Happy Birthday Andy Bell.

The Erasure story began in 1985 when former Depeche Mode and Yazoo founding member Vince Clarke advertised to find a singer for his new project. Then just 21, ex-butcher Andy was the 41st candidate that Vince auditioned, but their creative chemistry clicked instantly. Before long the pair were scoring the first of five number one albums and started racking up an incredible 32 consecutive singles in the Top 40, with more than 14 million albums sold so far.

On their brand new album Union Street, Vince and Andy have delivered their biggest surprise yet. In a boldly experimental step for an electronic band, they have unplugged themselves, bringing new soulful depths and acoustic textures of 11 songs spanning their entire career.

Andy releases a new single via Sanctuary Records on 22nd May 2006. "I'll Never Fall In Love Again" is taken from the Erasure frontman's debut solo album Electric Blue, which was released in October 2005.

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