Abba-Esque

December 23, 2008 | Format: MP3

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4:44
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3:45
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3:45
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5:29

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  • Original Release Date: June 26, 1992
  • Release Date: June 26, 1992
  • Label: Elektra/EEG
  • Copyright: 1992 Mute Records Ltd.
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  • Total Length: 17:43
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  • ASIN: B001OGPWPC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #51,923 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

One of their best EP's to date.
T. Smith
Imagine them getting together one day and saying "We're gonna show why we love ABBA!" and you have Abba-esque.
David Seguin
I love ABBA and Erasure so it was an awesome combination for me.
MAURA SLATER

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By David Seguin on October 21, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Andy and Vince of Erasure create some of the most original synth pop songs the music industry has every seen. Imagine them getting together one day and saying "We're gonna show why we love ABBA!" and you have Abba-esque. Let's take a look at the 4 tracks Andy and Vince covered.
Lay All Your Love On Me-Wow, what an opener. The opening rift of this is great and it is a definite tribute to Abba and the song. Andy's vocals are excellent and the chorus is quite good. Nice job on this!
S.O.S.-A nice little cover that might suffer from a few extra bleeps here and there. I particularly think the closing notes grate on the ears if you play this too loud. However, Andy's vocals save this track and it's a good decent version.
Take A Chance on Me-the "single" off this EP is absolutely awesome because not only does Andy do good vocals but Vince's music is simple and not overdone (as maybe with SOS). The inclusion of MC Kinky's rap is brilliant. Very unique.
Voulez-Vous-Wow..the music on this is simply jamin. A nice version that ends with a long long sequence of notes..maybe too long but the main music simply jamns so much you don't care. A nice job!
Overall a nice little tribute that runs about 16 minutes thats a tribute by a great original band for a great original band. ABBA and Erasure 4 ever!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By The Groove on September 7, 2002
Format: Audio CD
A lot of people who admire ABBA do so in the privacy of their closet. Not Erasure. Since Vince Clarke and Andy Bell did a cover of "Gimme Gimme Gimme" back in the 1980s, they have shown no shame in acknowledging the Swedish act as one of their key influences. On this EP, these guys revive four ABBA songs with an arsenal of synth bleeps and electronic touches, and the end result is one helluva fun ride. My favorite tracks are their high-energy rendition of "Lay All Your Love On Me" and the perked-up version of "Take a Chance on Me." "Abba-esque" shot to No. 1 in the UK, not only giving Erasure their first EP chart-topper, but it also reignited a global interest in ABBA. Indulge.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Michael J. Mazza HALL OF FAME on April 17, 2002
Format: Audio CD
It seems that every couple of years brings a new CD, movie, or stage show that pays tribute to the enduring appeal of Scandinavian pop supergroup Abba. Well, Erasure's CD "Abba-esque" is one of the best of these Abba homages. This CD contains Erasure's versions of 4 of Abba's most recognizable songs: "Lay All Your Love on Me," "S.O.S.," "Take a Chance on Me," and "Voulez-Vous." Erasure stays true to the spirit of the songs while invesing them with Erasure's distinct pop style.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By sharks on August 31, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Bizarrely enough I had absolutely no exposure to Abba before discovering this in 1991. I grew up in a house with parents who ONLY listened to classical music, so I was slow to explore other genres and am still filling gaps. Luckily, junior high had schooled me enough so that I was already a huge Erasure fan, and I plunked down my allowance for their Abba covers without a second thought. I loved it immediately -- it was in constant Walkman auto-rotation for weeks. And cheesy as they are, these Erasure covers led me to discover the originals... and now I love Erasure AND Abba equally and unreservedly. I realize, however, that I'm in the minority. But hey, I think you either love this little album or you hate it. I hope you love it. I do, I do, I do, I do, I do (ha, couldn't resist).
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By J. Alexander on August 4, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Andy Bell is my second favourite male vocalist of all time after Roy Orbison. Both singers have voices that make you feel with only one note that you are transported to a higher plane where angels and gods play. Abba's songs and style of music haven't aged by transcending time and space to endure strongly in the present. You listen to Chiquitita or Fernando or SOS and the emotion still resonates as it did the first time you heard it. Erasure's version of SOS is in my top 5 favourite songs of all time. He is a true singer and talent with no need for computers or tweaking that all the forgeries and frauds of the last 20 years would be nothing without. He has a great range and hearing his voice again and again through the overdubs is heaven to my ears. His emotional range is comparable to Annie Lennox or kd lang. When I listen to him singing, i feel exactly what the words are trying to convey, he can only be eclipsed by Roy Orbison singing The Crowd or It's Over; both songs that leave you breathless. Take A Chance On Me is not bad and Voulez Vous is average. Lay All Your Love On Me is the one i skip. I am a huge fan of electronica and techno. It is amazing that emotion can be conveyed with computers. So Erasure has the perfect balance of technology and true musical harmony in Bell's voice. Another great combination of electronica and great singing ability is the Dutch DJ ATB or 4 Strings. I highly recommend both for the lover of electronic music and harmonious vocals.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Amy L. Ott on July 15, 2000
Format: Audio CD
I love love love ABBA and Erasure! However, the only song I like from ABBA that Erasure re-recorded is "Take A Chance On Me" and if you want to hear that, I recommend buying the best of Erasure, it's the last song on that album and you'll love the rest too.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Laurie on December 4, 2001
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
The happiest marrage of the best of 70's and 80's POP. If you love ABBA and if you love Erasure, then you will feel so much LOVE when you hear this music that you might explode from sheer joy. The best way to listen to Abba-esque is while driving a convertable on the interstate at 80 MPH, full blast (I have done this, it is extremely uplifting).
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