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Erasure – Oh L’Amour (Germany 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on September 20th, 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

“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.

The single reached #86 on the UK singles chart and #3 US dance chart.

First pressings came with a Thomas the Tank Engine logo on the back cover, which was withdrawn due to legal issues.

In Germany the 12″ was released including an ultra rare German version which featured vocals by Susanne Störrle.

SIDE A:
Oh L’Amour (PWL Funky Sisters Say ‘Ooh La La’ Mix) 7:13
Remix – Funky Sisters*
Written-By – Clarke/Bell

SIDE B:
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (Remix) 4:43
Producer – Erasure
Remix – Paul Kendall
Written-By – Benny Anderson*, Bjorn Ulvaeus*

Oh L’Amour (German Version) 3:33
Lyrics By [German Lyrics] – Daisy Dörmann
Producer – Flood
Vocals – Susanne Störrle
Written-By – Clarke/Bell

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

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

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Mute ‎– INT 126.848, Mute ‎– L 12 Mute 45
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 45 RPM, Repress
Country: Germany
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

NOTES:
From the album “WONDERLAND”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

VINYL RESTORATION BY:
-DjPaulT
burningtheground.net

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon 2M Bronze
Isolation: Auralex Acoustics ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
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:
Epson Workforce WF-7610 Professional Printer/Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2, ocenaudio
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

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

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Password: burningtheground

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33 Responses to “Erasure – Oh L’Amour (Germany 12″)”

  1. Goodguy Says:

    THANK YOU PAUL!!!

    Susanne’s version deserved a good rip after all this time. It’s not often that I got to hear it. 🙂

    I hope this is one of several Erasure postings!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Goodguy. I do plan to post more Erasure over the coming months and years 🙂

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  2. David Says:

    Excellent choice. So frustrating that they never included this on any of their many, many box sets or reissue projects. I’m looking forward to this, I’ve only ever heard a very bad, low-quality rip of this. Danke schoen!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I hope that you enjoy my transfer David 🙂

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    David Reply:

    It did enjoy it, very much. I’m not surprised by the quality of your work anymore. Thrilled, Overjoyed, Amazed, Flabbergasted, but not surprised any more. You do excellent work above and beyond what most folks can accomplish with a 12″ vinyl disc.

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  3. NKelly Says:

    Awesome. You’ve been on fire since Level 42: Lessons in love. Please keep it up there’s such a plethora of great stuff for you still to post.This period of your site is very exciting and I look forward to each and every day!! Many thanks.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Neil much appreciated mate 🙂

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  4. Jeff Says:

    You’ve made Karen’s and my day with this song by Erasure, Paul!! We’re such big fans and I know we don’t really know as much as you and your readers do about them and all their releases. It’s funny, but I remember this song first by Dollar and then by Erasure. Very interesting. I’m just so happy to hear a 12-inch by them under your strict “rules of ripping.” It’s gonna be so good!!

    Jeff

    Bonus Beats: I still am excited about Jim “Hip Hop” Hopkins stopping by your site Paul. Proves you have countless fans!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I was pretty stocked to see his comment too Jeff. It’s pretty cool that such brilliant folks are following BTG 🙂 Enjoy the tunes 🙂

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  5. OMAR Says:

    Thanks Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  6. Gilbert Gonzales Says:

    I don’t think the German Version made it to any digital format. This is definitely a RARE treat from DJ Paul. Again… Thank You.

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    Osc Reply:

    It did not.

    Btw Paul, you’re linking to the wrong item on Discogs. Yours is a reprint without the “Thomas the Tankengine”-logo. Its either 4109094 or 446462.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    oops I did link to to the wrong one. I have corrected that. Thank you for letting me know 🙂

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    Osc Reply:

    Glad to help. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Gilbert 🙂

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  7. Carlos Says:

    Woooow Pault muchas gracias por esa version en aleman.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    De Nada Carlos 🙂

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  8. Daniel Says:

    Didn’t know about a german version of this song. Really funny. Vielen Dank Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Du bist willkommen Daniel 🙂

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  9. Blair Warner Says:

    Thank you DJ Paul – Oh L’Amour is one of those songs that you can’t not help dancing to – brings me so much joy!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hooray! Blair Warner that’s what we need more joy 🙂

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  10. memoryboy Says:

    Wow! I’ve never heard the German version before! Also… Oh L’Amour (PWL Funky Sisters Say ‘Ooh La La’ Mix) is one of the greatest remixes ever. That’s the first time I ever heard Erasure, it was that remix on the radio back in 1986. Fell in love instantly. I remember thinking “oh cool, Vince Clarke found someone that sounds just like Alison Moyet. Andy Bell was new to me. And he does! I thought it was Alison Moyet singing at first,the first time I heard it.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    My first introduction to Erasure was 1987 I think. They opened for Duran Duran during their Strange Behaviour Tour. My mind was blown 🙂

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  11. risildowgtn Says:

    Thank you DjPaulT. great song and still their best. this was huge in the clubs – got radio play but didnt get into charts… cheers

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    It was massive in clubs here in the USA I never understood why it didn’t become a mainstream hit for them.

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  12. AnthonyC Says:

    A great song with a message of love….!!!!

    Next we need Liza Minnelli Don’t Drop Bombs!

    Then Janet Jackson State Of The World!

    🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I was trying to go for a message of love AnthonyC. I am so happy that you picked up on that. We need love right now 🙂

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  13. Kaex Says:

    11/10 Paul !

    I never got into Erasure much even though I tried. That Gimme ! Gimme ! Gimme ! cover is fantastic though. That is what a 12″ should be ! Man the dynamics and bassline have legs and that melodic whistle hook that Madonna ripped with “Hung Up” still gives me tingles.

    Great job !

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Kaex 🙂

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  14. CakeSaint Says:

    Wow, Paul! I never knew a German version of “Oh L’Amour” existed! You’ve made my day.

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  15. AHorn Says:

    Thank you Paul. Just great this Maxi-Single with PWL support! Although I come from Germany, I have never heard of the German version! This is a real rarity. The quality of your Rips is almost legendary! I’m very pleased.

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  16. Davos Via 45 Says:

    I never noticed that it never charted as the song got heavy airplay on local radio stations. Must be the many followers of Vince Clark’s work since Depeche Mode’s Speak & Spell album that just enjoyed the song and album as I did.
    Both extended mixes, the PWL and the Re-Mix from the regular 12″, are pretty good, it’s just so a catchy song!
    About the German Version: LMFAO, twice!
    1st I never heard this version and always thought people were referring to the live version of Oh L’amour when Andy Bell makes the introduction of the band (various synths, drum machines, and Vince Clarke) in the German language, as the German Version of Oh L’amour! LOL
    2nd The lyrics are good translated, but her singing is just awfull, sounds like a bad karaoke contest. For sure Erasure released this as a joke!?!? LOL

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