Yazoo
Upstairs at Eric's

  1 x LP   180grs   33⅓rpm     analogue tape source 

2012 US MOFI reissue on 180g LP- Alison has one of the most distinctive voices in the music industry. This album takes us back to 1984 when she first burst onto the scene. With hit singles: " Love Resurrection," " Invisible" & " All Cried Out." " Fo

Label:  Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab  
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Release date:239-03-2012(originally released in 1982)

2012 US Musical Fidelity reissue on 180g LP= from Vince Clarke & Alison Moyet, including the singles, " Don't Go"  and " Only You." 

Tracks:
A1 Don't Go
A2 Too Pieces
A3 Bad Connection
A4 I Before E Except After C (Voice [Extra Chit-chat] – Eric's Mum)
A5 Midnight (Written-By –Alison Moyet)
A6 In My Room


B1 Only You
B2 Goodbye 70's (Written-By –Alison Moyet)
B3 Tuesday
B4 Winter Kills
B5 Bring Your Love Down (Didn't I)(Written-By –Alison Moyet)

Vince Clarke can claim involvement in two stunning debuts in only two years: Depeche Mode's Speak and Spell and Yaz's Upstairs at Eric's. While Speak and Spell is, by far, the more consistent record, Upstairs at Eric's is wholly more satisfying, beating the Depeche record on substance and ambition, and is light years ahead in emotion. "Don't Go" and "Situation" are absolutely killer with Clarke's bubbling synth and singer Alison Moyet's bluesy and powerful delivery. They're both rightful dance floor staples, and have since undergone numerous remixes, both official and bootleg. "Bring Your Love Down (Didn't I)" is just as good a thumper, adding a wonderful mumbled bridge that shows how much Clarke enjoyed messing with pop music. The softer "Only You" would have sounded silly and robotic if it had appeared on Speak and Spell, but Moyet's vocals makes it bittersweet and engaging. The clumsier experimental tracks make most people head for the hits collection, but to do so would be to miss the album's great twist. The loony tape loop of "I Before E Except After C," the skeletal "Winter Kills," and a disruptive phone call in the middle of the naïve "Bad Connection" offer up more complex and intimate moments. Like its curious cover, Upstairs at Eric's presents a fractured, well-lit, and paranoid urban landscape.


Tracks:
A1 Don't Go
A2 Too Pieces
A3 Bad Connection
A4 I Before E Except After C (Voice [Extra Chit-chat] – Eric's Mum)
A5 Midnight (Written-By –Alison Moyet)
A6 In My Room


B1 Only You
B2 Goodbye 70's (Written-By –Alison Moyet)
B3 Tuesday
B4 Winter Kills
B5 Bring Your Love Down (Didn't I)(Written-By –Alison Moyet)

Discs: 1
Drager(LP,EP,12,7,CD): LP
Qual(120grs,150grs,180grs): 180grs
Speed(33,45): 33
Extra info: analogue tape source
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
Originally released: 1982
This release: 2012
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