ON THIS DAY, 1988...
On 18th April 1988 Erasure released their third studio album 'The Innocents'.
The album features hit singles 'Ship of Fools', 'Chains of Love', and 'A Little Respect'. It was a commercial success, reaching number one in the UK album charts and receiving critical acclaim for its polished production and catchy, danceable songs.
The album is considered a landmark in Erasure's career and helped establish them as one of the most successful synthpop bands of the 1980s. The album has sold a total of 5 million copies worldwide and is their best-selling album to date.
The album cover image derives from the stained glass window of St. James and Charlemagne, in Chartres Cathedral, northern France.