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Maverick was not going to release "In My Arms" as a commercial single--record companies were abandoning singles at the time.  "In My Arms" got a lot of airplay, but Billboard did not allow releases to chart if they didn't have a physical format--so they eventually released it and it came in at #55, then gradually fell down the chart.  It was their last US single to get Top 40 commercial airplay.
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I'm pretty sure someone was asking for this a while ago, but without trawling through lots of threads...the US Radio Mix of DSYLIKM including the 'discarded' lines from the second verse and an erased Vince middle eight has popped up on YouTube
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IVOXWYZ_Ick&feature=share
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Quoted from TheDude
At least in Chicago, the only other time I heard a new Erasure track was 'Breathe' in the clubs and once on our local late night dance radio station. Since then, nothing.


Have to say that's true of my NY radio memories as well.

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Maverick was not going to release "In My Arms" as a commercial single--record companies were abandoning singles at the time.  "In My Arms" got a lot of airplay, but Billboard did not allow releases to chart if they didn't have a physical format--so they eventually released it and it came in at #55, then gradually fell down the chart.  It was their last US single to get Top 40 commercial airplay.


For a label who you say had no intentions of releasing it as single, they sure did a 180°.

In My Arms had an American 7"/12"/Cassingle/CD5" Single and CD5" Maxi release! That latter disparity was not only unique, but appeared indicative of Maverick embracing the single format...at least for a time. There fact is, IMA is the ONLY standard CD single ever released for Erasure in the USA (excepting the "BackTraxx" Old Gold-type reissue of COL/ALR). That was an about-face to years of Sire and Elektra bundling tracks for Maxi CD5"s alone.

Really, WEA-distributed-label standard CD singles were unheard of outside of promos and BackTraxx. The format really died in in the US when they failed to introduce the CD3" successfully after Japan succeeded with them. While DM and other artists did have some CD3"s issued in the US, there was never one for Erasure stateside. No, no non-maxi CD single had ever been released until IMA as a 5" CD, and Maverick still issued a Maxi CD5" alongside it. They certainly weren't avoiding commitment here! Hell, it hadn't been since Sire that a promo-only issue of a proposed single was made, and they went and did that with Magic Moments too.

That said, it was short and sweet. DSYLIKM only had a 12"/CD5" Maxi US commercial release. No 7", nor standard CD single, and no cassingle, leaving IMA the last American 7" and cassingle ever made. The end of an era.


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