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Snow Globe

Erasure Audio CD
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Following the disbandment of the short-lived synth pop group Yazoo, former Depeche Mode member Vince Clarke formed Erasure in 1985 with singer Andy Bell. Like Yaz and Depeche Mode, Erasure were a synth-based group, but they had stronger dance inclinations, as well as a sharper, more accessible sense of pop songcraft, than either of Clarke's previous bands. Furthermore, Erasure had the ... Read more in Amazon's Erasure Store

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  • Audio CD (11 Nov 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Mute
  • ASIN: B00F8OV0UM
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,549 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Bells of Love (Isabelle's of Love)
2. Gaudete
3. Make It Wonderful
4. Sleep Quietly
5. Silent Night
6. Loving Man
7. The Christmas Song
8. Bleak Mid-winter
9. Blood On the Snow
10. There'll Be No Tomorrow
11. Midnight Clear
12. White Christmas
13. Silver Bells

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Snow Globe is a collection of original compositions and seasonal classics, and follows Erasure's 2011 album, Tomorrow's World.

Unlike the bells and whistles, glitter and tinsel sets that crowd the market come Christmas-time, Snow Globe is possessed of something more in the wistfully, strangely subdued celebratory mould of recent seasonal albums by Tracey Thorn and Kate Bush. 'We managed to strip everything back to bare essentials,' Vince says approvingly of the minimal approach Erasure took for this recording. "'White Christmas almost has a drone all the way through it. I love that."

The first single, 'Gaudete', is Erasure's take on the traditional Latin carol, which will be recognisable by many after Steeleye Span's version in the early 70s.

"I haven't actually heard him sing better," says Vince of Andy stepping back into the booth. "I found my inner choirboy again," says Andy. "I thought I'd lost him but he was there all along."

Formed 28 years ago, the award-winning songwriting duo of Vince Clarke and Andy Bell unleashed on the nation a succession of both influential and chart-topping pop anthems of the '80s, '90s through to today. Songs like 'A Little Respect', 'Sometimes', 'Victim Of Love', 'Ship Of Fools', 'Blue Savannah', 'Star', 'Chains Of Love', 'The Circus', 'Who Needs Love (Like That)', 'Love To Hate You', 'Drama!', "Always" and "Breathe," ensured a formidable presence on the singles charts complemented by five consecutive No 1 albums (including The Innocents, Wild! and Chorus) and the beginning of the worldwide Abba revival, 'Abba-esque'.

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ERASURE Snow Globe (2013 UK 13-track CD album - Erasures 15th studio album has a holiday music theme including classic Christmas carols with original tracks written by band members Vince and Andy. With a stripped-down & eerie feel to many ofthe tracks Vince says Everything about Christmas has been written already. We thought it would be more interesting to look into the darker side of the season. For a lot of people Christmas is not a happy time. Includes the single Gaudete a medieval Latin carol that was also a hit for Steeleye Span in 1973. Issued in a sealed & stickered gatefold card picture sleeve)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing ! 11 Nov 2013
Format:Audio CD
Dark, minimal and melodic ... just what i'm waiting for Vince Clarke and Andy Bell.
Snowglobe returns to primary essence of Erasure musical art. Really, amazing !
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Make it wonderful 20 Nov 2013
By GWM
Format:Audio CD
With 'Snow Globe' Erasure deliver a seasonally-themed album of carols and classic Christmas songs, plus a handful of new compositions. Over the thirteen tracks, Vince Clarke's music is stripped right back, presenting an enticing pallet of warm, electronic minimalism. With this sparse backing, Andy Bell's wistful and soaring vocals are given plenty of space to shine, really cementing the heart and soul of the album.

Though there are a couple classic Erasure-style pop stormers ('Loving Man' and 'There'll Be No Tomorrow')- which could easily add sparkle to any Christmas party- many of the tracks featured here have a darker and almost eerie tone ('Sleep Quietly' and 'Bleak Midwinter'). However, you'll be pleased to know that nothing gets so sombre that you're left crying into your eggnog. Among the tracks there are also moments of quirky and refreshing experimentation: 'The Christmas Song' is rendered as an 8-bit chip tune and 'White Christmas' features vocals recorded live in a subway (complete with background ambience). A special mention should also to go to 'Gaudete', which turns a sixteenth century, Latin-sung carol into a no-nonsense electro stomp, complete with spectacular vocal harmonies and ominous, bell chimes.

If you want a Christmas album that has a traditional flavour, but with a slightly alternative twist, then 'Snow Globe' is definitely worth a purchase. Even if you're the sort of listener who avoids this sort thing, there's still plenty to enjoy beyond the Christmas motifs.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Darkly seasonal synth anthems 20 Nov 2013
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Interesting range of opinions here - I agree that there hasn't been enough promotion of Erasure releases in recent years, but to be fair musical taste is so polarised these days that bands such as Vince and Andy's are only going to be of interest to those of us who first encountered them in their 'chart-straddling' pomp of the mid to late 1980s, when synth-pop was the up and coming thing and when the pop charts were relevant to a greater section of society than pubescent girls.

