Erasure ‎– The Innocents

Mute ‎– stumm 55
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 A Little Respect 3:33
A2 Ship Of Fools
Co-producer, Engineer – David Jacob
A3 Phantom Bride 3:22
A4 Chains Of Love
Backing Vocals – Caron Wheeler, Naomi Osborne*
A5 Hallowed Ground 4:00
B1 Sixty-five Thousand 3:23
B2 Heart Of Stone
Brass – The Kickhorns*
B3 Yahoo!
Backing Vocals – Caron Wheeler, Jane Ayre, Naomi Osborne*
B4 Imagination 3:28
B5 Witch In The Ditch 3:43
B6 Weight Of The World
Backing Vocals – Jane Ayre

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On runout grooves, "Penthouse" is the only word stamped, all other characters are hand-etched.

Outer sleeve:
p + c Mute Records 1988
Made in Great Britain

Inner sleeve:
Recorded at Blackwing and Swanyard Studios

℗ 1988 Mute Records Limited © 1988 Mute Records Limited.

Stamper/metalwork by Musitech, High Wycombe

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text On Rear Outer Sleeve): 5 016025 310555
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout Groove Hand-Etched And Stamped): STUMM - 55 - A2 Penthouse MT. NW/SR
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout Groove Hand-Etched And Stamped): STUMM - 55 - B2. MT. Penthouse NW/SR
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5016025310555

Other Versions (5 of 86) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
cd stumm 55 Erasure The Innocents(CD, Album, RP) Mute cd stumm 55 UK Unknown Sell This Version
MUT 2009 Erasure The Innocents(LP, Album) Mute MUT 2009 Zimbabwe 1988 Sell This Version
cd stumm 55 Erasure The Innocents(CD, Album, RE) Mute cd stumm 55 UK Unknown Sell This Version
STUMKA 55, STUMKA-55 Erasure The Innocents(Cass, Album) Mute, Mute STUMKA 55, STUMKA-55 Scandinavia 1988 Sell This Version
6186-2 Erasure The Innocents(CD, Album) Sum Records (2), Mute 6186-2 Argentina 1998 Sell This Version



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December 30, 2014
Although Erasure had some good tracks on 'Wild!'(1989) and 'Chorus'(1991), plus a good single in 'Always'(1994), their best three albums were their first. 'The Innocents'(1988) was the best of the bunch, containing some great singles and, more importantly, superb album tracks. It was a proper album, with a similar style throughout and no fillers.
As Erasure's music has never seen the light of day outside of Vince Clarke's computer hard drive, unsurprisingly, the 2011 remasters of 'Wonderland' and 'The Circus' offer little in the way of sound improvement. 'The Innocents'' 2009 remaster, however, is worth acquiring as the original recordings were considerably quieter than the rest of their catalogue.