Erasure have today announced that the latest release to be added to their ongoing CD reissue series is 1997’s ‘Cowboy’ album which will be released on 31st May 2024 in a special 2-CD hardback book edition which features a new 2024 master of the original album on disc one alongside a collection of b-sides, remixes, live tracks, demos and curiosities on disc two.

Originally released in 1997 and produced by Gareth Jones and Neil McLellan, ‘Cowboy marked synth pop duo Erasure’s return to their more simplistic, iconic pop sound and earned them a Top 10 in the UK albums chart upon its release, as well as a Top 40 position in Germany. It also features three of their hit singles, ‘In My Arms’, ‘Don’t Say Your Love Is Killing Me’ and ‘Rain’.

This 2-CD Expanded edition is the first reissue since its initial release, and is presented in a deluxe 2-CD hardback book format with a 28 page booklet containing sleeve notes by Mat Smith from Electronic Sound. The second disc contains previously unreleased material, new remixes, alternative and extended edition tracks as well as live material from ‘The Tiny Tour’.

Rain / Worlds on Fire / Reach Out / In My Arms / Don’t Say Your Love Is Killing Me / Precious / Treasure / Boy / How Can I Say / Save Me Darling / Love Affair

Rain (Al Stone Mix) / Rapture (Extended Version) / In The Name Of The Heart / First Contact (Vocal Mix) / Reach Out (Alternative Lyrics) / In My Arms (Acoustic Version) / Magic Moments (Alternative Mix) [Previously Unreleased] / My Love / Earth / Worlds on Fire (Demo Version) / In My Arms (Love To Infinity Stratomaster Mix – US Edit) / Don’t Say Your Love Is Killing Me (TELEX Remix) [Previously Unreleased] / Rain (Blancmange Remix) [Previously Unreleased] / Don’t Say Your Love Is Killing Me (Flashbox Vox) / In My Arms (Crumbling Down Extended Instrumental Remix) [Previously Unreleased] / Rain (Stealing Sheep Remix) [Previously Unreleased] / Heart of Glass (Live in Oxford)