Upstairs at Eric's


Upstairs at Eric's

Infobox Album | Name = Upstairs at Eric's
Type = Album
Artist = Yazoo


Released = 23 August 1982
Recorded = 1982
Genre = Synthpop
Length = 42:31
Label = Mute - STUMM 7
Producer = E.C. Radcliffe, Yazoo
Reviews =
* Allmusic Rating|4|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:vr8m967o3ep7~T1 link]
*Robert Christgau (B+) [http://www.robertchristgau.com/get_artist.php?id=4135&name=Yaz link]
* "Rolling Stone" Rating|3|5 [http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/yaz/albums/album/207376/review/5945050/upstairs_at_erics link] | Last album =
This album = "Upstairs at Eric's"
(1982)
Next album = "You and Me Both"
(1983)

"Upstairs at Eric's" (1982) is Yazoo's first album produced by the band and E.C. Radcliffe with assistance from Daniel Miller. It reached # 2 in UK and # 92 in US. It was later released as an audio CD in October 25, 1990.

The album is an influential synth pop release which did much to establish the link between American-style R&B and European electronica, a marriage which defined much of the Top 40 throughout the 1980s. The album, named after the duo's living space in producer Eric Radcliffe's home during the recording, contains three classic singles: "Don't Go", the dance-club staple "Situation", and the ballad "Only You".

Track listing

LP: Mute / STUMM 7 (UK)

# "Don't Go" (Vince Clarke) - 3:08
# "Too Pieces" (Clarke) - 3:14
# "Bad Connection" (Clarke) - 3:20
# "I Before E Except After C" (Clarke) - 4:36
# "Midnight" (Alison Moyet) - 4:22
# "In My Room" (Clarke) - 3:52
# "Only You" (Clarke) - 3:14
# "Goodbye 70's" (Moyet) - 2:35
# "Tuesday" (Clarke) - 3:22
# "Winter Kills" (Moyet) - 4:06
# "Bring Your Love Down (Didn't I)" (Moyet) - 4:40

LP: Sire / 9 23737-1 (US)

# "Don't Go" (Vince Clarke) - 3:08
# "Too Pieces" (Clarke) - 3:14
# "Bad Connection" (Clarke) - 3:20
# "I Before E Except After C" (Clarke) - 4:36
# "Midnight" (Alison Moyet) - 4:22
# "In My Room" (Clarke) - 3:52
# "Only You" (Clarke) - 3:14
# "Goodbye 70's" (Moyet) - 2:35
# "Winter Kills" (Moyet) - 4:06
# "Bring Your Love Down (Didn't I)" (Moyet) - 4:40

CD: Mute / CD STUMM 7 (UK)

# "Don't Go" (Vince Clarke) - 3:08
# "Too Pieces" (Clarke) - 3:14
# "Bad Connection" (Clarke) - 3:20
# "Midnight" (Alison Moyet) - 4:22
# "In My Room" (Clarke) - 3:52
# "Only You" (Clarke) - 3:14
# "Goodbye 70's" (Moyet) - 2:35
# "Tuesday" (Clarke) - 3:22
# "Winter Kills" (Moyet) - 4:06
# "Bring Your Love Down (Didn't I)" (Moyet) - 4:40
# "The Other Side Of Love" (12") (Clarke/Moyet) - 5:21
# "Situation" (U.S. 12" Remixed By François Kevorkian) (Clarke/Moyet) - 5:46

* Released 1986

CD: Sire / 9 23737-2 (US)

# "Don't Go" (Vince Clarke) - 3:08
# "Too Pieces" (Clarke) - 3:14
# "Bad Connection" (Clarke) - 3:20
# "I Before E Except After C" (Clarke) - 4:36
# "Midnight" (Alison Moyet) - 4:22
# "In My Room" (Clarke) - 3:52
# "Only You" (Clarke) - 3:14
# "Goodbye 70's" (Moyet) - 2:35
# "Situation" (US remix) (Clarke/Moyet) - 5:46
# "Winter Kills" (Moyet) - 4:06
# "Bring Your Love Down (Didn't I)" (Moyet) - 4:40

When issued on compact disc in 1986, "I Before E Except After C", which is composed mostly of cut-up speech and is generally considered not to fit in with the rest of the album, was dropped from the tracklisting. The track still appears on the U.S. version. However, none of the American releases include "Tuesday", which was unreleased in the USA until included on a "Best Of" package in 1999.

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References

* [http://www.yazoo.org.uk Singles information]

External links

* [http://www.mutelibtech.com/mute/yazoo/yazbiog.htm Mute info]
* [http://pedes.net/yazoo/record.asp?id=5 Upstairs at Eric's info]
* [http://www.alisonmoyet.com/ Alison Moyet's official website]


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