- Audio CD (Jan. 2 1998)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import, CD
- Label: Sire-Wbr
- ASIN: B000002LJD
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette | LP Record
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
|1. Piano Song (Instrumental)|
|2. Blue Savannah|
|4. How Many Times?|
|6. La Gloria|
|7. You Surround Me|
|8. Brother And Sister|
|9. 2,000 Miles|
|10. Crown Of Thorns|
|11. Piano Song|
They also began to test the limits of their lyrical concerns, as "Crown Of Thorns" takes a bitter look at the future of England before the album winds out with "Piano Song." Andy seems intrigued by the chance to perform a more expansive set of songs; save for "Chorus," this is the best sung of all the Erasure albums. Listen to the difference between the operatic campiness of "Drama!" as compared to the deeper coloration of "How Many Times." Not like all is changed, the dance grooves of "2000 Miles" and "Brother and Sister" cook. In fact, the only real dud here is "La Gloria," where the experiment in Latin rhythms misses the target.
Out of the many Erasure albums available, "Wild!" is one of the few I can recommend as a whole album.
If Erasure is only remembered for a couple of songs, Blue Savannah deserves to be one of them (A Little Respect would be the other choice). A friend of mine in high school said that she felt chills up her spine when she first heard the album version of the song. On the radio, the beginning part, with Andy humming/crooning, was cut. I was really stunned when she told me this, because that's exactly what happened to me the first time I heard the album version! Part of the bliss of Erasure is that a song with such an obscure title as Blue Savannah could be one of their greatest hits.
After the euphoria of Blue Savannah come the high of Drama! In my mind, this is perhaps the most "operatic" of Erasure's songs. Aside from the aggressive energy created by the synthesizers, there is the "guilty" chorus, which reminds me of opera. Too bad another reviewer here finds it distracting; I find it to be pure genius! Equally as thrilling are the lyrics, such as, "God only knows the ultimate necessity of love." Sadly, this song didn't get airplay in the U.S., since it rates among their very best.
After the thrilling Drama! comes How Many Times, which is quite the opposite in mood. Another personal favorite, it has Andy singing in a lower register, which produces a "seductive" mood.Read more ›
Piano Song (Instrumental)--a nice few opening notes to let you know what is coming...it flows right well into
Blue Savannah-One of, if not Andy's fav. A really beautifully sung haunting track. Definitely one of Erasure's classics!
Drama-ok...I honestly don't get the interest in this song. I think the chorus is ok and Vince's music is great...but together..it's just off. Not a personal favorite of mine. The screaming chorus of "Guilty" distracts!
How Many Times?-must I skip this song. Not a favorite and completely out of place! Sorry guys but this just isn't strong!
Star-great poppy dance song. I love this track. It simply jamns and deserves a replay!
La Gloria-I've tried to like this but the spanish/mexican flair just doesn't do it for me. Too much camp for me!
You Surround Me-Probably my favorite track off this album because Andy's vocals are dark and deeper than I can recall from previous songs. Great music, great lyrics makes a great song!
Brother and Sister-ROCKET!! This is a great song...ending vocals are so powerful. I think this honestly jamns and is a far superior song than Drama..this should have been 3rd single.
2,000 Miles-Interesting if somewhat quirky Erasure sounding song. It works for me. Interesting lyrics...can't say its typical Erasure
Crown of Thorns-almost what I call Enyaesque....good solid lyrics, well song, good music I like this.
Piano Song-touching ballad with simple music, simply not Erasure electronic, just piano.Read more ›