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Posted by: Pughie, November 27, 2018, 7:15pm
News of remixes ages ago now this tweet

Posted by: MikeyC, November 28, 2018, 1:23am; Reply: 1
Very exciting!!!

Imagine those crisp, icy synths in a remastered edition!!

How about a finished, final version of "Tune 5" (Mirror to Your Soul)??   8)
Posted by: Tin Soldier, November 28, 2018, 6:37am; Reply: 2
This calls for David Wrench, or Komputer (I Start Counting/Fortran 5). With them involved...whoa starting to swoon here...I'd better grab a chair...  ;)
Posted by: kwerty, November 28, 2018, 12:27pm; Reply: 3
Exciting!

So anyway - here's my (slightly cynical :P ) prediction for disc 2! The B-sides and whatnot:

01. Over The Rainbow
02. Snappy
03. Vitamin C
04. La La La
05. Carry On Clangers (Full Length)
06. Let It Flow
07. Waiting For Sex (Full Length)
08. B3
09. Perfect Stranger (Acoustic Version)
10. Chorus (Vegan Mix)
11. Love To Hate You (LFO Modulated Filter Remix)
12. Am I Right (Grid Mix)
13. Breath Of Life (Umbilical aka Joey Beltram Mix)

I say 'cynical', because my list hardly includes anything that hasn't already been digitally remastered for the recent 'best of' and box set compilations (which in case you
haven't noticed tends to be how some of the bonuses in other releases are chosen).

Still, it was a prolific period to fill a second CD with!
Posted by: kwerty, November 28, 2018, 12:35pm; Reply: 4
Being slightly less cynical about it, I'd like to see some versions which haven't appeared in those compilation already.

The edits of 'Carry On Clangers' and 'Waiting For Sex' have never been widely released on CD since back in the day (although one was on the US 'Breath Of Life' CD
I believe)

Likewise the 'Dave Bascome' Mix of 'Am I Right' has only ever been released on CD in the EBX set, so I'd personally choose that.

Those KROQ versions could also see the light of day officially on CD, and maybe there are some other session versions knocking around.

Anyway, I'm sure it's going to be a 3 disc set. I doubt disc 3 is going to be full of all new remixes, so perhaps something more like:

DISC 1: The Chorus album
DISC 2: All the b-sides, the KROQ sessions and one or two other session versions (and maybe one or two things seen on 'Buried Treasure')
DISC 3: A compilation of remixes old and new (including one or two new mixes of album tracks)
Posted by: Mikedepaz, November 28, 2018, 1:44pm; Reply: 5
A remaster finished Mirror To your Soul- yes please
Posted by: glazball, November 28, 2018, 2:48pm; Reply: 6
The possibilities are incredible, but I'll be cynical with you kwerty and expect to be completely let down.  That way, it won't be so disheartening when we see the track listing.  lol

But, if we are want to stay positive, this is what I would want:

CD1. Chorus album (remastered);  I prefer just the original 10 tracks but it would be ok to add some official mixes to fill up the disc
CD2. ALL of the Chorus demos and unreleased Chorus-era tracks like My Love and Earth (for sake of completion), KROQ sessions, possible unreleased demos/sessions/mixes??
CD3. a disc of ALL NEW remixes including 1 each by Vince and Andy.  Seriously, it won't be hard to find remixers for this album!  Do it right Mute!!
(CD4). ok if we MUST be sold the same ole remixes, this disc could include some of those, plus rarer mixes like those kwerty mentioned (WfS and CoC Edited, AIR? Dave Bascombe Mix, etc)
DVD. Tank, Swan & Balloon DVD, only because the previous re-releases included a concert DVD.  I'd be happy to drop it in favor of another PE Tour video or just more audio CDs of new stuff

And as dreamy as all this sounds, we can't forget Two Ring Circus and Wild!  Even if TRC gets skipped, Wild! also needs some remastering attention before we move on to Chorus.  I really wish Erasure would do like PSB and re-release every album as a clean and uniform remastered series.  Erasure certainly deserve it.  Lesser bands have been given better treatment!
Posted by: kwerty, November 28, 2018, 4:03pm; Reply: 7
Quoted from glazball
DVD. Tank, Swan & Balloon DVD, only because the previous re-releases included a concert DVD.

