Erasure discography

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Erasure discography

Vince Clarke & Andy Bell, 1989 (Photo by David Scheinmann)
Releases
Studio albums 15
Live albums 5
Compilation albums 8
EPs 7
Singles 41
Video albums 13
Music videos 43
Tribute and cover albums 2

This is the discography of British synthpop duo Erasure, consisting of keyboardist Vince Clarke and singer Andy Bell.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[1]
AUT
[2]
GER SWE US
1986 Wonderland 71 20 13
1987 The Circus
  • Released: 30 March 1987
  • Label: Mute (#STUMM 35)
  • Formats: CD, cassette, LP
6 16 12 190
1988 The Innocents
  • Released: 18 April 1988
  • Label: Mute (#STUMM 55)
  • Formats: CD, cassette, LP
1 8 13 49
1989 Wild!
  • Released: 16 October 1989
  • Label: Mute (#STUMM 75)
  • Formats: CD, cassette, LP
1 16 20 57
  • UK: 2× Platinum[3]
1991 Chorus
  • Released: 14 October 1991
  • Label: Mute (#STUMM 95)
  • Formats: CD, LCD, cassette, LP
1 5 15 14 29
  • UK: Platinum[3]
1994 I Say I Say I Say
  • Released: 17 May 1994
  • Label: Mute (#STUMM 115)
  • Formats: CD, LCD, cassette, LP
1 2 6 3 18
1995 Erasure
  • Released: 24 October 1995
  • Label: Mute (#STUMM 145)
  • Formats: CD, cassette, LP
14 33 87 26 82
1997 Cowboy
  • Released: 31 March 1997
  • Label: Mute (#STUMM 155)
  • Formats: CD, cassette, LP
10 27 34 19 43
2000 Loveboat
  • Released: 23 October 2000
  • Label: Mute (#STUMM 175)
  • Formats: CD, cassette, LP
45 48 57
2003 Other People's Songs
  • Released: 27 January 2003
  • Label: Mute (#STUMM 215)
  • Formats: CD, digital download
17 17 138
2005 Nightbird
  • Released: 25 January 2005
  • Label: Mute (#STUMM 245)
  • Formats: CD, digital download
27 22 34 154
2006 Union Street
  • Released: 3 April 2006
  • Label: Mute (#STUMM 265)
  • Formats: CD, digital download
102
2007 Light at the End of the World
  • Released: 21 May 2007
  • Label: Mute (#STUMM 285)
  • Formats: CD, LCD, digital download
29 42 127
2011 Tomorrow's World
  • Released: 3 October 2011
  • Label: Mute (#STUMM 335)
  • Formats: CD, digital download
29 35 61
2013 Snow Globe
  • Released: 11 November 2013
  • Label: Mute (#STUMM 365)
  • Formats: CD, digital download
49 100
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions Certifications
UK GER US
1987 The Two Ring Circus 26 186
1992 Pop! The First 20 Hits 1 12 112
2003 Hits! The Very Best of Erasure 15 54
  • UK: Platinum[3]
2009 Total Pop! The First 40 Hits 21
Pop2! The Second 20 Hits
2012 Essential
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

Live albums[edit]

Year Album
2005 The Erasure Show
2006 Acoustic Live
2007 Live at the Royal Albert Hall
On the Road to Nashville
2011 Tomorrow's World Tour (Live at the Roundhouse)

Box sets[edit]

Year Album
1999 Singles - EBX 1
Singles - EBX 2
2001 Singles - EBX 3
Singles - EBX 4

Erasure Information Service releases[edit]

Year Album
1997 Buried Treasure (CD album)
1998 An Evening with Erasure (CD album)
2006 Buried Treasure II (CD album)
EIS Live (CD album)
2008 Pop! Treasure (Digital release)

Extended plays[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions Certifications
UK GER US AUS
1988 Crackers International 2 18 73
1991 Am I Right? EP (re-mix) 22
1992 Abba-esque 1 2 85 13
1994 I Love Saturday
1997 Rain: Plus
2001 Moon and the Sky: Plus
2006 Boy EP
2007 Storm Chaser EP 172
2009 Pop! Remixed
Erasure.Club
Phantom Bride EP
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

Singles[edit]

Year Song Peak chart positions Album
UK
[5]
AUT
[6]
GER
[7]
IRE
[8]
NED
[9]
SUI
[10]
SWE
[10]
US
[11]
US
Dance

