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ErasureRhino Presents Career-Spanning Boxed Set (3CD/DVD) Featuring Newly Remastered Versions of All The Band's Singles on Two Discs, a CD of Vintage Live Performances, And a DVD of Rare Live BBC Performances Available From Rhino April 7

Erasure's world-conquering anthems of love, lust and longing have made it one of the most beloved and enduring success stories in modern British pop music history. After more than two decades, Andy Bell and Vince Clarke (founding member of Depeche Mode and Yaz) have sold more than 15 million albums around the globe, proving themselves masters of every kind of song from disco symphonies to unplugged ballads.

Rhino shows 'a little respect' to the group with a four-disc boxed set that includes all of the band's singles (remastered in 2009) on two discs, a career-spanning collection of live performances on a third CD and a DVD of the group's best BBC appearances. Total Pop! -- Deluxe Box will be available April 7 from Rhino Records at all retail outlets, including www.rhino.com.



Listen Party Track List:
1) A Little Respect
2) Chains of Love
3) Oh L'Amour - Live (Light at the End of the World Tour 2007)
4) Take a Chance on Me
5) Breathe - Acoustic (The Acoustic Tour 2006)
6) Sometimes
7) Always (2009 Mix)
8) Stop
9) Love to Hate You
10) Who Needs Love (Like That) - Live (The Tiny Tour 1996)

Listening Party: Windows Media or choose a different player at Rhino.com



The first disc contains a newly remastered version of Pop! -- The First 20 Hits, Erasure's 1992 singles compilation and the group's fourth consecutive #1 album in the U.K. Arranged chronologically, the disc encompasses all of the group's singles, from its 1986 debut Wonderland to the 1992 EP, ABBA-esque. Among the many highlights are Top 20 U.S. hits "Chains Of Love" and "A Little Respect;" the #1 Dance smash "Victim Of Love;" fan favorites "Oh L'Amour" and "Chorus," plus a remix of the band's first single, "Who Needs Love (Like That)."

The second disc picks up where the first left off, offering 19 singles released from 1994 to 2007, the year of the band's most recent studio album, Light At The End Of The World. It opens with the Top 20 U.S. hit "Always," closing with Jeremy Wheatley's new mix of the song, made especially for this collection. The disc features such standouts as "In My Arms," "Breathe" and a stellar cover of Peter Gabriel's "Solsbury Hill," from 2003's Other People's Songs.


For the collection's final CD, the band assembles 15 stunning and rare live performances recorded between 1987 and 2007, including three performances from 1992's Phantasmagorical Tour ("Voulez-Vous," "Am I Right?" and "Heart Of Stone"), "Breathe" from 2006's Acoustic Tour and "Oh L'Amour" from 2007's World Tour.

The DVD contains BBC appearances recorded between 1986 and 2005, including performances from Top Of The Pops, Daytime Live and The Tom O'Connor Roadshow. It begins with Erasure's 1986 Top Of The Pops debut "Sometimes," followed by "Ship Of Fools" on Wogan and a six-song performance from 2003's Top of the Pops 2 Special that features a cover of "You've Lost That Loving Feeling."





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