I don't think this is going to happen, and I suspect they're rethinking the format for any upcoming album remasters.

Firstly, unlike the concerts in the previous re-releases, 'Tank..' has already been released on DVD, so it isn't so special.

Secondly, I think the very reason the 'Wild!' DVD was in the Moscow To Mars boxset was perhaps because they have already planned ahead on a
format for the album remasters - meaning both the 'Chorus' and 'Wild' deluxe sets will follow the same format as each other and feature no DVD concerts.

Of course they might just repackage both concert DVDs in both re-releases (and make Moscow To Mars even more pointless).

Also, as I understand it, 'Tank' bombed (nobody bought it - it's why they never followed it up with more re-releases), so putting it with
'Chorus' might be a way of selling it again.

But I'd gamble on there been no concert DVDs with future album remasters - although what that means for the Tiny Tour I'm not sure!
Posted by: glazball, November 28, 2018, 5:57pm; Reply: 8
Good points.  My hope is that the Wild! Tour DVD was included in FMTM because they are secretly planning to include a DVD of the Wild! Party, which hopefully Mute has in their video archives.  That way, they could add another disc to the FMTM box set to make it more appealing, and the fans will later have a good reason to buy the Wild! remaster.  Win win for the fans!  Right??

It's true that Tank, Swan & Balloon likely didn't sell very well, but it did come out at a weird time (on DVD in the US).  Most casual fans weren't looking for it and probably never knew it was released.  Since most casual fans would buy a Chorus Deluxe Edition, they would probably be happy to have TSB on DVD.

Tiny Tour could go on a DVD for the Erasure Deluxe Edition.  For the Cowboy Tour... well I guess Vince is going to have to get out the cactus suit and they'll do it over, making sure to press <Record> this time.  lol
Posted by: kwerty, November 28, 2018, 7:26pm; Reply: 9
Quoted from glazball
My hope is that the Wild! Tour DVD was included in FMTM because they are secretly planning to include a DVD of the Wild! Party, which hopefully Mute has in their video archives.

Would be nice, but I really think this is highly unlikely as well - I doubt Mute have EVER had the video for this concert in their archives.

My understanding of the back story for this video is that somebody who worked at Milton Keynes bowl (NOT Mute) just stuck a video tape in the
video deck and recorded the live camera feeds for the venue concert screen, with no audio.

It was done with neither the permission of Mute, Erasure or the venue.

Whoever recorded it 'owns' the tape*. They took it with them, and synced the footage to the BBC's radio broadcast. It has never been in the
possession of Mute.

*Technically speaking, as the person used the Bowl's facilities and maybe even one of their tapes, the venue 'owns' it, but it's doubtful they knew
anything about it. The person recording it was of course doing so illegally.

So no, I doubt we are going to see an official release of this video on DVD.
Posted by: kwerty, November 28, 2018, 7:34pm; Reply: 10
Quoted from glazball
For the Cowboy Tour... well I guess Vince is going to have to get out the cactus suit and they'll do it over, making sure to press <Record> this time.  lol


It was the quality of the AUDIO of this concert which was deemed too poor for release, not the visuals. So they just need to overdub the footage - so no need
to get into the cactus suit again!
Posted by: glazball, November 28, 2018, 9:44pm; Reply: 11
Well poo.  Very interesting but sad info about the Wild! Party video.  Any chance BBC might have it in their vaults?  (video and audio)

To bring the topic back to Chorus, it's quite clear there is no shortage of goodies they could include in a Deluxe Edition.  Sure, some of it may have been released here and there, but certain songs like My Love (such a great, great song!) should have a bigger audience than just Buried Treasure II.  It still boggles my mind that one went unreleased at the time!  I guess they just had too much great material to work with and hopefully there are some other items in the vaults that we haven't heard (officially or bootleg).  It would be nice to see an extensive Chorus package curated with love.
Posted by: Pat.2000, November 29, 2018, 6:57am; Reply: 12
Quoted from kwerty



Whoever recorded it 'owns' the tape*. They took it with them, and synced the footage to the BBC's radio broadcast. It has never been in the
possession of Mute.



But surely in those days it wasn't so easy to sync the audio perfectly onto a video tape?

And if it was an employee of the bowl, why would they go to so much trouble?

Posted by: Gareth Pugh, November 29, 2018, 10:27am; Reply: 13
Quoted from kwerty
Exciting!

