Erasure Wonderland on 180g Import LP
The celebration of Erasure's (Andy Bell and Vince Clarke) 30th anniversary continues in 2016 with the re-release of their first three classic albums - Wonderland (1986), The Circus (1987) and The Innocents (1988) - on heavyweight vinyl. Erasure are 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."
Wonderland was Erasure's debut album, recorded soon after the band formed in 1985 and released the following year on Mute Records. Although it reached the Top 20 in Germany and Sweden, the album wasn't an immediate success in the UK; surprising when you consider Clarke's previous achievements with Depeche Mode and Yazoo. Produced by Flood and featuring lush instrumentation and the soulful falsetto of newcomer Bell, the album's sound is unmistakably Clarke and is now acknowledged as a classic example of mid-80s synth pop.
Erasure would go on to become one of the most prolific songwriting duos of the '80s (and beyond); purveyors of perfect pop and an extraordinary live act to boot. Their partnership endures to this day and Wonderland is its fascinating beginning. This reissue of Erasure's Wonderland has been remastered from the original vinyl masters so as to be as faithful as possible to the original release, and comes pressed on 180g heavyweight vinyl with original artwork and packaging.