Erasure round off their highly successful campaign for The Violet Flame (review here) with the release of Sacred on 16 March on Mute Records. Sacred, one of the highlights of both the album and the tour that accompanied it, will be available on CD (CDMUTE532) and download (iMUTE532) and comes with a whole host of remixes. The tracklisting is:
1. Sacred - Single Mix
2. Sacred - Chris Cox Remix
4. Sacred - Vibora Park Remix
4. Sacred - Black Light Odyssey Remix
5. Sacred - Rich B & Phil Marriot Remix
6. Sacred - Chris Cox DUB
7. Sacred - 88Ninety's Stellar Mix8 Vox Remix
8. Sacred - Blend Remix Competition Winner
9. Sacred - Live Rehearsal Version
Straightaway, the Black Light Odyssey Remix jumps out as their previous remix work for Depeche Mode (especially the gorgeous remix of The Sun & The Rainfall for the Remixes 81-11 campaign) has always been first class. Track 8 will be interesting too as it will be a remix by a fan following a recent competition the band ran. The winner and therefore the identity of the remixer, will be revealed in February.
Happily for collectors like me, this cd will fit into the slipcase issued with the Reason single to finish off the boxset for this album. Add that to my The Violet Flame deluxe boxset and the coloured vinyl album and you've got a rather smashing set of items. The whole The Violet Flame campaign has been great from beginning to end and the two gigs I saw in Edinburgh and Glasgow were outstanding. Let's hope it's not too long before Vince and Andy are back.
Pre-order the single here http://www.
Listen to the Chris Cox remix here https://soundcloud.com/erasureinfo/erasure-sacred-chris-cox-remix