EBX (album)

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EBX, Volumes 1-4
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Box set by
Released1999 (for EBX 1 and EBX 2)
2001 (for EBX 3 and EBX 4)2018 (for EBX 6)
Recorded1985 - 1992
GenrePop, synthpop, electronic
LabelMute Records
ProducerErasure
David Bascombe
Flood
Stephen Hague
Dave Jacob
Gareth Jones
Martyn Phillips
Mark Saunders
EBX2 cover
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EBX3 cover
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EBX4 cover
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EBX is the title given to retrospective box sets from Erasure, released in the UK by Mute Records in 1999, 2001 and 2018. Six volumes of EBX have been released : both EBX 1 and EBX 2 were released in 1999, then EBX 3 and EBX 4 were out in 2001. EBX 5 refers to the box set 'From Moscow to Mars' and EBX 6 was out in 2018.

Each set presents, in chronological order, five singles released by Erasure, beginning with their debut in 1986 up to 1992 (twenty singles in all). Although cover art was altered (specifically for the sets), the track listings represent all music originally found on the UK versions of their singles (including all remixes and B-sides, found on cassette and CD singles, as well as 12 inch singles).

These first four box sets are currently out of print. EBX 1 is currently available for streaming on Apple Music in the UK, and EBX 1, 2, 3 and 4 are now available for purchase in the UK iTunes Store with new Artwork: Titled as Singles - EBX 1 [1] and titled as Singles - EBX2 [2].

EBX6 was released on digital music platforms such as iTunes, Apple Music and Spotify on 30th November 2018. [3]

EBX 1[edit]

Disc 1 – "Who Needs Love Like That"[edit]

  1. "Who Needs Love Like That"
  2. "Push Me Shove Me"
  3. "Who Needs Love Like That" (Legend mix)
  4. "Push Me Shove Me" (Extended As Far As Possible mix)
  5. "Who Needs Love Like That" (Instrumental Workout mix)
  6. "Who Needs Love Like That" (Mexican mix)
  7. "Push Me Shove Me" (Tacos mix)

Disc 2 – "Heavenly Action"[edit]

  1. "Heavenly Action"
  2. "Don't Say No"
  3. "Heavenly Action" (remix)
  4. "Don't Say No" (remix)
  5. "My Heart... So Blue" (Incidental)
  6. "Heavenly Action" (Yellow Brick mix)
  7. "Don't Say No" (Ruby Red mix)

Disc 3 – "Oh L'amour"[edit]

  1. "Oh L'amour"
  2. "March on Down the Line"
  3. "Oh L'amour" (remix)
  4. "March on Down the Line" (remix)
  5. "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!"
  6. "Oh L'amour" (PWL Funky Sisters Say 'Ooh La La')
  7. "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!" (remix)

Disc 4 – "Sometimes"[edit]

  1. "Sometimes"
  2. "Sexuality"
  3. "Sometimes" (12" mix)
  4. "Sexuality" (12" mix)
  5. "Say What" (remix)
  6. "Sometimes" (Shiver mix)
  7. "Sexuality" (private mix)
  8. "Senseless" (remix)

Disc 5 – "It Doesn't Have to Be"[edit]

  1. "It Doesn't Have to Be"
  2. "In the Hall of the Mountain King"
  3. "It Doesn't Have to Be" (Boop Oopa Doo mix)
  4. "Who Needs Love Like That" (Betty Boop mix)
  5. "It Doesn't Have to Be" (Cement mix)
  6. "Heavenly Action" (Holger Hiller remix)
  7. "In the Hall of the Mountain King" (new version)

EBX 2[edit]

Disc 1 – "Victim of Love"[edit]

  1. "Victim of Love" (remix)
  2. "The Soldier's Return"
  3. "Victim of Love" (extended mix)
  4. "The Soldier's Return" (The Return of the Radical Radcliffe mix)
  5. "Victim of Love" (dub mix)
  6. "Victim of Love" (Vixen Vitesse mix)
  7. "The Soldier's Return" (The Machinery mix)
  8. "If I Could" (Japanese mix)
  9. "Don't Dance" (live)
  10. "Leave Me to Bleed" (live)

Disc 2 – "The Circus"[edit]

  1. "The Circus" (remix)
  2. "The Circus" (Decay Mix)
  3. "Safety in Numbers" (live)
  4. "Victim of Love" (live)
  5. "If I Could" (live)
  6. "The Circus" (live)
  7. "Spiralling" (live)
  8. "It Doesn't Have to Be" (live)
  9. "Who Needs Love Like That" (live)
  10. "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!" (live)
  11. "Sometimes" (live)
  12. "Say What" (live)
  13. "Oh L'amour" (live)
  14. "The Circus" (Bareback Rider mix)
  15. "The Circus" (Gladiator mix)

Live tracks are mixed together in one only "concert sequence", however, the original releases were spread on several sides/records. Also, they are presented in order of release, different from the actual sequence of the show.

