Considering the amount of quality music the ad hoc Canadian singer/songwriter "supergroup" has released under the Blackie & the Rodeo Kings moniker – five albums, including a double from 1996-2007 – this 14-song, 55-minute set should have used the extra 20 minutes of its CD playing time to better advantage. The trio – Colin Linden, Tom Wilson, and Stephen Fearing, all solo artists with well-regarded catalogs of their own – began life by covering the songs of journeyman Canadian songwriter Willie P. Bennett before expanding into original material…
EBX is the title given to retrospective box sets from Erasure, released in the UK by Mute Records in 1999 and 2001. Four volumes of EBX have been released : both EBX 1 and EBX 2 were released in 1999, then EBX 3 and EBX 4 were out in 2001. Each set presents, in chronological order, five singles released by Erasure, beginning with their debut in 1986 up to 1992 (twenty singles in all). Although cover art was altered (specifically for the sets), the track listings represent all music originally found on the UK versions of their singles (including all remixes and B-sides, found on cassette and CD singles, as well as 12 inch singles).
Always' - The Very Best Of Erasure is a brand new and essential singles compilation celebrating 30 years of the band, which brings the story bang up to date. The album includes a brand new version of 'Sometimes' re-booted for 2015 by David Wrench (Hot Chip, Jamie XX & Caribou). Formed in 1985, the award-winning song writing duo of Vince Clarke and Andy Bell unleashed on the nation a succession of both influential and chart-topping pop anthems of the '80s, '90s through to today. Songs like 'A Little Respect', 'Sometimes', 'Victim Of Love', 'Ship Of Fools', 'Blue Savannah', 'Star', 'Chains Of Love', 'The Circus', 'Who Needs Love (Like That)', 'Love To Hate You', 'Drama!', 'Always' and 'Breathe', ensured a formidable presence on the singles charts complemented by five consecutive No 1 albums (including The Innocents, Wild! and Chorus) and the beginning of the worldwide Abba revival, 'Abba-esque'. This is the 3CD bookpack edition features remixes from Moby, William Orbit, BT and The Grid (Dave Ball / Soft Cell) plus 4 brand new remixes.
Limited Edition Souvenir Release - Recorded live on The Erasure Show tour 2005. This collection is an official live recording of 'The Erasure Show' 2005 tour.
Live at the Royal Albert Hall is a live album released by English synthpop duo Erasure in 2007. It is a double-CD set that is a recording of a concert appearance performed on 25 September 2007 at the Royal Albert Hall in London. This concert was a performance to promote the band's 2007 album Light at the End of the World. It was recorded and distributed in conjunction with Live Here Now and was available only through direct order and as a digital download via Live Here Now. Because of this limited availability, the album was ineligible for the UK Albums Chart. A DVD of the same concert was released at the beginning of 2008 and got wider commercial release so that it chartered at #7 into the UK music DVD and at #19 into the German music DVD.
Hits! the Videos is a DVD released by British synthpop duo Erasure as a companion to their greatest hits album Hits - the Very Best of Erasure. The double-disc set was released by Mute Records in 2003 and contained all music video clips from the band from their inception in 1985 up to 2003. Also included are several live and television performances, alternate videos and promotional documentaries and interviews with Vince Clarke and Andy Bell during the course of their career.
Fantastic pop record, Vince hitting his peak. Impossible to listen to without wanting to dance. It has so many fantastic songs it's almost impossible to choose a favourite, A little respect, Ship of fools, Phantom bride, Hallowed ground, Witch in the ditch, indeed every song a minor classic.