RELEASE DATE
19th September 2014 (Germany), 22nd September 2014 (UK), 23rd September 2014 (USA)

FORMATS
CD (CDSTUMM375), Digital Download (ISTUMM375), 2-CD (LCDSTUMM375), 2-CD Digital Download (ILCDSTUMM375), 3-CD Boxset (BXSTUMM375)

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STANDARD CD & DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

ERASURE - The Violet Flame (2014)

Dead of Night [3:17]
Elevation [4:18]
Reason [3:43]
Promises [3:47]
Be The One [3:44]
Sacred [4:06]
Under The Wave [3:46]
Smoke and Mirrors [3:48]
Paradise [3:23]
Stayed A Little Late Tonight [3:53]

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DOUBLE CD & DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

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CD1 – The Violet Flame
Dead of Night [3:17]
Elevation [4:18]
Reason [3:43]
Promises [3:47]
Be The One [3:44]
Sacred [4:06]
Under The Wave [3:46]
Smoke and Mirrors [3:48]
Paradise [3:23]
Stayed A Little Late Tonight [3:53]
CD2- Live At The Short Circuit Festival, London, 14 May 2011
Hideaway [2:21]
Fingers & Thumbs (Cold Summer’s Day) [2:57]
Heavenly Action [3:54]
Always [3:09]
Ship of Fools [3:53]
Victim of Love [3:20]
Breathe [3:33]
Chains of Love [3:50]
Sometimes [3:50]
Blue Savannah [3:50]
A Little Respect [3:50]

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LIMITED EDITION 3-CD BOXSET

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CD1 – The Violet Flame
Dead of Night [3:17]
Elevation [4:18]
Reason [3:43]
Promises [3:47]
Be The One [3:44]
Sacred [4:06]
Under The Wave [3:46]
Smoke and Mirrors [3:48]
Paradise [3:23]
Stayed A Little Late Tonight [3:53]
CD2 – Live At The Short Circuit Festival, London, 14 May 2011
Hideaway [4:00]
Fingers & Thumbs (Cold Summer’s Day) [2:57]
Heavenly Action [4:25]
Always [3:49]
Ship of Fools [4:05]
Victim of Love [4:01]
Breathe [4:25]
Chains of Love [3:59]
Sometimes [3:46]
Blue Savannah [4:22]
A Little Respect [3:27]
CD3 – The Violet Flame Remixed
Dead Of Night – WAWA In The Dark Remix [6:01]
Elevation – BT Remix [7:10]
Reason – Carter Tutti Remix Edit [4:16]
Promises – Astrolith Remix [6:00]
Be The One – Paul Humphreys Remix [5:01]
Sacred – Daniel Miller Remix [5:39]
Under The Wave – Parralox Remix [5:30]
Smoke and Mirrors – Atatika Remix [4:40]
Paradise – Black Light Odyssey Remix [5:39]
Stayed A Little Late Tonight – Koishii & Hush vs Ric Scott Remix [5:14]

PURCHASE LINKS
STANDARD CD | STANDARD DOWNLOAD | 2-CD | 2-CD DOWNLOAD

CHART POSITION
20 (UK)

NOTES
The 3-CD Deluxe boxset was a 3500 copy limited-edition item available to subscribers to the Erasure Information Service newsletter and featured the three CDs in a special folding digipac alongside a tealight holder, a set of postcards, a lenticular print, a badge and a pad of Post It notes. The first 1000 people to order the box also received one of the postcards signed by Vince and Andy. Everyone who purchased the boxset also received a download of Electronic Periodic’s 28-minute The Violet Flame DJ mix featuring all the tracks from the album in a continuous DJ mix.

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CREDITS
Erasure are Andy Bell & Vince Clarke.

Written by Vince Clarke, Andy Bell and Richard X.

Published by Musical Moments (Europe) Ltd / Minotaur Music Ltd / Black Melody Ltd / Sony ATV Music Publishing / Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

Produced by Erasure & Richard X for blackmelody.com
Additional production and mix by Pete Hofmann for gothamproducers.com
Recording engineer and additional production and programming (Brooklyn, NY) by Evan Sutton.

Mastered by Mike Marsh at The Exchange Mastering.

Worldwide Management: Michael Pagnotta for Reach. Inc.

