Andy Bell & Vince Clarke of Erasure; Angel Andy gets his wings.
They were and still are Gods of music, ruling the airwaves with their innovative and magic music in the mid 80s to the mid 90s. Andy Bell had a magiccal voice, and a stage presence that was such star power. Vince Clarde was the music man, his former associations with Yazoo and Depeche Mode coming to fruition in Erasure, making amazing synth-Pop that had grace and a bite. 22 years ago they released an amazing song, A Little Respect. Recently, they have released a new remix of the song, and everyone should go to iTunes and buy it now, just because they can. Even better, because the money is going to the Hetrick-Martin Institute, hence the HMI Redux tag, the home of the Harvey Milk High School, in New York, and the True Colors Fund. The Hetrick-Martin Institute, the nation’s oldest and largest LGBTQ youth service organization, provides a safe and supportive environment to all young people – regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity so that they can achieve their full potential.
In the wake of all the gay bullying and related suicides that have been reported in the US over the past several months, Erasure wanted to do something special to spread a message of tolerance and to raise money for an organization that engages in the fight on a daily basis and, because it has become something of a gay rights anthem over the years, it seemed only fitting to release a brand new version of A Little Respect.
The HMI Redux features a youth chorus from the Hetrick-Martin Institute who also appear in the music video, directed by filmmaker Jason Stein.
The original version of A Little Respect, released in 1988, featured on The Innocents, the first Erasure album to hit the UK #1 spot (first on 30th April 1988 and again in January 1989), a chart-topping position they revisited with each of their next four album releases.
In over two decades together, Andy Bell and Vince Clarke have sold more than 20 million albums around the globe, proving themselves masters of every kind of song from disco symphonies to unplugged ballads. To download this amazing redux of A little Respect, click here.
So, for just 99 cents, you can have an incredible song, and help support LGBTQ Youth. This is a total win-win, and a triple win if you consider you'd be getting the music of Erasure. To purchase the download from iTune, click here. So do it now!