Erasure - The Violet Flame
Recorded in New York and London and produced by Richard X, ‰Û÷The Violet Flame‰۪ follows 2013‰۪s critically acclaimed ‰Û÷Snow Globe‰۪ and is the band‰۪s sixteenth studio album release.
Formed nearly 30 years ago, the award-winning song writing duo of Vince Clarke and Andy Bell unleashed on the nation a succession of both influential and chart-topping pop anthems of the 1980s and 1990s through to today. Songs like ‰Û÷A Little Respect‰۪, ‰Û÷Sometimes‰۪, ‰Û÷Victim Of Love‰۪, ‰Û÷Ship Of Fools‰۪, ‰Û÷Blue Savannah‰۪, ‰Û÷Star‰۪, ‰Û÷Chains Of Love‰۪, ‰Û÷The Circus‰۪, ‰Û÷Who Needs Love (Like That)‰۪, ‰Û÷Love To Hate You‰۪, ‰Û÷Drama!‰۪, ‰Û÷Always‰۪ and ‰Û÷Breathe‰۪ ensured a formidable presence on the singles charts complemented by five consecutive No 1 albums (including ‰Û÷The Innocents‰۪, ‰Û÷Wild!‰۪ and ‰Û÷Chorus‰۪) and the beginning of the worldwide Abba revival, ‰Û÷Abba-esque‰۪.
A special 2CD / deluxe digital download format of the album features the band performing their greatest hits live at London‰۪s Roundhouse in May 2011.