Disc 3 – "Ship of Fools"[edit]

  1. "Ship of Fools"
  2. "When I Needed You"
  3. "Ship of Fools" (Shiver Me Timbers mix)
  4. "River Deep Mountain High" (Warm Depths mix)
  5. "When I Needed You" (Melancholic mix)
  6. "Ship of Fools" (R C mix)
  7. "River Deep Mountain High" (private dance mix)

Disc 4 – "Chains of Love"[edit]

  1. "Chains of Love" (remix)
  2. "Don't Suppose"
  3. "Chains of Love" (Foghorn mix)
  4. "Don't Suppose" (Country Joe mix)
  5. "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly"
  6. "Chains of Love" (Truly in Love with the Marks Bros. mix)
  7. "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" (The Dangerous mix)

Disc 5 – "A Little Respect"[edit]

  1. "A Little Respect"
  2. "Like Zsa Zsa Zsa Gabor"
  3. "A Little Respect" (extended mix)
  4. "Like Zsa Zsa Zsa Gabor" (Mark Freegard mix)
  5. "Love Is Colder Than Death"
  6. "A Little Respect" (Big Train mix)
  7. "Like Zsa Zsa Zsa Gabor" (Rico Conning mix)

EBX 3[edit]

Disc 1 – "Crackers International"[edit]

  1. "Stop!" (cold ending) – 3:03
  2. "The Hardest Part" – 3:40
  3. "Knocking on Your Door" – 2:57
  4. "She Won't Be Home" – 3:28
  5. "The Hardest Part" (12" version) – 5:06
  6. "Knocking on Your Door" (12" version) – 3:59
  7. "Stop!" (Mark Saunders remix) – 5:47
  8. "Knocking on Your Door" (Mark Saunders remix) – 6:07
  9. "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" – 3:10

Disc 2 – "Drama!"[edit]

  1. "Drama!"
  2. "Sweet, Sweet Baby"
  3. "Drama!" (Act 2)
  4. "Sweet, Sweet Baby" (The Moo–Moo mix)
  5. "Paradise"
  6. "Drama!" (Krucial mix)
  7. "Sweet, Sweet Baby" (Medi mix)
  8. "Paradise" (Lost and Found mix)

Disc 3 – "You Surround Me"[edit]

  1. "You Surround Me"
  2. "91 Steps"
  3. "You Surround Me" (Syrinx mix)
  4. "Supernature"
  5. "91 Steps" (+24 mix)
  6. "You Surround Me" (remix)
  7. "Supernature" (William Orbit mix)
  8. "91 Steps" (6 pianos mix)
  9. "Supernature" (Daniel Miller/Phil Legg mix)
  10. "You Surround Me" (Gareth Jones mix)
  11. "Supernature" (Mark Saunders mix)

Disc 4 – "Blue Savannah"[edit]

  1. "Blue Savannah"
  2. "Runaround on the Underground"
  3. "Blue Savannah" (remix)
  4. "No G.D.M."
  5. "Blue Savannah" (Der Deutsche mix II)
  6. "No G.D.M." (unfinished mix)
  7. "Runaround on the Underground" (remix)
  8. "Blue Savannah" (Der Deutsche mix I)

Disc 5 – "Star"[edit]

  1. "Star"
  2. "Dreamlike State"
  3. "Star" (Trafalmadore mix)
  4. "Dreamlike State" (The 12 Hour Technicolor mix)
  5. "Star" (Interstellar mix)
  6. "Star" (Soul mix)
  7. "Dreamlike State" (The 24 Hour Technicolor mix)

EBX 4[edit]

Disc 1 – "Chorus"[edit]