So anyway - here's my (slightly cynical :P ) prediction for disc 2! The B-sides and whatnot:

01. Over The Rainbow
02. Snappy
03. Vitamin C
04. La La La
05. Carry On Clangers (Full Length)
06. Let It Flow
07. Waiting For Sex (Full Length)
08. B3
09. Perfect Stranger (Acoustic Version)
10. Chorus (Vegan Mix)
11. Love To Hate You (LFO Modulated Filter Remix)
12. Am I Right (Grid Mix)
13. Breath Of Life (Umbilical aka Joey Beltram Mix)

I say 'cynical', because my list hardly includes anything that hasn't already been digitally remastered for the recent 'best of' and box set compilations (which in case you
haven't noticed tends to be how some of the bonuses in other releases are chosen).

Still, it was a prolific period to fill a second CD with!


Well, we know from a tweet earlier this year from Vince that he’s done a new mix of Turns the Love to Anger - I assumed that would be for this. Also a certain remix & production team said in Summer 2017 they were working on new mixes for Wild! and Chorus reissues (That facebook post came down very quickly!) I also wondered about the ‘Monteverde 7” Mix’ of 2000 Miles on From Moscow is to Mars; assuming it’s the same Lee Monteverde who did mixes for I Could Fall in Love With You’ in 2007, I reckoned this must be a recent commission rather than been sitting in the vaults since 1989/90  - if so, again, was it an early commission for an expanded Wild! ?

Posted by: kwerty, November 29, 2018, 11:11am; Reply: 14
Quoted from Pat.2000


But surely in those days it wasn't so easy to sync the audio perfectly onto a video tape?

And if it was an employee of the bowl, why would they go to so much trouble?



Because they were also a fan? Fans do that sort of thing!
And syncing might be hard, but not impossible. Although sometimes it's easy. I know - I've done it!
Also, I'm not sure the video itself was done at the time, but synced to the radio concert much later.

Anyway, I'm just presenting information I've read before (either on this forum or the old EIS forum). As I recall, someone who knew the person
who put the video together told that story - that they surreptitiously recorded the live video feed without permission.
Whoever they were obviously had access to the venue's facility to do that. And they personally put that video out there as a bootleg. But others
on this forum may recall the facts of that story better.

Regarding the audio, to be honest, I don't know with certainty that they didn't record audio at the same time - that's maybe an assumption
on my part - the concert was actually broadcast live on radio as it was happening, so it's quite possible that it was fed onto the video tape as it
was being recorded.

But really, whether the audio was synced later or captured at the time is neither here nor there - the point is that someone took it upon themselves to record it and
then release it to the world as a bootleg.

Based on that knowledge (and assuming the story is true!), it is my own deduction that it means the video is in THEIR possession and not Mute's.
Posted by: kwerty, November 29, 2018, 11:32am; Reply: 15
Quoted from Gareth Pugh

Well, we know from a tweet earlier this year from Vince that he’s done a new mix of Turns the Love to Anger - I assumed that would be for this.

Sure - but they could be for an EP to promote the package/packages, similar to 'Phantom Bride'.

But I agree, I think what we are more likely to get is something more like what I suggested in my followup post - TWO bonus CDs, featuring b-sides, classic mixes and
'some' new mixes - and possibly some session versions.

Quoted Text
I also wondered about the ‘Monteverde 7” Mix’ of 2000 Miles on From Moscow is to Mars; assuming it’s the same Lee Monteverde who did mixes for I Could Fall in Love With You’ in 2007, I reckoned this must be a recent commission rather than been sitting in the vaults since 1989/90


Lee Monteverde was also a member of the LMC team ('L' is for 'Lee') and he's been around from well before that group was formed -
1988 is his earliest credit according to Discogs:

https://www.discogs.com/artist/13557-Lee-Monteverde

So yeah... it could have been done at any time since Wild! came out, so it is perfectly feasible that the 2000 Miles mix HAS been sitting
in the vaults since 1989/90.
Posted by: glazball, November 29, 2018, 10:19pm; Reply: 16
Quoted from kwerty


But I agree, I think what we are more likely to get is something more like what I suggested in my followup post - TWO bonus CDs, featuring b-sides, classic mixes and
'some' new mixes - and possibly some session versions.


