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News archive (september 2005)

News    

                  29.09.05

New Andy Bell Interview

Queer.deGerman site Queer.de have published new interview with Andy Bell (in german). Click here to read it.


AndyBell.com:

Hello

Andy On BBC London Radio Breakfast Show

Andy will be a guest on BBC London Radios Breakfast Show this Friday 30th Sept. The Breakfast show is on air between 06.00 and 09.00 in the morning.

BBC London Radio is available via:

- 94.9FM (London Region)
- DAB Digital Radio
- Telewest Digital CH 930 (London)
- Via The Web http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/aod/london.shtml (Real Player Required)

UK Chart Midweek

I've received a few e-mails from people asking what the midweek chart position is for Crazy. At the time of writing (Wednesday) the midweek position of Crazy is number 24.

If you *are* planning to buy the Crazy single (either as the physical formats or the digital downloads via iTunes / HMV / Virgin) then it would be hugely beneficial to do so in this first week of the single release - a top 20 position is tantalisingly close at the moment!

Five News Interview

For any of you that missed Andy's interview on Five News today, a video stream is available below, in Real and Windows Media formats.

- Real Media -
Broadband
Dialup

- Windows Media -
Broadband
Dialup

PA's Outside UK / Germany

Several PA appearances by Andy outside the UK / Germany are planned - more details soon.

Cheers!

Greg
www.andybell.com

   

News    

                  28.09.05

AndyBell.com:

Further PA Appearances

Several more live performances featuring Andy have been confirmed, and there are several more in the pipeline. Details of the confirmed dates are detailed below!

- Sat 8 Oct - London, Heaven

A performance of two songs, onstage at approx 1am (exact stage time to be confirmed). Tickets are available online via the Heaven web site.

web: http://www.heaven-london.com

- Sat 15 Oct - London, KOKO

Andy will be doing a fifteen minute live performance at this Camden venue.

web: http://www.koko.uk.com

- Sat 3 Dec - Birmingham, Nightingales

Andy will be making an appearance at the Nightingales nightclub - onstage around midnight.

web: http://www.nightingaleclub.co.uk

Andy Bell On Five News (UK)

Andy is due for a short interview on Five News today - the diary just says he's due in the studio during the morning, so I guess it's the 11:30 show - but if not I suggest you watch the later news shows as well.

Regards

Greg
www.andybell.com


"Crazy" And "Electric Blue" Future Chart Postions

This week "Crazy" is at # 5 in UK Future Chart (last week was at # 5 also). "Electric Blue" is at # 20 (down from # 16).

   

News    

                  27.09.05

AndyBell.com:

'Crazy' Out Now In The UK!

Yes the moment has finally arrived - Andy's new single 'Crazy' is now available in stores!

Although it may vary by region, according to most reports Virgin Megastores seem to be the most reliable place for having stock of all three formats of 'Crazy'.

"Crazy" CD1   "Crazy" CD2   "Crazy" DVD
"Crazy" CD1   "Crazy" CD2   "Crazy" DVD

As for the digital releases, the audio tracks that are featured across the 'Crazy' singles are available as digital downloads from several online stores, including iTunes (for use with an iPod) and the new digital services from Virgin and HMV (for other digital music players).

iTunes:

- Crazy tracks
http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects...

- Crazy Remixes tracks
http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects...

- Crazy DVD tracks
http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects...

HMV Digital:
http://www.hmv.co.uk/hmvweb/navigate.do?pPageID=1530

Virgin Digital:
http://www.virgindigital.com

A few people have enquired if purchases from these online stores count towards the UK singles charts - yes they do (the singles chart is comprised of the combined sales of the physical singles and the digital downloads).

Here's hoping for a Top 20 hit and a live appearance on Top Of The Pops!

Cheers!

Greg
www.andybell.com


Andy Bell At Desert AIDS Project Gala

The Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards, the largest, most highly anticipated gala in the deserts social season, will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2006 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Proceeds benefit Desert AIDS Project.

Barbara CookThe 12th Annual Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards Gala will feature performances by cabaret artist Barbara Cook, as well as Andy Bell from Erasure.

The ceremony, which is expected to draw about 1,600 guests, will include a silent and live auction, cocktails and dinner, in addition to the musical performances.

Bill Jones, who is co-chairing the event, said he hopes to raise $250,000 for the Desert AIDS Project.

Andy Bell"For the live auction we have, for the second year in a row, a week stay at a villa in Spain owned by Andy Bell," Jones said. "We have an 11-day cruise from Rome to Athens, and a cocktail party for 50 guests."

Andy Bell will open the evening's entertainment and Cook will headline. The theme will be "an elegant evening with Barbara Cook."