Anyway, Snow Globe is a welcome release - Andy Bell's brand of angelic soaring vocals is perfect for seasonal music, whilst Vince Clarke's noodlings have always been sheer quality. The new songs are all pretty strong, whilst the covers of Gaudete and White Christmas in particular are sublime. Clarke retains his ability to underscore ostensibly cheerful tunes with a brooding darkness, and Gaudete is practically sinister with its hypnotic rythmn and chiming bells. Yes there are a couple of forgettable tracks, but overall this is a return to form for the guys after a fallow few years, and a reminder of why they were so loved in the first place.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A mix of the wonderful with a dab of the pap 11 Nov 2013
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Some presents are hugely welcome whilst others can leave a bad taste in your mouth. I remember as a child getting hold of my Christmas sack and rummaging through it getting all my presents out and being aghast at the brilliance of what Santa had brought me.

This album reminds me of those days - the anticipation of the wait coupled with the quality of the tracks. The problem with this album is that it also reminds me of the fruit and nuts that were at the bottom of my Christmas sack; dry nuts that were difficult to crack and satsumas that were tasteless and slightly 'off'.

The album really is an EP. Five newly penned tracks of which three are excellent and two are utter pap. Bells Of Love, Make It Wonderful and Loving Man are high quality Erasure and any of these three could be singles. The other two - Blood On The Snow and There'll Be No Tomorrow do absolutely nothing for me and would have been track three of a 12" record in the heady days of hit-after-hit in the 1980's and 1990's. Hell - Blood On The Snow wouldn't have even made the grade as track three.

The rest of the album is made up of Christmas classics done in the Erasure-Style. Some of these are astoundingly beautiful or quirky whilst others shouldn't be on an album... Gaudete is a brilliant piece of 16th Century Latin pop, Silent Night is an incredibly sparse and stunning piece of Vince Clarke re-imagining whilst Bleak Midwinter is synth-rejigged to almost spotless effect with all three tracks creating the right notes for Andy Bell's sweet and occasionally soaring vocals. Midnight Clear is fantastic if a little short whilst White Christmas took me a good few listens until I understood what they were trying to do with it - they've darkened it considerably.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent Christmas album 25 Dec 2013
By Peter Durward Harris #1 HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Although I have never been a huge fan of eighties synth-pop, even I enjoyed some of it. Somewhere along the way, I bought a compilation of Erasure's music, recognizing that their music was better than many of their rivals, and was happy with it. I therefore had no hesitation in buying this, their Christmas album, especially when I saw that it contains a mix of familiar classics and new songs.

Erasure wrote all the unfamiliar songs except Sleep quietly, which was written by Ruth Heller. Of these songs, it's hard to pick between them, but I'll give the edge for now to There'll be no tomorrow.

The familiar classics include Gaudete, an old folk song that was revived in the seventies by Steeleye Span. The others are very famous although two of them have abbreviated titles. Erasure don't change them as much as I expected, but do just enough to make their versions distinctive.

Those who are more deeply into eighties pop might also consider buying Kim Wilde's Wilde Winter Songbook. Meanwhile, anybody who enjoys Erasure's other music are likely to enjoy this too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Erasure Mania
So so glad to have this and was played all through Xmas time ....... Thank you again so so so much!!!
Published 22 days ago by MATHEW
5.0 out of 5 stars NIce xmas cd
More than likely buy again in the very near future if I see some more great music that I like
Published 23 days ago by GWJ Painter
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant!
I love Erasure anyway but this is a great album for Christmas and a great addition to any fan's collection.
Published 2 months ago by Mary Laurence
5.0 out of 5 stars christmassy
A fan must for christmas. One of the best cds from this group for a while. Loving this perfect sound
Published 2 months ago by Jayne
5.0 out of 5 stars Wondered whether it was just them jumping on the Christmas album...
There are some great tracks, played it loads in the run up to Christmas and didn't get bored of it. Some interesting interpretations of old songs.
Published 2 months ago by Mr David Fl
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Brilliant offering from Erasure. Dark Christmas album that you can listen to all year! Snow Globe is a welcome return from Andy and Vince.
Published 2 months ago by Andrew Gallichan
4.0 out of 5 stars Some Of Their Best
Being a "Christmas CD" it has it's limits. All the "Christmas" tracks are very well executed and some fresh interpretations of old familiar songs. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Michael Young
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely present
Bought this for a friend an erasure fan and he loved it we had it on in the car over Christmas and it was really good friend very happy
Published 3 months ago by Mariposa
4.0 out of 5 stars like it
was not sure about this album at first but it kind of grows on you. a nice selection of songs. not a typical album you would expect from them as a mix of christmas tunes and there... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mandy-ann
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly fine album from Erasure
I was a bit concerned when I heard that good old Erasure would put out a christmas album. But it turned out quite good. The 5 new Erasure songs are all great. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Ulrik (synthpop fan)
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