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Classic Pop Erasure Exclusive

Andy Bell and Vince Clarke have given Classic Pop an exclusive listen to an acoustic version of In My Arms, lifted from the new 2CD Deluxe Hardback Book edition of 1997’s classic album, Cowboy.

Released through Mute/BMG on 31 May, this expanded release features rarities and new remixes by Blancmange, Telex and Stealing Sheep.

This deluxe edition of their eighth studio album, features a rare acoustic version of In My Arms, giving the sublime synth-pop ballad a more intimate feel. Listen below:

The anthemic Don’t Say Your Love Is Killing Me has a new remix by Belgium synth pop maestros, Telex, while Rain is given the remix treatment for this release by Blancmange  and outsider pop trio Stealing Sheep.

Erasure Exclusive reissue

Produced by Gareth Jones (Depeche Mode, Liars, Yann Tiersen), and Neil McLellan (The Prodigy), the album was recorded at studios in Spain and London, and was released in North America on Madonna’s Maverick label. This new edition of Cowboy is packed with a booklet that features sleeve notes by Mat Smith and exclusive photographs by Peter Ashworth, and includes three previously unreleased remixes, along with B-Sides, demos, classic remixes, an extended version of their cover of Blondie’s Rapture, and rarities – full tracklisting below:


Worlds On Fire
Reach Out
In My Arms
Don’t Say Your Love Is Killing Me
How Can I Say
Save Me Darling
Love Affair


Rain (Al Stone Mix)
Rapture (Extended Version)
In The Name Of The Heart
First Contact (Vocal Mix)
Reach Out (Alternative Lyrics)
In My Arms (Acoustic Version)
Magic Moments (Alternative Mix)
My Love
Worlds On Fire (Demo Version)
In My Arms (Love To Infinity Stratomaster Mix US Edit)
Don’t Say Your Love Is Killing Me (Telex Remix)
Rain (Blancmange Remix)
Don’t Say Your Love Is Killing Me (Flashback Vox)
In My Arms (Crumbling Down Extended Instrumental Remix)
Rain (Stealing Sheep Remix)
Heart Of Glass (Live In Oxford)

This is the latest release in a series of Erasure 2CD Deluxe Hardback Editions and can be pre-ordered here

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