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Erasure meets ABBA
on 3 April 2013
I must admit to not being particularly fond of ABBA. On the other hand there is no denying that Andersson and Ulvaeus were excellent songwriters who wrote one hit after another. Somehow it seemed only fitting that Erasure (featuring another excellent hitmaker, Vince Clarke) would at some point revisit ABBA. Enter 'Abba-esque' from 1992.
Apart from the easily recognisable Erasure sound, these covers really do not add all that much to the originals, but it's fun and enjoyable in a somewhat forgettable kind of way, with 'Take A Chance On Me' being the best track. I much prefer Erasure's own material, but for fans of both ABBA and Erasure, this would be a must-have.