Erasure Wonderland 30th Anniversary Edition 180g LP
30th Anniversary Edition Released on 180g Dead Quiet
Vinyl Pressed at RTI!
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio!
100% Analog Mastering from Real Analog Tapes!
Intervention Records is thrilled to announce its 30th anniversary vinyl reissues
of Erasure's 1980's classics Wonderland and The Circus. These two 1st Wave
1980's hits are the latest LPs to comprise IR’s ongoing “(Re)Discover Series.”
Wonderland is Erasure's 1986 debut. Produced by Flood, Wonderland is accessible
and catchy synth pop, but also sharp, emotionally charged and redolent of
heartache. Wonderland delivered massive hits in the UK and the US with radio and
club staples like “Oh L’Amour,” "My Heart ... So Blue" and “Who Needs Love Like
Erasure is groundbreaking songwriter/synth player Vince Clarke and singer Andy
Bell. Prior to forming Erasure, Clarke wrote nearly all of songs on Depeche
Mode’s iconic first album, Speak and Spell, before moving on to form Yazoo with
Alison Moyet (Yaz in the US). Remarkably Clarke found Andy Bell by placing an ad
in a UK newspaper. The flamboyant Bell was among pop’s first openly gay stars,
and his high-pitched voice has a soulful power that’s an arresting complement to
Clarke’s inspired synth melodies.
The album is mastered 100% AAA analog by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from
UK-sourced analog tapes- the UK stereo/production master for Wonderland. The
bass foundation is fully restored to make this new Intervention reissue the
definitive listening experience for this classic LP!
"Wonderland is sourced from beautifully preserved 30-ips tapes that say both
"Master" and "production copy." You be the judge! What is certain is that these
are the best and perhaps the only existing analog tapes for this classic
release! When mastering this LP we compared what we were hearing from the tapes
to original US and UK LPs. Mastering notes included with the tapes show that the
original LP was bass-limited from 40Hz down. Of course we restored the
wonderfully full bass response that's present on the tapes, and mastered wide
open with no compression applied. The result is an alive and pulsing beat with
foundation like you've never heard- the best Wonderland has ever sounded!" -
You know those songs that come up on the radio when you’re driving and you crank
up the volume to 11 and sing your lungs out? That’s the spirit of what
Intervention’s (Re)Discover Series is all about! Taking these FM classics and
presenting them in “like you’ve never heard it before” sound quality so you can
get that same blast of energy and excitement on your hi-fi at home. The hallmark
of this series will be 100% analog mastering from real analog tapes. Combining
superior master sources with the truly full-range mastering chain at Cohearent
Audio and RTI’s dead quiet vinyl pressing means that you’ll hear these FM
staples with power, majesty and musical detail like it’s the first time.
(Re)Discover these sonic treasures with us!
• 30th Anniversary Edition
• 100% Analog Mastering from Real Analog Tapes
• Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
• Dead Quiet 180g Vinyl
• Pressed at RTI
• Exquisitely Restored Cover Art Printed by Stoughton
1. Who Needs Love Like That
3. Cry So Easy
5. Heavenly Action
1. Say What
2. Love Is A Loser
3. March On Down The Line
4. My Heart... So Blue
5. Oh, L'Amour