Freedom (Erasure song)

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"Freedom"
Erasure single freedom.jpg
Single by Erasure
from the album Loveboat
B-side "Better"
Released 9 October 2000
Format 12" Single
CD Single
Recorded 2000
Genre Synthpop
Length 03:09
Label Mute Records
Writer(s) Vince Clarke,
Andy Bell
Producer(s) Flood
Erasure singles chronology
"Rain"
(1997)
"Freedom"
(2000)
"Moon & the Sky"
(2001)

"Freedom" is a song by British synthpop duo Erasure. It was the first single released from Erasure's ninth studio album Loveboat. The track was written by Vince Clarke and Andy Bell. "Freedom" (as well as the entire Loveboat album) was produced by Flood, and this is the first Flood-produced Erasure single since "The Circus" in 1987.

Mute Records released "Freedom" in the UK and the single was never released in the United States due to problems with Erasure's then-record company Maverick (the Loveboat album would not see a U.S. release until 2003). The song peaked at number twenty-seven on the UK singles chart and at number eighty in Germany. In Sweden it charted for one week peaking at #51.

Track listings[edit]

12" single #1 (12MUTE244)[edit]

  1. "Freedom" (Quake Vocal Remake)
  2. "Freedom" (Untidy Dub)

12" single #2 (L12MUTE244)[edit]

  1. "Freedom" (MARK's Guitar Vocal)
  2. "Freedom" (MARK's Jail Term Dub)

CD single #1 (CDMUTE244)[edit]

  1. "Freedom"
  2. "Better"
  3. "Freedom" (Acoustic Version)

CD single #2 (LCDMUTE244)[edit]

  1. "Freedom" (Motiv8 Radio Mix)
  2. "Freedom" (JC's Freedom of Flight Remix)
  3. "Freedom" (MARK's Guitar Vocal)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
Total
weeks
Danish Singles Chart 13 1
German Singles Chart[1] 80
Swedish Singles Chart[2] 51 1
UK Singles Chart[3] 27 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.officialcharts.de/song.asp?artist=Erasure&title=Freedom&cat=s&country=de
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 2008-09-16. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 August 2012. Retrieved 2008-06-24. 

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