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Saturday, 7 January 2012

Erasure - I Say I Say I Say LP 1994

You've got to love Vince Clarke haven't you? In the olden days Vince was at the cutting edge of electronic music and I've never lost that initial sense of enthusiasm for his work. Nowadays however, he's more of a 'has been' than the usual bunch of 'never will be's' that feature on Into the Valley...But that's got to be a good thing in my book.

There are hundreds on Erasure albums (well 14 anyway) and I own most of them, and this one sits comfortably in mid-table obscurity. It's the standard package of sing-a-long synthpop; not as dance based as 'Wonderland' or 'Chorus', but more commercial than later offerings like 'Erasure'. In short, if you like Erasure, you'll like this.

It's a toss up as to which is the best track, with 'I Love Saturday', a camp bleep-fest just pipped at the post by the more straightforward floor filling charms of 'Run to the Sun'. I'll review the new album 'Tomorrow's World' at some point in the new year.


1 comment:

  1. I can always remember seeing Vince Clark on the telly years ago showing how you could build a track using a Fairlight. To a young evlkeith, this was amazing and has fueled my interest in making music ever since.

    The track is fairly standard issue Erasure stuff, nowhere near the quality of 'Sometimes', but not too bad.