Angela LansburyAnother notable personality scheduled to attend is actress and producer Angela Lansbury, a four-time Tony Award winner and star of stage, screen and television. She will be presenting the Arts and Activism Award to Tom Viola, the executive director of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

More info: http://www.desertaidsproject.org

"Just Say Sire: The Sire Records Story" Released Today

"Just Say Sire: The Sire Records Story" 4 disc box setSire Records celebrates 40 years with four-disc box set "Just Say Sire: The Sire Records Story" released today. The package includes 61 tracks on three CDs and a DVD showcasing 20 music videos. Erasure are also appearing on this compilation with "Oh L'Amour" (audio track) and "A Little Respect" (video).

More info about this compilation can be found in news archive of Erasure.ru (august 2005).

 


"Future Retro" Compilation - Release Delaying

Originally due for release today, the Rhino Records / Warner Music compilation "Future Retro" (which includes previously unreleased "Electrospect Mix" of "A Little Respect") is now scheduled for release on 24th January 2006.

   

News    

                  26.09.05

"Crazy" Released Today!

New solo Andy Bell signle "Crazy" released today in UK on three formats and available in all good record shops.

"Crazy" CD1   "Crazy" CD2   "Crazy" DVD
"Crazy" CD1   "Crazy" CD2   "Crazy" DVD

CD 1
1. Crazy (Radio Edit)
2. Little Girl Lies

CD 2
1. Crazy (Cicada Vocal Mix)
2. Crazy (MHC Master Mix)
3. Crazy (King Roc Remix)
4. Crazy (Vince Clarke Remix)
5. Crazy (Album Version)

DVD
1. Crazy (Video)
2. Crazy (Acoustic Version)
3. Names Change

German Andy Bell Interview - English Transcript

An english transcript of the interview with Andy Bell conducted by erasure.de can be found here (thanks to janet.chu for the link).

Erasure - Acoustic Album

According to Channel Fours teletext Andy Bell has announced that the Acoustic Album will be released in January 2006. Check out article page 351 on Channel 4 teletext (thanks to dookie for the info).

Tim Flach - Andy Bell Photographer

Tim Flach is a photographer who made photos of Andy for the artwork of his single "Crazy".

Tim FlachOne of the recurring themes in Tims work is the connection between animals and Man, whether images of animals, humans or both. Tim has been the recipient of many international photographic awards from the Association of Photography (AOP), British Design & Art Direction (D&AD), Art Director's Club of New York (ACNY), Communication Arts (CA), and Photo District News (PDN) Photography. His major works have been exhibited around the world, including New York, London, Berlin and Tokyo.

Renowned within the advertising industry, Tim has been commissioned by many international corporations such as Adidas, Sony, Jaguar, and Singapore Airlines for large global campaigns.

Here are some of his works (click picture to enlarge):

       

       

For more details visit Tim Flach website.

   

Updates    

                  25.09.05

Added New Photos

Four old promotional photos has been added to the "Photos" section. The first one is from "Loveboat" era and the rest are from earlier yeras.

Erasure    Erasure    Erasure

Erasure

Discography Will Be Revamped

Due to large amount of reguests, the "Discogrpahy" section of Erasure.ru will be revamped with info about Erasure video releases and solo projects of Andy and Vince. With all this new info discography at Erasure.ru will become truly the most expanded Erasure discography.

The page about forthcoming Andy Bell single "Crazy" is already up, you can visit it by clicking here.

If you have scans / info about any Erasure video release or Andy / Vince solo project, please help us and send them to disco@erasure.ru.

We need to know the following bit's of information from you on any release you submit to us: title, track listing and times, format, cat.no, record label, release date, description, and a scans. You can provide a HTML URL if you like and we will save the item that way. Once you have all that information or as much as you can get send it to disco@erasure.ru.

For the best result please don't scan cds and cd sleeves with the jewelcases. Re-size the image so the height is max 800 pixels (or max width 1200 pixels) or height is min 400 pixels (or min width 600 pixels). We like to scan at min. 96 dpi.

Thank you for your help!

Added New Pics

Added details of: "Crazy" - Andy Bell solo single, "Nightbird" russian cd, "Don't Say You Love Me" uk cd1, "Here I Go Impossible Again / All This Time Still Falling Out Of Love" uk 3 track promo cdr (thanks to Gena), Sparks "Plagiarism" us cd.

   

News    

                  24.09.05

Greg EIS:

Hello

The Erasure Show - Live In Cologne Artwork

The artwork for the forthcoming "The Erasure Show - Live in Cologne" is available within the EIS News section.

DVD "The Erasure Show - Live In Cologne"

The UK release date is set for the 31st October 2005.

I've enquired about a North American (NTSC) release and was told such a release "is likely" but I have no further information regarding this.