Of course you are almost certainly going to be right, but let's hope and possibly even press Mute for something better.  All of the b-sides and original Chorus-era mixes, as great as they are, are just not very exciting.  Anything you'd ever want to hear from that era is in EBX 4, which I know is out of print, but not hard to find.  We really need some new and previously unreleased material.

Side question:  Hypothetically speaking, if we are lucky enough to get a "new" single from Chorus, similar to the Phantom Bride EP when The Innocents 21st Anniv. Ed. came out, what track would you pick?
Posted by: MikeyC, November 30, 2018, 1:39am; Reply: 17
Quoted from glazball


Of course you are almost certainly going to be right, but let's hope and possibly even press Mute for something better.  All of the b-sides and original Chorus-era mixes, as great as they are, are just not very exciting.  Anything you'd ever want to hear from that era is in EBX 4, which I know is out of print, but not hard to find.  We really need some new and previously unreleased material.

Side question:  Hypothetically speaking, if we are lucky enough to get a "new" single from Chorus, similar to the Phantom Bride EP when The Innocents 21st Anniv. Ed. came out, what track would you pick?



Hmmmm... would "Waiting for the Day" not be eligible due to the updated version from Moscow to Mars? (which I'm still passionate about, btw!) I'd vote for that one!  8)
Posted by: Gareth Pugh, November 30, 2018, 11:47am; Reply: 18
‘home’ for me but would also love to see ‘Waiting’ and/or ‘Perfect Stranger’!
Posted by: Gareth Pugh, November 30, 2018, 11:48am; Reply: 19




Lee Monteverde was also a member of the LMC team ('L' is for 'Lee') and he's been around from well before that group was formed -
1988 is his earliest credit according to Discogs:

https://www.discogs.com/artist/13557-Lee-Monteverde

So yeah... it could have been done at any time since Wild! came out, so it is perfectly feasible that the 2000 Miles mix HAS been sitting
in the vaults since 1989/90.[/quote]

Ah! Thanks for the info! Have learned something there :)

Posted by: glazball, November 30, 2018, 2:13pm; Reply: 20
Yea, I'd have to pick Waiting For The Day too!
Posted by: kwerty, November 30, 2018, 6:26pm; Reply: 21
Quoted from glazball
Side question:  Hypothetically speaking, if we are lucky enough to get a "new" single from Chorus, similar to the Phantom Bride EP when The Innocents 21st Anniv. Ed. came out, what track would you pick?

My brain says 'Waiting For The Day', my heart says 'Home'.

By that I mean I think WFTD is what I think it most likely would be.

But 'Home' is what I'd most want it to be. More of the world needs to hear that song.

That said, and even though I know I'm the one who suggested it, I'm not sure it will happen. The thing about the 'Phantom Bride' EP is that it made some kind
of sense to do - it tapped into our ideas about that mythical fourth single from The Innocents. It fills a gap in our imaginations.

'Chorus' had its four singles, so there's no sense of unfinished business to exploit.

Of course, a new remix EP doesn't actually have to be a fifth song from the album. I could in fact just be a new mix of one of the actual singles, and maybe
lead with 'Love To Hate You' or 'Chorus 2019'.

Anyway, to be honest I'd rather we just got a little 'Chorus' box set, and despite what I've said what I think we might get, I'm like you in that I'd want
something better, and what I'd want is for it to include a full remix CD that features at least one new mix of every track from the album.

Hell, make it TWO CDs!
Posted by: glazball, November 30, 2018, 7:05pm; Reply: 22
I could totally see a Chorus (2019 Mix) single and good point about PB.  In the same vein, maybe once we get to the I Say Deluxe Edition, we'll see a fourth single to fill the void that we got back then, using the winter artwork that was never used.

And I hope you're right about the mixes.  I think it would be great to see something like Chorus Re-interpreted with the same track listing but new versions/mixes of each song.  And I don't mean with a chamber orchestra.  I've been craving a real, official remix of Joan since probably 1991.  All the tracks seem like they would lend themselves to easy and good remixes.  Just thinking about Vince remixing Turns The Love To Anger gets my loins a-stirrin'.

What about mix from Paul Humphreys?  What's Mark Saunders been doing?  Hell, hit up Martin Gore since Vince did a remix for DM.  If there is any one Erasure album to pull out the stops on, Chorus is it.
Posted by: kwerty, November 30, 2018, 7:52pm; Reply: 23
Quoted from glazball
Just thinking about Vince remixing Turns The Love To Anger gets my loins a-stirrin'.


