As part of their 30th anniversary celebrations Vince Clarke and Andy Bell talk about the important ‘first times’ that they have shared over the course of their career.

In this seventh extract from the interview they talk about the first time they made a big career mistake, and the first award they received…

The music used is an early demo version of the song ‘Miracle’ from the Erasure album ‘I Say I Say I Say’.

With apologies for the erratic sound quality!