Wonderland 180G LP – Intervention Records

Wonderland 180G LP

$17.99

Original Release Date: 1986
Original Label: Mute

  • 100% Analog Mastering From Real Analog Tapes!
  • Mastered by Kevin Gray At CoHEARent Audio
  • Ultra Quiet 180-Gram Vinyl Pressed At RTI
  • Beautiful Old-Style "Tip-On" Jacket Printed By Stoughton

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30th Anniversary Edition!

Synth-Pop Classic Featuring Smash Hits "Oh L'Amour," "Who Needs Love Like That," "My Heart ... So Blue"

What if Depeche Mode just wanted to dance? Wonderland is the classic 1986 debut of Erasure, formed by songwriter/synth player Vince Clarke and singer Andy Bell. Produced by Flood, Wonderland is accessible and catchy synth pop, but also sharp, emotionally charged and redolent of heartache. Erasure delivered massive hits in the UK and the US with radio and club staples like “Oh L’Amour” and “Who Needs Love Like That.” Vince Clarke was a groundbreaking synth-pop pioneer before Wonderland. Prior to forming Erasure, Clarke wrote nearly all of songs on Depeche Mode’s iconic first album, Speak and Spell, before moving on to form Yazoo with Alison Moyet (Yaz in the US). Remarkably Clarke found Andy Bell by placing a newspaper ad. The flamboyant Bell was among pop’s first openly gay stars, and his high-pitched voice has a soulful power that’s an arresting complement to Clarke’s inspired melodies.

Side One

  • ▎▎
    Who Needs Love Like That
    03:16
  • 2
    Reunion
    03:21
  • 3
    Cry So Easy
    03:34
  • 4
    Push Me Shove Me
    03:00
  • 5
    Heavenly Action
    03:26

Side Two

  • 1
    Say What
    03:54
  • 2
    Love Is A Loser
    03:01
  • 3
    Senseless
    03:24
  • 4
    My Heart ... So Blue
    04:27
  • ▎▎
    Oh L'Amour
    03:24

Mastering Notes

Wonderland is sourced from a beautifully preserved 30-ips tapes that say both "Master" and "production copy." You be the judge! What is certain is that these are the best and perhaps the only existing analog tapes for this classic release! When mastering this LP we compared what we were hearing from the tapes to original US and UK LPs. Mastering notes included with the tapes show that the original LP was bass-limited from 40Hz down. Of course we restored the wonderfully full bass response that's present on the tapes, and mastered wide open with no compression applied. The result is an alive and pulsing beat with foundation like you've never heard- the best Wonderland has ever sounded!

Release Notes

  • Format: 180-Gram Single 33 Pressed at RTI
  • Jacket: Old Style "Tip-On" Single-Jacket Printed By Stoughton on Heavy Stock
  • IR Catalog: IR-009
  • UPC: 684334915621

The (Re)Discover Series

You know those songs that come up on the radio when you’re driving and you crank up the volume to 11 and sing your lungs out? That’s the spirit of what Intervention’s (Re)Discover Series is all about! Taking these FM classics and presenting them in "like you’ve never heard it before" sound quality so you can get that same blast of energy and excitement on your hi-fi at home. The hallmark of this series will be 100% analog mastering from real analog tapes. Combining superior master sources with the truly full-range mastering chain at Cohearent Audio and RTI’s dead quiet vinyl pressing means that you’ll hear these FM staples with power, majesty and musical detail like it’s the first time. (Re)Discover these sonic treasures with us!