The releases page has had some minor updates regarding this DVD, with info about audio options / 16x9 ratios / subtitle languages etc.

EIS: http://www.erasureinfo.com/news/
EIS: http://www.erasureinfo.com/releases/dvds/erasureshow.html

BTW for those in the UK & Ireland that haven't registered their postal address to receive the *possible* slipcase for the 'Erasure Show' DVD - you're running out of time. If a slipcase is produced then the cut off time for registrations is approaching.

Important: there does need to be a sufficient quantity of registrations to make it worth while for Mute UK to produce these promotional items.

For those outside UK & Ireland, then spare slipcases are provided free with any EIS merchandise order (to cover p&p) if requested.

Postal Registration: http://www.erasureinfo.com/register/postalupdates.html
EIS Shop: http://www.erasureinfo.com/shop/

Andy's New Single - Released Monday (UK)

Single "Crazy"Andy's fabulous new single "Crazy" is out in the UK this Monday 26th Sept on three formats (2 CDs & 1 DVD). A vinyl release of the single will follow a few weeks later.

Sanctuary Records have produced a micro-site which features the video for 'Crazy', as well as clips from Andy's album "Electric Blue".

Feel free to e-mail the url of this micro-site to friends who you think would like the new single.

Micro-site: http://www.sanctuaryrecords.co.uk/andybell/

Ear To The Ground - Updated

The rumour / speculation section of the EIS has also had some minor updates - but I'll let you guys work out what's been added!

(I'm not trying to be difficult - it's just I overwrote the old page and don't recall what changed)

EIS: http://www.erasureinfo.com/news/eartotheground.html

Forthcoming Charity Auction

Earlier this week, the stage costumes from "The Erasure Show" were delivered to the EIS office. After I've had chance to try them on plus have checked with the band which items they wish to keep, the remaining items will be auctioned off with the proceeds going for charity.

EIS: http://www.erasureinfo.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7592

The auction will be held online - I'm currently testing a rather fine auction add on for the EIS Forum which is probably how this is going to work. Therefore if you wish to participate in the auction then you will need an EIS Forum account.

If you are having EIS Forum login problems / have forgotten your EIS Forum password etc can you contact me ASAP (via the Contact section of the web site) so that any issues can be sorted in plenty of time. If you don't have an account then sign up now, again so any issues can be sorted out early.

Further details in a few weeks.

EIS: http://www.erasureinfo.com/forum/

Ask Erasure Feature - Need More Questions!

I need more questions from you guys for Andy & Vince to answer for the EIS 'Ask Erasure' feature - the last batch of questions for the band were sent off today.

Please submit questions *only* via the Contact section of the web site (and pick 'Ask Erasure' as the subject).

NOTE: Sorry but any questions that have previously been answered before, or are dealt with in the "Ear To The Ground" section (see above) will be deleted - as well as "when are you next going to perform in _______" type of questions, as the response will always be "we don't know", which won't make for very exciting reading.

Have a great weekend!

Greg
Erasure Information Service


AndyBell.com:

Two days to go!

Names Change - Clip Online

The last clip from the new single release is now online - on this occasion it's 'Names Change' from the Crazy DVD Single.

web: http://www.andybell.com/music/index.html

Crazy DVD Single

DVD single "Crazy"Following on from the last e-mail newsletter regarding manufacturing issues with the Crazy DVD Single, I'm glad to report that it's all be sorted now and all three formats of Crazy should be present and correct in HMV and Virgin Megastores on Monday morning.


Electric Blue Ringtones

If anyone has had problems with ordering / receiving the Electric Blue ringtones, please e-mail support@pocketgroup.co.uk with details of your phone, network and ringtone ordered.

Someone will investigate the problem and make sure that you either receive the ringtone that you ordered or you get a refund for tones that are billed but not received.

Competition Time

As you know, Andy, Chris and Philip will be celebrating the release of 'Electric Blue' with a special gig at London's Electrogogo club night at Madam JoJos in Soho on Thursday 6th October.

This will be their second ever live show (they kick off in Berlin next weekend) and they'll be playing songs from the album which is released on 3rd October. Claudia Brucken will be also performing a couple of tracks with them. DJs on the night include Mark Moore from S-Express, and the fantastic Knights will be supporting them.

The event is nearly sold out (see link below to buy tickets online), so how about a competition where the first is a pair of tickets for the event, plus a meet & greet with Andy, Chris and Philip?

Thought you might quite like that!

[Check your AndyBell.com email update for entry details]

Enteries must be received by midday 30th September.

Tickets: http://eee-uk.net/eeetickets/advanced_search...

