New Single Elevation Out Monday Plus Album Tracklist Details Revealed

18 July 2014

The wait is almost over! The lead single from the forthcoming new album The Violet Flame is entitled Elevation and will be released as a single track download on Monday. And for those of you who can't wait, you can listen to the track in full below via the band's official SoundCloud page!

As has been the case since the Tomorrow's World album in 2011, the single track download comes several weeks before the CD single which will contain extra tracks and will be released early in September. For those that like to sing along, check out my unofficial Elevation lyrics.

In other news, the tracklisting for the The Violet Flame album has been confirmed as the following:

The Violet Flame Tracklisting

  • Dead Of Night
  • Elevation
  • Reason
  • Promises
  • Be The One
  • Sacred
  • Under The Wave
  • Smoke & Mirrors
  • Paradise
  • Stayed A Little Late Tonight

The eagle-eyed amongst you will have noticed that the band already have a song entitled Paradise – however the song on the album is a new track and not a reworking of b-side from 1989's Drama!.

The double CD version of the album includes a second disc containing Erasure's eleven-song Live at The Short Circuit Festival performance, recorded at The Roundhouse in London in May 2011. Whilst not officially confirmed, the tracklisting for this disc should be as follows:

The Violet Flame – CD2 Live at The Short Circuit Festival Tracklisting

  • A Little Respect
  • Victim of Love
  • Hideaway
  • Breathe
  • Fingers & Thumbs (Cold Summer's Day)
  • Chains Of Love
  • Heavenly Action
  • Sometimes
  • Always
  • Blue Savannah
  • Ship Of Fools

The deluxe box set edition of the album, which is exclusively available to buy from PledgeMusic, will contain both the CDs listed above as well as a third CD entitled The Violet Flame Remixed which contains remixes of each of the album's tracks. Full details to follow.

So what does everyone think of Elevation? Cast a vote in my Quick Poll and/or leave your comments below!

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  1. It’s a great track and lyrics!
    Elevating sounds and emotions!
    Cheers my friend, Onge!

    Posted by Julio Cesar
    18 July 2014 10:18 pm (GMT)
  2. This is the best single they’ve had in a long time! – Can’t wait for concert, and full album release!

    Posted by milo
    19 July 2014 1:16 am (GMT)
  3. Very catchy, very radio friendly and can’t wait for the album and tour.

    Posted by Allan Cooper
    19 July 2014 9:26 am (GMT)
  4. Better than most TW tracks but still too basic for erasure I’m afraid… must try harder!

    Posted by starlight
    19 July 2014 1:49 pm (GMT)
  5. Good song, cant fault it, its fresh, new and a different sound just like Nightbird and Tomprrows World, some Erasure fans need to wake up and stop living in the past, the heyday period of 1986-1994 is never coming back…….

    Posted by burt
    19 July 2014 7:53 pm (GMT)
  6. This is marvelous… I love this new sound. so refreshing!

    Posted by Jennifer
    20 July 2014 10:44 pm (GMT)
  7. Lexer has published to sell the Deluxe version, but with just 2 cds. With a different order, the tracklist is what Onge has put in advance:

    This is a pre-order for a product due for release on Monday, September 22nd 2014. All orders, UK and international, will be shipped around that date.

    Any other items ordered with this product will be shipped at the same time. If you require earlier dispatch for your other items then please split into separate orders.
    Erasure – The Violet Flame – (2xCD Deluxe Album)

    The brand new Erasure studio album produced by Richard X which also coincides with a major world tour. The 2xCD deluxe version of the album contains an exclusive bonus disc containing Erasure Live at the Short Circuit Festival.

    Erasure – The Violet Flame will be released on 22nd September 2014 and is available for pre-order now. Pre-ordered albums will be dispatched on or close to the release date.

    CD1 Track Listing

    Dead Of Night
    Be The One
    Under The Wave
    Smoke and Mirrors
    Stayed A Little Late Tonight

    CD2 Track Listing

    Hideaway (Live)
    Fingers & Thumbs (Cold Summer’s Day) (Live)
    Heavenly Action (Live)
    Always (Live)
    Ship Of Fools (Live)
    Victim Of Love (Live)
    Breathe (Live)
    Chains Of Love (Live)
    Sometimes (Live)
    Blue Savannah (Live)
    A Little Respect (Live)

    Catalogue Number: LCDSTUMM375
    Bar Code: 5051083083423
    Label: Mute
    Release Date: 22nd September 2014”

    Posted by Hergallego
    21 July 2014 4:35 pm (GMT)
  8. Thanks Hergallego for the info!

    Just to clarify – there are three versions of the album: CD, Double CD and Box Set. Only the third CD in the Box Set is exclusive to PledgeMusic. Lexer Music are selling the Double CD version (as will other retailers).

    For more, see The Violet Flame Discography Page.

    Posted by Onge
    21 July 2014 9:08 pm (GMT)
  9. The new track is very good! It grows on you. Just hope the rest of the album is good found tommorrows world a good album but let down by two or three weak tracks that said already pre ordered double CD and really looking forward to hearing it!!

    Posted by john magee clitheroe lancs
    26 July 2014 2:16 pm (GMT)

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