2005 Return to Form Reissued on 180g Vinyl in Celebration of the Band's 30th Anniversary!
The celebration of Erasure's (Andy Bell and Vince Clarke) 30th anniversary continues in the fall of 2016 with the next installment of 180-gram vinyl catalog reissues which includes Other People's Songs (2003), Nightbird (2005), Union Street (2006), and Light at the End of the World (2007).
Erasure's eleventh studio album, 2005's Nightbird has been described by critics as a "mature masterpiece" and a "return to form" by longtime Erasure fans, thanks to its fastidious production and dazzling 3-minute pop songs. Some consider Nightbird to contain some of Erasure's best work, with songs that recall the heady hits on Chorus and Wonderland. Others liken it to the symphonic compositions to be found on the Erasure album. The single "Breathe" entered the UK chart at #4, their highest placing since 1994's "Always." Nightbird was never issued on vinyl, so this reissue is the first time it has ever been available on LP, with artwork created from files used to produce the CD back in 2005.
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."