Regards

Greg
www.andybell.com

   

News    

                  23.09.05

"The Erasure Show - Live In Cologne" DVD Artwork

Mute Germany sent out a newsletter today which includes some information about the DVD "The Erasure Show - Live In Cologne". The DVD will include an easter egg, which will be presented by Vince and Andy. Also they sent out the preliminary artwork which can be seen below.

DVD "The Erasure Show - Live In Cologne"


AndyBell.com:

Don't forget that Crazy is out in the UK on Monday 26th September, on 2 CDs and 1 DVD!!

Crazy - 12" Vinyl Release Date

The UK release date for the Crazy 12" vinyl (mentioned in the last e-mail update) has been set for 10th Oct.

Catalogue Number: SANTW396 5050159039661
Release Date: 10th Oct 2005
Track listing:

A. Crazy [King Roc Remix]
B. Crazy [Cicada Dub]*

* Exclusive mix not on any of the first 3 formats.

Crazy DVD Issues

There has been some manufacturing difficulties with the Crazy DVD single, and therefore it will not be in HMV stores on Monday morning (26th Sept), although they will have the other two CD formats.

Virgin Megastores *will* have all three formats on the day of release and HMV should have all three formats by Tuesday.

E-Card

Sanctuary have produced a rather fine micro site / ecard to promote the new album and single, and I encourage you to forward the link to people that you think would be interested in these new releases. Links are provided to enable you to watch the complete video for Crazy (in Quicktime, Real and Windows media formats).

Here's the link!

Web: http://www.sanctuaryrecords.co.uk/andybell/

Regards

Greg
www.andybell.com


AndyBell.com [20.09.05]:

Seven Days To Go!

Just seven days to go until the UK release of Andy's new single 'Crazy'! See below for the full track listing of each of the three formats (with full catalogue numbers for those who wish to order the single in stores).

A Top Of The Pops appearance is almost a certainty if this single does well - so let's all get behind this release!

As the UK is getting the single release before Germany and the US (plus a greater number of mixes / b-sides) - those outside the UK may be interested in this service:

web: http://www.erasureinfo.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7529

Shaking My Soul - Clip Online

Another exclusive clip is now online! This time it's a clip of 'Shaking My Soul', which is taken from Electric Blue.

web: http://www.andybell.com/music/index.html

Electrogogo Live Performance (Thur 6th Oct) Selling Out Fast

The forthcoming live performance of Andy Bell at the Electrogogo night at Madame JoJo's is selling out fast.

Andy (and the Manhattan Clique lads) will be performing a 30-40 min live set of songs from Electric Blue - so make sure you don't miss out!

Tickets costs are:

4.00 with flyer, 6.00 on door, 7.00 online.

Tickets: http://eee-uk.net/eeetickets/advanced_search...

The venue address is:

Madame Jojo's
8-10 Brewer Street
London
W1F 0SE

web: http://www.madamejojos.com

International Release Dates / Track Listings

Here is a round up of the release dates / track listings of the forthcoming single / album:

## Crazy (UK Release)

- CD Single (SANXS396 5050159039609) - 26 Sept 2005
1. Crazy [Radio Edit]
2. Little Girl Lies

- Remixes CD (SANXD396 5050159039654) - 26 Sept 2005
1. Crazy [Cicada Vocal Mix]
2. Crazy [MHC Master Mix]
3. Crazy [King Roc Remix]
4. Crazy [Vince Clarke Remix]
5. Crazy [Album Version]

- DVD Single (SANDX396 5050159039692) - 26 Sept 2005
1. Crazy [Video]
2. Crazy [Acoustic]
3. Names Change

- 12" Vinyl (SANTW396 5050159039661) - Date TBC
A. Crazy [King Roc Remix]
B. Crazy [Cicada Dub]*

* Exclusive mix not on any of the first 3 formats.

## Crazy (German Release)

- CD Single - 21 Oct 2005
1. Crazy (Radio Edit)
2. Crazy (Acoustic)
3. Crazy (Cicada Vocal Mix)
4. Crazy (MHC Master Mix)
5. Crazy (King Roc Remix)
6. Crazy (Vince Clarke Remix)

## Crazy (US Release)
Tracklisting / Release Date TBC.

## Electric Blue
- Germany CD - 30 Sept 2005
- UK CD - 3 Oct 2005
- UK Vinyl Ltd Ed - 3 Oct 2005
- USA CD - 4 Oct 2005

Andy Bell Interview / German Live Events

Erasure.de have recently published an interview with Andy in German. English translation to come later.

web: http://www.erasure.de/erasure/interview/detail.php?nr=1939

Andy will perform a short Gig at the monthly Gay Party Series Klub International in Berlin, 1st October

Location: Kino International, Karl-Marx-Allee 33, 10178 Berlin-Mitte.
Doors open: 11:00pm
Andy on stage: After midnight

Also Andy is due to appear on the Abba show, also at Berlin:

Show recording: 1st October
Doors Open: 6:30pm
Start: 8:00pm

Tickets and further information at erasure.de.

web: http://www.erasure.de/erasure...

www.andybell.com

   

News    

                  22.09.05

"Nightbird" Released In Russia

Latest Erasure album "Nightbird" which have been released in January 2005 is finally released on CD in Russia by Gala Records. It is notable that this CD is the first official Erasure CD released in Russia. Here are details:

CD5: 2005 RU (Mute / Gala Records; 0946339121 2 0) [enhanced cd] [september 2005]

3'57'' No Doubt
3'42'' Here I Go Impossible Again
4'45'' Let's Take One More Rocket To The Moon
3'49'' Breathe
3'20'' I'll Be There
3'37'' Because Our Love Is Real
4'00'' Don't Say You Love Me
4'14'' All This Time Still Falling Out Of Love
3'39'' I Broke It All In Two
3'58'' Sweet Surrender
4'00'' I Bet You're Mad At Me
[CD-ROM content:]
JPG file with early version of "Nightbird" artwork

Click picture to enlarge.

"Nightbird" russian cd   "Nightbird" russian cd   "Nightbird" russian cd

Andy Bell On BBC 1 - Download The Video

20 September Andy Bell appeared on BBC 1 morning show "Breakfast". Now you can download the video of his appearance here (thanks to Ewan @ Electranet for the hosting of the clip).

Andy Bell

"Crazy" And "Electric Blue" Future Chart Postions

This week "Crazy" is at # 5 in UK Future Chart (down from # 4). "Electric Blue" is at # 16 (up from # 20).

"The Erasure Show - Live In Cologne" DVD - US Release

Erasure DVD "The Erasure Show - Live In Cologne" will be released in USA by Mute North America. The catalogue number is 9309-9 / 7245 969309-9 1. Release date is still to be confirmed.

   

News    

                  20.09.05

Vote For Erasure.Ru At The BT Digital Music Awards 2005!

BT Digital Music Awards 2005If you like our website Erasure.ru, now you have an opportunity to vote for it at the BT Digital Music Awards 2005. The People's Choice award is now open and Erasure.ru nominated as the best music site on the web in the past year. Click banner at the top of the page to vote. Thank you!


"Crazy" / "Electric Blue" Sound Clips

Now you can listen / buy all tracks from the forthcoming Andy Bell solo releases: single "Crazy" and album "Electric Blue" as official downloads. To listen / buy them click here.

Andy Bell On BBC 1

Today Andy appeared on BBC 1 morning show "Breakfast". Andy spoke about his solo album, recent Erasure tour, confirmed that he wasn't leaving Erasure and that Erasure will be releasing an acoustic album in the new year.

They played a clip of the "Crazy" video and some old Top Of The Pops footage (thanks to stompydebs for the info).

"Little Girl Lies" - Sound Clip

A clip of the "Little Girl Lies", b-side of the forthcoming Andy Bell single "Crazy" is now online at Manhattan Clique website. To listen it go to the "Productions" section.


Greg EIS:

Hello!

Erasure Concert Clips

Several (broadband) video clips from Erasure's past gig's have been added to the EIS website (including Cowboy):

EIS: http://www.erasureinfo.com/tour/videoclips.html

Messages Of Congratulations

Thought you might like the opportunity to leave Vince a message of congratulations via the EIS Forum - see this page for further info:

EIS: http://www.erasureinfo.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6584&start=80

(EIS Forum account needed to post messages)

I'll pass the message onto Vince / send him the link in a few days.

Desktop Wallpaper

A few more desktop wallpapers have been added to the 'Treasure' section.

EIS: http://www.erasureinfo.com/treasure/wallpaper.html

Andy Bell - Crazy

Just seven days to go until the UK release of Andy's new single 'Crazy'.

A Top Of The Pops appearance is almost a certainty if this single does well - so let's all get behind this release!

All three formats are available for ordering online via:

Amazon:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/index=music&field-artist=Bell%2C%20Andy/202-7713509-3638225

HMV:
http://www.hmv.co.uk/hmvweb/artistIDSearch.do?artistID=341628

BTW Apologies for anyone on the AndyBell.com mailing list who got todays update from the wrong e-mail account (EIS rather than Andybell.com) - that's the problem of using the same software for both mailing lists - one can get easily confused!

Regards

Greg
Erasure Information Service

   

News    

                  19.09.05

Andy Bell "Crazy" - German Single Details

First Andy Bell solo single "Crazy" Single "Crazy" - german cdwill be released in Germany as CD Maxi Single 21st October. Here are details:

CD5: 2005 DE (Sanctuary; SANXD396X)

1. Crazy (Radio Edit)
2. Crazy (Acoustic)
3. Crazy (Cicada Vocal Mix)
4. Crazy (MHC Master Mix)
5. Crazy (King Roc Remix)
6. Crazy (Vince Clarke Remix)

   

News    

                  18.09.05

Vince Clarke Became A Dad!

