One of the best albums of 2014!
Know when it's time to Quit
By C Immel
All I have to say is that I love the music of Vince Clarke. Andy Bell's voice was always on the edge of nice range or wounded duck. This album proves things don't always get better with age. The vocals are like suffering through a bad junior high band concert…it hurts to listen to.
one of erasure's finest releaes to date, I cannot stop it over and over.
not one bad track on this release.
By Stacie Chambers
I love this! If you fell in love with Oh L'Amour, you will enjoy this new album. So good!
The Violet Flame
By T. Stadick
Vince and Andy... Thank you so much for being the sound track of my life!!! Once again you've grown and expanded without loosing the electro pop sound that us originals from your beginnings feel in love with! I'm 46 years old and to this day remember camping out infront of licorice pizza (record/vinyl store for you young'ins) awaiting your first album in Riverside Ca!!! I love you guys with all my heart and wish I had the chance to meet n thank you for being such a wonderful part of my life! PLEASE KEEP MAKING MUSIC!!! X's and O's, T.S.
Erasure never fails to impress...
I personally love the new album. Vince's complex layered sounds compliment Andy's beautiful lyrics perfectly. Erasure continues to grow and mature and here it shines. There is not one song I felt like passing on, it's that good. I did not buy the deluxe though and if I were you just by the regular album. All it took was the snipet to know that the mixes are overworked and tired. No more remixes of old songs please!! It destroys the legacy of the song.
Awesome new - Warped old
A previous reviewer was spot on! The new music is awesome and I have been a fan since the beginning however the re workings/live versions of old songs sound like they are being played on warped vinyl... Sincerely the worst sounding tracks ever... Erasure please reconsider re releasing the special edition with new remixes... Any listener can preview these tracks to see what I mean. Still... Much love to one of my favorite groups of all time
I’ve been a fan of Erasure’s for over 25 years and I can say I will continue to be with albums like this one. I hope Andy and Vince continue to make music for another 25 years.
Great new album, but
I love love love this band. Most of their new songs on this album are spot on, especially Sacred, Under the Wave, and Paradise. My problem is, I wish I didn't spend the extra money for the deluxe version. The live tracks sound terrible. They really need to lose or tone down the backup singers. I've seen these guys live 5x and after hearing these same old live tracks, I am regretting buying tickets to their current show.
I highly recommend buying this album, just not the Deluxe version.
~Beautiful~ Erasure New + OldER Song Remixes
I LOVE The Violet Flame Album ~ bought that, then heard the remixes and had to have this too! Of course I have all the "originals" but I really appreciate that Andy & Vince remixed most of my favorite oldER tunes ~ It's REFRESHING! :)! Such a JOYOUS Album!