It's funny, but before you asked the question and people came back with WFTD as their choice, 'Turns The Love To Anger' was at the forefront of my
mind as 'fifth' single from Chorus. I personally think it would work better than WFTD.

Posted by: glazball, December 4, 2018, 8:57pm; Reply: 24
I think TTLTA is one of the coolest sounding songs from the PE tour.  I just love the way Vince remixed it.  I'm really curious if his new mix will sound like that live version, or if it will be something totally different.
Posted by: MikeyC, December 5, 2018, 5:55am; Reply: 25
Any further thoughts on the new version of "Waiting for the Day" which appeared on FMTM? I'm so passionate about it and that bridge still gives me goosebumps!!  8)
Posted by: glazball, December 5, 2018, 4:10pm; Reply: 26
Well we know with Vince's mix on FMTM that he used a different version with alternate lyrics.  So there are at least 2 different Waiting for the Day demos from the Chorus era, and hopefully we will see both of them included if and when we get a Chorus Deluxe Edition.

As far as WftD as a single, I'd totally get behind it!  I suspect kwerty is correct that we will most likely see Chorus re-released as a single to accommodate the album.  I'd love to be pleasantly surprised though.  And while we are speculating, how about that Martin Gore remix of Siren Song??
Posted by: ben, December 5, 2018, 8:09pm; Reply: 27
I would like Joan as a single, that song could do with a bit of beefing up. I always loved it, I was gutted when it was dropped from the Violet Flame tour
Posted by: MikeyC, December 6, 2018, 5:39am; Reply: 28
Quoted from glazball
Well we know with Vince's mix on FMTM that he used a different version with alternate lyrics.  So there are at least 2 different Waiting for the Day demos from the Chorus era, and hopefully we will see both of them included if and when we get a Chorus Deluxe Edition.

As far as WftD as a single, I'd totally get behind it!  I suspect kwerty is correct that we will most likely see Chorus re-released as a single to accommodate the album.  I'd love to be pleasantly surprised though.  And while we are speculating, how about that Martin Gore remix of Siren Song??



A couple of Christmases ago, after FMTM came out, you may recall that us fans could call a number and leave a question for V&A, which was then broadcast with their answers. I asked about the alternate version of Waiting for the Day with the different lyrics and Vince had no idea why he used it and had no memory of the whole darn thing. Needless to say, I was a bit disappointed!  ;D
Posted by: kwerty, December 6, 2018, 7:45am; Reply: 29
Quoted from MikeyC
...had no memory of the whole darn thing.

Vince should probably just set that up as his auto response.
Posted by: glazball, December 6, 2018, 2:36pm; Reply: 30
Ha!  Yea, I suppose Vince doesn't listen to as much Erasure as we do!  He had forgotten the WNLLT Audition Version was included in the earlier Buried Treasure II release, tweeted the wrong title of "It Doesn't Have To Be Like That", etc.  He stays so busy and is always moving on to the next project, while us fans keep going over and over the music that's out there.  I guess I can't blame him for not remembering every little detail.  Besides, what info might he have offered about the WftD alternate lyrics?  Perhaps Andy would be the one to ask about that!

Around FMTM, when that mix was released, I seem to remember someone linking a YT video that included that demo with the alternate lyrics.  It was certainly different from the WftD demo that has circulated with the "Chorus Demos" for years (which has the final lyrics).  Hopefully, Mute will release both for us officially, but I'm not holding my breath of life.
Posted by: MikeyC, December 7, 2018, 12:59am; Reply: 31
Quoted from glazball
Besides, what info might he have offered about the WftD alternate lyrics?  Perhaps Andy would be the one to ask about that!




I was curious about the reasoning 8) behind choosing that version with the alternate lyrics!  8)

I wouldn't be surprised if neither of the boys even realized that it wasn't the album lyrical version!   ;D
Posted by: Tin Soldier, December 7, 2018, 10:58pm; Reply: 32
Alright, some work (and play) was the only reason I hadn't jumped in until now, so here we go. I'll try to keep it brief as possible. ;)

Quoted from kwerty
The edits of 'Carry On Clangers' and 'Waiting For Sex' have never been widely released on CD since back in the day (although one was on the US 'Breath Of Life' CD
I believe)

Likewise the 'Dave Bascome' Mix of 'Am I Right' has only ever been released on CD in the EBX set, so I'd personally choose that.

