The original version of ‘Always’ was released back in 2015, to commemorate and celebrate the world-famous English synth-pop duo’s 30th anniversary. Now, it’s being re-released on vinyl and includes a wide breadth of new music that wasn’t included on the original release, including music from their 2017 release, ‘World Be Gone’, and other modern releases from the duo. The four-sided double disc vinyl will include 20 songs that cover the duo’s near 40 years of music production, and follows up their experimental album ‘Day-Glo (Based on a True Story)’.
Out today via Mute Records, Erasure’s album, ‘The Neon’, could be just as easily be a trip back in time, as much as it’s a contemporary album. It’s all about how you view it. Those of a certain age might be transported to the days of neon fingerless gloves, teased up hair like birds’ nests, and stirrup pants and Doc Martens (brogues or boots – your choice), paired with oversized painter shirts. But then again, it’s very much a contemporary album, touching on very modern themes. A lot of the issues of the 80s are revisited – albeit in slightly different form – today, and albums like ‘The Neon’ are what we needed then, and now, to take our minds off those things.