Total Pop! - Deluxe Box

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Rhino Presents Career-Spanning Boxed Set (3CD/DVD) Featuring Newly Remastered Versions of All The Band’s Singles on Two Discs, a CD of Vintage Live Performances,
And a DVD of Rare Live BBC Performances

Available From Rhino April 7

LOS ANGELES – Erasure’s world-conquering anthems of love, lust and longing have made it one of the most beloved and enduring success stories in modern British pop music history. After more than two decades, Andy Bell and Vince Clarke (founding member of Depeche Mode and Yaz) have sold more than 15 million albums around the globe, proving themselves masters of every kind of song from disco symphonies to unplugged ballads.

Rhino shows ‘a little respect’ to the group with a four-disc boxed set (3CD/DVD) that includes all of the band’s singles (remastered in 2009) on two discs, a career-spanning collection of live performances on a third CD and a DVD of the group’s best BBC appearances. TOTAL POP! – DELUXE BOX will be available April 7 from Rhino Records at all retail outlets, including, for a suggested list price of $54.98.

On the same day, April 7, Rhino will also release Pop! Remixed as a digital only release for $9.99. Pop! Remixed features remixes from Vince Clarke, Mark Picchiotti, Manhattan Clique, Komputer, Sweden’s Sound Factory and a mix of “Drama!” by Andy Bell and JC.

The first disc contains a newly remastered version of Pop! – The First 20 Hits, Erasure’s 1992 singles compilation and the group’s fourth consecutive #1 album in the U.K. Arranged chronologically, the disc encompasses all of the group’s singles, from its 1986 debut Wonderland to the 1992 EP, Abba-esque. Among the many highlights are Top 20 U.S. hits “Chains Of Love” and “A Little Respect;” the #1 Dance smash “Victim Of Love;” fan favorites “Oh L’Amour” and “Chorus,” plus a remix of the band’s first single, “Who Needs Love (Like That).”

The second disc picks up where the first left off, offering 19 singles released from 1994 to 2007, the year of the band’s most recent studio album, Light At The End Of The World. It opens with the Top 20 U.S. hit “Always,” closing with Jeremy Wheatley’s new mix of the song, made especially for this collection. The disc features such standouts as “In My Arms,” “Breathe” and a stellar cover of Peter Gabriel’s “Solsbury Hill,” from 2003’s Other People’s Songs.

For the collection’s final CD, the band assembles 15 stunning and rare live performances recorded between 1987 and 2007, including three performances from 1992’s Phantasmagorical Tour (“Voulez-Vous,” “Am I Right?” and “Heart Of Stone”), “Breathe” from 2006’s Acoustic Tour and “Oh L’Amour” from 2007’s World Tour.

The DVD contains BBC appearances recorded between 1986 and 2005, including performances from Top Of The Pops, Daytime Live and The Tom O’Connor Roadshow. It begins with Erasure’s 1986 Top Of The Pops debut “Sometimes,” followed by “Ship Of Fools” on Wogan and a six-song performance from 2003’s Top of the Pops 2 Special that features a cover of “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling.”

Track Listing

Disc 1 (CD)
1. “Who Needs Love (Like That)”
2. “Heavenly Action”
3. “Oh L’Amour”
4. “Sometimes”
5. “It Doesn't Have To Be”
6. “Victim Of Love”
7. “The Circus”
8. “Ship Of Fools”
9. “Chains Of Love”
10. “A Little Respect”
11. “Stop!”
12. “Drama!”
13. “You Surround Me”
14. “Blue Savannah”
15. “Star”
16. “Chorus”
17. “Love To Hate You”
18. “Am I Right?”
19. “Breath Of Life”
20. “Take A Chance On Me”
21. “Who Needs Love (Like That)” – Hamburg Mix

Disc 2 (CD)
1. “Always”
2. “Run To The Sun”
3. “I Love Saturday”
4. “Stay With Me”
5. “Fingers & Thumbs (Cold Summer’s Day)”
6. “Rock Me Gently”
7. “In My Arms”
8. “Don’t Say Your Love Is Killing Me”
9. “Rain” – Al Stone Mix
10. “Freedom”
11. “Moon & The Sky” – JC’s Heaven Scent Radio Re-Work
12. “Solsbury Hill”
13. “Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)”
14. “Breathe”
15. “Don’t Say You Love Me”
16. “Here I Go Impossible Again”
17. “I Could Fall In Love With You”
18. “Sunday Girl”
19. “Storm In A Teacup”
20. “Always” – 2009 Mix

Disc 3 (CD) Live 1987-2007
1. “Spiralling” – The Circus Tour 1987
2. “The Hardest Part” – The Innocents Tour 1988
3. “Drama!” – The Wild! Tour 1989
4. “Knocking On Your Door” – The Wild! Tour 1989
5. “Push Me Shove Me” –The Wild! Tour 1990
6. “Voulez Vous” – The Phantasmagorical Entertainment 1992
7. “Am I Right?” – The Phantasmagorical Entertainment 1992
8. “Heart Of Stone” – The Phantasmagorical Entertainment 1992
9. “Who Needs Love (Like That)” – The Tiny Tour 1996
10. “Rain” – Cowboy Tour 1997
11. “Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime” – Sanctuary The EIS Christmas Concert 2002
12. “Piano Song” – The Other Tour 2003
13. “Hideaway” – The Erasure Show 2005
14. “Breathe” (Acoustic) – The Acoustic Tour 2006
15. “Oh L’Amour” – Light At The End Of The World Tour 2007

Disc Four (DVD) ERASURE AT THE BBC 1986-2005
1. “Sometimes” – Top Of The Pops
2. “It Doesn’t Have To Be” – The Tom O’Connor Roadshow
3. “Victim Of Love” – Daytime Live
4. “The Circus” – Daytime Live
5. “Ship Of Fools” – Wogan
6. “Chains Of Love” – Top Of The Pops
7. “A Little Respect” – Going Live!
8. “Stop!” – Top Of The Pops
9. “Chorus” – Wogan
10. “Love To Hate You” – Top Of The Pops
11. “Am I Right?” – Top Of The Pops
12. “Breath Of Life” – Top Of The Pops
13. “Who Needs Love (Like That)” – Top Of The Pops
14. “Always” – Top Of The Pops
15. “Run To The Sun” – Top Of The Pops
16. “I Love Saturday” – Smash Hits Poll Winner’s Party
17. “Stay With Me” – Pebble Mill
18. “Fingers & Thumbs (Cold Summer’s Day)” – Pebble Mill
19. “Don’t Say Your Love Is Killing Me” – Top Of The Pops
20. “Solsbury Hill” – Top Of The Pops
21. “Breathe” – Top Of The Pops
22. “Top Of The Pops 2 Special”
23. “Sometimes” – Tom O’Connor Roadshow
24. “How Many Times?” – The Late Show
25. “Miracle” – Later with Jools Holland
26. “Because You’re So Sweet” – Later With Jools Holland
27. “Oh L’Amour” – (2003) Promotional Video

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