Those KROQ versions could also see the light of day officially on CD, and maybe there are some other session versions knocking around.

Anyway, I'm sure it's going to be a 3 disc set. I doubt disc 3 is going to be full of all new remixes, so perhaps something more like...


Well, we see today how many discs are in the Wild! reissue, so I obviously wonder if you hold to that presumption now. I'd like to think we'd get three, of course...

As for the previously released tracks, I'm assuming that fact makes it easy to include them again, while the KROQ tracks may be a whole new kettle of fish considering previous limitations on UK-releases of US label-commissioned remixes. That said, I'd obviously kill to have those in CD quality here. Far overdue.

Quoted from Mikedepaz
A remaster finished Mirror To your Soul- yes please


Why not? :)

Quoted from glazball
ALL of the Chorus demos and unreleased Chorus-era tracks like My Love and Earth (for sake of completion), KROQ sessions, possible unreleased demos/sessions/mixes??
CD3. a disc of ALL NEW remixes including 1 each by Vince and Andy.  Seriously, it won't be hard to find remixers for this album!  Do it right Mute!!


Yes, and as for DJs...aside from kwerty (#1 choice!), would anyone else be interested in Tipper taking a crack at Chorus?

Quoted from kwerty
Secondly, I think the very reason the 'Wild!' DVD was in the Moscow To Mars boxset was perhaps because they have already planned ahead on a
format for the album remasters - meaning both the 'Chorus' and 'Wild' deluxe sets will follow the same format as each other and feature no DVD concerts.

But I'd gamble on there been no concert DVDs with future album remasters...


Can you pick some lottery numbers for me?

Quoted from kwerty

Would be nice, but I really think this is highly unlikely as well - I doubt Mute have EVER had the video for this concert in their archives.

My understanding of the back story for this video is that somebody who worked at Milton Keynes bowl (NOT Mute) just stuck a video tape in the
video deck and recorded the live camera feeds for the venue concert screen, with no audio.

It was done with neither the permission of Mute, Erasure or the venue.

Whoever recorded it 'owns' the tape*. They took it with them, and synced the footage to the BBC's radio broadcast. It has never been in the
possession of Mute.

*Technically speaking, as the person used the Bowl's facilities and maybe even one of their tapes, the venue 'owns' it, but it's doubtful they knew
anything about it. The person recording it was of course doing so illegally.

So no, I doubt we are going to see an official release of this video on DVD.


Are you familiar at all with Doctor Who? That is a television series with many lost episodes from the 60's that have been found, and reacquired (at a price) by the BBC. Not saying the demand is equal, but most involved there assumed no chance of ever sorting that out whatsoever, and it was. If it exists, someone has a price.

Quoted from kwerty

Sure - but they could be for an EP to promote the package/packages, similar to 'Phantom Bride'.


Had to sit down there for a second. The possibilities made my head spin.Did I mention Tipper? Oh yes, I did.

Moving on...

Quoted from kwerty
Lee Monteverde was also a member of the LMC team ('L' is for 'Lee') and he's been around from well before that group was formed -
1988 is his earliest credit according to Discogs:

https://www.discogs.com/artist/13557-Lee-Monteverde

So yeah... it could have been done at any time since Wild! came out, so it is perfectly feasible that the 2000 Miles mix HAS been sitting
in the vaults since 1989/90.


We've had the discussion before than one mix need not mean the remixed cut a slew of them for the label, but that does happen. I would very much hope that makes the Wild!...oh wait. Well, we'll see what will be; won't we?

Quoted from glazball
Side question:  Hypothetically speaking, if we are lucky enough to get a "new" single from Chorus, similar to the Phantom Bride EP when The Innocents 21st Anniv. Ed. came out, what track would you pick?


WFTD vs TTLTA. Hard to choose, but one...or both.  8)

Quoted from kwerty

My brain says 'Waiting For The Day', my heart says 'Home'.

By that I mean I think WFTD is what I think it most likely would be.

But 'Home' is what I'd most want it to be. More of the world needs to hear that song.


