News - January-June 2005

 

30th of June

Andy Mix For Goldfrapp's New Single

Exclusive News: Andy Bell and Manhattan Clique have been working on a remix of the new Goldfrapp single.

Their mix of 'Ooh La La' will include a new vocal by Andy and will be available as part of the single release on August 8th.

Check the Goldfrapp website to hear the single, excerpts of the album, see the video and much more.

Goldfrapp: http://www.goldfrapp.co.uk

Here I Go / All This Time Chart Position

'Here I go Impossible Again / All This Time Still Falling Out Of Love', the third single from the album 'Nightbird' entered the UK charts at number 25 (this chart is based on physical CD single sales and digital downloads).

If one compiles a chart based solely on physical CD single sales, then the single would have reached number 20.

Mute Bank - Lower Prices

New Lower Price CD Singles & DVD's

PLUS : Buy Any 2 DVD's for £20!! (Saving up to 33%)

Mute Bank have permanently lowered the prices of all CD singles & longform DVD's plus you can now buy any 2 DVD's for just £20 (saving up to 33%). This "not to be missed" multi-buy offer is for a limited period only and we still have a limited quantity of Erasure Free Poster Packs left with all orders £20+. Please remember to put the pack into your basket when you order.

- Erasure "The Tank, The Swan and The Balloon Live!" (2xDVD) £14.99

- Erasure "Hits! The Videos" (2xDVD) £14.99

- Erasure "Sanctuary - The EIS Christmas Concert 2002" £14.99

Mute Bank: http://www.mute.com/ecommerce/listDiscounts.jsp?discountType=multibuy

Mute Bank have also now selling all 3 formats of the new single with every order receiving a free copy of the UK limited edition collectors wallet.

"Here I Go Impossible Again" / "All This Time Still Falling Out Of Love"

- CDMUTE344 £1.99

- LCDMUTE344 £3.00

- DVDMUTE344 £3.00

Regards

Greg
Erasure Information Service

 

24th of June

Manhattanclique.com

Check out the newly launched Manhattan Clique website. There's info about Andy's upcoming solo album, plus a sound clip of another Andy side project - a song called 'Matthew' recorded with NYC DJ Larry Tee. www.manhattanclique.com

 

24th of June

Another Top Twenty Hit?

Will 'Here I Go Impossible Again / All This Time Still Falling Out Of Love' be another top 20 hit for Erasure?

Well this is the first time that the band have released a single since the combined (digital download / shop purchased) singles chart has been in existence in the UK, so the final chart position will certainly be interesting with the strong competition.

Talking of Digital downloads, more of the single mixes are now available as digital downloads - follow the links from the EIS front-page:

EIS: http://www.erasureinfo.com/index.html

The last reported midweek chart position (received today) was 22, so it's certainly going to be close!

Slipcases - Overseas

Due to the large number of requests from overseas Erasure fans, the EIS will now provide a free slipcase with *any* EIS merchandise order (this will cover the overseas p&p) if requested. This is the only realistic way that the EIS can provide these Mute UK produced slipcases to those outside the UK.

The cheapest EIS items are the eraser / pencil at £1.00 or the Crackers International 3" CD at £1.50. (These prices are for UK / Europe / Rest of World and include postage & packaging).

This is certainly a much cheaper option than purchasing slipcases through any online.

EIS: http://www.erasureinfo.com/shop/

(scroll to the bottom of the page)

Erasure.org Forum Warning

I have contacted David regarding this, however I should inform you that the forum at the fan site Erasure.org has been compromised with a Trojan that will infect Windows based computers (if you don't have adequate anti-virus protection), therefore I advise caution.

Regards

Greg
Erasure Information Service

 

23rd of June

UK midweek chart

The new Erasure single Here I Go Impossible Again / All This Time Still Falling Out of Love is currently at number 19 in the midweek UK chart. That's just after a couple of days sales though. Unfortunately the new chart, which now combines shop sales with official download sales, seems to have been a bad thing for Erasure as if the chart still only counted shop sales, they would be at number 14. So if you haven't already, please think about downloading the exclusive download only remix of All This Time Still Falling Out of Love from the iTunes link mentioned below, or it can also be purchased from the following stores:

Woolworths.co.uk

Streets Online.co.uk

Tesco Downloads

 

23rd of June

iTunes:

The exclusive download only track - 'All This Time Still Falling Out Of Love (Shanghai Surprize Radio Edit)' is now available for just 79p via iTunes (UK & Europe).

Here is a direct link: http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=72962792&selectedItemId=72962788

Radio 'A' Playlists

BBC Radio 2 (the UK's most popular radio station) has added 'Here I Go Impossible Again' to the 'A' Playlist for the week commencing 27th June, which is a fantastic endorsement of Erasure new single!

Additionally, 'All This Time Still Falling Out of Love' is on the 'A' playlist for Cool FM, Downtown Radio and Northsound 2.

BBC Radio 2: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/r2music/playlist/

Cool FM: http://www.coolfm.co.uk/playlist.asp

Downtown Radio: http://www.downtown.co.uk/playlist.asp

Northsound 2: http://www.northsound2.co.uk/ (click on the 'Tracks' link)

Toronto's Fashion Cares Benefit - Archive Link

Thanks to EIS Forum member 'smooth28la' for the following link:

Erasure recent appearance at Toronto's Fashion Cares Benefit last month can be viewed online.

If you visit the Fashion Cares website (link below) and click on the "Can't Attend?" at the bottom of the page, then a popup window featuring a web cast of the event it available (Windows Media Player required).

Erasure make an appearance approx 1h 57mins into the stream.

Web: http://fashioncares.org/index.html

(I'm sure they would appreciate a donation!)

Regards

Greg
Erasure Information Service

 

22nd of June

Download Exclusive Track

OK this is a little confusing - but I promise it is the correct track...

The exclusive download only 'All This Time Still Falling Out Of Love (Shanghai Surprize Radio Edit)' track that I've mentioned in previous updates *is* now available via selective online music retailers.

However... it's got the wrong track title. *sigh*

If you click on the following link to 'Streets Online': Link: http://www.streetsonline.co.uk/common/product.jhtml?pid=50439727 then this is the exclusive download only 'Shanghai Surprize Radio Edit'.

Track Details:

- File-size: 5.14 MB

- Length: 03:43

- Format: WMA

- Price: 99p

Tesco Downloads also have this track (same details as above) although one can't link directly to specific item pages on the Tesco site, so it's probably easier to just click on the link above.

Streets Online: http://www.streetsonline.co.uk/common/product.jhtml?pid=50439727

Tesco Downloads: http://www.tescodownloads.com/

I've had a look several other download sites (UK and non-UK) and the above two sites are the only ones that seem to have this track at the moment.

iTunes - later in week

iTunes will apparently have the new single available as a download from Thursday.

iPod / Digimpro Remix Competition

Why not send in your Digimpro mix of 'Here I Go Impossible Again' and be in with a chance of winning an iPod and set of Live Here Now CD's?

This is how it works...

* Buy a copy of 'Here I Go Impossible Again / All This Time Still Falling Out Of Love' (LCDMUTE344) and install the Digimpro di player.

* Create your mix of 'Here I Go Impossible Again' and save it as an MP3.

* E-mail your MP3 to mixes@erasureinfo.com with your full name and address by no later than 8th July 2005.

* All submitted MP3's will be published on the EIS site.

* Between 10th July and 17th July you will be able to vote on your favourite 'Here I Go Impossible Again' mix from the entries submitted.

* The ten mixes with the most votes will all win prizes.

* Erasure will pick their favourite mix out of these ten - this winner will win an i-Pod and a complete set of the Erasure 'Live Here Now' CDs (19 double CD sets all recorded live from the band's recent tour).

Note:

* Only one entry per person.

* Only Digimpro created mixes are valid for entry.

* Closing date for entries is 8th July 2005

* No cash alternatives to the prizes.

Competition: http://www.erasureinfo.com/news/competition.html

Mac Digimpro Software

Digimpro are releasing beta versions of a Mac diPlayer to coincide with the release of the new Erasure single this week.

Over the coming days and weeks, the Mac diPlayer software will be enhanced and improved, however Digimpro are keen for any bugs or annoyances to be posted on their site so that they can fix them as quickly as possible.

The Mac diPlayer may be downloaded from: Digimpro: http://www.digimpro.com/downloads.htm

Please note that next to the link for the download is the date that the download was made available. If that date is after the version you have, your problem may have been solved.

Many thanks to the Digimpro team for making this available!

Digimpro: http://www.digimpro.com/

'The Erasure Show' DVD

Hurrah!

Yes in answer to the recent flurry of emails I've received I can confirm the great news that an 'Erasure Show' DVD is currently being worked on and will be released sooner rather than later (i.e. we're talking about months rather than years).

Actual release dates / contents etc will be confirmed and announced as soon as possible.

US iTunes: 'Rhino Hi-Five: Erasure EP'

Rhino / Warner Bros have released as part of their 'Hi-Five' series an Erasure EP on the iTunes US store.

Titled 'Rhino Hi-Five: Erasure EP', this digital release has the following tracks:

1 - A Little Respect

2 - Chains Of Love

3 - Stop!

4 - Take A Chance On Me

5 - Always

The tracks are $0.99 each or $3.96 for the complete EP.

iTunes: http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=70258926

Regards

Greg
Erasure Information Service

 

18th of June

New Single Out Next Week (UK / Europe)

Yes the much anticipated third single from Nightbird - 'Here I Go Impossible Again / All This Time Still Falling Out Of Love' is released next week in stores (20th June) for those in the UK and Europe.

One more preview clip is available via the EIS - this time it's a video clip of the live performance of 'All This Time Still Falling Out Of Love'. This video was filmed in Cologne and will feature on the DVD single (and CD-Maxi single for the North American release).

EIS :http://www.erasureinfo.com/releases/singles/hereigoimpossibleagain.html

Exclusive Digital Download - Shanghai Surprize Radio Edit

Also available from next week will be the *exclusive* Shanghai Surprize Radio Edit of 'All This Time Still Falling Out Of Love'.

This unique mix is *only* going to be made available as a digital download - and at only 69-79p* you can't go wrong really!

The EIS homepage will be updated on Monday with direct links to music download stores.

* (Price dependent on music download site)

All available from next will be digital download versions of the mixes featured on the physical CD / DVD singles - more details Monday.

Important bit:

In the UK, the singles chart now combine the sales of physical and download singles sales.

Why am I telling you this? Well...

There are large number of music download stores available and each have different policies as to when new releases are added, e.g. iTunes tend to add new releases on Tuesdays. These differing policies mean it's impossible to predict *exactly* when a download will be available - it could be a few days before or after the 'official' release date.

With that in mind it would be really beneficial if any digital downloads were purchased in the first week of release (from the 20th June) rather than before this date so that the sales count towards the first week of the singles chart.

EIS: http://www.erasureinfo.com

Important - Change Of Email Address

From next week the EIS Email Updates will come from the email address: newsletter@erasureinfo.com rather than greg@erasureinfo.com which they currently do.

Make sure that you modify any spam filters / email rules etc.

Andy Bell: New Single News

The record deal for Andy's forthcoming solo album is close to being finalised. The first single from the album is to be called 'Crazy' and will feature a mix by Vince Clarke. Further information will be posted on andybell.com in a week or two.

