RELEASE DATE
30th May 1988 (Germany), 31st May 1988 (UK), TBC 1988 (USA)

TAKEN FROM THE ALBUM
The Circus

CHART POSITIONS
11 (UK) / 18 (DE) / 12 (USA)

TRACKLISTINGS

7″ SINGLES:

UK & GERMANY

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MUTE83 (UK) / INT 111.863 (DE) / Sire 27844-7 (USA)
A – Chains of Love (Single Mix) [3:38]
B – Don’t Suppose [3:27]

12″ SINGLES:

UK & GERMANY

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12MUTE83 (UK) / INT 126.888 (DE)
Chains Of Love (Foghorn Mix) [6:24]
Don’t Suppose (Country Joe Mix) [5:57]
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly [3:15]

UK & GERMANY

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L12MUTE83 (UK) / INT 126.890 (DE)
Chains Of Love (Truly In Love With The Marks Bros. Mix) [7:20]
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (The Dangerous Mix) [4:43]
Don’t Suppose [3:27]

CASSETTE SINGLE:

USA

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Sire 27844-4 (USA)
Chains of Love (Single Mix) [3:38]
Don’t Suppose [3:27]

3″ CD SINGLE:

GERMANY

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INT 826.863 (DE)
Chains of Love (Single Mix) [3:38]
Don’t Suppose [3:27]

CD SINGLE:

UK & GERMANY

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CDMUTE74 (UK) & INT 826.878 (DE)
Chains Of Love (Foghorn Mix) [6:24]
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (The Dangerous Mix) [4:43]
Don’t Suppose (Country Joe Mix) [5:57]


VIDEO

Directed by Peter Christopherson for Aubrey Powell Productions.

CREDITS
Written by Clarke/Bell.

Published by Musical Moments Ltd/Minotaur Music Ltd/Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK) Ltd.

‘The Good, The Bad And The Ugly’ written by Morricone and published by SBK United Partnership Ltd.

Produced by Stephen Hague.

Engineered by: Bob Kraushaar.

Recorded at Blackwing Studios.

‘The Good, The Bad And The Ugly’ recorded at The Mill. Produced by Erasure and engineered by Brian Thompson.

‘Don’t Suppose’ recorded at Fon Studio. Produced by Erasure and engineered by Robert Gordon. Banjo by Lenny Westleigh.

‘Chains Of Love (Foghorn Mix)’ mixed by Phil Legg.

‘The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (Dangerous Mix)’ mixed by Eric Radcliffe.

‘Don’t Suppose (Country Joe Mix)’ mixed by Robert Gordon.

‘Chains Of Love (Truly In Love With The Marx Bros. Mix)’ mixed by Mark Moore & Mark McGuire.

‘Chains Of Love (Single Mix)’ mixed by Stephen Hague.


Design by Paul Khera.

LYRICS

CHAINS OF LOVE

How can I explain when there a few words I can choose?
How can I explain when words get broken?

Do you remember there was a time when people on the street were walking hand in hand in hand?
They used to talk about the weather, making plans together, days would last forever

Come to me, cover me, hold me
Together we’ll break these chains of love
Don’t give up, don’t give up
Together with me and my baby, break the chains of love

Do you remember once upon a time when there were open doors?
An invitation to the world
We were falling in and out with lovers, looking out for others, our sisters and our brothers

Come to me, cover me, hold me
Together we’ll break these chains of love
Don’t give up, don’t give up
Together with me and my baby, break the chains of love
Together we’ll break these chains of love

How can I explain when there a few words I can choose?
How can I explain when words get broken?

We used to talk about the weather, making plans together, days would last forever

Come to me, cover me, hold me
Together we’ll break these chains of love
Don’t give up, don’t give up
Together with me and my baby, break the chains of love
Together we’ll break these chains of love

Don’t give up, don’t give up
Together with me and my baby, break the chains of love
Together we’ll break these chains of love

DON’T SUPPOSE

I don’t suppose it’s gonna do any good
If I sit down and write you a letter
You made it plain and I guess I understood
There’s no way that things can get better

I was never so wrong
I thought we would go on forever
Always together
Now it’s hard to believe you would walk out
And leave me crying
Feel like I’m dying

Dream maker, heart breaker
I would do anything you say
Dream maker, heart breaker
You would take everything away

I’ve never felt like I feel lonely tonight
Like a river so deep filled with sorrow
I won’t be sleeping I won’t turn out the light
I’ve got heartache enough for tomorrow

And I know I should learn
But wherever I turn you find me
Always remind me

Dream maker, heart breaker
I would do everything you say
Dream maker, heart breaker
You would take everything away

And I want you to know
That it’s hurting me so inside me
Need you beside me

Dream maker, heart breaker
I would do anything you say
Dream maker, heart breaker
You would take everything away

Dream maker, heart breaker
I would do anything you say
Dream maker, heart breaker
You would take everything away

Dream maker, heart breaker
I would do anything you say
Dream maker, heart breaker
You would take everything away

Dream maker, heart breaker
I would do anything you say
Dream maker, heart breaker
You would take everything away