8th September Vince Clarke became a dad! His wife Tracy gave birth a son and they named him Oscar. Our congratulations to Vince and Tracy!

"Shaking My Soul" - Sound Clip

A clip of the "Shaking My Soul", another track from Andy Bell's forthcoming solo album "Electric Blue" is now online at his website. To listen it go to the "Music" section.

   

News    

                  16.09.05

Erasure Places - Stockholm Metro

T recently spent three wonderful weeks in Stockholm (Sweden) and of course he visited the "Hotorget" metro station. Why he did it? Ok, because Andy and Vince doing some action at this place in Erasure "Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)" video.

Still from "Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)" video

This station was designed by artist Gun Gordillo using white neon lighting. See photos below.

"Hotorget" station

"Hotorget" station

"Hotorget" station

   

News    

                  14.09.05

Claudia Brucken To Make An Appearance At Andy's Performance

Info from http://www.theremusic.com:

Claudia Brucken"...On the 6th October Andy Bell is performing live at Madame JoJo's in Central London, a venue of delight for those who like to dress up and mime to the likes of Nancy Sinatra, Andy Bell, Jessica Simpson and Claudia Brucken. Claudia will be appearing as Andy's special guest. Claudia will only be singing one song, so fans of duets, etc, be prepared for only a brief insight into the idea of Andy and Claudia as double act."

"Crazy (Manhattan Clique Stateside Remix)" - Sound Clip

A clip of the "Crazy (Manhattan Clique Stateside Remix)", which will be released in USA only is now online at Manhattan Clique website.

Russian Andy Interview

A brief phone interview with Andy was aired today on russian TV channel "Rossija" during their morning show "Dobroe utro, Rossija" ("Good morning, Russia"). Andy spoke about his forthcoming album, his Reiki training and told a little joke (thanks to Marina for the info).

German Andy Interview

For those who understand German, there is a new interview with Andy taken by Jens Hoehner. The interview can be read here (thanks to Jens for the link).

"Crazy" And "Electric Blue" Future Chart Postions

This week "Crazy" is at # 4 in UK Future Chart (up from # 12). "Electric Blue" is at # 20 (up from # 33).

   

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                  13.09.05

"The Erasure Show - Live In Cologne" DVD Tracklisting

Here is the tracklisting for the forthcoming Erasure DVD "The Erasure Show - Live In Cologne":

I. Live In Cologne 28/03/05:

1. Intro (Rock-A-Bye-Baby)
2. No Doubt
3. Hideaway
4. Victim Of Love
5. Knocking On Your Door
6. The Circus
7. Breathe
8. Ship Of Fools
9. Drama!
10. All This Time Still Falling Out Of Love
11. Stop!
12. Rapture
13. Ave Maria
14. Breath Of Life
15. A Little Respect
16. I Broke It All In Two
17. Chains Of Love
18. Chorus
19. Love To Hate You
20. Blue Savannah
21. Always
22. Who Needs Love (Like That)
23. Oh L'Amour
24. I Bet You're Mad At Me
25. Sometimes

II. Bonus - Live In Copenhagen 9/06/2003:

1. In My Arms
2. Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)
3. Piano Song

III. Additional:

1. Making Of
2. Interview
3. Time Lapse
4. Breathe (Video)
5. Don't Say You Love Me (Video)
6. All This Time Still Falling Out Of Love (Video)

Tentative release dates are 28th October in Germany and 31st October in UK.


Greg EIS:

Hello!

No you haven't missed several EIS Updates (this is #41), however I've just realised I've twice mis-numbered the previous email updates so this is now the correct issue number.

"The Erasure Show - Live In Cologne" DVD

Yes!! Details for the eagerly anticipated "The Erasure Show - Live in Cologne" DVD can now be revealed!

With 25 songs from this years 'Erasure Show' performance (filmed in Cologne), 3 from the 2003 'The Other Tour' performance (filmed in Copenhagen) plus the addition of bonus material, this DVD is certainly a well rounded package.

The DVD contents is too long to list in this e-mail, therefore visit the EIS releases section for further details:

EIS: http://www.erasureinfo.com/releases/dvds/erasureshow.html

The release date is still to be confirmed.

