Erasure: Always: the Very Best of

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This is a box set, deluxe edition, limited edition. It’s not the first hits package but presumably it’s the biggest and moreover the closest to Christmas 2015.
We’ve only got one CD of three, which has got all the hits you can shake a stick at. For completists, the album includes a new version of Sometimes “re-booted” by David Wrench and various remixes.
There are hits such as A Little Respect, Sometimes, Victim Of Love and Ship Of Fools, plus remixes by the likes of Moby, William Orbit, BT and The Grid.
It’s all celebrating Erasure’s 30th anniversary. What can you say? Thirty years, lots of hits, great tunes, just not their first hits package.
There’s an excellent documentary on Netflix about the Moog synthesiser — I Dream of Wires — and Vince Clarke appears, talking about his love for analogue modulators. The least likely pop star you’ll ever see, he looks more like a maths teacher.
This is out on 30th October but we mention it now so you can get some Christmas shopping done early.
JMC

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Weekly newspaper editor in Cheshire, England. I blog my editorials and the CDs I write about. I play drums, drink coffee, play music, meditate. I hate filling in forms.

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