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Hits! The Very Best of Erasure
Greatest hits album by
Released20 October 2003
Recorded1985–2003
GenreSynthpop
Length78:24
LabelRhino(US)
EMIEurope Generic(Europe)
Erasure chronology
Other People's Songs
(2003)
Hits! The Very Best of Erasure
(2003)
Nightbird
(2005)
Singles from Hits! The Very Best of Erasure
  1. 'Oh L'amour (August Mix)'
    Released: 13 October 2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic[1]
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Erasure Songs

Discography Albums. Erasure made their debut in 1985; they entered Number 1 in the United Kingdom with their third album The Innocents, in 1988, which became the first of 4 consecutive albums to reach the top position. From 1986 to 2007, Erasure achieved 32 consecutive Top 40 hits in the UK, while having 3 Top 20 hits in the US (on the Billboard Hot 100): 'A Little Respect', 'Chains. Referencing Wonderland, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180, Stumm 25 After reading the comments on here I slapped the 2016 issues that I have on the turntable to see if mine were bad too. I have all the original issues of the vinyl from when they were released in the 80's and the 30th Ann issues that I have sound super great.

Hits! – The Very Best of Erasure was the second greatest hits package released by the group. Capitalizing on a resurgence of Erasure music after their successful covers album Other People's Songs, Mute Records released Hits! in 2003 to reintroduce people to Erasure's music and to give an update to their 1992 singles compilation Pop! - the First 20 Hits. In fact, Hits! seemed to be geared towards casual fans who did not already own a copy of Pop!, as twelve songs appear on both collections.

Since the release of Pop!, Erasure had released fifteen more singles, but only six of them appeared on Hits!. In addition, two additional songs from the Abba-esqueEP were added to the line-up, as well as a new remix of the classic 'Oh L'amour,' originally found on their 1986 debut album Wonderland.

To entice Erasure completists to purchase the Hits! set, limited copies of the album contained a bonus CD containing an 'Erasure Megamix,' consisting of eighteen of their classic songs (including 'You Surround Me', the only song not on the main album) strung together in a DJ-mixed form. A few are the basic single mixes, but most of them consist of well known dance remixes done at the time of their respective releases; in particular, additional vocals from remixes of 'Love to Hate You' and 'Sometimes' were included.

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Erasure Wonderland Album Covers

Hits! was repackaged and reissued in the UK on 29 October 2007. This new version includes the same two discs as the original release, along with a DVD containing 35 Erasure music videos. These are the same videos which were released on the Hits! the Videos in 2003. According to the Erasure Official Newsletter, Hits reached the platinum certification for 300.000 copies sold in September 2013.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. 'Oh L'amour' (Clarke/Bell)
  2. 'Sometimes' (Clarke/Bell)
  3. 'Victim of Love' (Clarke/Bell)
  4. 'Ship of Fools' (Clarke/Bell)
  5. 'Chains of Love' (Clarke/Bell)
  6. 'A Little Respect' (Clarke/Bell)
  7. 'Stop!' (Clarke/Bell)
  8. 'Blue Savannah' (Clarke/Bell)
  9. 'Chorus' (Clarke/Bell)
  10. 'Love to Hate You' (Clarke/Bell)
  11. 'Breath of Life' (Clarke/Bell)
  12. 'Lay All Your Love on Me' (Andersson/Ulvaeus)
  13. 'Take a Chance on Me' (Andersson/Ulvaeus)
  14. 'Voulez-Vous' (Andersson/Ulvaeus)
  15. 'Always' (Clarke/Bell)
  16. 'Stay with Me' (Clarke/Bell)
  17. 'In My Arms' (Clarke/Bell)
  18. 'Freedom' (Clarke/Bell)
  19. 'Solsbury Hill' (Peter Gabriel)
  20. 'Oh L'amour' (August Mix)

Disc two – 'Erasure Megamix'[edit]

Remixed and reconstructed by: Mark Towns, Chicago 2003

  1. 'Stay with Me' (Clarke/Bell)
  2. 'You Surround Me' (Clarke/Bell)
  3. 'In My Arms' (Clarke/Bell)
  4. 'Solsbury Hill' (Gabriel)
  5. 'A Little Respect' (Clarke/Bell)
  6. 'Chains of Love' (Clarke/Bell)
  7. 'Take a Chance on Me' (Andersson/Ulvaeus)
  8. 'Love to Hate You' (Clarke/Bell)
  9. 'Stop!' (Clarke/Bell)
  10. 'Victim of Love' (Clarke/Bell)
  11. 'Blue Savannah' (Clarke/Bell)
  12. 'Always' (Clarke/Bell)
  13. 'Freedom' (Clarke/Bell)
  14. 'Chorus' (Clarke/Bell)
  15. 'Oh L'amour' (Clarke/Bell)
  16. 'Breath of Life' (Clarke/Bell)
  17. 'Sometimes' (Clarke/Bell)
  18. 'Ship of Fools' (Clarke/Bell)

Chart placings[edit]

Hits! – The Very Best of Erasure peaked at #15 in the UK. It did not chart on the Billboard 200.

