The band were on good form on night despite Andy mixing up some lyrics as usual! With the exception of the Acoustic Tour in , all the tours the band have done from the turn of the century have musically sounded pretty much the same with Vince no longer hitting the road with a collection of synths but instead just taking his laptop.
The arrangements found here are slightly different than on previous tours which helps differentiate this collection of live tracks from other recent live albums and concert bootlegs, which is certainly welcome.
Overall, the CD makes for a pleasant, if not essential, companion to the album. The limited edition box set of The Violet Flame also includes an exclusive third CD which contains remixes of each song from the album. The Violet Flame Remixed is inconsistent in its quality with a few too many fairly generic dance remixes that don't hit the sweet spot.
The less said about the terrible Daniel Miller Sacred remix the better though! Those who bought the box set were also treated to a download of the DJ Mix of the album. As too is the bit FLAC file download of the album that is also available to those who bought the box set.
FLAC files not only offer far superior sound than MP3s, but being bit means the sound quality is actually even higher than that found on the CD which uses a bit digital format.
Arguably only an audiophile using high end speakers or headphones can tell the difference between the FLAC files vs CD sound but it is nice to finally see Mute embracing high fidelity digital formats. After nearly a decade, Nightbird finally has a viable contender for the best Erasure album of the 21st century which speaks volumes for how much The Violet Flame is a return to form for the band.
There isn't a single weak track, Andy's got his mojo back when it comes to writing lyrics and the production is slick, layered and inventive throughout. Much credit needs to go to producer Richard X who not only has given the album a modern sheen whilst staying true to the band's trademark sound, but was actually so involved in helping forge the album that for the first time ever the band decided to give the producer a writing credit for the whole album.
Simply put, The Violet Flame shines dazzlingly bright and is an album not to be missed. Below are some fan reviews written by visitors to this very site.
Once you've read these, please feel free to use the form at the end of the page to write your own review. I throw this album in with Tomorrows World. It seems like another Andy Bell solo effort. I swear this is the same drum loop heard in every modern club track since I also feel the chorus is weak. I feel that part would fit nice in a true erasure track. The sequences just run throughout the whole song too. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip.
Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Any act that has been around as long as Erasure is bound to have seen some ups and downs, both commercially and creatively. And Andy Bell knows it. The Violet Flame.
Erasure September 22, Add to Wishlist. Listen to this album and millions more. First month free. The Violet Flame is the 16th studio album by English synthpop duo Erasure.
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Elevation BT Remix Lyrics. Sometimes Lyrics. Blue Savannah Lyrics. Chains of Love Lyrics. Breathe Lyrics. Ship of Fools Lyrics. Hideaway Lyrics. Heavenly Action Lyrics. Victim of Love Lyrics. Reason Carter Tutti remix edit Lyrics. Dead of Night Lyrics. Elevation Lyrics. Promises Lyrics.Sep 26, · With Erasure's 16th studio album, The Violet Flame the globally-adored duo of Andy Bell and Vince Clarke have created another stunning success of emotionally-charged electro-pop with euphoric, synth-fuelled melodies that strike instantly into the heart/5(23).