180 Gram Vinyl Record
30th Anniversary Edition!
Synth-pop classic featuring smash hits "Oh L'Amour," "Who Needs Love Like That," and "My Heart So Blue"
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from real analog tapes
180-gram RTI pressing; deluxe old style tip-on jacket from Stoughton Printing
What if Depeche Mode just wanted to dance? Wonderland is the classic 1986 debut of Erasure, formed by songwriter/synth player Vince Clarke and singer Andy Bell. Produced by Flood, Wonderland is accessible and catchy synth pop, but also sharp, emotionally charged and redolent of heartache. Erasure delivered massive hits in the U.K. and the U.S. with radio and club staples such as "Oh L'Amour" and "Who Needs Love Like That."
Vince Clarke was a groundbreaking synth-pop pioneer before Wonderland. Prior to forming Erasure, Clarke wrote nearly all of songs on Depeche Mode's iconic first album, Speak and Spell, before moving on to form Yazoo with Alison Moyet (Yaz in the U.S.). Remarkably Clarke found Andy Bell by placing a newspaper ad. The flamboyant Bell was among pop's first openly gay stars, and his high-pitched voice has a soulful power that's an arresting complement to Clarke's inspired melodies.
Wonderland is sourced from beautifully preserved 30-ips tapes that say both "Master" and "production copy." You be the judge! What is certain is that these are the best and perhaps the only existing analog tapes for this classic release! When mastering this LP we compared what we were hearing from the tapes to original U.S. and U.K. LPs. Mastering notes included with the tapes show that the original LP was bass-limited from 40Hz down. Of course we restored the wonderfully full bass response that's present on the tapes, and mastered wide open with no compression applied. The result is an alive and pulsing beat with foundation like you've never heard — the best Wonderland has ever sounded!
|Who Needs Love Like That|
|Cry So Easy|
|Love Is A Loser|
|March On Down The Line|
|My Heart… So Blue|