AB.com: http://www.andybell.com/

Single Reviews

NME (18/06/05) features a review of the new Erasure single and give it 5 out of 5.

NTLWORLD.COM (16/06/05) also review the single and also give it top marks.

NTL: http://www.ntlworld.com/partners/mrib/R26187.php

EIS Site: New Content (Sort Of!)

The EIS has had a fairly lengthy presence online and has undergone several revamps which have coincided with a new Erasure release.

I thought it would be historical interesting to make the previous EIS websites available again for viewing:

EIS: http://www.erasureinfo.com/treasure/archive.html

(Click on each image for the old site to appear in a new window)

The No. 1 Summer Dance Album (Compilation CD)

Released by Decadance on the 13th June is the compilation CD 'The No. 1 Summer Dance Album'. Apparently it provides "60 tracks of sunshine dance classics to kickstart the holiday season", but more interestingly it features:

- Breathe (LMC Mix), Erasure

- Enjoy The Silence 04 (Ewan Pearson Extended Remix), Depeche Mode

Label: Decadance

Catalogue: DECESS4

Barcode: 5026535311027

web: http://www.demonmusicgroup.co.uk/content/600.chtml

Regards

Greg
Erasure Information Service

 

4th of June

Lifetime Achievement Award

Erasure will be given a Lifetime Achievement Award in The Arts, by the prestigious Washington D.C. gay organization Capital Pride.

The award will be given to Andy Bell and Vince Clarke onstage on June 7 at the 9:30 club. The Awards Recognize Outstanding Service in Advocacy, Family, Health, Arts and Community Service.

web: http://www.capitalpride.org/

Congrats guys!

Fashion Cares Benefit

Erasure are giving a special performance as headliners of the Fashion Cares benefit event in Toronto on Saturday, June 4 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre with host MAC Viva Glam spokesperson Pamela Anderson.

The entertainment portion of the show includes a Fashion Show with runway, dancers, and live performers starting at 10:30 pm, immediately following their Massey Hall show.

The theme for this year is "Bollywood Cowboy". Fashion Cares is an AIDS charity, celebrating its 19th year and donating all proceeds for this event to the AIDS Committee of Toronto.

web: http://www.fashioncares.org/

BBC Radio Two

The new Erasure single has now been added to the BBC Radio 2 'B' list for week commencing 6th June! Excellent!!

Washington DC In-store Signing

Erasure will be doing an in-store autograph signing on Tues 7th June at 1pm, Tower Records, Washington DC.

The signing session with Erasure will occur between 1 to 3 pm ONLY. They will be signing their new CD, Nightbird and ONE additional piece of memorabilia ONLY. Line up will begin at 11am on the day of the event, outside the 21st Street entrance.

Address details:

Tower Records

2000 Pennsylvania Ave NW

Washington DC

Directions and further details can be found on the Tower Records website.

web: http://www.towerrecords.com/stores/store.asp?storeID=t17130

'Never Mind The Buzzcocks' Quiz Repeat Showing

The edition of the UK comedy quiz show 'Never Mind The Buzzcocks' that featured Andy Bell (first shown October 2003) is to be repeated on the digital channel UKTV G2 on the following dates:

- 22:00 14 July 2005

- 00:25 15 July 2005

UKTV G2 is available on:

- Sky Digital (channel 111)

- Telewest (channel 125)

- NTL (channel 830)

web: http://www.uktv.co.uk/

Here I Go Impossible Again (Meloboy's Nü-German Compu-Soul Remix) Clip

Another week and another new single sample!

This time the clip in question is a sample of 'Meloboy's Nü-German Compu-Soul Remix' of Here I Go Impossible Again.

This mix will feature on the Ltd Ed CD single of 'Here I Go Impossible Again / All This Time Still Falling Out Of Love' (LCDMUTE344) and the US Maxi-Single.

eis: http://www.erasureinfo.com/releases/singles/hereigoimpossibleagain.html

New 'Treasure' Section: E-Cards

The previous Erasure themed e-cards have all moved to the EIS 'Treasure' section, along with a new one for 'All This Time Still Falling Out Of Love'.

So send a friend the new e-card and let them hear a sample of the forthcoming single!

eis: http://www.erasureinfo.com/treasure/ecards.html

EIS Forum - New Account Suspension

From the 10th June, the EIS Forum will not be accepting new members. This is a temporary measure and will only be for a few weeks.

UK Club Reactions Of The New Single

You may have noticed that the Releases section of the website includes details of club promos for the newer releases.

These are (not surprisingly!) sent to club DJ's, and Mute receive feedback from these DJ's. So what was the general vibe with regards to the new single club promo? Well the feedback has been overwhelming positive, particularly with the Shanghai Surprize Club Mix.

Some of the comments include:

- "This is what it's all about when it comes to a pop song. It's all there and it's so good!"

- "An earth shattering mix of this from Shanghai, probably their best to date. I am playing to packed floors on Saturday night"

- "Storming, the best thing from Erasure in a long time"

- "Oh the unique Andy Bell's voice is a sensation on this double a side"

- "This peak-time stormer is smashing it at my venues. A fantastic anthem"

- "All this time is a phenomenal rafter shaker!"

- "Top tune, wicked, loved playing it and the crowd loved it as well"

- "Now must say that track one puts them smack bang on the dance floor for today, just like 'Sometimes' did so many years ago."

So if you're in a club and fancy a boogie along to 'All This Time...' you never know, you may get your wish!

Until next Friday!

Greg
Erasure Information Service

 

28th of May

US TV appearances

'In June, check out VH1's "Big Gay 40" program for some commentary by Vince and Andy, and check the soon-to-launch LOGO network in June for a special screening of Erasure's The Tank... DVD as well as some exclusive interview footage from the guys.'

Info from a Mute North America email update.

 

28th of May

All This Time Still Falling Out Of Love (Original Mix) Clip

A clip of 'All This Time Still Falling Out Of Love (Original Mix)' is now available for your listening pleasure!

This is the mix by Tom Elmhirst that Andy briefly referred to as the "more brutal" version in the EIS'04 introduction videos last year.

This mix will feature on the CD single of 'Here I Go Impossible Again / All This Time Still Falling Out Of Love' (CDMUTE344), the US Maxi-Single and as a digital download (iMUTE344) / (XXXLiMUTE344).

The clip can be listened to on the following page in Real / Windows Media formats:

EIS: http://www.erasureinfo.com/releases/singles/hereigoimpossibleagain.html

EIS'04 Intros: http://www.erasureinfo.com/features/eis04.html

The New Single - BBC Radio 2 C List

And speaking of the new single, it has been added to the BBC Radio 2 'C' playlist (week commencing 30 May 2005) which is great stuff!

Feel free to contact them and request that they play it!

BBC Radio 2: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/r2music/playlist/

By the way, let me know if you have had problems pre-ordering the single in shops.

New Desktop Wallpaper

HIGIA / ATTSFOOL themed desktop wallpaper is now available for download.

EIS: http://www.erasureinfo.com/treasure/wallpaper.html

Digital Releases

The new HIGIA / ATTSFOOL single will also be made available as digital downloads via online music retailers such as iTunes, MSN and Woolworths.

The track listings for the various digital bundles are:

iMUTE344

1 Here I Go Impossible Again (Single Mix)

2 All This Time Still Falling Out Of Love (Original Mix)

LiMUTE344

1 All This Time Still Falling Out Of Love (Shanghai Surprize Club Mix)

2 Here I Go Impossible Again (Triggertrax Extended Remix)

3 Here I Go Impossible Again (Meloboy's Nü-German Compu-Soul Remix)

XLiMUTE344

1 All This Time Still Falling Out Of Love (Album Version)

2 Here I Go Impossible Again (Pocket Orchestra Club Mix)

XXLiMute344

1 All This Time Still Falling Out Of Love (Shanghai Surprize Radio Edit)**

XXXLiMUTE344 (World Excluding UK)

1 Here I Go Impossible Again (Single Mix)

2 All This Time Still Falling Out Of Love (Original Mix)

** The 'ATTSFOOL Shanghai Surprize Radio Edit' mix is only available as a digital download.

I'll clarify which countries these downloads will be available for in next weeks email update.

EMI: http://www.musicfromemi.com/

EIS Shop Updated

Further back issues of the Private Ear magazine are now available for purchase (issues 12 & 14), plus the EIS'04 teapots are available again for the last time.

Regards

Greg
Erasure Information Service

 

21st of May

Here I Go Impossible Again - Pocket Orchestra Clip

(drum roll) Clip time again!

This week it's a sample of the 'Here I Go Impossible Again - Pocket Orchestra Club Mix', which will feature on the forthcoming DVD single format of 'Here I Go Impossible Again / All This Time Still Falling Out Of Love' (DVDMUTE344).

(Isn't it typical? The two songs that were picked for the double A-side had to have long song titles??!!)

As usual the 60sec clips are in Windows Media and Real Media formats: EIS: http://www.erasureinfo.com/releases/singles/hereigoimpossibleagain.html

Some screen grabs of the DVD menus can be seen within the EIS News section.

EIS: http://www.erasureinfo.com/news/

Feedback

If you have an opinion on the mixes that you've heard so far - share them on the EIS Forum! Feedback is always valuable, so make your voice heard!

EIS Forum: http://www.erasureinfo.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=16

Tower Records Signing

For those in San Francisco don't forget that you can meet Andy and Vince live in person at Tower Records tomorrow!

Time: 21st May 2005 at 1:00 PM

Location: 2280 Market Street, San Francisco, CA

For further details see the Tower Records website at: Tower Records: http://www.towerrecords.com/stores/storeevents.aspx

HIGIA/ATTSFOOL Slipcase

Once again the EIS is collecting names and addresses on behalf of Mute UK's marketing department for those in the UK and Ireland who wish to receive a slipcase.

For those of you that have joined this email mailing list since the last single (hello btw!!) and don't know what I'm talking about, basically the slipcase is a wallet that the three formats (2 CDs & 1 DVD) can be kept in and are mailed out in advance of a new single release.

EIS: http://www.erasureinfo.com/register/postalupdates.html

A few points:

- Mute UK's marketing department will only accept mailing addresses from the UK and Ireland.

- If you have received a slipcase in the past there is no need to register your details again.

- If you don't wish to receive the new slipcase and / or buy the new single, and have previously received slipcases then please ask for your postal details to be removed from the database to save wasting time sending out something that isn't wanted.

- If you have moved and believe that an old postal address may be on the system, please email in and let me know so that these old addresses can be removed.

- If you have asked for additional / replacement slipcases for 'Don't Say You Love Me', these will be dealt with next week.

Phew!

US Television

Erasure interview snippets will be included in the upcoming VH1 program "Big Gay 40" (airdate Saturday, 6/25).

Also planned in June (the date may change) is for an Erasure interview / video special to be aired on the new LOGO network. Further details nearer the time.

VH1: http://www.vh1.com/

LOGO Network: http://www.logoonline.com/

EIS Gallery Updated

Around 250 photos have been added to the 'Fan Photos' section of the EIS Gallery and are well worth checking out - a number of them are truly stunning. You can find them within the 'The Erasure Show IV (2005)', 'The Erasure Show III (2005)' and 'Century FM Gig (2005)' sections.

EIS: http://www.erasureinfo.com/gallery/fanphotos.html

In addition there are some screen captures taken from the 'All This Time Still Falling Out Of Love' live performance, which will feature on the HIGIA/ATTSFOOL DVD single and the US Maxi-Single.