  1. "Chorus"
  2. "Over the Rainbow"
  3. "Chorus" (Pure Trance mix)
  4. "Snappy" (The Spice Has Risen mix)
  5. "Chorus" (Transdental Trance mix)
  6. "Snappy"
  7. "Chorus" (Aggressive Trance mix)

Disc 2 – "Love to Hate You"[edit]

  1. "Love to Hate You"
  2. "Vitamin C"
  3. "Love to Hate You" (remix)
  4. "Vitamin C" (remix)
  5. "La La La"
  6. "Love to Hate You" (Bruce Forest mix)

Disc 3 – "Am I Right?"[edit]

  1. "Am I Right?"
  2. "Carry on Clangers" (full length)
  3. "Let It Flow"
  4. "Waiting for Sex" (full length)
  5. "Am I Right?" (Dave Bascombe remix)
  6. "Am I Right?" (The Grid remix)
  7. "Love to Hate You" (LFO Modulated Filter mix)
  8. "Chorus" (Vegan mix)
  9. "B3"
  10. "Perfect Stranger" (acoustic)

Disc 4 – "Breath of Life"[edit]

  1. "Breath of Life" (7" mix)
  2. "Breath of Life" (Swiss mix)
  3. "Breath of Life" (accapella dub remix)
  4. "Breath of Life" (Divine Inspiration mix)
  5. "Breath of Life" (Umbilical mix)
  6. "Breath of Life" (Elixir mix)
  7. "Breath of Life" (Stripped mix)

Disc 5 – "Abba-esque"[edit]

  1. "Lay All Your Love on Me"
  2. "S.O.S."
  3. "Take a Chance on Me"
  4. "Voulez Vous"
  5. "Voulez Vous" (Brain Stem Death Test mix)
  6. "Lay All Your Love on Me" (No Panties mix)
  7. "Take a Chance On Me" (Take a Trance on Me mix)
  8. "S.O.S." (Perimeter mix)

EBX 5[edit]

This title refers to the separate box set release called 'From Moscow to Mars'

EBX 6[edit]

  1. Always (2009 Remastered Version)
  2. Tragic
  3. Always (Extended Mix)
  4. Always (Cappella Club Remix)
  5. Always (Microbots Trance Dance Mix)
  6. Always (Microbots Inside Your Brain Mix)
  7. Always (Hey Mix)
  8. Run To the Sun (2009 Remastered Version)
  9. Tenderest Moments
  10. Run to the Sun (Beatmasters' Galactic Mix)
  11. Run to the Sun (Beatmasters' Outergalactic Mix)
  12. Run to the Sun (The Simon & Diamond Bhangra Remix)
  13. Run to the Sun (Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun Mix)
  14. Run to the Sun (Amber Solaire Mix)
  15. Run to the Sun (The Diss-Cuss Mix)
  16. I Love Saturday (2009 Remastered Version)
  17. I Love Saturday (JX Mix)
  18. I Love Saturday (Beatmasters Dub Mix)
  19. Dodo
  20. I Love Saturday (Beatmasters Club Mix)
  21. I Love Saturday (Flower Mix)
  22. I Love Saturday (303 Mix)
  23. Always (X Dub Cut)
  24. Ghost
  25. Truly, Madly, Deeply
  26. Tragic (Live)
  27. Stay With Me (2009 Remastered Version)
  28. True Love Wars
  29. Stay With Me
  30. True Love Wars (Omni Mix)
  31. Stay With Me (Flow Mix)
  32. Stay With Me (Ny Mix)
  33. Stay With Me (Guitar Mix)
  34. Stay With Me (Castaway Dub)
  35. Fingers and Thumbs (Cold Summer's Day) [2009 Remastered Version]
  36. Hi NRG
  37. Fingers and Thumbs (Cold Summer's Day) [Twilight 0.2]
  38. Fingers and Thumbs (Cold Summer's Day) [Figures in Crumbs]
  39. Fingers and Thumbs (Cold Summer's Day) [Tin Tin Out Remix]
  40. Fingers and Thumbs (Cold Summer's Day) [Dub On the Moon]
  41. Fingers and Thumbs (Cold Summer's Day) [Electrofinger Mix]
  42. Fingers and Thumbs (Cold Summer's Day) [Twilight Plus]
  43. Fingers and Thumbs (Cold Summer's Day) [Tin Tin Out Instrumental]

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