Many times in their 20 year, 20 million album selling pop star music career, Erasure have delivered the unexpected. Now fans are in for what is possibly the techno/electro synth duo's greatest surprise turn of all.
This month longtime openly gay pop frontman Andy Bell and Vince Clarke release their new “unplugged”, country-western styled, acoustic guitar based CD - Union Street. Comprised of covers of their own classic songs, the CD highlights their lesser-known album cuts and “born-again B-sides.
The breakaway hit single from Union Street is the soulful and sad, same-sex love ballad “Boy”, originally recorded for the Cowboy album in 1997. The album also includes a wondrous, quasi-new age version of one of their most beauteous melodies – “Stay with Me” first heard on their introspective and experimental 1995 album Erasure.