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Erasure Boxset


03/31/2009
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(Rhino) Erasure's world-conquering anthems of love, lust and longing have made it one of the most beloved and enduring success stories in modern British pop music history. After more than two decades, Andy Bell and Vince Clarke (founding member of Depeche Mode and Yaz) have sold more than 15 million albums around the globe, proving themselves masters of every kind of song from disco symphonies to unplugged ballads.

Rhino shows 'a little respect' to the group with a four-disc boxed set (3CD/DVD) that includes all of the band's singles (remastered in 2009) on two discs, a career-spanning collection of live performances on a third CD and a DVD of the group's best BBC appearances. TOTAL POP! -- DELUXE BOX will be available April 7 from Rhino Records at all retail outlets, including www.rhino.com, for a suggested list price of $54.98.

The first disc contains a newly remastered version of Pop! -- The First 20 Hits, Erasure's 1992 singles compilation and the group's fourth consecutive #1 album in the U.K. Arranged chronologically, the disc encompasses all of the group's singles, from its 1986 debut Wonderland to the 1992 EP, Abba-esque. Among the many highlights are Top 20 U.S. hits "Chains Of Love" and "A Little Respect;" the #1 Dance smash "Victim Of Love;" fan favorites "Oh L'Amour" and "Chorus," plus a remix of the band's first single, "Who Needs Love (Like That)."

The second disc picks up where the first left off, offering 19 singles released from 1994 to 2007, the year of the band's most recent studio album, Light At The End Of The World. It opens with the Top 20 U.S. hit "Always," closing with Jeremy Wheatley's new mix of the song, made especially for this collection. The disc features such standouts as "In My Arms," "Breathe" and a stellar cover of Peter Gabriel's "Solsbury Hill,"
from 2003's Other People's Songs.

For the collection's final CD, the band assembles 15 stunning and rare live performances recorded between 1987 and 2007, including three performances from 1992's Phantasmagorical Tour ("Voulez-Vous," "Am I Right?" and "Heart Of Stone"), "Breathe" from 2006's Acoustic Tour and "Oh L'Amour" from 2007's World Tour.

The DVD contains BBC appearances recorded between 1986 and 2005, including performances from Top Of The Pops, Daytime Live and The Tom O'Connor Roadshow. It begins with Erasure's 1986 Top Of The Pops debut "Sometimes," followed by "Ship Of Fools" on Wogan and a six-song performance from 2003's Top of the Pops 2 Special that features a cover of "You've Lost That Loving Feeling."

To celebrate Erasure's own Andy Bell will be traveling stateside from London the week of April 7th. He will appear at Amoeba Music on Sunset Blvd in Hollywood on April 9th for a DJ set and autograph signing , and will also perform a DJ set at the legendary White Party Palm Springs on Saturday, April 11th.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of White Party Palm Springs, the largest annual gay party, and one of the largest dance events in the nation. One lucky winner attending the Amoeba Hollywood in-store will receive a pair of tickets to the White Party in Palm Springs to experience an exclusive poolside DJ set with Andy Bell. For more information, see Amoeba.com).

TOTAL POP! ¬ THE FIRST 40 HITS
Track Listing

Disc 1 (CD)
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"
18. "Am I Right?"
19. "Breath Of Life"
20. "Take A Chance On Me"
21. "Who Needs Love (Like That)" ¬ Hamburg Mix

Disc 2 (CD)
1. "Always"
2. "Run To The Sun"
3. "I Love Saturday"
4. "Stay With Me"
5. "Fingers & Thumbs (Cold Summer's Day)"
6. "Rock Me Gently"
7. "In My Arms"
8. "Don't Say Your Love Is Killing Me"
9. "Rain" ¬ Al Stone Mix
10. "Freedom"
11. "Moon & The Sky" ¬ (JC's Heaven Scent Radio Re-Work)
12. "Solsbury Hill"
13. "Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)"
14. "Breathe"
15. "Don't Say You Love Me"
16. "Here I Go Impossible Again"
17. "I Could Fall In Love With You"
18. "Sunday Girl"
19. "Storm In A Teacup"
20. "Always" ¬ 2009 Mix

Disc 3 (CD) Live 1987-2007
1. "Spiralling" ¬ The Circus Tour 1987 2. "The Hardest Part" ¬ The Innocents Tour 1988 3. "Drama!" ¬ The Wild! Tour 1989 4. "Knocking On Your Door" ¬ The Wild! Tour 1989 5. "Push Me Shove Me" ¬The Wild! Tour 1990 6. "Voulez Vous" ¬ The Phantasmagorical Entertainment 1992 7. "Am I Right?" ¬ The Phantasmagorical Entertainment 1992 8. "Heart Of Stone" ¬ The Phantasmagorical Entertainment 1992 9. "Who Needs Love (Like That)" ¬ The Tiny Tour 1996 10. "Rain" ¬ Cowboy Tour 1997 11. "Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime" ¬ Sanctuary The EIS Christmas Concert 2002 12. "Piano Song" ¬ The Other Tour 2003 13. "Hideaway" ¬ The Erasure Show 2005 14. "Breathe" (Acoustic) ¬ The Acoustic Tour 2006 15. "Oh L'Amour" ¬ Light At The End Of The World Tour 2007

Disc Four (DVD) ERASURE AT THE BBC 1986-2005 1. "Sometimes" ¬ Top Of The Pops 2. "It Doesn't Have To Be" ¬ The Tom O'Connor Roadshow 3. "Victim Of Love" ¬ Daytime Live 4. "The Circus" ¬ Daytime Live 5. "Ship Of Fools" ¬ Wogan 6. "Chains Of Love" ¬ Top Of The Pops 7. "A Little Respect" ¬ Going Live! 8. "Stop!" ¬ Top Of The Pops 9. "Chorus" ¬ Wogan 10. "Love To Hate You" ¬ Top Of The Pops 11. "Am I Right?" ¬ Top Of The Pops 12. "Breath Of Life" ¬ Top Of The Pops 13. "Who Needs Love (Like That)" ¬ Top Of The Pops 14. "Always" ¬ Top Of The Pops 15. "Run To The Sun" ¬ Top Of The Pops 16. "I Love Saturday" ¬ Smash Hits Poll Winner's Party 17. "Stay With Me" ¬ Pebble Mill 18. "Fingers & Thumbs (Cold Summer's Day)" ¬ Pebble Mill 19. "Don't Say Your Love Is Killing Me" ¬ Top Of The Pops 20. "Solsbury Hill" ¬ Top Of The Pops 21. "Breathe" ¬ Top Of The Pops 22. "Top Of The Pops 2 Special" 23. "Sometimes" ¬ Tom O'Connor Roadshow 24. "How Many Times?" ¬ The Late Show 25. "Miracle" ¬ Later with Jools Holland 26. "Because You're So Sweet" ¬ Later With Jools Holland 27. "Oh L'Amour" ¬ (2003) Promotional Video



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