out now: Erasure – Snow Globe [Mute]

 

Artist:
Erasure

 

Title:
Snow Globe

 

Label:
Mute

 

Cat#:
STUMM365

 

Release Date:
11th November 2013

 

Format:
CD, limited 3x CD deluxe box & digital

 

Tracklist CD & Digital:
01)
Bells Of Love (Isabelle’s of Love)

02)
Gaudete

03)
Make It Wonderful

04)
Sleep Quietly

05)
Silent Night

06)
Loving Man

07)
The Christmas Song

08)
Bleak Midwinter

09)
Blood On The Snow

10)
There’ll Be No Tomorrow

11)
Midnight Clear

12)
White Christmas

13)
Silver Bells

 

Tracklist Deluxe Box:
CD1-01)
Bells Of Love (Isabelle’s of Love)

CD1-02)
Gaudete

CD1-03)
Make It Wonderful

CD1-04)
Sleep Quietly

CD1-05)
Silent Night

CD1-06)
Loving Man

CD1-07)
The Christmas Song

CD1-08)
Bleak Midwinter

CD1-09)
Blood On The Snow

CD1-10)
There’ll Be No Tomorrow

CD1-11)
Midnight Clear

CD1-12)
White Christmas

CD1-13)
Silver Bells

CD2-01)
Gaudete
(A Cappella Version)

CD2-02)
Stop The Cavalry
(Acoustic Version)

CD2-03)
Silent Night
(Instrumental Version)

CD2-04)
She Won’t Be Home
(2013 Redux)

CD2-05)
Make It Wonderful
(Acoustic Version)

CD2-06)
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
(2013 Redux)

CD2-07)
White Christmas
(Instrumental Version)

CD2-08)
Yes Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus

CD3-xxx)
The Erasure Christmas Radio Show (Recorded Live Inside The Snow Globe)

Merchandise-01)
festive tree bauble, desktop calendar, postcards, a signed Christmas card

 

Info (English):
The first taste of Erasure’s new album, Snow Globe, out on 11 November 2013, is here in the shape of a beautiful trailer, created by Martin Meunier (whose credits include James & The Giant Peach and Coraline). Featuring Erasure’s version of ‘Silent Night’.

The album will be released on CD and as a Limited Edition Deluxe Christmas Box Set. The box set includes 3 CDs plus an exclusive festive tree bauble, desktop calendar, postcards and a Christmas card signed by Vince and Andy with much more to be announced (full tracklisting below)

Produced by Erasure, Gareth Jones and Richard X, Snow Globe is a collection of original compositions and seasonal classics, and follows 2011’s album, Tomorrow’s World.

The first single, ‘Gaudete’, Erasure’s take on the traditional Latin carol is released on 16 December.

When the 28-year-old songwriting partnership that is Erasure met up in Vince Clarke’s Brooklyn studio to start work on the new album, they both approached the familiarity with a little nervousness. Soon enough, the telepathic, connective and alchemical magic of song-writing fired both their imaginations once again.

In Erasure, they both say, they have the ability to do what the other cannot in facilitating a fleshed-out musical vision. ‘I told Vince I wanted the music to sound like shards of ice or snowflakes falling’. Vince paired all the music of songs he worried might be over-familiar back to their route chord and fleshed nothing out, with carefully aggregated synthetic punctuation points, making a spare, brittle noise that speaks of Erasure’s incredible ability to move listeners from the simplest of places. ‘It sounds quite odd,’ says Vince, delighted at the leftfield result of what could’ve been such a mainstream pursuit. ‘But always with us melody is at the heart of everything.’

Unlike the bells and whistles, glitter and tinsel sets that crowd the market come Christmas-time, Snow Globe is possessed of something more in the wistfully, strangely subdued celebratory mould of recent seasonal albums by Tracey Thorn and Kate Bush.

The award-winning songwriting duo of Vince Clarke and Andy Bell unleashed on the nation a succession of both influential and chart-topping pop anthems of the ‘80s, ‘90s through to today. Songs like ‘A Little Respect’, ‘Sometimes’, ‘Victim Of Love’, ‘Ship Of Fools’, ‘Blue Savannah’, ‘Star’, ‘Chains Of Love’, ‘The Circus’, ‘Who Needs Love (Like That)’, ‘Love To Hate You’, ‘Drama!’, “Always” and “Breathe,” ensured a formidable presence on the singles charts complemented by five consecutive No 1 albums (including The Innocents, Wild! and Chorus) and the beginning of the worldwide Abba revival, ‘Abba-esque’.

 

Info (German):
…This Christmas, Make It Wonderful…

Erasure haben die Veröffentlichung eines neuen Albums angekündigt. Snow Globe erscheint am 08.11.2013 via Mute/GoodToGo. Das Nachfolgewerk zu Tomorrow’s World (2011) ist eine Sammlung neuer Eigenkompositionen und saisonaler Klassiker, sprich: Weihnachtslieder.

Die erste Single ist Erasures Blick auf das lateinische Adventslied „Gaudete“, das vermutlich aus dem 16. Jahrhundert stammt, und einigen ZuhörerInnen in der Version von Steeleye Span aus den Siebzigern bekannt sein dürfte. “Ich habe ihn niemals besser singen hören,“ sagt Vince Clarke über Andy Bells Gesang. „Ich habe meinen inneren Chorjungen wiedergefunden“, ergänzt Andy: „Ich dachte, er sei verloren, aber er war immer da.“

Anders als die meisten Glöckchen und Flöten-, Glitzer und Talmi-Boxsets, die den weihnachtlichen Musikmarkt üblicherweise bevölkern, ist Snow Globe von etwas anderem getrieben und bewegt sich eher in der sehnsuchtsvollen, gedämpften Tradition jener Weihnachtsalben, die zuletzt Tracy Thorn oder Kate Bush veröffentlicht haben. „Wir haben alles auf seine Essenz reduziert“, sagt Vince über den vergleichsweise minimalen Ansatz des Albums: „“White Christmas“ hat fast einen durchgängigen Drone. Ich liebe es.“

 

Listen:
full stream on depechemode.de

 

Trailer:

 

Videos:
“Gaudete”

“Make It Wonderful”

 

Buy Deluxe Box:
Erasure Shop
more soon

 

Buy CD:
Erasure Shop
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more soon

 

Buy Digital:
iTunes
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7Digital
Amazon
more soon

 

Websites:
Erasure
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