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glazball
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I was reminiscing a bit last night about the first compact disc I ever bought.  I had saved up and purchased a portable CD player from a friend of mine ($100!) and my first CD ever (of any band) was the US Drama! maxi-single.  I think The Circus may have been next, which came in the longbox and had bonus tracks (wowza!!), as well as several of the early DM singles which were being re-released on CD in the US around that time.

What was the first Erasure CD you ever bought?  Inquiring minds want to know


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Hmm.. it's a good question. I'm not 100% certain, but I think it was probably the 'Am I Right?' remix CD single.

I didn't actually have a CD player at the time, so cassette (for albums) and vinyl (for singles)* were my usual purchases, but I think the 'Am I Right?' remix CD
was the first time something was exclusively available on the CD format, so I felt compelled to buy it. I bought the 12" as well of course...

I then recorded it to tape using... well... I can't quite remember whose CD system I used. A friend's maybe? Or maybe my sister had something by that time? I dunno...
Or actually I think I might have took it into college and used the gear there. I know I definitely did that with some things (including dumping the audio from the
concert videos onto C60 tapes!).

If it wasn't the 'Am I Right?' CD, then it may have been the original slim-sleeve 'Victim Of Love' CD, although I didn't get that when it first came out and was probably
around the same times as the other CD. I'm at least pretty sure they were the only two CDs I had at one point. But I've got a feeling it was only after the release of
'Am I Right?' that I got it.

So yeah... one of those two, but my 'deductive reasoning' tells me it was probably the 'Am I Right?' remix CD.

*I bought albums on cassette because I only had a cassette player in my room when I first started buying such things. I bought the singles on vinyl because, well, that
was pretty much the only option. Then used my dad's record player in the living room to record them to tape.
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I think it was Two Ring Circus in US Long Boxes made in US. which I still have all my CD still never opened as I bought theUK versions later on CD


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I remember like it was yesterday -- the "Love to Hate You" CD single from Nobody Beats the Wiz! I had been becoming more and more of a fan, but that was the first CD purchase. Then I believe came the Chorus album and then Two Ring Circus!!

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My first CD album ever was Wonderland before I had a player,then It Doesn’t HVe Tao Be 7” sleeve


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I bought 'Oh L'amour' 12" in 1986 and I remember I loved 'March On Down The Line' most back then

....Remember there went many years before I imagined that it was 'March On Down The Line' and not 'March Down On The Line' LOL

The first CD were 'The Two Ring Circus'



My 'Here I Go Impossible' remix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k56CSYAG8aw
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My first erasure release was Hevenly Action 12" With Free Who needs love L12" (mexican mix)

my first cd was Victim of love cds  (3 weeks before i got my first cd-player )


my 4 first cds

erasure-victim oflove cds
omd-shame cds
bryan ferry-right stuff cds
peter Gabriel-big time

i also Remember which record-store it was.  t.p musik city Arcaden copenhagen
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Quoted from MikeyC
I remember like it was yesterday -- the "Love to Hate You" CD single from Nobody Beats the Wiz! I had been becoming more and more of a fan, but that was the first CD purchase. Then I believe came the Chorus album and then Two Ring Circus!!

Great thread!  


LOL. I was repeatedly beaten by the wiz after school. Well, my allowance was...

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My first CD album ever was Wonderland before I had a player,then It Doesn’t HVe Tao Be 7” sleeve


Hah. I thought we'd both have bought Erasure stuff before we could even play them.

Yes, me too. I bought The Innocents longboxed from Sam Goody here in the states. Didn't grab all the rest at the time (to my chagrin) until I obtained my first discman (still have it), and the addiction was irreversible.

If we're going vinyl (some have), then The Circus, but I already had Yazoo's Situation 12" for awhile. I think that was the first ever record I personally bought.


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Anyone who finds the US promo CD for Love To Hate You will have the rarest Erasure item out there


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Anyone who finds the US promo CD for Love To Hate You will have the rarest Erasure item out there


How many were made of this one?



My 'Here I Go Impossible' remix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k56CSYAG8aw
My 'God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen' mashup: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ozoXml76JU
My 'I Lose Myself' remix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXVtrcNpw94
My 'When A Lover Leaves You' remix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZkYC6_en-E
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I had the UK import Circus and Wonderland, before Sire released them domestically on CD.  From then on, I have the US-released CDs, mostly (except the UK Cowboy and alsoLoveboat, as the latter wasn't initially (ever?) released officially in the US.  I think I would have bought the Circus first on CD, as when Wonderland came out, I didn't yet have a CD player, so I initially bought the US cassette version of that one.
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Quoted from nightbird4275
t.p musik city Arcaden copenhagen


I remember that store....one of the places to go when visiting the capital city



My 'Here I Go Impossible' remix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k56CSYAG8aw
My 'God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen' mashup: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ozoXml76JU
My 'I Lose Myself' remix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXVtrcNpw94
My 'When A Lover Leaves You' remix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZkYC6_en-E
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I was only buying vinyl until Cowboy


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How many were made of this one?


In my lifetime I've only seen ONE and held ONE in my hands- its owned by Skery on this list and by far the rarest official promo material of Erasure.


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Great answers   Definitely takes me back (to the place I once belonged...)  It's funny that many of us were purchasing CDs before we even had players to play them on!  I had everything on cassette and was late to adopt CD because I'd already spent so much on tapes!

My first Erasure cassette purchase, which was the first time I ever heard Erasure, was The Two-Ring Circus.  It clicked with me like nothing else, and well... here I am almost 30 years later, and still love it.  I hope we will see a deluxe remastered version of Two-Ring Circus soon.

I bought my first vinyl in 1994 at the Austin Record Convention (austinrecords.com) before I ever had a turntable.  It was the Vince Clarke & Paul Quinn / One Day 12", which in my mind was an insane rarity, and I left it in the trunk of my car.  I thought if it was removed from -direct- sunlight it would be ok, but the Texas heat warped it quite nicely.  I've since purchased the CD re-issue, but I still have that One Day vinyl!

Minor side note: I remember the first CD (by any band) I ever heard.  It would have been around 1987 or 88.  My cousin received a portable CD player as a gift, along with 1 CD that his mom had picked: New Kids on the Block / Hangin' Tough.  We all hated NKOTB, but we took turns listening to that wretched album over and over and over, because it just sounded so GOOD!


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