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Erasure’s The Innocents gets reissue treatment

on December 04, 2009, 12:15pm

It seems that a lot of albums are getting reissued nowadays. But if there is one album that actually truly deserves both the process and our own gleeful joy is Erasure‘s The Innocents. Good thing that’s now happening.

The re-release, due to happen on December 8th, will mark the album’s 21st anniversary. Featuring songs like “A Little Respect,” “Ship Of Fools” and “Chains Of Love”, the U.K. duo’s third LP was originally released in April 1988 and hit the U.K. #1 spot toward the end of April 1988 and again in January 1989.

The reissue will be available on CD, download, and as a deluxe two CD / DVD package, with the deluxe set featuring the remastered album, another disc of b-Sides, remixes and rarities, and a DVD of the band’s performance at the NEC Birmingham in November 1988. The DVD extras include unreleased versions of songs like “Witch In The Ditch”, the BBC original recording of “Ship Of Fools”, and promo video for “Chains Of Love”.

In August of this year, the band released a new EP of remixes called Erasure Club. Vocalist Andy Bell also is putting the final touches on his second album and it should be available shortly. Until then, The Innocents is beginning December 8th.

Reissued The Innocents Tracklisting:
DISC 1 – THE INNOCENTS REMASTERED:
01. A Little Respect
02. Ship Of Fools
03. Phantom Bride
04. Chains Of Love
05. Hallowed Ground
06. Sixty-Five Thousand
07. Heart Of Stone
08. Yahoo!
09. Imagination
10. Witch In The Ditch
11. Weight In The World
12. When I Needed You (Meloncholic Mix)
13. River Deep Mountain High (Private Dance Mix)

DISC 2 – B-SIDES, REMIXES & RARITIES – REMASTERED:
01 Ship Of Fools (Shiver Me Timbers Mix)
02. When I Needed You
03. River Deep Mountain High (7″ Version)
04. Chains Of Love ( The Unfettered Mix)
05. Don’t Suppose (Country Joe Mix)
06. The Good The Bad and the Ugly (The Dangerous Remix)
07. A Little Respect (12″ House Mix)
08. Like Zsa Zsa Zsa Gabor (Mark Freegard Mix))
09. Love Is Colder Than Death
10. Phantom Bride (Live) *
11. Heart Of Stone (Live) *
12. Hallowed Ground (Live) *
13. Witch In The Ditch (Live) *

* = Live tracks recorded for BBC’s In Concert at
Hammersmith Odeon 1988.

DISC 3 – DVD:
The Innocents Live – NEC Birmingham 11/15/88
01. Chains Of Love
02. A Little Respect
03. The Circus
04. The Hardest Part
05. Push Me Shove Me
06. Spiralling
07. Hallowed Ground
08. Oh L’Amour
09. Who Needs Love Like That
10. Stop!
11. Victim Of Love
12. Ship Of Fools
13. Knocking On Your Door
14. Sometimes

DISC 3 – DVD – continued:
The Innocents Live – NEC Birmingham 11/15/88
Witch In The Ditch
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!

The Innocents At The BBC:
Ship Of Fools – Going Live!
A Little Respect – Top Of The Pops
The Innocents Live (BBC 35 minute Special First Broadcast 12/12/88)

Promotional Videos:
Ship Of Fools
Chains Of Love
A Little Respect

Downloads:
MP3 files of The Innocents Live Show

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