Erasure Information Service: www.erasureinfo.com

Andy would like to say thank you and I love you to Stephen

Vince would like to thank Tracy and Oscar

Erasure would like to thank Daniel, Michael, Richard at EIS, Paul, Shaun, Zoe and everyone at Mute

DEAD OF NIGHT

You’ve been off beaten tracks
You’ve been dried up
Hung out
On the runaround

And you took all the light 
Out of my eyes 
And my life
I swear you’ll take me down

How do you see yourself in the darkness?
How do you see yourself in the dark?

Been too many times you’re forgiven
Now you cry as if you are the victim
Sooner or later it’s all gonna break ya
Catch up behind you and then overtake you

D d d d dead of night

In the dead of the night
You are haunted by the wanting 
Never satisfied
You know deep inside
It’s game over if you hold on to
Your web of lies

How do you see yourself in the darkness?

Now you can’t resist the forbidden
Don’t pretend you control that decision
Sooner or later it’s all gonna break ya
Catch up behind you and then overtake you

D d d d dead of night 

Woah


ELEVATION

(Woah)

It’s more than just a feeling, 
When it gets inside and takes a hold of you
You don’t wanna beat it 
Cause the pain subsides and
The hurt is gone from you  
Woah

It makes you kind of wonder
What are we supposed to do?
When the fate of many 
Is guided by the hands of few

(Elevating)
(Elevating)

No more hiding, love is elevating love
Your light rising, love is elevating love

You can’t fight it, the love gets higher, the love gets higher
You can’t fight it, the love gets high, always getting higher
 
It’s more than just a feeling 
And it’s growing stronger, brighter by the day
You just gotta feel it 
And you just can’t doubt it, you can’t hide the truth

All is light and there’s beauty
And it’s shining down all over you
Woah
When the fate of many 
Is guided by the hands of few.

No more hiding, love is elevating love
Your light rising, love is elevating love

You can’t fight it, the love gets higher, the love gets higher
You can’t fight it, the love gets high, always getting higher.

You can’t fight it, the love gets higher the love gets higher  


REASON

I couldn’t fix my heart ‘cause everything was hurting
But i’ve been growing stronger since you came along
I know that life is precious gotta make the most of it
Making every second count of everyday

You are the food for my soul 
The tears in my heart

You are the reason I live 
You are the reason that I forgive
The only reason I live 
The only reason that I forgive
 
I always lived my life like some kind of fairytale
‘Til you gave it meaning, put my feet on the ground

Cos you give a little love, 
When i’m all out of it
Never get enough, 
I’ll scream and shout for it
Give a little love 
I’m all over it
Never get enough
I’ll scream and shout for your love

Shout for your love
Shout for your love
I’ll shout for your love
I’ll shout for reason I forgive

Give a little love, 
When i’m all out of it
Never get enough, 
I’ll scream and shout for it
Give a little love 
And i’m all over it
Never get enough
I’ll scream and shout for it


PROMISES

It’s a quarter to twelve
And ain’t nobody answering
Fell under your spell
But oh that feeling was fleeting

I’ve had my fill
And I just don’t want to fight anymore
I know the stories well
And I just can’t take anymore

Keep your promises
I just need somebody to be there
(The will inside me is breaking)
If we can’t be honest 
Baby don’t you see we won’t get anywhere
(We won’t get anywhere on our own)

So won’t you keep those promises
I just need someone to rely on
(The will inside me is breaking)
‘Cos if we’re not solid, everything’ll change
And nothing will remain of the both of us
(Nothing remaining of us)

Promises, promises only promises
Promises, promises only promises

Whatever happened to
That tender side I saw in you?
And what you made me do
Those things…. Wooah oh 
And I wonder how those vows, we made, ooh they’d evaporate
And like the rain at night it came and then was gone


BE THE ONE
 
Here
Be here now
Please be still with me now

Here 
You’re here, home
Feel my heart beating close

Oooh life only lasts but a moment
Sometimes we’re the lost, we’re the lonely
Waiting arms forever hold me tight

We will walk to the end of time
To the edge of the world and sky
Come and stand in the setting sun
Be the one

Give
I’ll give my all
Here I stand only yours

Oooh life only lasts but a moment
Sometimes we’re the lost and the lonely
Waiting arms forever hold me tight 

We will walk to the end of time
To the edge of the world and sky
Come and stand in the setting sun
Be the one 

‘Til the call of the fading light
And the pull of the endless tide
Come and stand in the setting sun
Be the one

Be here 
Please be still with me now


SACRED

We close our eyes and fantasise
To see what dreams come alive
Our created energy runs through

When we connect our consciousness
Make our love a guiding light
And I am there in every part of you

Never feel that you’re alone
Hold on tight and I’ll be strong
In spite of all the things we’ve done
Our love is all….

