Erasure ‎– Oh L'Amour

Mute ‎– MUTE 45
Vinyl, 7", Single, 45 RPM

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A Oh L'Amour
Mixed By – Daniel MillerMixed By [Assistant] – Phil (The Fegg) Legg*
B March On Down The Line
Mixed By [Assistant] – P. Legg*

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This first edition came in a powder blue sleeve with 'Thomas the Tank Engine' graphics. It was withdrawn due to legal issues and replaced with either an edition in die-cut sleeve MUTE 45, or an edition in a whole black sleeve <a href=>MUTE 45<a/>.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Handwritten etchings Side A): 7-MUTE-45-A¹ MPO- timtom
  • Matrix / Runout (Handwritten etchings Side B): 7-MUTE-45-B¹ R MPO-

Other Versions (5 of 62) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ETUM 811 Erasure Oh L'Amour(12") Mute ETUM 811 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
L12 Mute 045 Erasure Oh L'Amour(12", Single, W/Lbl) Mute L12 Mute 045 UK 1986 Sell This Version
MUTS 205 Erasure Oh L'Amour(7", Single) A&M Records MUTS 205 Zimbabwe 1986 Sell This Version
MUTE 45 Erasure Oh L'Amour(7", Single) Mute MUTE 45 Ireland 1986 Sell This Version
MUTE 45 Erasure Oh L'Amour(7", Single, Die) Mute MUTE 45 UK 1986 Sell This Version


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December 14, 2008
edited 9 months ago
Reading about the legal struggle regarding this beautiful sleeve, the reason for withdrawal very probably lays more in addition to the song's homoerotic innuendo in the face of the homophobic music industry of the times. Thus, too bad this edition was withdrawn.

Erasure's early catalogue featuring picture book-like fantasy world radiates with nostalgia on their sleeves, and such all of them are worth a collector's own. The songs themselves mark a decent point for the duo that was just starting out, maintaing Clarke's songwriting talent - 'Oh L'amour' is a nice, soothing powerful disco ballad and somewhat easily (if not radically) softer sequel to the previous Yazoo. Although Bell's voice here is far more childish than Alf's, still it continued to accompany Clarke's synthetic arrangements to great effect.

January 25, 2003
Originally released with a 'Thomas The Tank Engine' Picture sleeve, that had to be withdrawn.
The Record Collecter price guide used to list this as being worth £10 (UK), though the value has now dropped. The 12" version is still valued at £18 (UK)
So if you see a new copy as I did for 10 pence, then grab it.