2003 Covers Record Reissued on 180g Vinyl in Celebration of Erasure'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).
Originally conceived as a solo project for Bell, Other People's Songs became Erasure's tenth studio album when Clarke got involved. Vince and Andy chose tracks that had influenced them as musicians and, as a result, the album contains songs by artists as diverse as Buddy Holly ("True Love Ways"), Peter Gabriel ("Solsbury Hill"), The Righteous Brothers ("You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'") and Buggles ("Video Killed The Radio Star"). The eclectic mix of songs is brought together as a cohesive whole, of course, by Vince's distinctive instrumentation and Andy's unmistakable voice. Produced by Gareth Jones (Depeche Mode, Wire) and Erasure, the album went Top 20 in the UK when it was released in 2003.
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."