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Erasure – Oh L’Amour (Funky Sisters Remix Edit) (US 7″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on January 9th, 2014



“Oh L’amour” is a song by English synthpop duo Erasure, released in April 1986 as their third single.

It was issued by Mute Records in the UK and Sire Records in the U.S. to herald the June release of Erasure’s debut album Wonderland, but became the third consecutive commercial failure for the band in both territories. Despite its low chart placing, “Oh L’amour” has proven to be one of Erasure’s signature songs, due to its popularity in dance clubs. It remains a favourite among fans, particularly when performed live. On the UK singles chart “Oh L’amour” peaked at the #85 position while in the US the single reached #3 dance.

Written by Erasure members Vince Clarke and Andy Bell, “Oh L’amour” is a lament from someone experiencing unrequited love (“broke my heart / now I’m aching for you”). The song is an uptempo synthpop dance track and its popularity was further fueled in dance clubs by the “Funky Sisters Remix”, which appeared on the US & UK 12 inch singles and as a bonus track on the U.S. edition of Wonderland.

This US 7″ promo contains an edit of the “Funky Sisters Remix” the same track appears on both sides.

Oh L’Amour (Funky Sisters Remix Edit) 3:35

Oh L’Amour (Funky Sisters Remix Edit) 3:35

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Mint (generic)


Year Single Chart Position
1986 Oh L’Amour U.S. Billboard Hot Dance?Club Play #3


Label: Sire ‎– 7-28614-A
Format: Vinyl, 7″, Single, Promo, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Producer – Flood
Remix – Funky Sisters, The
Written-By – Clarke/Bell

The version on this promo is an edit of the Funky Sisters Remix. Label lists duration of 3:06 but is incorrect.

Find The 7″ On DISCOGS

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Phono Pre-amp: Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube: Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning: VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans: Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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19 Responses to “Erasure – Oh L’Amour (Funky Sisters Remix Edit) (US 7″ Promo)”

  1. Omar Says:

    Thanks Paul.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂


  2. Jeff Says:

    Dear Paul!!!! I was so excited to see you posting once again, actually from yesterday. This meant a lot because I knew you felt better and back to doing what you love. To me, that’s all that mattered. You are such an important part in the lives of people. Again, it’s not just the awesome music you “ressurect” but you as a person makes it even more dear. I salute you Paul so much. You are truly magnificent.



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jeff for brightening my day 🙂


  3. Gilbert Gonzales Says:

    Wow, i never knew there was a Funky Sisters Remix Edit in existence. One of my PWL fave! Thank You.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Gilbert 🙂


  4. Alejandro Says:



    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Alejandro 🙂


  5. Jonathan Says:

    Hi Paul

    Good to see you’re feeling better.

    Haven’t listened to this in years – great song. You’re right that it wasn’t a big hit for Erasure, but a cover version by Dollar, produced by Stock Aitken Waterman, reached number 7 in the UK in 1987.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Jonathan I will have to check out the Dollar version don’t think I have ever heard it 🙂


    Jermajesty Reply:

    Paul you will absolutely love the Dollar version.

    Somehow, even though they’re a male/female couple, they make it even camper, if that’s possible. 😀


  6. Goodguy Says:

    Thanks SO much Paul!

    I grabbed myself a copy of this, but never got round to ripping it (Not that I could do HALF a job as good as you could!)

    Actually, this was my first experience with an Erasure promo-only remix/edit meant for radio, but, sadly, this never got the US radio airplay later singles did. In fact, the most widely played radio-only version of an Erasure track was to be Shep’s “Chains Of Love (Remix Radio Edit With Intro)” from the Promo 7″/2nd 12″/CD5″ of Chains Of Love; a version which is still in 80’s rotation at WPLJ and KROQ. It drove me nuts to keep hearing it when it first came out and not have a copy. That was when a collector was born. 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Goodguy I always loved this track Sire was pretty good about issuing remix/edit 7″ singles. I was lucky enough to see Erasure live in 1987 when they opened for Duran Duran.


  7. Ray in Australia Says:

    Hi Paul
    Very nice to see you’re feeling better. I love the PWL Remix of “Oh L’Amour” (an improvement on the original in my opnion) but never knew a radio edit of it existed. Supah! 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Ray I am feeling better thanks 🙂 I agree with you I prefer the PWL mix too!


  8. J Says:

    I just learned of this remix recently so thank you so much for posting this rare mix. I really like it.


  9. ric Says:

    Fabulous post, Paul.
    Vince Clarke was mighty worried during this phase of his career. The hits came quick and easy with Depeche Mode, Yazoo and The Assembly, But came to a halt from 1984 to late 1986. Erasure wasn’t capturing the public’s heart. All quite strange as I think this is quite the catchy synth pop number. Thankfully Vince got back to his winning ways with Sometimes.
    I think this PWL remix is the best. Thanks for this rare edit! I urge you to check out the Dollar cover, which has a PWL remix too. If you like what you hear, can I recommend their earlier hits Love’s Got A Hold On Me, Mirror Mirror and Give Me Back My Heart?


  10. kfb Says:

    I was surprised to see 1986 as the release date. I thought it came out earlier than that. Amazing to think it’s been almost 30 years. 30! 1986 was such an excellent year for this kind of music.

    And seeing Flood on the sleeve. There should be coffee table books devoted to this guy! So odd that there aren’t.

    And thanks Paul for this rare find. Just when I think I’ve got everything by everyone from the 80s, something new pops up. I love it!


  11. dst Says:

    Did you know that according to discogs
    Phil Harding & Ian Curnow of Pete Waterman Limited
    If that’s right ???
    cool eh !!


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