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Import only vinyl pressing. Originally, Erasure's first album was to have had a number of different singers, a conceit keyboardist-songwriter Vince Clarke had taken from his previous project, the Assembly. However, previously unknown singer Andy Bell was such a perfect foil for Clarke that he quickly became a full partner in the band. Breaking with the tradition of Clarke's earlier bands, Depeche Mode and Yaz, where Clarke had been the sole songwriter, Bell co-wrote most of Wonderland. The album is the template for the next several Erasure releases, matching the Hi-NRG dance of "Push Me Shove Me" to the quiet lyricism of "Oh L'Amour." Bell's lyrics betray a sense of emotional turmoil, especially on "Say What," that never becomes histrionic. The album contains two instant Erasure classics, "Who Needs Love Like That," and "My Heart...So Blue." Mute.
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My favorites include: "Who Needs Love Like That?"/"Cry So Easy"/"Love Is A Loser"/"My Heart...So Blue"/"March On Down The Line"/and of course one of the all time greatest songs "Oh L'Amour."
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I do believe that this is the best effort. Too many times in the albums that followed, they tried to obtain a following when they already had a devote fan club.
They produced some great albums over the years, but this is where it all began and this is why you should own it. Especially if you like any of they newer albums.
Songs you must have on your computer:
1. Oh L'Amour (great dance tune)
2. My Hear...So blue (Wave goodbye...)
3. March on Down the line (great up beat song right before "My Heart...So blue")
4. Reunion ("togehter we stand")
5. Who needs love like that (A big dance hit in the clubs)
6. Heavenly action (a great song that's uplifting).
ERASURE fans, if you don't have the original, then you are not true fans!
Either way the CD quality was good, no scratches or skips in the songs, I loved the music and my friend appreciated the gift a lot. Loved it!
The first four songs plus O'Lamour are my favorites from this album with "Senseless" sticking out in my mind particularly as the favorite. A song that should have been included on this album is the b-side to the "Who Needs Love..." single called "Push Me, Shove Me" which is easily better than most of the songs here.
On a side not, I finally see where all the Yaz comparisons are coming from after hearing this album. This album seems like a transition musically for Clarke. While there are shades of what's to come, that disco/club sound of Yaz is still there for all to hear. Bell's vocals as well (which I never thought sounded close to Moyet's before) do seem rather close to Alison Moyet's on this album, most notably in "Cry So Easy". Fortunately, Bell would improve vocally over the next couple of albums and Clarke would evolve musically, forming the Erasure we all know and love today.
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