EIS: http://www.erasureinfo.com/gallery/videocaptures.html

Fan Mixes Updated

Several more fan mixes have been added to the Treasure section. They can be listened to via the Windows Media and Real Media streams, or you can download an mp3.

EIS: http://www.erasureinfo.com/treasure/fanmixes.html

Digimpro - Mac Version

Yes they listened!! A Mac version of the Digimpro software will be made available as a free download in time for the HIGIA/ATTSFOOL release. This will enable Mac users to use the .di music file on the HIGIA/ATTSFOOL Ltd Ed CD (and Breathe Ltd Ed CD) to join in the fun and mix their own versions.

Cheers guys!

Digimpro: http://www.digimpro.com/

Editorial Bit

Reading the forum recently, I came across a thread entitled 'if there is a 4th single from "Nightbird" what should it be?'

Will a 4th single happen? Well I've got no idea and I'm not aware of one currently being planned. However Mute aren't stupid (and yes I'm saying that with a straight face) and if the new HIGIA/ATTSFOOL single is a success then it makes sense to me to capitalise on that success.

So what am I saying? That everyone should rush out and buy 10 copies of the next release?? No of course not. But there are things you can do to help build awareness of the new single.

One of the more common complaints I receive via email is that local radio stations don't play new Erasure songs and that they can't find the new single in the shops. Therefore...

- If in the past you have had problems finding a new Erasure single (or a particular format of the release) in your local shop then *pre-order* this new single.

I will say it again: *PRE ORDER THIS NEW SINGLE*

This will alert the store of the demand for the new single, which will in turn ensure that they have sufficient stock, thereby enabling *YOU* (and others) to buy it on the day / week of release, and save you from going from store to store in a vain attempt to find it. Catalogue numbers are available within the releases section.

- Contact your local radio station to request that they play the new single. EIS Member Gavin has compiled an extensive list of UK media contacts / radio stations here:

http://www.erasureinfo.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6336

(If EIS Members from other countries can add their own countries local radio contact details as well then that would be great.)

- Forward on the EIS e-cards to people who you feel may like the new single (a new style HIGIA/ATTSFOOL themed e-card will be available next week).

The general feedback seems to be that 'Here I Go Impossible Again' and 'All This Time Still Falling Out Of Love' are perhaps the two most popular songs from Nightbird. I hope this bodes well, as hopefully us fans can gain something from a chart success.

Regards

Greg
Erasure Information Service

 

17th of May

All This Time Still Falling Out Of Love - Shanghai Surprize Club Mix

If ever there was an Erasure song that positively *demanded* a Shanghai Surprize mix, then 'All This Time Still Falling Out Of Love' certainly fits the bill.

Shanghai Surprise have come up trumps with their Club Mix, which will feature on the Ltd Ed CD Single (LCDMUTE344) release and the US CD-Maxi single.

A 60 sec clip (in Windows Media and Real Media formats) can be found here:

EIS: http://www.erasureinfo.com/releases/singles/hereigoimpossibleagain.html

Whistles and weird glow sticks at the ready! Woo hoo!!!

Moving on quickly....

New Single - Digimpro Update

There has been a change of plans regarding which song will be available to mix via the Digimpro software on the forthcoming single (LCDMUTE344).

The song that will be available to mix will be 'Here I Go Impossible Again' and not as previously announced 'All This Time Still Falling Out Of Love'.

EIS Site Updates

I tend to forget to mention these in the email updates, but the EIS site has had several updates:

- Discography: Further lyrics added to the singles section

- Private Ear: As all back issues of Private Ear #29 (1998) have sold out, I've put online the extremely well researched "When Vince Met Andy..." feature online.

- Bits & Pieces: I found some early edits of the TV adverts that were produced for "The Innocents" album. I couldn't find the finished versions in the archive when I looked but I'll have another hunt at a later date. Anyway I thought you might like to see them: http://www.erasureinfo.com/treasure/bitsandpieces.html

Concert / Album / Single Reviews

I thought it might be a cool idea to publish on the EIS site your reviews of 'The Erasure Show', or indeed any of Erasure's albums / singles / concerts - a la Amazon style.

I realise that there are many such reviews within the EIS Forum, however publishing album reviews within the releases section (for example) would make them more accessible and would be interesting for people to read who are not familiar with that particular show / album

Therefore a new category has been added to the drop down menu on the 'contact' section of the website so that you can send in your reviews - please remember to include your name and location. EIS: http://www.erasureinfo.com/contact/

Until Friday!

Greg
Erasure Information Service

 

9th of May

New Single Details

Here are the full details for the forthcoming 3rd single from Nightbird - and judging from the feedback on the EIS Forum it certainly should be a popular release!

- Double A Side

Erasure's brand new single will be a double A sided single, 'Here I Go Impossible Again' / 'All This Time Still Falling Out Of Love', and will be available on two CDs and a DVD. In North America it will be released as a CD-Maxi single.

- Mixes

The CDs include brand new mixes from novamute's Meloboy plus Shanghai Surprize and Triggertrax. The DVD (and the CD ROM content of the CD Maxi single) includes live footage of 'All This Time Still Falling Out Of Love' from Cologne.

- Digimpro Software

Included on the Ltd Ed CD Single (LCD MUTE 344) is the exclusive Digimpro Remix Software, allowing you to remix 'All This Time Still Falling Out Of Love' on your PC.

- Competition!

For the first time, Erasure are inviting remixers to post their remixes onto this official Erasure website (www.erasureinfo.com) where fellow remixers and fans can vote for their favourites.

The Top Ten winners will all win prizes, top prize is an i-Pod and a complete set of the Erasure Live Here Now CDs - 19 double CD sets all recorded live from the band's recent tour. Further details on this competition will be announced later.

- Release Dates

UK / European Release Date: 20 June 2005

North American Release Date: 26 July 2005

- Track Listings

- CD Single (CD MUTE 344)

1 Here I Go Impossible Again - Single Mix

2 All This Time Still Falling Out Of Love - Original Mix

- Ltd Ed CD Single (LCD MUTE 344)

1 All This Time Still Falling Out Of Love - Shanghai Surprize Club Mix

2 Here I Go Impossible Again - Triggertrax Extended Remix

3 Here I Go Impossible Again - Meloboy's Nü-German Compu-Soul Remix

- DVD Single (DVD MUTE 344)

1 All This Time Still Falling Out Of Love - Album Version

2 Here I Go Impossible Again - Pocket Orchestra Club Mix

3 All This Time Still Falling Out Of Love - Live In Cologne

- CD Maxi Single (North American Release) (92942 / 724596929421)

1 Here I Go Impossible Again - Single Mix

2 All This Time Still Falling Out Of Love - Original Mix

3 Here I Go Impossible Again - Meloboy's Nü-German Compu-Soul Remix

4 All This Time Still Falling Out Of Love - Shanghai Surprize Club Mix

5 All This Time Still Falling Out Of Love - Live In Cologne (enhanced CD ROM)

Discography Entry: http://www.erasureinfo.com/releases/singles/hereigoimpossibleagain.html

In_Vox CD's - Due Next Week

Yes believe it or not, the massively delayed stock of In_Vox CDs are due in next week. There have been tears, tantrums and a whirlwind of emotions involved in getting these back in stock (well ok - a couple of emails and phone calls but I digress..).

I'll be emailing everyone who have these on backorder to ensure that they still wish to proceed with the order.

All the best!

Greg
Erasure Information Service

 

2nd of May

Washington DC shows postponed

Tonight and tomorrow's Washington DC concerts have been postponed. This is due to Andy having the flu. The concerts have been rescheduled for June the 6th (for 2/5 ticket holders) and 7th (for 3/5 ticket holders). For ticket refund information, email Julie@930.com. UPDATE: The Miami show went ahead as scheduled - glad Andy is feeling better!.

 

29th of April

AndyBell.com

Andy Bell's own website will be launching later this year.

There is currently a holding page up where one can register an email address for updates. http://www.andybell.com/

US Radio Performances

Erasure will feature on the following US radio stations:

- Sirius Satellite Radio's "First Wave" (Channel 22 - 29 April at 2pm ET and repeated 30 April at 3pm ET)

- Sirius Satellite Radio's "Out Q" (Channel 149 - airdate TBC)

- WTMX Chicago (30 April)

- XM Satellite Radio (airdate TBC)

Sirius Satellite Radio: http://www.sirius.com/

WTMX Chicago: http://www.wtmx.com/

XM Satellite Radio http://www.xmradio.com/

US VH1 Classic

As previously mentioned in EIS Update #21, Erasure will feature on the VH1 Classic programme "The Alternative" (US only).

The air date is now confirmed as 1st May. The two hour programme features interviews with Andy and Vince.

US VH1 schedule: http://www.vh1.com/shows/schedule/vh1classic/daily.jhtml?day=05%2F01%2F05

US VH1

Erasure interview snippets will be included in the upcoming VH1 programme "Big Gay 40" (25th June).

NBC's Last Call With Carson Daly

The performance of Erasure on 'Last Call With Carson Daly' will be shown on NBC on the 4th May.

Regards

Greg
Erasure Information Service

 

14th of April

Don't Say You Love Me - First Week US Chart Success

Here are the Billboard chart figures for the debut of Don't Say You Love Me in the US:

- Billboard Hot 100 Singles: #10

- Billboard Hot Dance Singles: #2

- Billboard Hot Maxi-Singles: #6

Third Single Confirmed

Something that was revealed exclusively on the EIS website on the 29th March (but I've forgotten to include in the EIS Updates until now - sorry!) is that there *will* be a third single from Nightbird, and that it will be a double 'A' side featuring 'Here I Go Impossible Again' and 'All This Time Still Falling Out Of Love'.

Date / month of release still to be confirmed.

DSYLM Competition Winners

The winners for the prepaid code which will enable one to download a self created mix of 'Don't Say You Love Me' for free are:

R Myers, Yan, J Termini, T Homulka, M Killen, K Kulhavy, Solanje, C Vang, A Cox, N Cresswell, C Mobbs, S Newell, C Calladine, K Prescott, J Carl.

The winners will receive their own unique pre-paid code via email by the end of today (Thursday). http://www.erasuredownload.com/

New York: Borders Signing (16th April)

Saturday 16th April at 4pm, Erasure will make a special in-store appearance at Borders Columbus Circle in New York, to sign copies of the new album Nightbird.

Drop by to meet Andy and Vince, and to enter to win a pair of tickets to their sold-out show that night on April 16th!

http://www.bordersstores.com/events/event_detail.jsp?SEID=28139

New York TV: NBC's 'Today In New York' Programme (17th April)

Erasure will be performing on NBC's 'Today In New York' this Sunday. http://www.wnbc.com/tiny/index.html

US TV: NBC's 'Last Call with Carson Daly' (26th April)

Erasure will be performing on NBC's 'Last Call with Carson Daly', and you have the opportunity to be part of the audience!

1iota Productions are looking for fans to be a part of this performance. The show will take place in New York City. If you are one of the lucky fans that 1iota ultimately and exclusively invite, know that you are an integral part of the show!

If you are interested in being a part of the audience, please visit www.1iota.com, go to the "Future Events" page and click the Erasure event link (near the bottom of the page). Then follow the simple registration directions. 1iota Productions will respond back to you via email, with a confirmation letter that will have all the necessary information that you will need to attend this special event. http://www.1iota.com/

US TV: ABC's 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' (12th May)

A live performance by Erasure will be featured on ABC's 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' on the 12th May.

