Erasure are set to return this spring with a new album of acoustic material. This record, named Union Street, has been in the works for years and longtime Erasure fans have been waiting with bated breath for the duo’s simplified reworkings.

The track list is full of not so know Erasure classics: “Rock Me Gently,” “Home,” and the first single “Boy.” Bell’s voice soars on the three tracks available for streaming on their official site. After a shaky solo outing this year, Bell’s voice seems more fragile and more reflective. It works wonderfully in the new setting.

And the duo just announced acoustic tour dates across Europe and the USA. We’ve seen them do an acoustic show before and though they’ll be no dancing the boys do deliver. Majorly. It’s a true testament to their powerful pop confections; even with simple arrangements the songs sparkle like gems.

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