Tag Archives: Erasure

A Little Respect: 30 Years Of Erasure [AUDIO]

In our second bit of Vince Clark-related news this morning, yesterday Erasure celebrated its 30th anniversary with a commemorative show broadcast on dozens of British radio stations. Interview subjects include members of OMD and Heaven 17, Mute Records founder Daniel Miller, and of course both Clark and Andy Bell. The show catalogs the band’s creation and takes you through the ...

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Kylie Minogue & James Corden – Only You [AUDIO]

The first single off Kylie Christmas is a duet with Late Late Show host James Corden on a cover of Yazoo’s 1982 classic, which reached #2 in the UK with the dance smash Situation as the B-side. Erasure’s Vince Clark wrote the track while with Depeche Mode, but didn’t record it until leaving the band to form Yazoo with Alison ...

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JMG Top Ten For 2014

For the second year in a row, my favorite track of the year is by out and openly HIV+ singer/songwriter John Grant, whose collaboration with Hercules & Love Affair spawned a gorgeous modern dance video interpretation of Grant’s tale of coming out positive to a lover. Culled from my Spotify playlists, here’s my top ten for 2014. 1. John Grant ...

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LONDON: Subway Erasure Singalong

Via the BBC: A fan of Erasure sparked an impromptu singalong on the London Underground with his own version of the band’s A Little Respect. Neil Francis, who sings at venues around Great Yarmouth in Norfolk, was waiting at the Kentish Town station when he decided to break into song. “I love the sound of the acoustics in the tube ...

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Erasure – Reason

This is the second single from The Violet Flame, which is now available. Their current tour concludes in Manhattan on December 30th and 31st at Terminal 5.  Erasure first entered the US charts 29 years ago with Who Needs Love Like That, which peaked at #8. The first single from the new album, Elevation,  peaked last month at #3.

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Erasure – Paradise

Erasure’s new album debuts on Tuesday and today the full album is streaming on USA Today. One track jumps out from their review: “I love that Eurotrance sound,” Bell says. “It was another one of those uplifting songs.” Paradise also has that sound, perhaps something Giorgio Moroder would have imagined. “I really love all his work with Donna Summer,” Bell ...

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Erasure – Elevation (BT Remix)

This is the first single from their coming album, The Violet Flame, due next month. (Tipped by JMG reader Warren)

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Andy Bell: Torsten, The Bareback Saint

This week Erasure frontman Andy Bell released his fourth solo album, which carries the provocative title Torsten, The Bareback Saint. Reviewers are raving about the album’s unusual premise. This album, to be performed live at the Edinburgh Festival from 5-16 August, is possibly Bell’s finest vocal outing. Strong and well-tuned, his voice is nothing short of superb and the songs, ...

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Erasure Previews New Album

Erasure has released the below teaser for their coming album, The Violet Flame, which will be released in September. There are no NYC dates on the supporting tour, but the duo will play DC, Boston, and Atlantic City. The Violet Flame will be their 16th studio album, not counting compilations, EPs, and greatest hits packages. To date Erasure has charted ...

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Dave Aude Feat. Andy Bell – Aftermath

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Erasure – Gaudete (Dave Aude Remix)

The single and seven remixes are on iTunes today.

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HomoQuotable – Andy Bell

“When I was tested for the second time and found out I was HIV positive, I thought my world was going to collapse and cave in but thankfully this test actually saved my life. The sooner you find out whether you are positive (or negative), the sooner you can start your combination therapy and get the virus under control and ...

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Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of the Karpel Group, today’s Swag Tuesday prize is Snow Globe, the new holiday album from Erasure which is on sale today online and at physical retailers nationwide. Enter to win Snow Globe from Erasure! Snow Globe – the stunning holiday album from the beloved English duo, Erasure. Produced by Erasure, Gareth Jones and Richard X, Snow Globe is ...

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Erasure Posts New Album Snow Globe
To YouTube In Its Entirety

Erasure’s coming holiday album, Snow Globe, was today posted to YouTube in its entirety. While the album primarily contains standards such as Silver Bells and White Christmas, the opening track below is an Erasure original and includes the lyric, “I don’t believe in your religion.”

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Erasure – Gaudete

ET Online has a review: Created in collaboration between Erasure’s Andy Bell and Vince Clarke with Martin Meunier — whose work includes Tim Burton’s James and the Giant Peach and 2009’s Coraline — the stop animation video has a very Nightmare Before Christmas feel fitting for the season, which fans of Burton’s dark and quirky style are sure to love. ...

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First Listen: Vince Clark + Martin Gore

Instrumental electronica from two titans of the genre. More here. Purchase. (Via – Allure Of Sound)

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Erasure + Depeche Mode = VCMG

Two of my favorite musicians have collaborated for a new release. After 30 years working on their respective ongoing music projects, Vince Clarke (Erasure/Yazoo/Depeche Mode) and Martin L. Gore (Depeche Mode) come together for the first time since 1981 as VCMG to release a brand new album preceded by a series of EPs. VCMG is the fruit of initially tentative ...

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Erasure – Be With You

This first cut on Erasure’s just-released 14th album is the best thing they’ve done since the early 90’s. And that’s coming from an obsessive fan. Cannot wait for the remixes, which should be epic.

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Erasure – When I Start To

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The Great British Synth Documentary

It took me half the day to watch this fantastic 2009 documentary because it kept sending me spinning off into Wikipedia and YouTube holes. It’s a bit strange that so many of the records that I thought was randomly picking out of the import 45s bin turned out to be such groundbreaking and influential tracks. And most of them I ...

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