And why the Dickens not? Twenty-eight years in, Vince Clarke and Andy Bell, otherwise known as Erasure, decide it’s time to throw their Santa hats into the ring and record a Christmas album.
Alongside studied new versions of standards like the ever-haunting ‘Bleak Midwinter’ and ‘Silent Night’, the pair offers up some new tracks that rank among the best things they’ve delivered in the last decade.
‘Loving Man’ finds them in emphatic high-energy mode, while opener ‘Bells Of Love’ (listen below) has all the trademark emotional peaks and troughs of the classic Erasure ballad.
Get some eggnog inside you and give this enduring pair a little respect.
Words: Mat Smith
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