[11]
AUS
1985 "Who Needs Love Like That" 55 48 23 8 Wonderland
"Heavenly Action" 100
1986 "Oh L'amour" 85 16 17 15 3 13
"Sometimes" 2 10 2 3 2 3 20 4 45 The Circus
1987 "It Doesn't Have To Be" 12 16 19 34 19
"Victim of Love" 7 26 7 22 1
"The Circus" 6 30 6
1988 "Ship of Fools" 6 9 6 12 The Innocents
"Chains of Love" 11 18 6 85 16 12 4
"A Little Respect" 4 34 7 28 14 2
"Stop!" 1 97 4 Crackers International
1989 "Drama!" 4 12 5 15 10 Wild!
"You Surround Me" 15 38 10
1990 "Blue Savannah" 3 13 3 48 44
"Star" 11 33 11 4
1991 "Chorus" 2 3 20 17 4 72 10 37 83 14 77 Chorus
"Love to Hate You" 4 6 19 5 49 17 4 17
"Am I Right?" 15 21 9
1992 "Breath of Life" 8 25 44 8
"Who Needs Love (Like That)" (remix) 10 18 27 8 31 Pop! The First 20 Hits
1994 "Always" 4 2 5 1 23 2 20 6 78 I Say I Say I Say
"Run to the Sun" 6 49 19 19 124 14
"I Love Saturday" 20 69 34 20
1995 "Stay with Me" 15 13 Erasure
"Fingers & Thumbs (Cold Summer's Day)" 20 69 10
1996 "Rock Me Gently" 4
1997 "In My Arms" 13 40 76 12 55 2 Cowboy
"Don't Say Your Love Is Killing Me" 23 89 26 5
"Rain"
♦ "Magic Moments"
2000 "Freedom" 27 80 51 Loveboat
2001 "Moon & the Sky"
2002 ♦ "Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime" Other People's Songs
2003 "Solsbury Hill" 10 29 39
"Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)" 14 58
"Oh L'amour" (remix) 13 59 Hits! The Very Best Of Erasure
2005 "Breathe" 4 35 30 33 1 Nightbird
"Don't Say You Love Me" 15 69
"Here I Go Impossible Again" / "All This Time Still Falling Out of Love" 5 25 69
2006 "Boy" Union Street
2007 "I Could Fall in Love with You" 21 69 7 Light at the End of the World
"Sunday Girl" 33 76
"Storm in a Teacup" / "Sucker for Love" 172
2009 "Always" (2009 mix) Total Pop! - The First 40 Hits
"Phantom Bride" (2009 remaster) The Innocents
2010 "A Little Respect" (HMI Redux) digital-only charity single
2011 "When I Start To (Break It All Down)" 172 25 Tomorrow's World
"Be with You" 7
2012 "Fill Us with Fire"
2013 "Gaudete" 18 Snow Globe
2014 "Make It Wonderful"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.
  • 1 "Stop!", part of Crackers International EP, charted on its own on U.S. dance chart as well as the Hot 100.
  • 2 "Chorus" also peaked at number 4 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart.
  • 3 "Take a Chance on Me": included on Abba-esque EP, charted on its own on U.S. dance chart as well as Hot 100 Airplay (#51).
  • 4 Germany and Czech Republic-only single.
  • 5 released as a double A-side.
  • ♦ Promotional single release.

Video[edit]

Video albums[edit]

Year Title Details Format
1987 Live at the Seaside 1987 The Circus Tour VHS
1989 Innocents Live 1988 The Innocents Tour VHS
1990 Wild! Live 1989 Wild! Tour VHS/Laser Disc
1992 ABBA-esque Music videos from ABBA-esque EP VHS
Pop! The First 20 Hits Compilation of music videos from 1985–1992 VHS
1993 The Tank, the Swan & the Balloon 1992 Phantasmagorical Tour VHS
1996 Erasure 1995-1996 Compilation of music videos from 1995–1996 VHS
1998 Tiny Tour 1996 Tiny Tour VHS
2003 Sanctuary - The EIS Christmas Concert 2002 2002 Fan Club Christmas Gig DVD
Hits! the Videos Compilation of music videos from 1985–2003 DVD
2004 The Tank, the Swan & the Balloon 1992 Phantasmagorical Tour DVD (re-release)
2005 The Erasure Show - Live in Cologne 2005 The Erasure Show Tour DVD
2007 On the Road to Nashville 2006 Acoustic Tour DVD + CD
2008 Live at the Royal Albert Hall 2007 Light at the End of the World Tour DVD

