I am gobsmacked!
To say that I'm an Erasure fan is an understatement!
I own everything Vince and Andy have recorded(including this release and the "acoustic" companion album Union Street
),and for the life of me can't work out what happened to the Erasure I know and love!.
I know Vince Clarke needed time out so his partner could have a baby.
Take all the time you need Vince but come back real soon!
This EP will come to be seen as a low point in Erasure's career.
Lacking inspiration and the trademark Erasure sound we are left with a collection of songs stripped back to the bare bones and re-recorded country style.Right down to the twanging guitars.
If I want to listen to country music(which I don't)I'd buy a Keith Urban cd,not Erasure.
Hopefully this phase of Vince and Andy's will run it course real soon and they'll get back to what they do best!
3 Stars is very generous,I just couldn't find it in my heart to give Erasure any less than average.Maybe there will be someone out there who likes the new direction.I for one don't.
Come on Erasure,how about "A Little Respect" for your fans!
Buy with caution!