- The Innocents (album)
Infobox Album |
Name = The Innocents
18 April 1988
Recorded = 1987-1988
Length = 51:45
Mute Records, Sire Records
Stephen Hague, Dave Jacob, Erasure
AllmusicRating|4.5|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:z998b5p4tsqj link]
Last album = "
The Two Ring Circus"
This album = "The Innocents"
Next album = "
(1988)After releasing "The Two Ring Circus"
remixalbum in 1987, "The Innocents" was the third proper studio release from Erasurein 1988. This album, produced by Stephen Hagueand released by Mute Recordsin the UK and Sire Recordsin the U.S., was the release that catapulted Erasure to super-stardom in their home country and gave them their long-awaited breakthrough in the U.S.
"The Innocents" became the first in a string of number one albums by Erasure in the UK, turning double platinum, with sales over 600,000. Thanks to heavy exposure on
MTV, it also spawned two major Billboard Hot 100hits, a Top 50 placing on the Billboard 200and Platinum albumcertification in the U.S.
A Little Respect" (Clarke/Bell)
# "Ship of Fools" (Clarke/Bell)
# "Phantom Bride" (Clarke/Bell)
# "Chains of Love" (Clarke/Bell)
# "Hallowed Ground" (Clarke/Bell)
# "Sixty-Five Thousand" (Clarke/Bell)
# "Heart of Stone" (Clarke/Bell)
# "Yahoo!" (Clarke/Bell)
# "Imagination" (Clarke/Bell)
# "Witch in the Ditch" (Clarke/Bell)
# "Weight of the World" (Clarke/Bell)
# "When I Needed You" (Melancholic Mix) (Clarke/Bell)
River Deep, Mountain High" (Private Dance Mix) ( Barry Greenwich/ Phil Spector)
"The Innocents" hit number one in the UK and climbed to number forty-nine in the U.S. and number ten in
before = "
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son" by Iron Maiden
"Now That's What I Call Music XIII" by Various Artists
title = UK number one album
April 30, 1988– May 6, 1988 January 14, 1989– January 20, 1989
after = "
Tango in the Night" by Fleetwood Mac
The Legendary Roy Orbison" by Roy Orbison
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