By the way, if you are in the UK and Ireland and haven't re-submitted your postal details for Mute UK to send you promotional material, then do so now:

EIS: http://www.erasureinfo.com/register/postalupdates.html

EIS Gallery Updated

Some photos of Andy DJing at the Redstar event last Friday have been added to the EIS Gallery:

EIS: http://www.erasureinfo.com/gallery/fanphotos.html

'Electric Blue' (Andy Bell) Vinyl Release

For those of you that don't subscribe to the Andybell.com mailing list (where news regarding Andy's solo work will be announced first) the forthcoming vinyl release of 'Electric Blue' will be limited to just 1,000 copies (and will be electric blue coloured!)

If you are interested in ordering the album online, Amazon.co.uk have both the vinyl and the CD formats available for pre-order:

'Electric Blue' CD (SANCD382): http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000AMUUSA/

'Electric Blue' Vinyl (SANLP382): http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000B6VV06/

Regards

Greg
Erasure Information Service

   

Updates    

                  12.09.05

Added New Pics

Added details of: "Here I Go Impossible Again / All This Time Still Falling Out Of Love" us cd (thanks to Tanya), "Always" mexican promo cd, "Crackers International" uk promo vinyl, "Take A Chance On Me" phillippinean promo vinyl, "Wonderland" argentinian cassette (thanks to Juan Martin Marasco).

   

News    

                  11.09.05

AndyBell.com:

New Clip Online : Crazy (Cicada Vocal Mix)

It's the turn of the Remix CD now!

Available now is a sample of 'Crazy (Cicada Vocal Mix)', which features on the Crazy Remixes CD, in Windows, Real and Quicktime media formats.

http://www.andybell.com/music/index.html

'Electric Blue' Vinyl - Limited Edition

The album 'Electric Blue' (release date 3rd October) is to be released on two formats, CD and vinyl. The vinyl edition will be electric blue coloured (of course!) and will be limited to just 1,000 copies.

If you are interested in ordering the album online, Amazon.co.uk have both the vinyl and the CD formats available for pre-order:

'Electric Blue' CD (SANCD382):
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000AMUUSA/

'Electric Blue' Vinyl (SANLP382):
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000B6VV06/

'The Box' Music Channel

For those of you in the UK, make sure that you tune into the music channel 'The Box' this weekend (10th / 11th Sept), as they will be playing quite a few videos featuring Andy!

They will of course be playing the video for his forthcoming single 'Crazy', but they will also be playing Erasure hits 'Sometimes' and 'Lay All Your Love On Me'.

Feel free to contact 'The Box' via email at: firstplay@thebox.co.uk for requests to play 'Crazy'.

Sky Digital : 449
NTL Home : 606
Telewest : 325

web: http://www.thebox.co.uk

www.andybell.com

   

News    

                  08.09.05

Greg EIS:

Important - UK & Ireland Erasure Postal Database

Mute UK's marketing department send out slipcases to promote forthcoming releases of Erasure singles to those addresses which are held on the Erasure postal database. This database is comprised of the information that is sent in from returned reply cards, addresses submitted via the EIS etc.

As you can imagine, after several years the information contained within this database has gotten stale, therefore it is being wiped and recreated.

If you are resident within the UK or Ireland and wish to continue to receive whatever promotional items that Mute send out, it is important that you add you details to this new database ASAP (there is the possibility of a slipcase being produced for the forthcoming Erasure Show DVD).

You may enter you address details here:

EIS: http://www.erasureinfo.com/register/postalupdates.html

EIS Web Updates

There have been several updates to the EIS website over the past few days:

- Photo Gallery -
A selection of pictures from the recent BBC Radio 2 Blackpool event has been added to the fan gallery, as well as additional photos from 'The Erasure Show'.

EIS: http://www.erasureinfo.com/gallery/fanphotos.html

- Live Appearances -
The 'Tour' section has been replaced with a new section entitled 'Live'. Okay not a huge difference, but it does now list the forthcoming live appearances by Andy.

EIS: http://www.erasureinfo.com/tour

- Ear To The Ground -
This is a new section that summarises all currently known information regarding future Erasure releases / tours that the band have revealed in various interviews etc.

*Important* I should point out that just because something is listed on this page doesn't mean that it is *actually* going to happen (unless otherwise noted) - projects / ideas / plans change all the time. It will be interesting to look back at this page in 12 months and see which of these projects actually happened!

EIS: http://www.erasureinfo.com/news/eartotheground.html

Andybell.com

In a week or two, andybell.com will be running a competition to win signed promo's etc. To be eligible to enter you must be signed up to receive the andybell.com email newsletter.

You may sign up here:

AB.com: http://www.andybell.com/mailinglist/index.html

Cheers!

Greg (aka "Off Da Hook Hung Daddy")

(that makes more sense if you read this: http://www.erasureinfo.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=159608#159608)

Erasure Information Service

   

News    

                  07.09.05

Andy Bell - "Crazy" Video

Now you can download new Andy Bell video for "Crazy" from here.