'Oh L'amour (August mix)' was released as a single in the UK and the US. It hit No. 13 on the UK singles chart.

10 Great Songs
Greatest hits album by
Released2 October 2009
Recorded1986–1994
GenreSynthpop, pop
LabelEMI
Erasure chronology
Pop2! The Second 20 Hits
(2009)
10 Great Songs
(2009)
Tomorrow's World
(2011)

10 Great Songs[edit]

Erasure – 10 Great Songs was a budget compilation released on 2 November 2009, shortly after the Total Pop! The First 40 Hits range of releases. According to the official Erasure website, the album was 'part of a series of budget titles put together by EMI specifically for sale through 'non-traditional outlets'.[2][3] It re-used the cover artwork from the Hits! – The Very Best of Erasure compilation, bordered by a generic sleeve design used on the packaging for other artists also featured in the series.

Track listing[edit]

  1. 'Sometimes'
  2. 'Victim of Love'
  3. 'Ship of Fools'
  4. 'Stop!'
  5. 'Blue Savannah'
  6. 'Chorus'
  7. 'Breath of Life'
  8. 'Take a Chance on Me'
  9. 'Love to Hate You'
  10. 'Always'

References[edit]

  1. ^Allmusic review
  2. ^'10 Great Songs : Erasure news 12 October 2009'. Erasureinfo.com. 12 December 1988. Archived from the original on 23 June 2011. Retrieved 3 August 2011.
  3. ^EMI Shop's description of the 10 Great Songs seriesArchived 29 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine (on Pat Benatar page!)

External links[edit]

  • Erasureinfo.com – The official Erasure website
  • markymix.com – Website by Mark Towns: Remix engineer for Erasure's 2003 'HITS!' megamix and 'Oh L'Amour' internet single.
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Wonderland - 25th Anniversary Special Edition (2xCD & 1xDVD)

Singer, Andy Bell, and former Depeche Mode member Vince Clarke formed Erasure and released their debut album, 'Wonderland', a collection of synth pop tunes in 1986. It includes the hit single 'Oh L'Amour'. On Monday 4th July 2011 EMI Records released a special edition package to celebrate the original album's 25th anniversary. The package features 2 CDs and a DVD contained within a double thickness jewel case. The contents include a re-mastered Wonderland on the first CD, a second CD of B-Sides, Remixes & Rarities and a DVD (NTSC All Regions).

Maximum one unit per customer please.

Album

CD One - Original album

  1. Who needs love like that
  2. Reunion
  3. Cry so easy
  4. Push me shove me
  5. Heavenly action
  6. Say what
  7. Love is a loser
  8. Senseless
  9. My heart..so blue
  10. Oh l'amour
  11. Pistol
  12. Say what (remix)
  13. March on down the line (remix)
  14. Senseless (remix)

CD Two

  • B-sides & mixes
    1. Who Needs Love Like That (Mexican Mix)
    2. Push Me Shove Me (Extended As Far As Possible Mix)
    3. Don't Say No (Ruby Red Mix)
    4. Heavenly Action (12' Mix)
    5. March On Down The Line
    6. Oh L'Amour (PWL Funky Sisters Say 'Ooh La La')
    7. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (Remix)
  • BBC Radio One Sessions (previously unreleased)
    1. Cry So Easy (Bruno Brookes, 15/11/85)
    2. Who Needs Love Like That (Bruno Brookes, 15/11/85)
    3. Senseless (5/12/85)
    4. Heavenly Action (5/12/85)
    5. Say What? (5/12/85)
    6. Push Me Shove Me (5/12/85)

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  • Promo Videos
    1. Who Needs Love Like That
    2. Heavenly Action
    3. Oh L'Amour
  • Live at Karlsson, Stockholm 8/8/86 (previously unreleased)
    1. Pistol
    2. Senseless
    3. Heavenly Action
    4. Reunion
    5. Sometimes
    6. Who Needs Love Like That
    7. Cry So Easy
    8. My HeartcSo Blue
    9. March On Down The Line
    10. Say What
    11. Sexuality
    12. Oh L'Amour
    13. Push Me Shove Me
    14. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!

Erasure New Album

Release Date: 04 July 2011
Barcode: 5099908201720
Cat No: LCDSTUMM25

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