Qobuz Store wallpaper
Categories:
Cart 0

Your cart is empty

Erasure|I Say I Say I Say (Expanded Edition) [2021 Remaster] ((2021 Expanded Edition) [2021 Remaster])

I Say I Say I Say (Expanded Edition) [2021 Remaster] ((2021 Expanded Edition) [2021 Remaster])

Erasure

Available in
16-Bit CD Quality 44.1 kHz - Stereo

Unlimited Streaming

Listen to this album in high quality now on our apps

Start my trial period and start listening to this album

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Subscribe

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Digital Download

Purchase and download this album in a wide variety of formats depending on your needs.

Language available : english

Released three years after Chorus, I Say I Say I Say found Erasure for the first time fully interested in essentially staying in place. The album as a whole is at base an attractively redressed version of what the duo had already done, the occasional slight surprise notwithstanding. While Clarke in particular shows some virtuosity with his performances, helped by Human League/Heaven 17 veteran Martyn Ware's production, I Say lacks any real novelty (certainly Bell's singing isn't going to change any earlier perceptions, positive or negative). It's not as experimentally indulgent as the self-titled album or unfortunately unmemorable as Cowboy, but it's still not quite the group at its sharp pop finest track for track. When it does succeed, though, it has plenty of the flash and verve of old. "Always," the wonderful ballad that was the album's lead single, with a slightly quirky opening, strong verses both musically and lyrically, and a flat-out brilliant chorus, Bell's impassioned delivery one of his finest moments. I Say's lead-off one/two combination is also a winner; "Take Me Back" also plays the sweeping, slow card effectively, Bell in particular getting in some fine singing. "I Love Saturday," meanwhile, neatly balances pepped up energy on Clarke's part with a lower-key delivery from Bell, a striking combination that makes for a better result than the strident, full-on pep of "Run to the Sun." Other winners include "Man in the Moon," which has a delightful chorus with a sweetly silly pipe/synth melody, "So the Story Goes," and "Miracle," the last two of which feature the singing of a cathedral choir. It's a nice look ahead to the reach of the self-titled record, though, with more pop-friendly song lengths and two of Bell's best, strongest performances on the album.
© Ned Raggett /TiVo

More info

I Say I Say I Say (Expanded Edition) [2021 Remaster] ((2021 Expanded Edition) [2021 Remaster])

Erasure

launch qobuz app I already downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS Open

download qobuz app I have not downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS yet Download the Qobuz app

You are currently listening to samples.

Listen to over 70 million songs with an unlimited streaming plan.

Listen to this album and more than 70 million songs with your unlimited streaming plans.

1
Take Me Back (2021 Remaster)
00:04:55

Andy Bell, Composer, Vocals, Writer - Vince Clarke, Composer, Writer, Instruments - Erasure, MainArtist

© 1994 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company ℗ 1994 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company

2
I Love Saturday (2021 Remaster)
00:04:02

Andy Bell, Composer, Vocals, Writer - Vince Clarke, Composer, Writer, Instruments - Erasure, MainArtist

© 1994 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company ℗ 1994 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company

3
Man in the Moon (2021 Remaster)
00:04:06

Andy Bell, Composer, Vocals, Writer - Vince Clarke, Composer, Writer, Instruments - Erasure, MainArtist

© 1994 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company ℗ 1994 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company

4
So the Story Goes (2021 Remaster)
00:04:08

Andy Bell, Composer, Vocals, Writer - Vince Clarke, Composer, Writer, Instruments - Erasure, MainArtist

© 1994 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company ℗ 1994 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company

5
Run to the Sun (2021 Remaster)
00:04:25

Andy Bell, Composer, Vocals, Writer - Vince Clarke, Composer, Writer, Instruments - Erasure, MainArtist

© 1994 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company ℗ 1994 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company

6
Always (2021 Remaster)
00:03:57

Andy Bell, Composer, Vocals, Writer - Vince Clarke, Composer, Writer, Instruments - Erasure, MainArtist

© 1994 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company ℗ 1994 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company

7
All Through the Years (2021 Remaster)
00:04:59

Andy Bell, Composer, Vocals, Writer - Vince Clarke, Composer, Writer, Instruments - Erasure, MainArtist

© 1994 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company ℗ 1994 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company

8
Blues Away (2021 Remaster)
00:05:01

Andy Bell, Composer, Vocals, Writer - Vince Clarke, Composer, Writer, Instruments - Erasure, MainArtist

© 1994 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company ℗ 1994 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company

9
Miracle (2021 Remaster)
00:04:12

Andy Bell, Composer, Vocals, Writer - Vince Clarke, Composer, Writer, Instruments - Erasure, MainArtist

© 1994 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company ℗ 1994 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company

10
Because You're so Sweet (2021 Remaster)
00:04:19

Andy Bell, Composer, Vocals, Writer - Vince Clarke, Composer, Writer, Instruments - Erasure, MainArtist

