Erasure – The Violet Flame

I must admit I was surprised to find out that The Violet Flame was the 16th studio album from UK electropop duo Erasure in a recording career approaching 30 years. I associate the band with its heyday of the mid-’80s to early ’90s, when the hits came thick and fast and singer Andy Bell’s “proud to be gay” stance readily fueled headlines. In truth, I hadn’t heard that much from Erasure over the past decade or so. However big bands become, they can quickly take the down elevator for all kinds of reasons, from simply taking a hiatus to putting out a sub-par album or two. Most will stay in the spotlight for true fans, but for the wider listening public, it doesn’t take much to slip off the radar.

Release Date
September 23, 2014
digital, vinyl, cd
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