by ErasureErasure

Vinyl LP(Long Playing Record - Reissue)

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Lord only knows why Erasure's Loveboat -- which commenced its worldwide tour in the fall of 2000 -- took nearly three years to dock in the States. But now that their more recent covers collection, Other People's Songs, has arrived, it's hard not to step back and admire the sturdiness of the musical fleet vocalist Andy Bell and multi-instrumentalist/composer Vince Clarke have built over the years -- and how eloquently they still sail the sea of love. Loveboat is constructed from the same pop planks and ballasts the two have used for nearly two decades. Bell's simple, warm tenor conveys the full-bodied emotion of Clarke's elegant melodies, eschewing the ironic pretenses and doom-laden darkness of Erasure's two long-standing colleagues/competitors, Pet Shop Boys and Depeche Mode. Like synth-pop's Buddy Holly, an artist they paid homage to on the covers set, the boys seem capable of launching and endless stream of straightforward nuggets like "Freedom," an acoustic guitar and electronics paean to "real love" that should be the latest of the duo's jukebox hits, and "Here in My Heart," a closing-credits, pop-disco stomp. And if Loveboat is a little heavier on the ambient, show-tune ballads and headier electronic elements (marking Flood's return to the production chair), it's only to show that the 21st-century model is more than just an update of the same old ship.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/01/2016
Label: Imports
UPC: 5016025311750
catalogNumber: 619015
Rank: 40329


  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 & the Sky
  11. Surreal

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Performance Credits

Erasure   Primary Artist

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