ERASURE - "THE INNOCENTS" 1988

ERASURE



"THE INNOCENTS"

1988

A LITTLE RESPECT - Classic sing-a-long at many parties even now.  New Wave Synth Pop at its best.  Acoustic guitar parts add a little extra to the electronic backing.  One of the band's most famous and best songs.

SHIP OF FOOLS - Quite wonderful emotive song, "Ship Of Fools", one of my favourites and a brilliant Synth Pop ballad.

PHANTOM BRIDE - Perfect 80s electronic Pop, catchy, bright and breezy and a nice positive uptempo number.

CHAINS OF LOVE - Almost Motown Soul in structure but with an Electronic backing, again another memorable catchy chorus!

HALLOWED GROUND -  Sounds a little like "A Little Respect" backing slowed down a touch but with mysterious ambience and downbeat vocals from Andy Bell.
 
SIXTY FIVE THOUSAND - A Jazzy almost Art Of Noise type track which you would probably hear on a detective show theme, a little like Dragnet maybe?

HEART OF STONE -  Classic Erasure, foot tapping Electro Pop with a memorable and singalong chorus

YAHOO! -  Great song, absolutely love this.  Bright Pop and with a catchy chorus that has a Gospel-like backing harmonies.

IMAGINATION -  A little disappointing but the repetitive catchy chorus redeems it a little, seems too simple.

WITCH IN THE DITCH - Again a little too simple like the previous track.  For me it is quite bland and just reminds me of a school assembly song!

WEIGHT OF THE WORLD  -  Fits in nicely with the theme of this album, it has elements of the usual Erasure style but just in need of a kick to make it a memorable song, although the chorus is quite nice.







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