Sacred

Woah

We pray for love and deeper meaning
Holding our emotions in
Would only keep up prisoners inside
We let our minds and hearts release us
Pure intention sets us free
And there is nowhere left for us to hide

Never feel that you’re alone
Hold on tight and I’ll be strong
In spite of all the things we’ve done
Our love is all….

Sacred like a thousand stars
Sacred when I’m in your arms
Oh you keep me safe from harm
Our love is all…

All we ever needed
All we ever needed 

Sacred


UNDER THE WAVE

Spinning out of reach of love
I don’t know what to do about it
So afraid to open up 
But I don’t wanna be alone tonight
Holding on for dear life
Waiting ‘til it washes over
Scared of when the rushes come
Will I even make make it out alive? 

Helpless, I drift from love

I Don’t Know What To Do
I Don’t Know What To Say 
I am out of my depth
I go under again
I Don’t Know What To Do
I Don’t Know What To Say 
And I’m out of my depth  
I go under the wave

Woah

Sure there ain’t no cure for love
But someone’s gotta save me from it.
Tell me when it knocks me down
Why I always fall so hard each time?

Helpless, I drift from love

I Don’t Know What To Do
I Don’t Know What To Say 
I am out of my depth
I go under again
I Don’t Know What To Do
I Don’t Know What To Say 
And I’m out of my depth  
I go under the wave


SMOKE AND MIRRORS

Suddenly remember what we were dreaming of
Another time, a life ago
Held off your ambition, put your faith in me
How could you know? Oh
I was putting me first, saw you self-destruct…
My every wish was your command
And you believed that I believed in miracles
You’d make it work, woah

How could I be so cruel to leave you without
I pushed you aside and you learnt to shout loud and
I was living my life, couldn’t see nobody but me
And I apologise to you now

But “Sorry” won’t be heard or make amends 
I’d give my all to hold you once again

I was the only winner, I just played my hand
Played ‘em close, didn’t show
A game of smoke and mirrors
We were locked in two
With no way out, oh
I just made the possible impossible 
Every day lived for the day 
All those little nothings I regret them now
Turn to dust, blow ‘em away

Took all the light, took all love, took everything
Left you in the background
Gave it up, you gave enough, I couldn’t help the way I was thinking
How did it feel when I let you down?
Spending your time, wasting it on me
The higher we climbed the further we fell to the floor

Now “Sorry” won’t be heard or make amends 
I’d give my all to hold you once again


PARADISE

Is it so far out of touch
Like a million miles away
When it becomes too much
Is there somewhere inside to escape?

You’re hurting
Wanting
Needing
Longer
Every looking
For that something
You will know

Don’t turn around 
Don’t give up on your feelings
Get what you need 
Then you’ll find the release
Start to believe 
And you know love is deep
Make your own
Paradise

If you let your demons go
Let ‘em walk right out mind
It will purify your soul
And out of the flames you will rise

Hurting
Wanting
Needing
Longer
Every looking
For that something
You will know

Don’t turn around 
Don’t give up on your feelings
Get what you need 
Then you’ll find the release
Start to believe 
And you know love is deep
Make your own
Paradise

Never look back
Just get up on your feet
‘Cos this life is a game 
And it’s so bittersweet
Start to believe 
And you know love is deep
Make your own
Paradise


STAYED A LITTLE LATE TONIGHT

I just wanted everything to be perfect
But you would call me slightly OCD

You know that there’s a right time, a right place 
Everything in order, a logic and a system to everything 
Tear it into pieces, go and tear it into pieces

There were nights when things you’d do would scare me
Your behaviour somewhat OTT
You know that
Now I have to question why I couldn’t leave it well alone
You were going that way while I was going this way 
thought we’d left that situation

Should have left when you said you don’t live here no more 
You’re just hanging around
I stayed a little late tonight, I stayed a little late tonight
Well aware that you know that we’ve been here before and you’re pulling me down
I stayed a little late tonight, I stayed a little late tonight

I guess it must be something in my make up (ooh)
I can be my own worst enemy

This ain’t a two way conversation… why I couldn’t listen long ago?
Thought I could handle your rejection, stand up on my own 
But I’m walking on a tight rope