© 1994 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company ℗ 1994 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company

11
Tragic (Live Vocal) (2021 Remaster)
00:04:19

Andy Bell, Composer, Vocals - Vince Clarke, Composer, Instruments - Erasure, MainArtist

© 1994 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company ℗ 1994 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company

12
Tenderest Moments (2021 Remaster)
00:05:29

Andy Bell, Composer, Vocals - Vince Clarke, Composer, Instruments - Erasure, MainArtist

© 1994 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company ℗ 1994 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company

13
Ghost (2021 Remaster)
00:06:13

Andy Bell, Composer, Vocals - Vince Clarke, Composer, Instruments - Erasure, MainArtist

© 1994 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company ℗ 1994 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company

14
Truly, Madly, Deeply (2021 Remaster)
00:04:27

Andy Bell, Composer, Vocals - Vince Clarke, Composer, Instruments - Erasure, MainArtist

© 1994 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company ℗ 1994 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company

15
Dodo (2021 Remaster)
00:03:33

Andy Bell, Composer, Vocals - Vince Clarke, Composer, Instruments - Erasure, MainArtist

© 1994 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company ℗ 1994 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company

16
Tragic (Instrumental) (2021 Remaster)
00:04:19

Andy Bell, Composer - Vince Clarke, Composer, Instruments - Martyn Ware, Producer - Erasure, MainArtist

© 1994 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company ℗ 1994 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company

17
Always (Extended Mix) (2021 Remaster)
00:06:12

Andy Bell, Composer, Vocals, Writer - Vince Clarke, Composer, Writer, Instruments - Erasure, MainArtist

© 1994 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company ℗ 1994 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company

18
I Love Saturday (Ian Levine Remix) (2021 Remaster)
00:05:48

Andy Bell, Composer, Vocals, Writer - Vince Clarke, Composer, Writer, Instruments - Erasure, MainArtist - Ian Levine, Remixer

© 1994 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company ℗ 2021 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company

19
Run to the Sun (Beatmasters' Intergalactic Mix 7") (2021 Remaster)
00:03:55

Andy Bell, Composer, Vocals, Writer - Vince Clarke, Composer, Writer, Instruments - Martyn Ware, Producer - Beatmasters, Remixer - Erasure, MainArtist

© 1994 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company ℗ 1994 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company

20
Always (Cappella Club Remix Edit) (2021 Remaster)
00:05:31

Andy Bell, Composer, Vocals, Writer - Vince Clarke, Composer, Writer, Instruments - Erasure, MainArtist - Capella Club, Remixer

© 1994 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company ℗ 1994 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company

21
Because You're so Sweet (BBC Radio 1 Session) (2021 Remaster)
00:04:07

Andy Bell, Composer, Writer - Vince Clarke, Composer, Writer - Erasure, MainArtist

© 1994 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company ℗ 2021 BBC

22
Heart of Glass (BBC Radio 1 Session) [2021 Remaster] (2021 Master)
00:02:50

Erasure, MainArtist - Deborah Harry, Composer, Writer - Christopher Stein, Composer, Writer

© 1994 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company ℗ 2021 BBC

23
Siempre
00:03:54

Andy Bell, Composer - Vince Clarke, Composer - Erasure, MainArtist

© 1994 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company ℗ 2016 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company

24
Run to the Sun (Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun Mix) [Chris & Cosey Remix] (2021 Remaster)
00:06:21

Andy Bell, Composer, Vocals, Writer - Vince Clarke, Composer, Writer, Instruments - Martyn Ware, Producer - Erasure, MainArtist - Chris & Cosey, Remixer

© 1994 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company ℗ 1994 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company

25
I Love Saturday (Demo) (2021 Remaster)
00:02:19

Andy Bell, Composer, Vocals, Writer - Vince Clarke, Composer, Writer, Instruments - Erasure, MainArtist

© 1994 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company ℗ 2021 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company

26
Miracle (Later With Jools Holland) (2021 Remaster)
00:04:52

Andy Bell, Composer, Writer - Vince Clarke, Composer, Writer - Erasure, MainArtist

© 1994 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company ℗ 2021 BBC

27
Because You're so Sweet (Later With Jools Holland) (2021 Remaster)
00:03:34

Andy Bell, Composer, Writer - Vince Clarke, Composer, Writer - Erasure, MainArtist

© 1994 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company ℗ 2021 BBC

28
Always (Acoustic Version) (2021 Remaster)
00:03:56

Andy Bell, Composer, Vocals, Writer - Vince Clarke, Composer, Writer, Instruments - Erasure, MainArtist

© 1994 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company ℗ 2021 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company

29
So the Story Goes (Choral Mix) (2021 Remaster)
00:04:13

Andy Bell, Composer, Vocals, Writer - Vince Clarke, Composer, Writer, Instruments - Erasure, MainArtist