"Crazy" And "Electric Blue" Future Chart Postions

This week "Crazy" is at # 12 in UK Future Chart (up from # 14). "Electric Blue" is at # 33 (up from # 36).

   

News    

                  05.09.05

Blackpool Illuminations Performance

Andy Bell performed live at the switching on of the Blackpool Illuminations together with Manhattan Clique, Valerie Chalmers and Ann-Marie Gilkes. They performed 6 songs: "Ship Of Fools", "Love To Hate You", "Chorus", "Oh L'Amour", "Stop!" and "Breath Of Life". After their performance the show went live on BBC Radio 2, band McFly came on stage and did 3 songs, but then Erasure returned back to perform "Breathe" and "A Little Respect" which were broadcasted live on Radio 2.

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Andy Bell  Andy Bell

This live show is available to hear again for seven days after broadcast via the BBC Radio Player. More details here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/events/blackpool2005



AndyBell.com:

Claudia Brucken Interview

Claudia Brucken kindly took the time to chat about her recent work with Andy on his Electric Blue album. Also joining the chat was Paul Humphreys (who has partnered with Claudia forming the group Onetwo.)

The first part of this interview is available within the 'Extras' section of andybell.com.

'I Thought It Was You' - Sound Clip

A clip of 'I Thought It Was You', the eagerly anticipated song that features Andy's duet with Jake Shears (from The Scissor Sisters) has been added to the 'Music' section.

BBC Radio 2

Make sure that you tune into BBC Radio 2 between 20:30 and 21:30 on the 2nd September to hear Andy perform live at The Blackpool Illuminations event.

BBC Radio 2 is available live via DAB digital radio, the Internet, Sky Digital, Digital Cable and Freeview. It is also possible to listen to BBC Radio 2 shows for 7 days after broadcast via the BBC Radio 2 website.

Pre-Ordering 'Crazy' / 'Electric Blue'

With Andy's debut solo single and album nearing release, I would like to highlight the importance of pre-ordering and first week purchasing.

Those of you that receive the official Erasure (EIS) email newsletter will be familiar with such promptings - however the importance of a successful chart position for this new project can not be overstated. I realise it may seem obvious, however high chart placements *do* encourage further singles and subsequent live / TV appearances, something that all us fans appreciate and want more of!

So if you are able to, pre-order the album and singles in your local store to demonstrate the demand to retailers, and if you'll be buying the single and / or album then doing so in the first week of release would be great!

Message From 'Manhattan Clique'

"Dear all

It has recently come to our attention that promo only copies of 'Crazy' and 'Electric Blue' have been made available for sale at hugely inflated prices on eBay and through other websites.

Sanctuary Records and the BPI have been forwarded all relevant information concerning this seller and are currently pursuing the matter. It is likely that legal action will follow.

Please report any illegal sales of any Andy Bell promotional item to info@manhattanclique.com, whether it's on eBay or via a private sale.

All information will be treated as confidential and all persons providing useful information will be rewarded.

Thank you for your support."

www.andybell.com


"Runaway" - Sound Clip

A clip of the "Runaway", another track from "Electric Blue" is now online at Manhattan Clique website.

"Crazy" And "Electric Blue" Future Chart Postions

Last week "Crazy" was at # 14 in UK Future Chart (up from # 26). "Electric Blue" was at # 36 (down from # 26).

   

News    

                  02.09.05

Do You Remember Once Upon A Time?

20 years ago, 2nd September 1985 was released first Erasure single "Who Needs Love Like That". So today Erasure celebrating its 20 anniversary! Long live Erasure! Our congratulations to Vince and Andy, thank you for your wonderful music!

Erasure   Erasure

Blackpool Illuminations

Don't forget that Andy Bell will perform a selection of Erasure songs with Manhattan Clique at the switching on of the Blackpool Illuminations today, 2 September. Two songs will also be broadcast live on Radio 2 from 8.30 pm.

More details are at:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/events/blackpool2005

 

News    

                  01.09.05

Andy Bell - "Electric Blue" Cover Artwork

Here is the artwork for the forthcoming Andy Bell solo album "Electric Blue" (out 3rd October in Europe and 4th October in USA). Click picture to enlarge.

Andy Bell "Electric Blue" album

Goldfrapp - "Ooh La La" Promo

Here are details of the 1 track promo CDR of Goldfrapp's "Ooh La La" single that features Andy Bell and Manhattan Clique mix. Click picture to enlarge.

Goldfrapp "Ooh La La" promo CDR    Goldfrapp "Ooh La La" promo CDR    Goldfrapp "Ooh La La" promo CDR

Listed as "Andy Bell Met MHC Mix Edit" it is the full 6:20 "When Andy Bell Met Manhattan Clique Mix".

 
               

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