Friday, November 21, 2014

Erasure holiday album gets deluxe treatment

photo: Joe Dilworth
Erasure have announced the deluxe digital edition of their 2013 album, Snow Globe, a collection of original compositions and seasonal classics.

Out Dec. 2, the Snow Globe: Nutcracker Edition features the original album alongside 16 bonus tracks and videos for both singles: “Make It Wonderful” and Erasure’s take on the traditional Latin carol, “Gaudete.”

The package features three previously unreleased tracks, including Knocking Ghost’s remix of “Loving Man. Listen here.

In addition, an acoustic version of the single “Make It Wonderful” is available to stream and share here.

Produced by Erasure, Gareth Jones and Richard X, Snow Globe is unlike the bells and whistles, glitter and tinsel sets that crowd the market come Christmas-time; it’s possessed of something more in the wistfully, strangely subdued celebratory mold of recent seasonal albums by Tracey Thorn and Kate Bush.

Watch the videos for “Gaudete” here and “Make It Wonderful” here.

Erasure, currently on tour through the U.K. and Europe, recently released their sixteenth studio album, The Violet Flame. This jaunt follows their acclaimed U.S. tour (full details below). Tickets are on sale now:

Fans currently have a chance to create their own remix of the track “Sacred." The winner of the competition will have their remix included in the official release of “Sacred,” in addition to snagging a copy of limited edition vinyl of The Violet Flame. Entries will be accepted through the end of December 2014, and a winner will be chosen in January 2015.  For more details, click here:
Snow Globe: Nutcracker Edition Track listing:

Bells Of Love (Isabelle’s Of Love)
Make It Wonderful
Sleep Quietly
Silent Night
Loving Man
The Christmas Song
Bleak Midwinter
Blood On The Snow
There’ll Be No Tomorrow
Midnight clear
White Christmas
Silver Bells 

Bonus Tracks
Gaudete – Acappella
Stop The Cavalry – Acoustic
Silent Night – Instrumental
She Won’t Be Home – Redux
Make It Wonderful – Acoustic
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Redux
White Christmas – Instrumental
Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus
Gaudete – Dave Aude Extended Club Mix
Make It Wonderful – Noel Sanger vs Koishii and Hush Remix
Loving Man – Knocking Ghost Remix – previously unavailable
Gaudete – IKON Remix  - previously unavailable
Sleep Quietly – Maps Remix
Make It Wonderful – Bright Light Bright Light Remix
Gaudete – The Storks Remix
Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus – Remix – previously unavailable

Make It Wonderful 

The Violet Flame tour dates:

23 Nov – Brighton, Dome, UK - w/ Nights – SOLD OUT
24 Nov – Cardiff, St. David's Hall, UK - w/ Nights – SOLD OUT
25 Nov – Preston, Guildhall, UK - w/ Nights
28 Nov- Newcastle, O2 Academy, UK - w/ Nights – SOLD OUT
29 Nov – Wolverhampton, Civic, UK – w/ Shelter – SOLD OUT
30 Nov – Manchester, Apollo, UK - w/ Shelter – SOLD OUT
4 Dec – Cologne, Palladium, GERMANY - w/ Shelter
5 Dec- Dresden, Schlachthof, GERMANY - w/ Shelter
7 Dec – Hamburg, CCH1, GERMANY - w/ Shelter
9 Dec – Berlin, Columbiahalle, GERMANY - w/ Shelter
10 Dec – Aarhus, Musikhus, DENMARK - w/ Shelter
11 Dec – Copenhagen, TAP 1, DENMARK - w/ Shelter
14 Dec – London, Forum, UK – w/ Iris Gold – SOLD OUT
15 Dec – London, Forum, UK – w/ Parralox
30 Dec - New York, NY Terminal 5, USA
31 Dec - New York, NY Terminal 5, USA

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