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Erasure - Cowboy (1997) [Special Edition]

Posted By: gribovar
Erasure - Cowboy (1997) [Special Edition]

Erasure - Cowboy (1997) [Special Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 363 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 120 MB | Covers - 73 MB
Genre: Synthpop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Maverick (9 46631-2)

The calmer inner meditations of Erasure behind them, the duo found themselves on Madonna's label in America and released the notably more upbeat Cowboy in 1997. The zeitgeist that the duo perfectly encapsulated in the late '80s had long been left behind, resulting in an album that sounds like it wants to keep the party going when all the guests had long gone home. While Erasure itself could drag here and there, it was still an honestly intriguing combination of new and old for the band, something the pleasant (but little more than that) Cowboy can't claim. At base, the problem is that while the basic Erasure knack of hummable hooks and fine singing remains unchanged, something seems missing - what made songs like "A Little Respect," "Stop!," and "Chorus" more than enjoyably catchy pop isn't there. Cowboy is amiable but not memorable. Vince Clarke to his credit doggedly resists flat out following current pop trends in the hopes of greater relevance, so there's something to be said for sticking to one's guns. His usual preferred combination of gentler lead synths and rougher bass tones sounds enjoyably supple as well, with perhaps the only concession to late-'90s pop being a greater use of hip-hop beats. Andy Bell's voice as always hits its fine sweet-sounding heights. But beyond a cut or two, very little honestly connects beyond that, sad to say. "In My Arms," released as a single, has an attractive air to it, with a nicely sweeping chorus, but feels a little too relaxed, not as flat out energetic as it could be.
Tracklist:
01. Rain
02. Worlds On Fire
03. Reach Out
04. In My Arms
05. Don't Say Your Love Is Killing Me
06. Precious
07. Treasure
08. Boy
09. How Can I Say
10. Save Me Darling
11. Love Affair
12. Rapture (Bonus track)
13. Magic Moments (Bonus track)

Total time: 49:18

Exact Audio Copy V1.3 from 2. September 2016

EAC extraction logfile from 9. August 2019, 21:18

Erasure / Cowboy (US edition)

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Thanks to RRC

See also:
Erasure - The Circus (1987) [2CD Special Edition 2011]
Erasure - Wild! (1989) [2CD Deluxe 30th Anniversary Edition 2019]
Erasure - Chorus (1991) [3CD Deluxe Edition 2020]
Erasure - Erasure (1995)
Erasure - The Violet Flame (2014) [3CD Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set]