Other People's Songs

Other People's Songs

by ErasureErasure


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Skipping merrily down a career path that should turn them into the stars of the first synth-pop Vegas revue, Andy Bell and Vince Clarke effortlessly roll out a covers album that would make Tony Bennett proud -- if Tony's heart twinged at Korg squiggles as much as it does for San Francisco. Other People's Songs will bring joy to anyone who enjoys classic songs remixed in a nonstop synthetic torch-song style. Not nearly the kitsch-fest that was Abba-esque, Erasure's '92 interpretations of the Swedish band's hits, this new collection is quite serious about placing standards from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees alongside '70s Englishmen who helped shape Bell and Clarke's own sound. So Buddy Holly, the Righteous Brothers, and Elvis fit comfortably alongside Cockney Rebel's glorious "Make Me Smile," the Buggles' self-manifesting "Video Killed the Radio Star," and Peter Gabriel's "Solsbury Hill." All sound exactly like you'd expect them to, lovingly under-arranged by Clarke, who remains one of electronic pop's masterful melody makers, and simply sung by Bell, who continues to use the limitations of his voice to his advantage. Yes, the world may not need another version of "Can't Help Falling in Love with You," but if you walked into a cabaret and heard Erasure's pop-trance take on it, you'd surely feel like you'd unexpectedly discovered a pot of gold.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/05/2003
Label: Emi Europe Generic
UPC: 0724358031324
catalogNumber: 580313
Rank: 64833


  1. Solsbury Hill
  2. Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime
  3. Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)
  4. Everyday
  5. When Will I See You Again
  6. Walking in the Rain
  7. True Love Always
  8. Ebb Tide
  9. Can't Help Falling in Love
  10. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
  11. Goodnight
  12. Video Killed the Radio Star

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Erasure   Primary Artist
Mick Martin   Vocals
Martin Phillipps   Human Whistle,Bells
Emma Whittle   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Cliff Eberhardt   Composer
Peter Gabriel   Composer
Buddy Holly   Composer
Barry Mann   Composer
Norman Petty   Composer
Robert Maxwell   Composer
Phil Spector   Composer
Dave Bascombe   Producer
Vince Clarke   Contributor
Luigi Creatore   Composer
Geoff Downes   Composer
Kenny Gamble   Composer
Steve Harley   Composer
Leon Huff   Composer
Gareth Jones   Engineer
Hugo Peretti   Composer
Martin Phillipps   Programming
Carl Sigman   Composer
James Warren   Composer
Cynthia Weil   Composer
George David Weiss   Composer
Bruce Woolley   Composer
Andy Bell   Contributor

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