Erasure (Andy Bell and Vince Clarke) will continue their 30th anniversary series of vinyl reissues in the Summer of 2016 with the release of 180g editions of their classic albums Cowboy (1997) and Loveboat (2000). The tracks for the albums have been taken from the original vinyl masters to ensure the audio is as faithful as possible to the original releases.
Ninth album Loveboat marked a departure from Erasure's trademark synth-pop sound, relying more heavily on acoustic guitar and lo-fi production than its predecessors. Produced by the band and Flood (New Order, U2, Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode), Vince and Andy's considerable songwriting skills shine through the fray regardless and the album was well-received by critics.
Erasure is one of the UK's most enduring award-winning songwriting duos. The BRIT and Ivor Novello winning pair have released a staggering number of albums, including 5 UK No. 1's and 17 top 10 singles (35 singles charted in the UK Top 40). Caitlin Moran of The Times exclaimed, "Let's face it – there is nothing Kraftwerk did that Erasure didn't do better, for longer, and while wearing a blue sequinned cowboy hat and chaps."