1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Don't "HIDEAWAY" from this release.,
This review is from: Circus (Audio CD)My experience with Erasure has been a little backwards. In fact, since buying "Pop: The First 20 hits" and "I Say^3" a few years ago, I have bought every erasure album (barring the latest two of course) in reverse order of release. Anyway, I just recently purchased "The Circus" and after one listen was kicking myself for waiting so long.
Before buying it, I was sure, as I was with "Chorus", that the best songs would be the singles from "Pop..". It ended up, however, just as with "Chorus", that my favorite songs were entirely different. While I love "Victim of Love" and "The Circus", my favorite tracks are "Hideaway", "Don't Dance" and "If I Could", with "Don't Dance" being the top one. (I know I'm in a small minority there) This is just simply a great album and it brings my list of Erasure albums better than "The Innocents" up to four with "Chorus", "Erasure", and "I Say^3" being the others. I don't know what it is about me and "The Innocents", I guess i just "Don't Dance" to the Rhythm.
As for the extra tracks, "Mountain King" is fun, "Sometimes" is a little unnecessary, but I do like the "Boop Oopa Doo" Mix of "It Doesn't Have to Be". All fans of synth-pop will love this outstanding album. Next on my list to purchase is "Wonderland". (Can you believe I don't even own their FIRST album???)