarke Sync 82 Remix)

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Track List: When I Start To (Break It All Down) (Single)

1. When I Start To (Break It All Down)

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Erasure makes me so happy... they brighten my day.... so sweet!~
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ed.nunez
Awesome song. Great dancing music......
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Erasure great synth/Britpo p . . . v e r y Up & danceable!!
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I want to be with you again too be here Mimi o you won't Mimi
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I'm sorry that I hurt you if I did I m sorry babe I will give you a little respect too mimi
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Jarret barber MlissaE
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Loved this group then and still love it today!
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love this group. with a little respect
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❤❤❤❤❤
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Bands would die to have one hit
the success of Vince Clarke creating three different bands with amazing hits
There will be no other like him
My wife and I love you for the joy of watching you preform
Thank you
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Like Yaz and Depeche Mode, Erasure were a synth-based group, but they had stronger dance inclinations , as well as a sharper, more accessible sense of pop songcraft, than either of Clarke's previous bands.

This is incorrect grammar.

were should be -> was.
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merianloca
I'm 47 years and I still love the circus
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I love Erasure, and this song.
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robertsofar
My 20 year old son now loves them as much as I did back in the 80's and is now listening to my, already heavily worn, cds.
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Erasure, guilty pleasure.
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Amazing voice! He still sounds good now when so many singers loose it.
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normacastro3 2
I just love this song!!!!
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I'm so in luv with you
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Like your music
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Good 80's early 90's band as New Soul performers , definitely Good Times...
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I liked Erasure ever since the first time I heard them (1988 while in boot camp) and have absolutely loved them ever since. Andy Bell can just flat out sing!!
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jmorris10100
Love this song
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cindymgonzal e s 1 6
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I Love this Song..As I Listen, Chills Begin to Appear in Every Ounce of My Body..Slowly Reaching In and Connecting it's Rhythmic Tonal Sounds to My Heart. Then It's Like Im In LOVE Again :S
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Great band/duo with a crapload of great songs despite their overt homosexualit y . Vince is an insane melody maker who makes writing melodies and songs look easy. Brilliant guy. Andy Bell was a great vocalist whose vocals were more appealing in the '80s era and probably not so much now. Can't say enough good things about these two English characters with the exception of that homosexualit y comment. And, yes, Aaron Baker, OMD is another great band, not to mention Pet Shop Boys.
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Imso into omd I haved always loved them anybody who loves this ban can call me I'm interested to find out who else went into OMD seems like nobody I meet anywhere is my number is 208 919 2840 I know I'm going to find somebody great from Pandora who's in the same music I am music speaks of the real hopes and desires of the soul
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I love this song! !
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Working grave shift right now and this song came on and gave me instant energy!!!!!
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i LOVE TO HATE u! I love to love this song!
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here a little fact not many know Erasure did a cover of a Perry Combs song called Magic Moments it a rare song covered by them
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here a little fact not many know Erasure did a cover of a Perry Combs song called Magic Moments it a rare song covered by them
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rpunj
Always think of my kids when I hear this song.
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Can't help but be positive when I hear this song:)
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Always amazing...al w a y s . Hope to make the Vegas show!
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If loving Erasure makes me gay, then pass that bag of dicks please!
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Saw The purple flame tour when they were in Miami!!! Great!! Brought back yesteryear!! Hydroplaned me back to the greatest times of my life. How are I yearn for those years!!!
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i just saw their show in houston tx and he still has a voice and puts on an awesome show
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Wow
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I just saw Erasure perform for the first time the other night. They were excellent! Put on a terrific show. I did not realize how many songs I recognized.
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ebeets1
This song makes me think of Scrubs. Great episode. Not as good as Boston air band, but still good...
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I thought that one of the pet shop boys were in this group ...
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I miss the 80's so much! I had so much fun going to clubs enjoying the music and dancing. I wish I could relive those times again for just one more time!
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This song respect, takes me back to a place when time was more peaceful. And everything seam magical. I really miss those times :-). :-)
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It's funny how the Erasure singer sounded exactly like Alison Moyet even though they are different genders. I wish Yazoo would have made more albums. They were awesome.
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80's #1

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you like erasure, you will love my band The Electronic S**ts
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A LITTLE respect, pwease? :)
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a1yayoo
should know them better sounds great this one song
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Great Club music from the 80's
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LOVE ERASURE!!!GR E A T MUSIC! 80'S WILL ALWAYS BE THE BEST FOREVER!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! !
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