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The Innocents [MINIDISC]

Erasure Mini-Disc
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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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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  • Mini-Disc (22 Jan 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Mute
  • ASIN: B00004Y36N
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 699,791 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Little respect
2. Ship of fools
3. Phantom bride
4. Chains of love
5. Hallowed ground
6. 65000
7. Heart of stone
8. Yahoo
9. Imagination
10. Witch in the ditch
11. Weight of the world
12. When I Needed You (Melancholic Mix) - Erasure
13. River Deep, Mountain High (Private Dance Mix) - Erasure

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply brilliant! 15 Jan 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This was the first Erasure album I had ever purchased, bought on the strength of "A Little Respect" which was in the charts at the time. The songs have excellent vocals from Andy Bell, which blend perfectly with Vince Clarke's superb synthesized music. My least favourite track on the album is "Sixty-five thousand" which sounds out of place being an instrumental. Favourite tracks are "Phantom Bride" (great lyrics), "A Little Respect" (the reason I bought the CD), "Heart of Stone" and "Hallowed Ground" (very haunting lyrics and music).
If you like 80's synth-pop, you will love this album. What's more, this album still sounds fresh 12 years after buying it!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Recaptured Youth 13 Jan 2003
Format:Audio CD
Having heard an Erasure medley at an 80s night recently, I have finally gotten round to buying the Erasure back catalogue on CD. I own them all on cassette, but they're all in a box in the loft. I thought that a classic album such as this deserved better, so I have just ordered it (along with Circus, Wild and Chorus)so I can enjoy it all over again. Back in '88 when I was the tender age of 13, this was my favourite album, and "A Little Respect" remains one of my favourite songs, sadly it was recently slaughtered by some bloody awful American band whose name I can't be arsed to remember. There are some songs on The Innocents that deserve to be heard, like the superb Hallowed Ground, which is my favourite track off the album. If you're thinking of doing the same as me and buying this great album, do it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Innocents Remembered 29 Nov 2009
Format:Audio CD
I have still got this on tape from 1988, I have followed the group since then. It does sound good on CD, and what is good about the Innocents Remembered is you get 2 CDs and a DVD of the Innocents live at the NEC Birmingham 15th November 1988, with previously unreleased footage. on CD 2 you get B sides,remixes & rarities re-mastered. CD 1 has The Innocents re-mastered.From the DVD you get MP3 give aways.
It is good to listen to and watch, but as I am an Erasure fan I cant decide between The Circus, The Innocents and Wild.
The Innocents Remembered gets a 10/10 from me.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars erasure complete sound 1 Feb 2000
Format:Audio CD
from the opening to the end this is a classic cd. Stephen hague produced the album and it brings the best out of erasure.Phantom bride is a real gem with synths sounding better than ever.the whole feel is of a medievil time mixed with electro.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Still fresh!!! 5 Jun 2007
Format:Audio CD
bought this album years ago after I had bought Wild and Chorus. Was only in my teens and saved up my paper round wages. I became a massive Erasure fan after getting Wild and Chorus and then went and bought all their back catalogue.

I listened to this album again the other day and had forgotten just how good it is. It still sounds as fresh today as did when I bought it all those years ago!

Some might say this is the album which really launched Erasure. And who could argue with that statement when when you have songs like a A Little Respect, Phantom Bride, Chains of Love, hallowed Ground, Heart of Stone, Yahoo and Imagination on it.

Some of the songs from their new album Light at the end of the World has a few chords and lyrics which are reminiscent of this album.

Anyone who doesn't have this album in their collection are losing out.
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By rhys
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This album has a very religious undertone. The track "Yahoo!" in particular uses terminology associated with a religious sermon. Saying that the tracks "A Little Respect" and "Yahoo!" are brilliant! Very unique singles with a feel good factor. As I`m going to see my favourite band "Erasure" live at the end of the year it`s nice to start collecting these fantastic albums on CD as all my originals were bought on cassette-boo hoo. I can tell the sound is clearer. WOW!

Praise "Erasure" indeed! Thanks to the wizard of synth pop Vince Clarke I surely have another valuable gem to add to my CD collection. As usual Andy Bell`s vocals hark that of an Angel. Thanks again guys for bringing a smile to another fan`s face.

Bless you x
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5.0 out of 5 stars Memories 25 April 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
My story of this album is the same as for "Wild!". This CD brings back fond memories of that time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love this 28 Nov 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This CD I first heard back in the 80's and I loved it then, quality is great and the delivery of the CD was excellent.
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Published 10 days ago by AspŪnola
4.0 out of 5 stars Not a favourite.
I like this cd, but won't be playing it that often I'm afraid. Not to say that it isn't good, but I found it a bit same old, same old. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Mrs. C. A. Evans
5.0 out of 5 stars Erasure cd
brilliant cd a real blast from the past. gives the new stuff a run for there money! you cant beat the oldies!!!
Published 9 months ago by EMMA LANE
5.0 out of 5 stars Synthpop at it's very best!
This album is simply brilliant. Fun, beautifull, very danceable and yet intelligent synthpop. Equally good for just chilling with at home, going bananas to on the dancefloor or... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Jan Patrik SahlstrÝm
4.0 out of 5 stars Reliving formative years
I loved Erasure when younger and as had their music on tape which is now lost, as is any music I had from this time, good to hear Andy Bell's voice again.
Published 23 months ago by Mo2
5.0 out of 5 stars Erasure, The Innocents
I absolutely love this cd, it brings back so many memories of the 80's. I would definately recommend this to any Erasure fans.
Published on 19 May 2012 by mela1tch1son
5.0 out of 5 stars Blast from the Past
I have this album on cassette, but bought the CD so that I could listen to it in the car. Love Erasure and this is one of my favourite albums.
Published on 31 Jan 2012 by LouLou
1.0 out of 5 stars Wrong CD and no follow up communication
I ordered Erasure: The Innocents for my son as a gift. When it arrived it was the correct case but completely the wrong CD. Read more
Published on 27 May 2010 by Mrs. S. Brooks
5.0 out of 5 stars superb selection

Published on 8 May 2010 by Mr. G. Eddy
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