Breath of Life

Breath of Life

Infobox Single |
Name = Breath of Life


Caption =
Artist = Erasure
from Album = Chorus
Released = March 16, 1992
Format = 12", 7", cassette, CD
Recorded = 1991
Genre = Synthpop
Length = 4:07
Label = Mute (UK)
Sire (U.S.)
Writer = Vince Clarke, Andy Bell
Producer = Martyn Phillips
Certification =
Last single = "Am I Right?"
(1991)
This single = "Breath of Life"
(1992)
Next single = "Take a Chance on Me"
(1992)

"Breath of Life" is a song by Erasure which was released as the fourth and final single from the duo's album "Chorus". It was the third single released from the album in the United States.

History

The track was written by Erasure (Vince Clarke and Andy Bell) and was remixed slightly for its release as a single (including a shortened intro).

The lyrics are from the point of view of someone who is beginning to experience life on his own terms, finding love and making decisions without the control of outside influences. "Breath of Life" is an uptempo synth pop song; its dance music elements were strongly accentuated for the club remixes.

"Breath of Life" became Erasure's eleventh Top 10 hit on the UK singles chart, peaking at number eight. Their string of Top 40 singles in Germany was broken with this release when it peaked at number forty-four. It did not enter the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States.

Unlike all of Erasure's prior single releases in the UK, "Breath of Life" contained no B-side tracks.

Track listings

7": Mute / MUTE142 (UK)

# "Breath of Life" (Single Mix)
# "Breath of Life" (Swiss Mix)
# "Breath of Life" (Accapella Dub Mix)

* also released on MC (Mute / CMUTE142)

12": Mute / 12 MUTE142 (UK)

# "Breath of Life" (Divine Inspiration Mix)
# "Breath of Life" (Umbilical Mix)
# "Breath of Life" (Swiss Mix)
# "Breath of Life" (Elixir Mix)
# "Breath of Life" (Stripped Mix)

CD: Mute / CDMUTE142 (UK)

# "Breath of Life" (7" Mix)
# "Breath of Life" (Divine Inspiration Mix)
# "Breath of Life" (Stripped Mix)
# "Breath of Life"
# "Breath of Life" (Accapella Dub Mix)

CD: Sire / 40344-2 (US)

# "Breath of Life" (Single Mix)
# "Breath of Life" (Divine Inspiration Mix)
# "Breath of Life" (Swiss Mix)
# "Waiting For Sex" (Full Version)
# "Breath of Life" (Umbilical Mix)
# "Breath of Life" (Elixir Mix)
# "Breath of Life" (Stripped Mix)
# "Carry On Clangers"


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