Innocents (video)

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Video by Erasure
Released 1989
Recorded 15 November 1988, NEC Arena, Birmingham
Genre Synthpop, Electropop, Pop
Length 56 minutes approx
Label Mute Records/Virgin Vision
Director David Croft
Erasure chronology
Live at the Seaside

Innocents, released in 1989 and recorded at the NEC Arena, Birmingham on 15 November 1988, is the second concert video released by British synthpop duo Erasure. It was recorded in the latter stages of the band's tour of their third studio album "The Innocents". Unlike the studio album, the definite article ("The") is omitted from the video title. Originally only available on VHS, the video features 14 songs recorded at the concert, including performances of tracks from "Wonderland", "The Circus" and the "Crackers International" EP. Only 4 of the included tracks are songs from "The Innocents".

The concert was shot at the Birmingham NEC, parts of which were first broadcast 12 December 1988[1] as part of a special BBC television documentary.

Track listing[edit]

VHS Video: VVD491

  1. "Chains Of Love"
  2. "A Little Respect"
  3. "The Circus"
  4. "Hardest Part"
  5. "Push Me Shove Me"
  6. "Spiralling"
  7. "Hallowed Ground"
  8. "Oh L'amour"
  9. "Who Needs Love Like That"
  10. "Stop!"
  11. "Victim of Love"
  12. "Ship of Fools"
  13. "Knocking On Your Door"
  14. "Sometimes"
  • Titles are as found listed on the video packaging: "The" is missing from "The Hardest Part".

"Missing" tracks[edit]

The songs "Witch in the Ditch" and the ABBA cover version "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!" were also recorded as part of the set list but were omitted from the video release. The songs are featured on the DVD of the 3 disc 'deluxe' edition of 2009's remastered 21st anniversary edition of "The Innocents".

DVD re-release[edit]

On 26 October 2009 in the UK (24 November 2009 in the US and 23 October 2009 Germany), to mark its 21st anniversary, Erasure re-released The Innocents album. A 3 disc 'deluxe' edition of this release included the "Innocents" concert on DVD, along with the above listed missing tracks and the original BBC documentary.


  1. ^ Archived from the original on 23 June 2011. Retrieved 29 July 2011.  Missing or empty |title= (help)