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director
1985 "Who Needs Love (Like That)" John Scarlett-Davies
"Heavenly Action"
1986 "Oh L'Amour" Peter Hamilton/Alistair Rae
"Sometimes" Gerard de Thame
1987 "It Doesn't Have to Be"
"Victim of Love" Peter Scammell
"The Circus" Jerry Chater
1988 "Ship of Fools" Phillip Vile
"Chains of Love" Peter Christopherson
"A Little Respect
"Stop!"
1989 "Drama!" The Giblets
"You Surround Me" James Le Bon
1990 "Blue Savannah" Kevin Godley
"Star" John Maybury
1991 "Chorus" David Mallet
"Love to Hate You"
"Am I Right?" Angela Conway
1992 "Breath of Life"
"Lay All Your Love on Me" Jan Kounen
"S.O.S."
"Take a Chance on Me" Philippe Gautier
"Voulez-Vous" Jan Kounen
1994 "Always
"Run to the Sun" Nico Beyer
"I Love Saturday" Caz Gorham & Frances Dickenson
1995 "Stay with Me" Mario Cavalli
"Fingers & Thumbs (Cold Summer's Day)" Max Abbiss-Biro
1996 "Rock Me Gently"
"Sono Luminus" (Acoustic live)
1997 "In My Arms" Dick Carruthers
"In My Arms" (North American version) Geoff Moore
"Don't Say Your Love Is Killing Me" Richard Heslop
"Rain" unknown
2000 "Freedom" Vince Clarke
2003 "Solsbury Hill"
"Solsbury Hill" (Alternative version) unknown
"Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)" Jonas Odell
"Oh L'Amour" (Remix) Toma & Luc
2005 "Breathe" Christian Bevilacqua
"Don't Say You Love Me" Fizzy Eye
"All This Time Still Falling Out of Love" Uwe Flade
2007 "I Could Fall in Love with You" Justin Eisner
"I Could Fall in Love with You" (Alternative version) Estelle Rogers
"Sunday Girl" unknown

Other appearances[edit]

Below is a list of songs recorded by Erasure which are not available on Erasure LPs.

Song title Year Additional information
"Amateur Hour" 1997 Collaboration with Sparks on their 1997 album Plagiarism.
"Baby Love" 2000 Cover version of The Supremes hit, included on the UK compilation album Motown Mania. Also appears on the Moon & the Sky EP.
"Early Bird" 2007 Collaboration with Cyndi Lauper, included on True Colors Tour 2007 commemorative album.
"Looking Glass Sea" 1990 Appeared on the soundtrack to the film Dick Tracy.
"Magic Moments" 1997 Cover of a 1957 Burt Bacharach/Hal David song, popularized by Perry Como. The Erasure version first appeared on the soundtrack to the film Lord of Illusions. Released in the U.S. as a promo-only single and on the US-only version of Cowboy.
"Rage" 1991 Collaboration with Lene Lovich which appeared on the PETA benefit album Tame Yourself. "Rage" was originally a solo LP track for Lovich in 1989.
"Too Darn Hot" 1990 Cover version of the 1948 Cole Porter song from Kiss Me, Kate, included on the 1990 Porter tribute album Red Hot + Blue.
"No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)" 1993 Billed as "k.d. lang & Andy Bell", this is a cover of the 1979 Donna Summer/Barbra Streisand disco duet. The pair had performed a raucous version live at the previous year's BRIT Awards. The somewhat more tame studio version was recorded with Erasure's Vince Clarke and produced by synth-pop super-producer, Stephen Hague. It appears on the 1993 movie soundtrack, Coneheads.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UK Charts > Erasure". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 07-06-2010. 
  2. ^ "Austrian Charts > Erasure" (in German). austriancharts.at Hung Medien. Retrieved 07-06-2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "BPI > Certified Awards". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  4. ^ a b "RIAA - Gold and Platinum". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2010-08-15. 
  5. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  6. ^ Austrian peaks
  7. ^ German peaks
  8. ^ "Irish Singles Chart – Search for song". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved July 6, 2011. 
  9. ^ Dutch peaks
  10. ^ a b Swedish peaks
  11. ^ a b US peaks Allmusic