Get free tickets to be in Jimmy's audience via the following website: http://www.1iota.com/show.aspx?sid=1

Los Angeles: Virgin Megastore In Store Signing (14th May)

Saturday, May 14th at 2pm Erasure will make an in-store appearance at the Virgin Megastore in Los Angeles, to sign copies of their new album Nightbird. http://www.virginmegamagazine.com/default.asp?vms=13

Regards

Greg
Erasure Information Service

 

6th of April

"Don't Say You Love Me" Out Now! (North America)

Erasure's brand new single, 'Don't Say You Love Me' is out now in North America. This CD Maxi Single includes brand new mixes from Mark Moore & Eon and A Touch Of Class (ATOC), a mix from Piney Gir featuring the St. Helen's Girl's Choir, plus an exclusive track, 'Lie To Me' This enhanced CD includes the video for the single.

"Don't Say You Love Me" North American Track Listing:

1. Don't Say You Love Me - Single Mix

2. Don't Say You Love Me - Radio Mix

3. Lie To Me

4. Don't Say You Love Me - Piney Gir Mix

5. Don't Say You Love Me - Mark Moore & Eon Vox Remix

6. Don't Say You Love Me - ATOC's Rock'n'Ravin' Vocal Remix

7. Don't Say You Love Me - Video (enhanced CD ROM)

Sound clips of most of these tracks (plus a clip of the video) are available here: http://www.erasureinfo.com/releases/singles/dontsayyouloveme.html

Plus don't forget that you can create your own mix of 'Don't Say You Love Me' at: http://www.erasuredownload.com

After rearranging the different parts of the song, you can purchase your individual mix as an MP3 with a personal version of the single sleeve.

US TV Appearances

- Erasure will guest host a forthcoming episode of VH1 Classic's "The Alternative" (airdate to be confirmed).

- Erasure interview snippets included in upcoming VH1 program "Big Gay 40" (airdate to be confirmed).

- A live performance by Erasure will be featured on ABC's 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' on the 12th May.

- A performance on NBC's 'Last Call with Carson Daly' (26th April). See http://www.1iota.com/show.aspx?sid=2 for further information.

US Events - Reminder

Erasure will make a special in-store appearance at Borders Columbus Circle in New York, to sign copies of the new album Nightbird on Saturday 16th April at 4pm. Drop by to meet Andy and Vince, and to enter to win a pair of tickets to their sold-out show that night on April 16th!

Plus there is an Erasure themed party at 'Girls Room' (NYC) on the 8th April, further details on the EIS Forum here:

EIS: http://www.erasureinfo.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6327

Live Here Now - No US Shows

Message from the Live Here Now team:

"Thank you for the numerous enquiries we're received about Live Here Now and Erasure's forthcoming concerts in America.

Unfortunately, due to a number of factors and considerations it will NOT be possible for us to make Live Here Now recordings of these US shows. We're very sorry not to be able to provide the service to US fans on this tour, hopefully we'll see you next time.

Of course it's little consolation, but do remember that downloads can be ordered from anywhere and we can ship CD's anywhere in the world.

Some of you may also be interested to know that Client live at Club Koko is now available as a download and limited edition CD from the Live Here Now web site.

Thanks and best wishes, The LHN team"

http://www.liveherenow.co.uk/

Regards

Greg
Erasure Information Service

 

3rd of April

New UK chart position

'Don't Say You Love Me' is out of the Top 40 this week at number 47. Oh well, never mind!.

New Erasure single - double A-side!

The new Erasure single, as exclusively revealed on the EIS site, will be a double A-side - Here I Go Impossible Again/All This Time Still Falling Out Of Love. Quite a long title, isn't it?!. A release date has not yet been confirmed.

 

27th of March

UK Singles Chart

Another Top 20 hit for Erasure! 'Don't Say You Love Me' is at number 15 on the UK singles chart.

Top 40: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/chart/singles.shtml

Erasure In-Store Appearance In New York

Saturday 16th April at 4pm, Erasure will make a special in-store appearance at Border's Columbus Circle in New York, to sign copies of the new album Nightbird.

Drop by to meet Andy and Vince, and to enter to win a pair of tickets to their sold-out show that night on April 16th!

Stars In Their Eyes

Congratulations to Jim Clarke who came 4th in the 'Stars In Their Eyes' final on Saturday. If anyone missed the video message that Andy recorded for Jim, it may be seen here: Treasure: http://www.erasureinfo.com/treasure/bitsandpieces.html

Erasure themed night / parties

There are several German Erasure themed events coming up, check out erasure.de for full details.

Erasure.de: http://www.erasure.de/erasure/news/detail.php?nr=1713&kategorie=news

Plus a US one:

26th April (Chicago) (Subject To Confirmation)

http://www.planetearthchicago.com/

DSYLM Competition

The ability to create your own mix of 'Don't Say You Love Me' via the website (as announced in EIS Update #19) is proving to be very popular - so how about a competition based on it?

Simply visit www.erasuredownload.com and tell me what you need to click on to make Andy lay back... If you play around with this website then that question will make sense!

Simply reply back to this email with your answer and put the phrase 'dsylm competition' as the subject heading in your email (if you don't then your entry will be ignored).

Fifteen correct entries will be pulled out of the virtual hat and will win a prepaid code which will enable you to download a self created mix for free.

Closing date for entries is 31st March (13:00).

Regards

Greg
Erasure Information Service

 

25th of March

Vote Vote Vote!!

Voting time again!. Jim Clarke will be performing as Andy Bell in tomorrow night's live final of 'Stars In Their Eyes' on ITV1 at 5.15pm. Remember to vote and support him. And good luck!.

New York in-store appearance/ US TV appearances

'Saturday, April 16th at 4pm Erasure will make a special in-store appearance at Border's Columbus Circle in New York, to sign copies of the new album Nightbird. Drop by to meet Andy and Vince, and to enter to win a pair of tickets to their sold-out show that night on April 16th!

While in Los Angeles, Erasure will make a special live appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on Thursday, May 12th.

Erasure will also record a special guest host slot for VH1 Classic's program "The Alternative", so check back soon for the air date.'

News taken from Mute North America's newsletter.

 

22nd of March

'Don't Say You Love Me' - Out Now In The UK!

In case you didn't know - the brand new Erasure single is out this week in the UK!!

Released on the 2 CDs and 1 DVD single formats, this release features the superb Piney Gir and Radio mixes of 'Don't Say You Love Me', which simply *have* to be heard - as well the thumping A Touch Of Class and Mark Moore mixes. Plus of course you get to see the entire bizarre video on the DVD!

Clips etc as always can be found here: http://www.erasureinfo.com/releases/singles/dontsayyouloveme.html

If you are ordering the single from the major online retailers (amazon.co.uk, hmv.co.uk etc) the sales will only count towards the UK charts if they singles are shipped to a UK postal address.

Create Your Own Version Of 'Don't Say You Love Me'

This is a rather interesting website!

If you visit www.erasuredownload.com you can create your own version of 'Don't Say You Love Me' by selecting the different leaves (this will make sense when you see it!)

Once you are happy with your creation, you may purchase a high quality MP3 of your unique mix along with a personal version of the sleeve, so you can create your own CD.

Being a web based Flash application, it works on both Mac and Windows based PCs. When you first visit the page it will download all the sample audio clips which may take a minute or two over a dialup connection - however it is worth the wait!

For further details and instructions see: http://www.erasuredownload.com

ECard / Desktop Wallpaper

'Don't Say You Love Me' wallpaper can be downloaded here: http://www.erasureinfo.com/treasure/wallpaper.html

And you may send a 'Don't Say You Love Me' ECard here: http://www.erasureinfo.com/ecard/

Spread the word!

Regards

Greg
Erasure Information Service

 

21st of March

New single - out today in UK!

Don't forget, Erasure's new single, 'Don't Say You Love Me' is out today!. Click here for all the release details.

 

18th of March

Toronto Tickets

Tickets for the Toronto show will go on sale: 18 March 2005 (10:00 AM)

Ticketmaster: http://www.ticketmaster.ca/artist/735018/

Venue Website: http://www.roythomson.com/

Live Here Now - Further Venues

Further shows are being recorded for the 'Live Here Now' CDs - check out the website for further details.

http://www.liveherenow.co.uk

Greg
Erasure Information Service

 

17th of March

'Don't Say You Love Me' (DSYLM) - Release Dates

Ok - deep breath...

DSYLM is out *this* week (14th March) in Germany (and it seems Ireland) on all three formats.

DSYLM is out *next* week (21st March) in the UK on all three formats.

Slipcases for those in the UK and Ireland are being sent out this week.

The US CD-Maxi single of DSYLM is out in North America on the 5th April.

The single version of DSYLM is available *now* to download from European / UK iTunes stores.

iTunes: http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playListId=45738793

All clear?!

Janice Long Show - BBC Radio 2

Erasure will be making an appearance on the Janice Long Show on BBC Radio 2.

The band will be joining Janice live for a chat and a couple of tracks on 16th March at approx 00:15 (GMT), and the session will be available to listen to online for 7 days afterwards. ( Click here and then click on 'Tue' in the listen again section at the top - Jackie).

You may listen to BBC Radio 2 via:

The Internet (Real Player Required)

FM Radio (88 - 91 FM)

DAB Radio

Digital Satellite - Sky Digital

Digital Cable - ntl:home, Telewest

Freeview - Channel 72

Speaking of BBC Radio 2, 'Don't Say You Love Me' has been added to the BBC Radio 2 'B' list.

Win FM Interview

An interview with Andy and Vince will be broadcast this Friday afternoon on107.2 Win FM in Winchester. Those who don't live in the area can stream the interview online via the Win FM website.

Win FM: http://www.winfm.co.uk

Thanks to Phil Marriott for the info.

Nightbird TV Advert

A Nightbird television advert is being tested in certain regions in the UK - you can see it online here: http://www.erasureinfo.com/treasure/bitsandpieces.html

Stars In Their Eyes

Erasure fan Jim Clarke will be appearing on ITV1 this Saturday 19th March as Andy Bell, singing 'A Little Respect' - make sure you tune in and support him!

Cheers!

Greg
Erasure Information Service

 

4th of March

Don't Say You Love Me - Release Date Change

Oh the ever flexible nature of release dates!

The release date of the second single from Nightbird, 'Don't Say You Love Me' has moved back one week to 21st March 2005.

The North American release date is still currently 5th April 2005.

A Touch Of Class...

A clip of the Don't Say You Love Me (ATOC's Rock 'n' Ravin' Vocal Remix) has been added to the Releases section. http://www.erasureinfo.com/releases/singles/dontsayyouloveme.html

Live Here Now - The Erasure Show Live Album

Just a quick clarification over a few issues:

If you wish to purchase the double CD of the 'The Erasure Show', you can

1) Either buy the double CD at the venue that is being recorded *OR*

2) You make order the double CD *online* and it will be sent to you via the post.

3) You also have the option of purchasing a digital download version at the website.

4) The CD's *are* strictly limited in number - only 500 will be made available at the venues being recorded, and a further 500 have been allocated for orders submitted via the website.