Home is gorgeous. I'd love to hear some remixes; at those contemporary to the album's era.

Quoted from kwerty
That said, and even though I know I'm the one who suggested it, I'm not sure it will happen. The thing about the 'Phantom Bride' EP is that it made some kind
of sense to do - it tapped into our ideas about that mythical fourth single from The Innocents. It fills a gap in our imaginations.


I don't know if this is an invocation or a text-based batsignal, but you clearly need my assistance. :)

Yes, the 4th single was planned. This was confirmed by Paul Khera. He did the art; of which only a sample was included in the Innocnets inner-sleeve. Again, Mr. Khera confirmed it was planned. I can find a link to him saying it in an interview with Richard at the time if you need it.

It just wasn't going to be Phantom Bride.

Moving on quickly...

Quoted from kwerty
'Chorus' had its four singles, so there's no sense of unfinished business to exploit.


Seriously, not ever had I felt, or assumed others felt, this to be a prerequisite for another single from an album; even on par in format. I don't think it's any qualification at all.

Quoted from kwerty
Of course, a new remix EP doesn't actually have to be a fifth song from the album. I could in fact just be a new mix of one of the actual singles, and maybe
lead with 'Love To Hate You' or 'Chorus 2019'.


I'm with you on that presumption. Did I mention kwerty > Tipper? ;)

Quoted from kwerty
Anyway, to be honest I'd rather we just got a little 'Chorus' box set, and despite what I've said what I think we might get, I'm like you in that I'd want
something better, and what I'd want is for it to include a full remix CD that features at least one new mix of every track from the album.

Hell, make it TWO CDs!


Disc 3: "kwertymix"?

Quoted from glazball
I could totally see a Chorus (2019 Mix) single and good point about PB.  In the same vein, maybe once we get to the I Say Deluxe Edition, we'll see a fourth single to fill the void that we got back then, using the winter artwork that was never used.


Which, according to Mr. Cosford, was for a fifth single...Blues Away. Yep.

Quoted from glazball
And I hope you're right about the mixes.  I think it would be great to see something like Chorus Re-interpreted with the same track listing but new versions/mixes of each song.  And I don't mean with a chamber orchestra.  I've been craving a real, official remix of Joan since probably 1991.  All the tracks seem like they would lend themselves to easy and good remixes.  Just thinking about Vince remixing Turns The Love To Anger gets my loins a-stirrin'.

What about mix from Paul Humphreys?  What's Mark Saunders been doing?  Hell, hit up Martin Gore since Vince did a remix for DM.  If there is any one Erasure album to pull out the stops on, Chorus is it.


Quoted from glazball
And while we are speculating, how about that Martin Gore remix of Siren Song??


Take the reins. I'm on board.

Quoted from ben
I would like Joan as a single, that song could do with a bit of beefing up. I always loved it, I was gutted when it was dropped from the Violet Flame tour


Same. I've always loved the way Vince "beef"s up tracks as well. I'm still jonesing for a studio recording of his live arrangement of Can't Help Falling In Love from the OPS tour. That was a toetapper.

Quoted from kwerty

Vince should probably just set that up as his auto response.


You don't follow him on twitter; do you? :)
Posted by: dannylee, December 7, 2018, 11:45pm; Reply: 33
I'm going to be all over this album like a rash!  I never got round to remixing tracks from Chorus the way that they deserve to be.  Although, one of my first ever remixes was Siren Song, I've never been that happy with it and was considering giving it another shot soon. But if anyone's interested here it is.

Check out 'Erasure - Siren Song (Deep Mix) dannylee Fan Mix' by dannylee (Producer / Remixer)
http://www.reverbnation.com/open_graph/song/13378027
Posted by: Tin Soldier, December 8, 2018, 12:06am; Reply: 34
Cheers!

If you won't take a crack at the two tracks we've been considering as the "new single" (although I'd hope you do), I'd love someone to try a hand at La La La. Maybe that will make your list?
Posted by: dannylee, December 8, 2018, 12:30am; Reply: 35
WFTD is a definite.  Currently giving a lot of thought to Home.  Joan is also a fav and could do with a heavier mix not unlike the live phantasmagorical tour version.
Posted by: Tin Soldier, December 9, 2018, 1:23am; Reply: 36
I'm penning in a listen then. You picked a good time to return from the wilderness. ;)
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