ERASURE to release 2CD Deluxe Hardback Book edition of 1997’s classic ‘Cowboy’ album


ERASURE (Andy Bell and Vince Clarke) will release the 2CD Deluxe Hardback Book edition of 1997’s classic Cowboy album on Mute / BMG on 31 May 2024.

Cowboy – their eighth studio album, originally released in March 1997 – saw the duo return to the UK Albums Top 10 and lead single, ‘In My Arms’ can be heard below in a rare acoustic version, giving the synth-pop ballad a more intimate feel. ‘Don’t Say Your Love Is Killing Me’ soon followed, and the 2CD collection includes a new remix by Belgium synth pop maestros, Telex. The third single ‘Rain’ is given the remix treatment for this release by Blancmange, who celebrate their 45th 2024, and outsider pop trio Stealing Sheep.

Listen to ‘In My Arms (Acoustic)’ BELOW:

Produced by Gareth Jones (Depeche Mode, Liars, Yann Tiersen), and Neil McLellan (The Prodigy), the album was recorded in studios in sunny Spain and in London, and released in North America on Madonna’s Maverick label. This new edition of Erasure is packed with a booklet that features sleeve notes by Electronic Sound’s Mat Smith and exclusive photographs by Peter Ashworth, and includes three previously unreleased remixes, along with B-Sides, demos, classic remixes, an extended version of their cover of Blondie’s ‘Rapture’, and rarities – full tracklisting below.

This is the latest release in a series of 2CD Deluxe Hardback Editions. Erasure’s eighteenth studio album, The Neon, was released in 2020, going straight into the UK Official Albums Chart at #4 – their highest chart position since I Say I Say I Say.

Worlds On Fire
Reach Out
In My Arms
Don’t Say Your Love Is Killing Me
How Can I Say
Save Me Darling
Love Affair

Rain (Al Stone Mix)
Rapture (Extended Version)
In The Name Of The Heart
First Contact (Vocal Mix)
Reach Out [Alternative Lyrics]
In My Arms (Acoustic Version)
Magic Moments (Alternative Mix)
My Love
Worlds On Fire (Demo Version)
In My Arms (Love To Infinity Stratomaster Mix US Edit)
Don’t Say Your Love Is Killing Me (Telex Remix)
Rain (Blancmange Remix)
Don’t Say Your Love Is Killing Me (Flashback Vox)
In My Arms (Crumbling Down Extended Instrumental Remix)
Rain (Stealing Sheep Remix)
Heart Of Glass (Live In Oxford)


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