Further information: http://www.liveherenow.co.uk/

For Queries: http://www.liveherenow.co.uk/lhn/contact_us.html

'The Erasure Show' - Filming

Thought you might like to know that there *are* plans for one of the forthcoming 'The Erasure Show' performances to be filmed.

As always with these things, an actual DVD release will depend upon the quality of the footage, approval by the band etc.

Elkland To Support Erasure On Tour

Beginning March 4th, the band Elkland will be supporting the band on "The Erasure Show" tour in North America and Canada.

http://www.erasureinfo.com/tour/

http://www.elkland.net/

EIS Competition Winners

Congratulations to the following EIS members who won tickets (plus guests) for next weeks Century FM Leicester gig:

B Anderton, J Barrett, P Cook, P Davis, B Ennis, B Garderer, C Gott, S Lees, R Randell, K Tiller.

The winners will already have received an email with full details of the event.

Website Updates:

A large number of photos from 'The Erasure Show' have been uploaded: Gallery: http://www.erasureinfo.com/gallery/fanphotos.html

Some further Breathe fan mixes have been added: Fan Mixes: http://www.erasureinfo.com/treasure/

And several 'Don't Say You Love Me' desktop wallpapers: Wallpaper: http://www.erasureinfo.com/treasure/wallpaper.html

Salt Lake City - Tickets

Tickets for the Salt Lake City show are due to go on sale online on the 5th March at 10:00AM (MST).

Follow the link from the EIS Tour page, or go to Tickets.com

Tour Page: http://www.erasureinfo.com/tour/

Tickets.com: http://www.tickets.com/

Regards

Greg

(See You At The Hammersmith Show!!!!!! Wooohoooo!!!!!)

Erasure Information Service

 

25th of February

Live Here Now

At selected UK dates on the forthcoming Erasure Show tour, 'Live Here Now' are giving you the chance to purchase a Ltd Ed double live CD of the show that you've just watched.

The 'Live Here Now' CDs can be ordered online from www.liveherenow.co.uk or purchased at the venue 10 minutes after the performance.

The CDs will cost £15 and a download version will also be available for a limited time for £10.

The download comes with printable artwork to enable you to create your own CD's.

Please Note:

- The Live Here Now website will go online from Thursday 24th February, and will list the shows that CDs will be available for.

- If you purchase the CDs at the venue, it would be advisable to pay by cash.

- The CDs will contain the whole show with the exception of the support acts.

web: http://www.liveherenow.co.uk

106 Century FM exclusive Erasure gig

106 Century FM will be hosting a very exclusive gig with Erasure during March in Leicester. You can't buy tickets to this event, it is exclusive to Century FM 'Your Music panel' members.

Therefore visit the 106 Century FM website and sign up (it's free!) to be entered into the prize draw for a chance to win an opportunity to see this exclusive gig.

Century FM: http://www.106centuryfm.com/Article.asp?id=68489

Although Century FM is giving away the bulk of the tickets, the EIS is also running a prize draw with several pairs of tickets to give away.

To keep it simple, just email me (i.e. reply to this email) with:

- Your Full Name

- Your Postal Address

- Contact Phone Number

*IMPORTANT* Please use the subject heading of 'Century' in your email, or else I won't know what the email is regarding without reading each one.

Closing date for entries - Sat 26th Feb - 13:00 (GMT)

Don't Say You Love Me - Clips Online

A clip from the 'Don't Say You Love Me' video can now be viewed online, as well as a clip from the 'Mark Moore & Eon Vox' remix.

EIS: http://www.erasureinfo.com/releases/singles/dontsayyouloveme.html

There are also some screen grabs from the video available here: EIS: http://www.erasureinfo.com/releases/singles/dontsayyouloveme.html

The Erasure Show - Ticket Sales Dates

Listed below are the times tickets will go on sale via Ticketmaster:

- Denver CO Paramount Theatre - Sat 05/Mar/05 10:00 AM

- Dallas TX Lakewood Theatre - Fri 25/Feb/05 12:00 PM

- Boston MA Avalon Ballroom - Fri 04/Mar/05 12:00 PM

Salt Lake City and Toronto ticket sale dates / times still to be confirmed.

web: http://www.ticketmaster.com/artist/735018/

Fan Mixes

Several more fan mixes of Breathe have been added to the EIS site - there are certainly some excellent mixes being created!

EIS: http://www.erasureinfo.com/treasure/

(I forgot to flag on the page which are the newly added mixes - sorry.)

If you want to send an MP3 of a mix that you have created - send it (along with whom it should be credited to) to the following email address:

email: mixes@erasureinfo.com

(Please only send *one* MP3 per email, or else the email will bounce - or just send me a link to where the file can be downloaded)

Erasure - US TV

US television appearances to keep an eye out on: - Jimmy Kimmel Live!

A live performance by Erasure will be featured on ABC's 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' on the 12th May.

ABC: http://abc.go.com/primetime/jimmykimmel/

- Big Gay 40

Erasure interview snippets will be included in an upcoming VH1 programe 'Big Gay 40', airing in March.

Tour Photos

If you wish to share your Erasure related photos with the world, then feel free to email them in to be included within the EIS Gallery. With the tournearly upon us, there should be plenty of photo opportunities coming up!

The photos don't have to be of Andy and Vince, they can be of yourselves before / during / after the gig etc. See the gallery for examples of photos already sent in.

If you do send in a photo(s) then please include in the email:

- Where the photo was taken (venue etc)

- Who is in the photo (if it's not Andy and / or Vince)

- Who the photo should be credited to

- Send them to photos@erasureinfo.com

Gallery: http://www.erasureinfo.com/gallery/fanphotos.html

Don't Say You Love Me - Slipcases

Is it that time again already?

For those members that have joined the EIS mailing since 'Breathe' was released, a quick explanation may be in order...

The UK marketing department of Mute send out free cardboard slipcases to those in the UK and Ireland to keep the two CDs and DVD single in.

If you are resident in the UK or Ireland, simply fill in your details on this page to receive one:

EIS: http://www.erasureinfo.com/register/postalupdates.html

*IMPORTANT*

- If you have previously registered then there is no need to register again.

- If you have moved, please let me know via the 'contact' section of the website, with details of your old and new address.

- If you are outside the UK this post on the EIS forum will be of interest:

Forum: http://www.erasureinfo.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5559

Regards!

Greg
Erasure Information Service

 

18th of February

Five New Tour Dates

The following five dates have been added to 'The Erasure Show':

28 May 05 USA Salt Lake City, UT Kingsbury Hall (Congrats Utah fans!!)

29 May 05 USA Denver, CO Paramount Theatre

31 May 05 USA Dallas, TX Lakewood Theatre

03 Jun 05 USA Boston, MA Avalon Ballroom

04 Jun 05 Canada Toronto, ON Massey Hall

I have no information at this point at to where and when tickets will be made available, or if there are any plans for ticket pre-sales.

Keep checking the tour and news sections for updates:

EIS News : http://www.erasureinfo.com/news/

EIS Tour : http://www.erasureinfo.com/tour/

'Don't Say You Love Me' Radio Mix Clip

Conversation going on in my head at the moment:

Q: So Greg, what are you listening to?

A: I'm listening to the intriguing radio mix of 'Don't Say You Love Me'.

Q: Intriguing in what way?

A: Well it's been reworked with a new intro and packs more of a "punch" that will make it more appealing to radio.

Q: Sounds intriguing! Where I can listen to a clip of it?

A: http://www.erasureinfo.com/releases/singles/dontsayyouloveme.html

Don't Say You Love Me - Radio Play Lists

'Don't Say You Love Me' has been added to the 'BBC Radio 2' 'C' play list.

In addition, it has been added to the 'A' play list of UK radio stations 'Downtown Radio' and 'Cool FM'.

BBC Radio : http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/r2music/playlist/

Downtown : http://www.downtown.co.uk/playlist.asp

Cool FM : http://www.coolfm.co.uk/playlist.asp

'Wanted / For Sale' Forum Section

Although the EIS is unable to help with people who are looking for tickets for sold out gigs, quite a few EIS members are posting ticket advertisements on the EIS Forum in the Wanted / For Sale section.

EIS Forum : http://www.erasureinfo.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=2

Out.com - Andy Bell Interview

Bob Merrick has recently conducted an exclusive interview with Andy Bell for Out.com. Andy discusses Erasure's new album, his favourite songs from their catalogue and his recently announced HIV status.

Out.com : http://www.out.com/

Arjan Writes - Andy Bell Interview

Arjan Timmermans has conducted an additional interview with Andy which can be read on the arjanwrites.com website. Thanks to Arjan for the link. Web: http://www.arjanwrites.com/arjanwrites/2005/02/interview_with__1.html

'Don't Say You Love Me' North American Track Listing

The North American release date for 'Don't Say You Love Me' is the 5th April 2005.

The track listing for this US CD Maxi single release is as follows:

1. Don't Say You Love Me - Single Mix

2. Don't Say You Love Me - Radio Mix

3. Lie To Me

4. Don't Say You Love Me - Piney Gir Mix

5. Don't Say You Love Me - Mark Moore & Eon Vox Remix

6. Don't Say You Love Me - ATOC's Rock 'n' Ravin' Vocal Remix

7. Don't Say You Love Me - Video (enhanced CD ROM)

Black Cap Photos

Andy and the Manhattan Clique did a great DJ set last night - and hearing the 'Mark Moore & Eon Vox' mix of 'Don't Say You Love Me' loud on the dance floor was certainly a cool experience!!

Four photos from that night (please note - photography isn't my strong point) are up in the EIS gallery. Gallery : http://www.erasureinfo.com/gallery/fanphotos.html

Exclusive New EIS Merchandise

Two brand new Nightbird themed items are available from the EIS:

- Nightbird T-shirts

- Nightbird Snow Globes

Plus a further selection of back issue 'Private Ear' magazines have been found and made available online.

Please note that the In_Vox singles are currently out of stock (yes again! they're very popular!) Sony Music Greece will be manufacturing a new batch shortly. EIS Shop: http://www.erasureinfo.com/shop/

Regards

Greg
Erasure Information Service

 

11th of February

Andy To DJ At The Black Cap

Andy Bell will be special guest DJ at 'The Black Cap' (Camden High Street, London NW1) on Thurs 17 February.

Web: http://www.theblackcap.com/

Behind The Scenes - 'The Erasure Show' Rehearsal

The 'Behind The Scenes' feature has been updated with two video clips of Andy (and the backing singers Ann-Marie and Val) rehearsing for the forthcoming tour.

Please Note: For those wishing for the set list for the tour to remain a surprise then you may wish to avoid this feature for now!

EIS: http://www.erasureinfo.com/features/behindthescenes.html

Don't Say You Love Me - Single Details

The track listing for 'Don't Say You Love Me' has been published within the EIS releases section. The North American track listing is TBC. Larger examples of the artwork can be viewed within the news section.

In addition, a 60 clip of the utterly superb 'Piney Gir' mix is available, simply click on the headphones icon next to the track listing.

Releases: http://www.erasureinfo.com/releases/singles/dontsayyouloveme.html

News: http://www.erasureinfo.com/news/

'The Erasure Show' Washington, DC 9:30 Club

The previously cancelled Washington, DC gig scheduled for the 3rd May is back on! See the tour page for ticket ordering details:

Tour: http://www.erasureinfo.com/tour/

In addition, the tour page has been updated to list the support acts at each venue.

German Gigs - English Language Ticket Site

For those of you whose first language is not German, an English language ticket ordering site is available to purchase tickets for the German Erasure shows.

