Erasure, circa 'The Circus'

The first and second full-length albums from classic synthpop duo Erasure — 1986’s Wonderland and 1987’s The Circus — will be reissued this summer in deluxe 2CD/1DVD packages stuffed with bonus remixes, B-sides, live sessions, music videos, TV performances and vintage concert footage.

Due out July 4 in the U.K. via EMI Music, the expanded editions — which follow the similar reissue of 1988’s The Innocents in 2009 — each include a remastered edition of the original album on the first disc, plus a few bonus tracks apiece. The second disc on each reissues  includes B-sides, 12-inch mixes and BBC live sessions — including six unreleased session cuts on the 25th anniversary Wonderland reissue.

As for the DVDs — all-region NTSC discs — the Wonderland reissue includes three promo videos and a 14-track, previously unreleased concert filmed Aug. 8, 1986, in Stockholm, Sweden. And the Circus reissue’s DVD includes four promo videos, four “Top of the Pops” appearances from 1986 and 1987, and the 13-track, previously VHS-only “Live at the Seaside” concert film, recorded April 17, 1987, in Brighton, England.

See tracklists for Erasure’s ‘Wonderland’ and ‘The Circus’ reissues after the jump…

Erasure, 'Wonderland'

Tracklist: Erasure, Wonderland: 25th Anniversary Special Edition

DISC 1: Original Album +
1. “Who Needs Love Like That”
2. “Reunion”
3. “Cry So Easy”
4. “Push Me Shove Me”
5. “Heavenly Action”
6. “Say What”
7. “Love Is A Loser”
8. “Senseless”
9. “My Heart… So Blue”
10. “Oh L’Amour”
11. “Pistol”
12. “Say What” (Remix)
13. “March On Down The Line?” (Remix)
14. “Senseless” (Remix)

DISC 2: B-Sides, Mixes and Sessions
1. “Who Needs Love Like That” (Mexican Mix)
2. “Push Me Shove Me” (Extended As Far As Possible Mix)
3. “Don’t Say No” (Ruby Red Mix)
4. “Heavenly Action” (12″ Mix)
5. “March On Down The Line”
6. “Oh L’Amour” (PWL Funky Sisters Say ‘Ooh La La’)
7. “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!” (Remix)
8. “Cry So Easy” (Radio 1 Session: Bruno Brookes, 15/11/85 *)
9. “Who Needs Love Like That” (Radio 1 Session: Bruno Brookes, 15/11/85 *)
10. “Senseless” (Radio 1 Session, 5/12/85 *)
11. “Heavenly Action” (Radio 1 Session, 5/12/85 *)
12. “Say What?” (Radio 1 Session, 5/12/85 *)
13. “Push Me Shove Me” (Radio 1 Session, 5/12/85 *)
* Previously unreleased

DVD
Promo Videos:

1. “Who Needs Love Like That”
2. “Heavenly Action”
3. “Oh L’Amour”
‘Live at Karlsson, Stockholm’ 8/8/86:
4. “Pistol”
5. “Senseless”
6. “Heavenly Action”
7. “Reunion”
8. “Sometimes”
9. “Who Needs Love Like That”
10. “Cry So Easy”
11. “My Heart…So Blue”
12. “March On Down The Line”
13. “Say What”
14. “Sexuality”
15. “Oh L’Amour”
16. “Push Me Shove Me”
17. “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!”

Erasure, 'The Circus'

Tracklist: Erasure, The Circus: Special Expanded Edition

DISC 1: Original Album +
1. “It Doesn’t Have To Be”
2. “Hideaway”
3. “Don’t Dance”
4. “If I Could”
5. “Sexuality”
6. “Victim Of Love”
7. “Leave Me To Bleed”
8. “Sometimes”
9. “The Circus”
10. “Spiralling”
11. “In The Hall Of The Mountain King” (From the Peer Gynt Suite by Greig)
12. “Sometimes” (12″ Mix)
13. “It Doesn’t Have To Be” (Boop Oopa Doo Mix)

DISC 2: B-Sides, Mixes and Sessions
1. “Sexuality” (12″ Mix)
2. “Sometimes” (Shiver Mix)
3. “The Circus” (Bareback Rider Mix)
4. “Who Needs Love Like That” (Betty Boop Mix)
5. “It Doesn’t Have To Be” (Cement Mix)
6. “The Soldier’s Return” (The Return Of The Radical Radcliffe Mix)
7. “Victim Of Love” (Vixen Vitesse Mix)
8. “If I Could” (Japanese Mix)
9. “The Circus” (Radio 1 Session, 10/3/87)
10. “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!” (Radio 1 Session, 10/3/87)
11. “Spiralling” (Radio 1 Session, 10/3/87)
12. “Phantom Bride” (Radio 1 Session, 10/3/87)

DVD
Promo Videos:

1. “Sometimes”
2. “It Doesn’t Have To Be”
3. “Victim Of Love”
4. “The Circus”
TV Performances:
5. “Sometimes” (TOTP, 20/11/86)
6. “It Doesn’t Have To Be” (TOTP, 19/3/87)
7. “Victim Of Love” (TOTP, 5/6/87)
8. “The Circus” (TOTP, 22/10/87)
‘Live At The Seaside’ 17/4/87″
9. “Safety In Numbers”
10. “Victim Of Love”
12. “It Doesn’t Have To Be”
13. “Don’t Dance”
14. “Who Needs Love (Like That)”
15. “Leave Me To Bleed”
16. “If I Could”
17. “Oh L’Amour”
18. “The Circus”
19. “Say What”
20. “Sometimes”
21. “Spiralling”
22. “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!”

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