Erasure is an English group formed in 1985 in London by Vince Clarke, (ex Depeche Mode, ex Yazoo, ex The Assembly…). Group which will have placed 17 singles in the English Top10, 29 singles in the Top20, 5 albums in pole position of the Top albums and will have passed 46 times in the cult TV show Cross-Channel Top of the Pops !
The singer, Andy Bell is engaged on casting. Beginner singer who will have the merit of distinguishing himself from 80 other applicants.
The name of the group does not correspond in truth to… nothing.
Their first significant hit is the single "Oh love" which came out in 1986. Big success in France and Australia but very relative in England.
It’s only their fourth single “Sometimes”, released in 1986 and taken from the album “Circus,” that will provide the real starting point for their career and their meteoric rise. Three other hits will be taken from the album namely "It doesn’t have to be", "Victim of love" and "The circus".
In 1988 the album "The innocents" was released and it was a huge success. First album of the group to be classified N ° 1. From which will be extracted the excellent "Chains of love" and "A little respect".
Follow the albums "Wild!" In 1989, "Chorus" in 1991 and "I say, I say, I say" in 1994 which also will make a remarkable journey.
Other albums will be released thereafter but which will experience only relative success. And this in spite of the presence of excellent songs which will carry out for some a very beautiful course in the charts. Including in the early 2000s with titles like "Solsbury hill" and "Breathe".
A shocking duo, with an eccentricity sometimes bordering on caricature, this group will remain as one of the most gifted and prolific of its generation.
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
• Who needs love like that 1985
• Oh l’amour 1986
• Sometimes 1986
• The circus 1987
• It doesn't have to be 1987
• Victim of love 1987
• Chains of love 1988
• Ship of fools 1988
• A little respect 1988
• Stop 1988
• Drama! 1989
• You surround me 1989
• Blue Savannah 1990
• Star 1990
• Chorus 1991
• Love to hate you 1991
• Breath of life 1992
• Take a chance on me 1992
• Always 1994
• Run to the sun 1994
• I love saturday 1994
• Stay with me 1995
• Fingers and thumbs (Cold summer's day) 1995
• Rock me gently 1996
• In my arms 1997
• Don't say your love is killing me 1997
1985 ... the first classified title of an extraordinary duo which will quickly prove to be one of the major duos of the decade
1986 ... the Master and his apprentice. An explosive duo...and again the word is weak ! They sign with this enormous title one of the biggest Dance hits of the year and of the decade. MAS-TER-FUL !
1986 ... a mega hit is not enough. They reoffend in the process and offer a second ! With the key the biggest success of their career. MO-NU-MEN-TAL !
1987 ... finished the Dance. Come back to calm with this excellent title with finesse. Versatile little guys. The brand of Grands as they say !
1987 ... 1986 was an exceptional year for the group. 1987 will be a notch below despite the production of titles with more than certain quality
1987 ... back to pure and hard Dance. Field in which they excel, it is clear ! And other titles will come to prove it ...
1988 ... fully in the wacky ! They sign on this occasion one of their best titles. A duo of formidable efficiency !
1988 ... welcome to the remix of Le Grand Bleu. It flows naturally...for a title with finesse. An alternation of style which allows them to show their full potential. And what potential !
1988 ... an inspiration that does not falter from an Iota and hits that follow one another at a supersonic speed ! A rare talent ...
1988 ... of course, this title will be the least prestigious of this decidedly exceptional year for the group. But we will largely be satisfied...
1989 ... a change of vintage which rhymes with wacky side once again. Exuberance and excess that are, and always will be, their trademark ...
1989 ... the end of a decade that rhymes with sweetness. A little sweetness does not harm, quite the contrary. The calm before the storm...?
1990 ... we start the new decade as we finished the previous one. Slowly. Like what, when they want ...
1990 ... we go back into Dance. Maybe not their best title but it works, as usual !
1991 ... a BIG year that promises to be a first mega hit. One would have thought that the group would hardly pass the milestone of the 90s. Oh no, on the contrary !
1991 ... they put the cover back on. A royal suite which strengthens the "Grand Cru" year side
1992 ... good, still good, always good ! How far will they stop ? With them, impossible to know ...
1992 ... in "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" mode ! A completely crazy tribute to ABBA. EX-CELL-ENT !
1994 ... do you want more ? When there's more, there's more. You will be served with this Nipono-floral delirium !
1994 ... and it's not over ! Oh no. Well, there, we are touching the speed of Light on the tempo side. Limit, limit !
1994 ... another excellent title which shows that they are still damn under the pedal. A decidedly extraordinary duo !
1995 ... all in grace and restraint. A title that literally floats in the air. Beautifully beautiful ...
1995 ... what is very surprising is that their style has changed very little. But since they were already ahead of their time when they started, they manage to compete without any difficulty with the little youngsters of the moment
1996 ... a new ode to softness and finesse. A sumptuous title, highly inspired and rich in emotions
1997 ... between 2 styles, between 2 tempos. The last notorious hit of the decade. You think they will stop there. What denial ...
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