Web : http://www.kartenhaus.de/

Mute Bank - Erasure Poster Promotion

Spend £20 or more with *any* order at Mute Bank (UK website) and receive an Erasure Free Poster Pack containing 4 posters in a tube (size approx 800 x 500 mm).

All you have to do is make sure your Mute Bank order total is £20 or more and put the Free Poster Pack into your shopping cart when you order. The posters are chosen randomly but all of them will be different.

Note: Strictly one pack per order. Postage & packing will apply. The pack may arrive a day or so after your actual order and the offer is available while stocks last.

web: http://www.mute.com/ecommerce/index.jsp

Mute Bank - Nightbird & Breathe Now Available

The 2 CD and 1 DVD release of Breathe (complete with slipcase) and Nightbird is now available by mail-order from Mute Bank's UK website:

UK : http://www.mute.com/ecommerce/index.jsp

The North American CD maxi-single release of Breathe, plus the Nightbird album is available by mail-order from the Mute Bank US site: US: http://mute.insound.com/

EIS Forum Reminder

If you have registered for the EIS Forum, make sure that you log from time to time to check for any private messages that may have been sent to you from other forum members. Once you have logged in, click on the 'Private Messages' option on the top row.

The forum is proving to be a valuable feedback mechanism - so if you haven't already registered and posted a message - do so today!

Regards

Greg
Erasure Information Service

 

9th of February

New single - 'Don't Say You Love Me'

Erasure's new single, 'Don't Say You Love Me' will be released in the UK on March the 14th on 2 CDs and a DVD and North America on the 5th of April.

Tracklisting is as follows:-

CD MUTE 337

1.Don't Say You Love Me (Single Mix)

2.Lie To Me

LCD MUTE 337

1.Don't Say You Love Me (Mark Moore & Eon Vox Mix)

2.Don't Say You Love Me (ATOC's Rock 'N' Ravin' Vocal Remix)

3.Breathe (Pete Heller's Phela Club Mix)

DVD MUTE 337

1.Don't Say You Love Me (Radio Mix)

2.Don't Say You Love Me (Piney Gir Mix)

3.Video - Don't Say You Love Me

Behind the scenes rehearsals

2 video clips of Andy and backing singers, Ann-Marie and Val, rehearsing two songs for the forthcoming Erasure Show tour have been added to the EIS site here. If you don't want to know what songs will be played before seeing the show, it's best not to go here!.

Andy to DJ again

Andy Bell will be Special Guest DJ at 'The Black Cap' (Camden High Street, London NW1) on Thurs 17th of February. Click here for more info.

Info from EIS website.

 

4th of February

Erasure party in Cologne

They'll be an after show party on the 28th of March after the Cologne Erasure show. Click here to see a downloadable flyer for the event. Thanks to Jens Hoehner for the info.

 

2nd of February

Two More Shows!

Two additional shows have been added to 'The Erasure Show' tour:

Date - 17 May 05

Place - San Diego, CA (USA)

Venue - 4th and B - http://www.4thandb.com/

Internet Presale: 10.00am 2 Feb 2005 to 10.00pm 3 Feb 2005

Ticket URL: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0A003A3F810F9C64?brand=&artistid=735018

 

Date - 18 May 05

Place - Anaheim, CA (USA)

Venue - The Grove of Anaheim - http://www.thegroveofanaheim.com/

Internet Presale: 12:00pm 3 Feb 2005 to 11:59am 5 Feb 2005

Ticket URL: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/09003A3CA83074ED?brand=&artistid=735018

*Update on EIS site - password - 'nightbird'*

As of time of writing, I haven't been sent any information if passwords are required for these pre-sales, if I get any update on this then the information will be added to the *News* section of the website.

EIS News : http://www.erasureinfo.com/news/

Tour Dates : http://www.erasureinfo.com/tour/

Fan Mixes

Some of the 'Breathe' mixes that you guys have produced have been put up online: More will be added shortly!

EIS : http://www.erasureinfo.com/features/fanmixes.html

Regards

Greg
Erasure Information Service

 

30th of January

New chart positions

Nightbird is a new entry at number 27 in the UK album charts. Breathe is at number 37 in the singles chart, so at least the single's had a 4th week inside the Top 40!. Not so good about the album though... let's hope it's chart position can improve in the future.

 

27th of January

Erasure Show: Chicago Theatre - 2nd Date & Pre-Sale

A second Erasure show at the Chicago Theatre has been confirmed for the 30th April 2005.

The Chicago Theatre are offering an exclusive internet ticket pre-sale for Erasure fans to enable them to purchase tickets before the general public.

The pre-sale begins at 10.00am Friday 28th Jan 05 and will end at 10.00pm on Monday 31st Jan 05.

The password that you will need is: loveisreal

http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/07003A3401319FA1?brand=&artistid=735018

Erasure Show: Washington, DC 9:30 Club - Pre-Sale

The 9:30 Club (Washington, DC) is offering an Internet pre-sale for Erasure fans wishing to purchase tickets for the 2nd May performance.

The pre-sale is scheduled to run from 10.00am Wed 2nd Feb until - 10.00am Thurs 3rd Feb.

The password that you will need is: loveboat http://protected.tickets.com/buy/TicketOnsale?agency=930_CLUB&orgid=3595&poid=226&pid=5487275

(please ensure the above web address is on one line when copying into your web browser - or follow the link from the tour page)

EIS: http://www.erasureinfo.com/tour/

Tour Programme Guide Submissions

Thank you to everyone that submitted personal stories for the forthcoming tour programme guide.

The closing date has now passed and entries are no longer being accepted. Those entries that have already been received have been passed onto the publishers.

Nightbird E-Card

Nightbird e-card now available! http://www.erasureinfo.com/ecard/index_nightbird.html

Regards

Greg
Erasure Information Service

 

24th of January

New Breathe chart position

Breathe is now at number 25 in this week's UK singles chart. Still very good for the 3rd week!. And Breathe is also number 1 for a second week in Denmark!.

Radio 2 - Album of the week

Nightbird is Radio 2's album of the week!. Click here for more info. Ken Bruce played 'All This Time Still Falling Out Of Love' this morning!. Listen out for him playing other tracks throughout the week. And remember to buy the album - it's fantastic! :-).

 

24th of January

Nightbird Released This Week

Yes the wait is finally over - Nightbird is released today (or tomorrow for those in North America). I hope you agree that it's been worth the wait!

The EIS Forum is running a poll to see what your favourite song from the album is - so vote now!

EIS Forum: http://www.erasureinfo.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4954

The Erasure Show - Miami Mansion Pre Sale

There is another internet pre-sale for tickets, this time for the Miami Mansion performance.

The pre-sale will take place between 5pm Wed 26th Jan to 5pm Fri 28th Jan, via the following link: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0D003A35AC81BF84?brand=&artistid=735018&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1

(please copy the complete web link into your browser if your email software has split it over two lines - or follow the link from the EIS Tour page)

The password you will need is: breathe

EIS: http://www.erasureinfo.com/tour/

The Erasure Show - Further New York Dates

Five more New York shows (at the Irving Plaza) have been added to the tour.

The additional dates are:

21st April, 22nd April, 24th April, 25th April and the 26th April.

Tickets will be on sale from the 27th Jan.

Please see the Tour page for *all* tour date details: EIS: http://www.erasureinfo.com/tour/

Photos From The G-A-Y DJ Night

It was a fun night - and there weren't too many silent gaps between the different tracks being played ;)

The combination of flash photography and dry ice meant that it was very difficult to take any decent photos, but I've put a few up in the gallery.

EIS: http://www.erasureinfo.com/gallery/fanphotos.html

EIS Updates

After this week, these EIS Update emails will be sent less frequently. This is the 10th email update this month which is slightly excessive!

Obviously any breaking news (i.e. additional tour dates etc) will be announced via email - but general web updates will be announced only within the EIS news section.

Regards

Greg
Erasure Information Service

 

21st of January

'The Erasure Show' - New Copenhagen Date

An additional Copenhagen date has been added to 'The Erasure Show' tour:

23/03/2005 - Denmark, Copenhagen Vega

Tickets are on sale from Monday Jan 24th at 10 AM via: web: http://www.billetlugen.dk/

See the tour page for full details: eis: http://www.erasureinfo.com/tour/

Andy & Vince At G-A-Y

Erasure are guest DJs at G-A-Y this Saturday 22nd at the Astoria.

They will be DJing from 12.30 am - 2.30 am.

A band called 'Stonebridge' will be performing two songs that evening as well.

web: http://www.g-a-y.co.uk/eventdetail.asp?ID=387

Japanese Nightbird / Erasure Night

An "Erasure Night" will be held on 19th Feb in Japan. For full details see the following link: web: http://www.project-elektra.com/the_club.html

Competition

RememberTheEighties.com is running an Erasure competition online for the next two weeks - prizes are signed copies of 'Nightbird' and tickets for the London gig. web: http://www.remembertheeighties.com/

More Reviews / Interviews

Billboard in the US are labelling 'Breathe' as this week's most essential buy, and feature a positive review: web: http://www.billboard.com/bb/reviews/single_article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000753479

Erasure were guests at the German Radio station JUMP for an interview. Some great pictures are online on their website:

http://www.jumpradio.de/build_index.html?/musik/inhalt_erasure2005.shtml

A German language interview with the band is also online at Electrified: http://www.electrified.info/

(Thanks to Richard, Drew, Mike and Björn for the above links.)

Cheers!

Greg
Erasure Information Service

 

20th of January

'The Erasure Show' Chicago Theatre - Pre Sale

The Chicago Theatre are offering an exclusive internet ticket pre-sale for Erasure fans for the forthcoming Erasure show that is to be held on Friday 29th April.

This pre-sale will enable fans to purchase tickets a day before the general public.

The time of the presale is: - Friday 21st Jan, 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM Central Standard Time

The internet link to purchase the tickets is: web: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/07003A33F0BF9144

The password that you will need is: nightbird

Cheers!

Greg
Erasure Information Service

 

20th of January

New interviews

Erasure appeared on the Radio 2 Album Chart Show on Monday evening. You can listen again on the Radio 2 site, or, to make things easier, I've made an mp3 of the interview in the audio section!. Click here to hear it.

There's a funny interview with Andy and Vince on the Top Of The Pops website here.

 

17th of January

Breathe Maxi-Single Released Tuesday

The North American release of Erasure's brand new single 'Breathe' is out tomorrow (18th January 2005). It features an exclusive Pete Heller mix that is not being released anywhere else.

1. Breathe - Radio Version

2. Breathe - Album Version

3. Gone Crazy

4. Mr. Gribber And His Amazing Cat

5. Breathe - Acoustic Version

6. Breathe - Pete Heller's Phela Mix

7. Breathe - LMC Extended Club Mix

8. Breathe - When Andy Bell Met Manhattan Clique Extended Remix

9. Breathe - video (Enhanced CD Rom)

As well as being available from major record stores, it is available for purchase online from retailers such as Amazon.com.

Contribute To The New 'Erasure Show' Tour Programme

A list of some of the songs that are to be performed on the forthcoming 'Erasure Show' tour is now listed on the EIS site - the rest are to remain a surprise!

The reason why these are being revealed now is that the authors of the tour programme / guide book would like EIS members to write in with some comments of their favourite songs from the list.

