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Erasure - Nightbird as reviewed by radius

March 4, 2005
edited over 16 years ago
This may stand out as one of their strongest releases to date. And, I liked "Loveboat," & "Cowboy," holds too many
personal meanings to list here.

Anyhow, it harkens back to some of sonic soundscapes of 1995's "Erasure," which is kind of ironic, as Vince solely used software in the arrangement and recording of this album. This is of course, a deviation from his standard analog synth roots. Even still the music and especially Andy's vocals come across even more soulful than ever. I really believe that his delivery is what makes or breaks many an Erasure track.

"Breathe," is truly a beautiful tune, and I can't figure out the reason why I can't get it out of my head. I've been listening to it non-stop since the album came out. With the additional background vocals of Jill Walsh, it again brings Andy's full vocal range to the surface. You can sense the duality of angst/relief in his voice, while listening to the heartfelt lyrics. This track is a must listen for anyone who has ever been in a situation where they were struggling with the decision whether to stay or go, whatever that may be. Listen to it a few times, and you'll probably get what I am speaking of. Yeah, I'm really a sap at heart.

Including the aforementioned "Breathe," the standout tracks are:

"Here I Go Impossible Again"
"I'll Be There"
"Because Our Love Is Real"
"All This Time Still Falling Out Of Love"
"Sweet Surrender"
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Erasure - Nightbird as reviewed by radius

March 3, 2005
edited over 16 years ago
This may stand out as one of their strongest releases to date. And, I liked "Loveboat," & "Cowboy," holds too many
personal meanings to list here.

Anyhow, it harkens back to some of sonic soundscapes of 1995's "Erasure," which is kind of ironic, as Vince solely used software in the arrangement and recording of this album. This is of course, a deviation from his standard analog synth roots. Even still the music and especially Andy's vocals come across even more soulful than ever. I really believe that his delivery is what makes or breaks many an Erasure track.

"Breathe," is truly a beautiful tune, and I can't figure out the reason why I can't get it out of my head. I've been listening to it non-stop since the album came out. With the additional background vocals of Jill Walsh, it again brings Andy's full vocal range to the surface. You can sense the duality of angst/relief in his voice, while listening to the heartfelt lyrics. This track is a must listen for anyone who has ever been in a situation where they were struggling with the decision whether to stay or go, whatever that may be. Listen to it a few times, and you'll probably get what I am speaking of. Yeah, I'm really a sap at heart.
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December 16, 2002
Saffron is Rui Da Silva.
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November 17, 2002
The correct spelling for this artist is Argonout (a.k.a. Mo Shic Shlomi). This outfit tends to be confused with Mike Koglin & Dave Ralph's
outfit The Argonauts.