© 1994 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company ℗ 2021 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company

30
I Love Saturday (Flower Mix) (2021 Remaster)
00:06:37

Andy Bell, Composer, Vocals, Writer - Vince Clarke, Composer, Writer, Instruments - Erasure, MainArtist - Flower, Remixer

© 1994 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company ℗ 1994 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company

31
Run to the Sun (The Diss-Cuss Mix) (2021 Remaster)
00:06:31

Andy Bell, Composer, Vocals, Writer - Vince Clarke, Composer, Writer, Instruments - Martyn Ware, Producer - Erasure, MainArtist

© 1994 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company ℗ 1994 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company

32
Always (X Dub Cut) [Full Length Version] (2021 Remaster)
00:06:29

Andy Bell, Composer, Vocals, Writer - Vince Clarke, Composer, Writer, Instruments - Erasure, MainArtist

© 1994 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company ℗ 1994 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company

Album Description

Released three years after Chorus, I Say I Say I Say found Erasure for the first time fully interested in essentially staying in place. The album as a whole is at base an attractively redressed version of what the duo had already done, the occasional slight surprise notwithstanding. While Clarke in particular shows some virtuosity with his performances, helped by Human League/Heaven 17 veteran Martyn Ware's production, I Say lacks any real novelty (certainly Bell's singing isn't going to change any earlier perceptions, positive or negative). It's not as experimentally indulgent as the self-titled album or unfortunately unmemorable as Cowboy, but it's still not quite the group at its sharp pop finest track for track. When it does succeed, though, it has plenty of the flash and verve of old. "Always," the wonderful ballad that was the album's lead single, with a slightly quirky opening, strong verses both musically and lyrically, and a flat-out brilliant chorus, Bell's impassioned delivery one of his finest moments. I Say's lead-off one/two combination is also a winner; "Take Me Back" also plays the sweeping, slow card effectively, Bell in particular getting in some fine singing. "I Love Saturday," meanwhile, neatly balances pepped up energy on Clarke's part with a lower-key delivery from Bell, a striking combination that makes for a better result than the strident, full-on pep of "Run to the Sun." Other winners include "Man in the Moon," which has a delightful chorus with a sweetly silly pipe/synth melody, "So the Story Goes," and "Miracle," the last two of which feature the singing of a cathedral choir. It's a nice look ahead to the reach of the self-titled record, though, with more pop-friendly song lengths and two of Bell's best, strongest performances on the album.
© Ned Raggett /TiVo

About the album

Improve this page

Qobuz logo Why buy on Qobuz...

On sale now...

Jagged Little Pill

Alanis Morissette

Jagged Little Pill Alanis Morissette

Nevermind

Nirvana

Nevermind Nirvana

Back To Black

Amy Winehouse

Back To Black Amy Winehouse

Songs From The Big Chair

Tears For Fears

Songs From The Big Chair Tears For Fears
More on Qobuz
By Erasure

Time (Hearts Full of Love)

Erasure

Ne:EP

Erasure

Ne:EP Erasure

The Neon

Erasure

The Neon Erasure

Always - The Very Best of Erasure (Deluxe Version)

Erasure

Ne:EP Remixed

Erasure

Ne:EP Remixed Erasure
You may also like...

Acoustic Album No. 8

Katie Melua

Acoustic Album No. 8 Katie Melua

30

Adele

30 Adele

Chemtrails Over The Country Club

Lana Del Rey

=

Ed Sheeran

= Ed Sheeran

Voyage

ABBA

Voyage ABBA
In your panoramas...
Hip-Hop: 8 Legendary Producers

Can we imagine Guru without DJ Premier and De La Soul without Prince Paul? Behind every iconic rapper and cult group, there is a visionary producer who learned from his predecessors and developed his own sound. From the pioneer Marley Marl, who laid the foundations for modern production by showing what could be done with the first samples, to the shooting star J Dilla who, before his death at the age of 32, managed to leave a lasting mark on the genre, not to forget Bomb Squad’s sonic revolution and Dr Dre’s undisputed dominance on the West Coast. Here’s an overview of the studio masters that have ruled the hip-hop world for thirty years.

Marc Ribot, the anti-guitar hero

For over thirty-five years, Marc Ribot’s name has been on the covers of albums by Tom Waits, Alain Bashung, Diana Krall, John Zorn, Robert Plant, Caetano Veloso and numerous other artists, and when he's not busy lending his unique guitar to others, the New Yorker takes pleasure, under his own name, in breaking down and re-building rock, jazz, funk, Cuban music and anything his fingers touch.

The Meters, funk “made in New Orleans"

Never mind James Brown, Sly Stone or George Clinton, The Meters are the true masters of funk! Let’s look back on the history of the grooviest band out of New Orleans, whose music has been abundantly sampled by almost all rappers.

In the news...