The plan is to publish a selection of the comments in the tour programme. For example one could write about the first time you heard a particular song, what it means to you, if it helped you through a difficult time - that sort of thing.

If you wish to write something, please do so via the 'Contact' section of the website. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday 26th January 2005 12:00pm (GMT).

Please do not publish the setlist on other websites / mailing lists / forums, but feel free to link to the page. Many fans do not wish to be informed of a tour setlist before seeing a performance.

Tour List & Full Details: EIS: http://www.erasureinfo.com/news/tour_partial_list.html

North American Tour Date Changes

There have been a number of changes to the North American tour dates / venues, these are summarised below:

Removed > 3rd May - Washington, DC 9:30 Club

Added > 9th May - New Orleans Twiropa

Removed > 11th May - Dallas Nokia Theatre

Added > 20th May - San Francisco The Independent

Added > 25th May - San Francisco The Independent

For further details, see the tour page: EIS: http://www.erasureinfo.com/tour/

I'm afraid I don't know the reasons for the changes, however feel free to voice any opinons on these changes here: EIS: http://www.erasureinfo.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=6

Avalon (Hollywood, CA) tickets are on sale: Sat, 01/22/05 10:00 AM

EIS Site Updates

- Nightbird Press Pictures

The full set of Nightbird promotional photos are now online.

EIS: http://www.erasureinfo.com/gallery/

- Steve Walsh Interview

Late last year, Steve kindly agreed to be interviewed by the EIS to discuss his involvement on the Nightbird and Breathe projects, plus the yet to be released acoustic album. This interview has now been published online. EIS: http://www.erasureinfo.com/features/interviews.html

- Video Captures

A selection of stills taken from the recent appearances by Erasure on 'Today With Des & Mel' and 'Top Of The Pops' have been added to the gallery. EIS: http://www.erasureinfo.com/gallery/videocaptures.html

- TOTP - Behind The Scenes Photo

A picture featuring Andy and Vince taken in the 'Top Of The Pops' dressing room is also online.

EIS: http://www.erasureinfo.com/gallery/fanphotos.html

Cheers!

Greg
Erasure Information Service

 

16th of January

New UK chart position!

Breathe is down to number 14 in this week's official charts. Wow, two weeks in the Top 15!. Did you hear the short interview with Andy and Vince before they played Breathe?. If not, click here and then click on 'listen again to the official chart show'. Then keep clicking the 15 mins button until you hear Gwen Steffani 'What you waiting for?', then they're on just after that!.

 

14th of January

Top Of The Pops

Remember TOTP tonight at 7.30pm on BBC1!.

Breathe chart position!

Breathe is at number 1 in Denmark's official singles chart!. Wow!

 

13th of January

TOUR NEWS: Irving Plaza (NYC) Tickets

The tickets for the five Irving Plaza (NYC) gigs will go on sale this Friday, 14th Jan at noon.

Prices are $40 (US Dollars) in advance, $50 on day of show.

Tickets are available from the Irving Plaza box office, Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone 212-307-7171.

TOUR NEWS: The Independent (San Francisco) Tickets + Extra Dates

The tickets for the five shows at 'The Independent' (yes - two more dates have been added!) go on sale this Friday, 16th Jan at 10am (PST) and are $35 (US Dollars).

See Ticketweb.com website for further details.

The EIS tour page has been updated with the additional dates, and details of all the currently confirmed ticket vendors.

EIS: http://www.erasureinfo.com/tour/

EVENT: Borders Listening Lounge Event

Borders in North America are offering special giveaways and collectibles from the band and an opportunity to register for a chance to win an autographed Erasure item when you pick up your copy of 'Nightbird' at Borders (specially priced at $11.99).

The following stores are taking part in this promotion:

7pm Tues (25 Jan) - Borders 2817 North Clark Street, Chicago

7pm Tues (25 Jan) - Borders 50 S. Main Street #78, Salt Lake City

7pm Tues (25 Jan) - Borders 2110 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach

7pm Weds (26 Jan) - Borders 2240 E Sunrise Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale

7pm Tues (1 Feb) - Borders 10 Columbus Circle, New York

7pm Fri (4 Feb) - Borders 400 Post Street, San Francisco

Further details are on the Borders website (click on the 'Events' option).

Borders: http://www.bordersstores.com/

Additional US Nightbird' Release Parties

Some additional US 'Nightbird' release parties have been confirmed:

Thurs, 20 Jan - Chicago - Club Neo

Fri, 21 Jan - Washington, DC - Saccharine

Fri, 21 Jan - Ybor City / Tampa - The Castle

Tues, 25 Jan - Washington, DC - Cobalt

Thurs, 27 Jan - Tempe / Scottsdale, AZ - Panic! at Anderson's

US Billboard Club Play Chart

'Breathe' is the #1 Breakout on the US Billboard Club Play Chart for the week of January 22nd

Top Of The Pops - Viewing Outside The UK

A reminder that Erasure will be performing 'Breathe' live on 'Top Of The Pops' this Friday (the show is broadcast live and is not pre-recorded).

BBC1 : 7.30pm Friday 14th Jan

BBC1 : 1.15am Sunday 16th Jan

The UK edition of 'Top Of The Pops' is also shown on the Canadian channel 'BBC Kids', and usually on 'BBC Prime' which is available in Africa, America, Asia and Europe. The schedules for 'BBC Prime' vary in each territory, so please check out the BBC website for schedule information.

I believe that the 'BBC America' channel has ceased showing Top Of The Pops.

BBC Prime : http://www.bbcprime.com/

BBC Kids : http://www.bbckids.ca/

Digimpro Software - Mac Version

The Digimpro software on CD2 of 'Breathe' (the one with the pink cover) is only compatible with Windows based PC's.

However Rupert from Digimpro has posted on the EIS Forum the following statement:

" We are working our little socks off to have a Mac version, which in due course will be available as a free download (so hold on to your Breathe CD2!). "

Which is great news I'm sure you would agree!

Digimpro : http://www.digimpro.com

Oh, and that reminds me - thank you to all those that have sent in MP3's of 'Breathe' remixes - they should be online by the end of the week.

A Favour Please...

At the moment I'm being inundated with emails that generally ask the same questions, and I have 900+ unanswered emails in my inbox.

So to aid efficiency and to reduce this backlog I'm going to answer the most common queries here:

Q1) When are 'Erasure' next performing in *insert place name here*.

All confirmed tour dates are listed on the website, if additional dates are added, the tour page will be updated and an EIS Update Email sent.

Q2) Can you send me a backstage pass?

No, it is not something that the EIS can or will ever arrange.

Q3) Can you send me an autograph picture of Andy / Vince?

Autographed items are only available as competition prizes I'm afraid.

Q4) Can the band dedicate a song / mention me / say 'Happy Birthday' for me when they're on stage?

No.

Q5) Mute should use my fan remix of 'Breathe' on a future single.

I have passed this idea onto Mute (with relation to the Digimpro MP3's sent into the EIS) although that in no way means it will happen.

Q6) When is 'Boxset 5/6', 'The Acoustic Album', next concert DVD being released?

No idea.

"Erasure: A problem of image"

EIS Forum member "greyeyegoddess" found a very interesting Erasure article / interview on the Belfast Telegraph website, titled "Erasure: A problem of image".

Space (and copyright issues) prevent it from being reproduced in this EIS EMail Update, however the full article (by Chris Mugan - 12 Jan 2005) can be found here: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/lifestyle/music/story.jsp?story=600044

Arjan Writes - "Andy Bell to Duet with Jake Shears on Solo Album"

An article where Andy discusses his forthcoming solo album is online:

"I just got off the phone with Andy Bell from synth pop duo Erasure who gave me the full scoop on his upcoming solo album. The singer is currently putting the final touches on the record, which should drop late 2005 or early 2006. Working title for the CD is "Manhattan Clique" and Andy revealed the disc will most likely feature a duet with Scissor Sister Jake Shears."

The full article can be found here: http://www.arjanwrites.com/arjanwrites/2005/01/andy_bell_to_co.html

Correction

Yes I meant 'Scissor Sisters' and not 'Sister Sisters' when I was discussing the chart position of 'Breathe' in the last EIS Email Update :)

Cheers!

Greg
Erasure Information Service

 

11th of January

'Breathe' Chart Success!

As you guys are no doubt aware, 'Breathe' stormed the charts and became a new entry at number 4!

This was a higher than the new entries from the Sister Sisters, Dana Rayne and Kasabian!

Suffice to say this is a great achievement, and it's their highest chart position since 1994!

It also means that...

Top Of The Pops

.. Erasure will be performing 'Breathe' live on Top Of The Pops this week!

Friday 14th January, 7.30pm - BBC1

Sunday 16th January, 1.15am - BBC1 (repeat)

BBC1 can be received in Europe via those that have dishes pointed at the Astra (28.2' East) satellite.

Top Of The Pops: http://www.bbc.co.uk/totp/

Astra: http://www.ses-astra.com/tv-radio/guide/lineup/markets/UK_digitalfree.htm

A Message From Andy & Vince

"thank you to all our loyal fans......it means such a lot!!! hope you can see us on friday! xxxx " Andy

"Is it out yet? [laughs] Thank you!" Vince

Des And Mel Pictures

A number of pictures taken at the Des & Mel (of the band rehearsing) are now available within the gallery:

EIS http://www.erasureinfo.com/gallery/fanphotos.html

Erasure on iTunes

A number of Erasure albums are now available on iTunes:

- Chorus (UK / Europe)

- The Circus (UK / Europe)

- Erasure (UK / Europe)

- I Say I Say I Say (US, Canada)

- The Innocents (US, Canada)

- Other Peoples Songs (UK / Europe)

- POP! The First 20 Hits (UK / Europe, US, Canada)

- Wild! (UK / Europe)

- Wonderland (UK / Europe)

'Breathe' (Radio Version) is also available on the UK / European iTunes stores.

Cheers!

Greg
Erasure Information Service

 

9th of January

Breathe UK chart position!

Breathe was a new entry at number 4 in the official Top 40 chart tonight!. Congratulations to Andy and Vince!. This is fantastic news, and is Erasure's biggest hit since Always in 1994!.

Remember to watch them on 'Today with Des and Mel', tomorrow (Monday) on ITV1 at 5.00pm!

 

7th of January

Final Midweek Chart Update...

Well what can I say? The latest midweek chart update has 'Breathe' remaining at number 4!

This is fantastic news - and if the support you guys are giving this release it maintained over the next two days (today and Saturday), then it looks like Andy and Vince will have a Top 5 single!

That would be an incredible result - and would be their highest charting single since 1994. Wouldn't that be a great start to Erasure's 20th Anniversary year?

A Few Queries Answered

- All 3 formats of 'Breathe' (the 2 CDs and the DVD single) count towards the charts.

- Woolworths are only stocking one of the formats (CD 1 / the one with the red sleeve).

- The remix software (so you can mix your own version of 'Breathe' on a PC) is on the second CD (the one with the pink sleeve)

- HMV seems to be the cheapest place to buy 'Breathe'.

Andy on 'The Arts Show'

Andy will be interviewed on 'The Arts Show' on Friday 7th Jan at 18.10 (GMT) on BBC Radio Scotland.

The interview will be broadcast on FM and online only (and can be listened to again for the next seven days online).

BBC Scotland: www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/radioscotland/view/show.shtml?arts

The Next Video Shoot / Single

The filming of the video for the next single (which is 'Don't Say You Love Me') is taking place next week.

'Nightbird' Press Photos Online

The EIS gallery section is now back to its former glory with the reinstatement of the press photo section. And what better way to celebrate its return than with the inclusion of the new 'Nightbird' press photos by Dirk Lindner?

EIS: www.erasureinfo.com/gallery/index.html

(Please refresh the page / clear your browser cache)

'Nightbird' Clip Online

With the album due for release at the end of this month, isn't it about time previews of the album tracks were placed online! Couldn't agree more!

Therefore a short clip of "Let's Take One More Rocket To The Moon" is now online:

EIS: www.erasureinfo.com/releases/albums/nightbird.html

Until Monday!

Greg
Erasure Information Service

 

6th of January

Thursday UK Midweek Chart Update

'Breathe' is holding onto the number 4 spot!!

Andy Guest On BBC 6 Music

Andy will be a guest reviewer on BBC6 Music's music review show 'Roundtable' on Friday 7th Jan at 18:00 - 19:00 (GMT).

BBC 6 Music can be heard via these various methods:

BBCi Website : http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music/index.shtml

Freeview : Channel 77

Sky Digital : Channel 870

Telewest Digital Cable : Channel 909

NTL Digital Cable : Channel 865

Roundtable : http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music/shows/roundtable/

North American 'Nightbird' Parties

Starting from the 11th of January, quite a few 'Nightbird' parties are being organised to celebrate the forthcoming release of the new album:

11/Jan/05 - New York - Networks at XL

21/Jan/05 - Sacramento - Faces

22/Jan/05 - Minneapolis - Bolt

22/Jan/05 - San Diego - Bacchus House

26/Jan/05 - Las Vegas - Hamburger Mary's

26/Jan/05 - New York - The Monster

27/Jan/05 - Austin - Rain

27/Jan/05 - St. Louis - Amp

27/Jan/05 - Los Angeles - Smack

28/Jan/05 - Ft. Lauderdale - Georgie's Alibi

28/Jan/05 - Pittsburgh - The Eagle

28/Jan/05 - St. Petersburg - Celebrity

28/Jan/05 - Providence - Mirabar

28/Jan/05 - Houston - JR's

29/Jan/05 - Chicago - Edge

29/Jan/05 - Cleveland - Deco

29/Jan/05 - Washington, DC - Green Lantern

29/Jan/05 - Seattle - Neighbours

29/Jan/05 - Nashville - Tribe

29/Jan/05 - Denver - Dream

29/Jan/05 - San Antonio - Bonham Exchange

29/Jan/05 - San Francisco - Mezzanine

29/Jan/05 - Rehoboth, DE - Partners

02/Feb/05 - Cincinnati - Hamburger Mary's

04/Feb/05 - Los Angeles - Oasis

04/Feb/05 - Philadelphia - Key West

05/Feb/05 - Miami - Boulevard

05/Feb/05 - Los Angeles - Hamburger Mary's

10/Feb/05 - Dallas - Station 4

Sweden 'Nightbird' Party

And here's another one!

There will be a celebration on 21st Jan in Gothenburg - Sweden, to celebrate the release of the new album.

The name of the club is 'Romo Night', there will be some giveaways, a quiz and some Erasure DJing by Johan Billing.

Romo Night : http://www.romonight.com

Johan Billing : http://www.diskodiktator.com

Thanks to Johan for the information!

Amazon UK 'Breathe' Stock Issues

Thank you to all those that have emailed in the issues that Amazon seem to be having with the 'Breathe' single (they're quoting 2 weeks for delivery) - the issues have been forwarded to Vital who are sorting it out.

Erasure Live! DVD - Not Being Released

Several websites (including Play.com & Amazon UK) are advertising a DVD from Revelation Films Ltd titled "Erasure Live", with a release date of the 21st February 2005.

Unfortunately the DVD is *not* going to be released.

That's all I know at this point - I don't even know what the content of the DVD was going to be! I'll try and find out more information for a future update.

US Tour Ticket Sale Date

I don't have exact details yet - but the tickets for the North American dates won't be on sale *before* the 14th January.

Ticketmaster are advertising the New York venues on their website: Ticketmaster : http://www.ticketmaster.com/artist/735018/

Cheers!

Greg
Erasure Information Service

 

6th of January

Breathe UK Mid Week Chart Position...

The current (as of Tuesday) midweek chart position for 'Breathe' in the UK is..

(insert drum roll)

Number Four!

Woohoo!!

Remember if you haven't yet purchased Breathe, then make sure that you do so this week so that it counts for this Sundays chart.

Woohoo!! (sorry - couldn't help it...)

Belfast 'Breathe' Stock issues

EMI have been having stock problems in Belfast, which is why some people may have been unable to purchase 'Breathe'. Well the problem is currently being resolved and the Virgin store in Belfast received their stock today (Wednesday) and have put it out on the shelves.

If any other EIS members have encountered stock problems in their local stores then please let me know.

'Breathe' E-Card

I've received a few emails from EIS members enquiring if Erasure E-Cards could be created. E-Cards are micro sites / html emails that are sent to friends and colleagues to help promote a new release. So I thought that wasn't a bad idea!

So here's one for 'Breathe':

web: www.erasureinfo.com/ecard/

Simply fill in the details on the 'send to a friend' section - and an email will be forwarded to people directing them to the micro site to enable them to hear a clip of 'Breathe' and watch the video.

A US centric one (tailored for the maxi-single) will be online shortly. I'll also have to brush up on my Flash skills and do a funkier one for the next single ;)

US 'Breathe' Clip

And talking of the North American maxi-single, a clip of the Peter Heller mix is now available online for your enjoyment!

EIS : www.erasureinfo.com/releases/singles/breathe.html

German 'Nightbird' Release Parties

There are two 'Nightbird' release parties coming up in Germany later this month, for further details check out the erasure.de website:

http://www.erasure.de/erasure/news/detail.php?nr=1608&kategorie=news

Mute North American Website

The Mute North American Website has recently gone live: www.mute.com

Click on the N. America icon at the top right corner.

Further Online Reviews / Interviews

Billboard.com

Same article published on uk.news.yahoo.com

Indielondon.co.uk

Planet Out.com

Digimpro Breathe Mixes

Many of you have been creating your own mixes of 'Breathe' by using the mixing software that is present on CD2 of the 'Breathe' single.

If you would like your creation to be made available online for others to hear via the EIS website then feel free to email your MP3's in!

Please include the name of your mix and to whom it should be credited to, or provide a link to a website where I can download it.

I'll come up with a prize for the best mix!

Radio News

South West London's Radio Jackie (Radio Jackie??! - wow, what a great name for a radio station! ;-) - J) (107.8FM) have added Breathe (The LMC Radio Edit) to their 'A' list this week.

Cheers!

Greg
Erasure Information Service

 

3rd of January

Breathe out today!

Erasure's new single Breathe is released today in the UK!. All the release details are here!

 

2nd of January 2005

Happy new year!

Hope you all had a great Christmas, and here's to a great 2005!. It should get off to a good start Erasure-wise with Breathe being released tomorrow!!. Thank you again to everyone who's signed the guestbook and sent me emails - I really appreciate all your comments. Happy New Year to everyone!.

 

2nd of January 2005

EIS Update

Hello, and welcome to the first EIS Update of 2005!

And what a year 2005 is going to be! With the forthcoming tour, new album and single all happening soon, I'm sure I share your excitement in what the next 12 months are going to bring.

I was going to do a review of the past year. But fear not - I decided not to ramble on about that in todays update. I'm going to ramble on about 'Breathe' instead! Ha!

'Breathe' - 3rd January!

Yes, the wait is *almost* over - the three format (2CDs & DVD) release of 'Breathe' is out in two days!

With great feedback from radio stations, clubs, NME magazine (yes I was as shocked as you were!) and the addition of 'Breathe' being added to the BBC Radio 2 A-List for the week of release, the signs are looking good for this single to be a major success for Erasure.

How great is all this?

So any thoughts on the chart position? Top 15? Top 10? Even top 5?

Well being a brand new single, from a brand new album of original songs, I certainly feel that it deserves to chart higher than the 2003 releases - so let's make that happen!!

A word of warning though - some retailers (such as supermarkets) tend to only stock only one of the three single formats (usually CD1), and some retailers no longer sell CD singles at all (e.g. WH Smiths).

A good place to find the single in the UK will be your local Virgin Megastore or HMV (this is based on personal experience - this isn't an endorsement). Of course one can purchase the single online - sales from Amazon UK will count towards the UK chart only if the CDs are shipped to a UK postal address.

Now I'm not going to go on and on about how important a high chart position is for Nightbird's debut single, as I should think that would be fairly obvious, but suffice to say, lets help it get *at least* Top 10 and enjoy the results...

Breathe: www.erasureinfo.com/releases/singles/breathe.html

HMV : www.outletlocator.co.uk/hmv/

Virgin : www.virginmegastores.co.uk/pws/StoreFinderHome.vms

Amazon UK : www.amazon.co.uk/

BBC Radio 2 : www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/

Video Message!

A brief video clip of Andy, Ann-Marie and Val which was recorded at the video shoot for 'Breathe' is now available for your viewing pleasure!

EIS : www.erasureinfo.com/news/

Local Radio Stations

There is a good resource of UK local radio stations contact details (phone / email) here:

EIS Forum : www.erasureinfo.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4315

for those that would like to request 'Breathe' being played on their local station.

EIS Web Updates

A 60 second clip of the 'Breathe' (Acoustic Version) track (taken from the Ltd Ed 'Breathe' single) can be found here:

EIS : www.erasureinfo.com/releases/singles/breathe.html

Lyrics to the 'Nightbird' song 'I'll Be There' have also been added here: EIS : www.erasureinfo.com/releases/albums/nightbird.html

Radio / Web / Print Interviews

The US magazine 'Instinct' will be publishing an interview with Andy in their February 2005 edition.

John Marshall from Lincs FM recently interviewed Andy, and the interview is due to be broadcast on Sunday 2nd Jan 2005. However John has kindly provided the EIS with the full unedited interview which is available within the EIS interview section. Warning - contains tour spoilers!

EIS : www.erasureinfo.com/features/interviews.html

Web : lincsfm

A German interview conducted by Tom Gosses, Jens Höhner and Stefan Péntek is available online, and was conducted shortly before the Red, Hot & Dance charity performance in Hamburg. Web home.arcor.de/timhoehner/erasure.htm

Andy and Vince are due to appear on local radio station Essex FM on the morning of Sunday 1st January 2005 within James Bassems show sometime between 10:00 & 12:00.

Essex FM's frequency is 102.6 and 96.3 FM.

Thanks to Vicki Hipwell for that information.

Web : essexfm

TV Appearances

Andy will be featured on the German television programme 'Anders Trend', which will be shown on RTL on the 3rd Jan 2005 at 23:30. RTL can be received outside of Germany for those with (generally non-Sky Digital) dishes pointed at the Astra 1F & 1H satellites at 19.2'E, in both digital and analogue formats.

Plus a reminder that Erasure will be performing 'Breathe' on Des & Mel on ITV1, on 10th Jan at 17:00.

RTL : www.rtl.de/tv/tv-programm.php

ITV1 : www.carlton.com/desandmel/

Cheers!

Greg
Erasure Information Service

 

News - Aug-Dec 2004