Erasure & Kate Bush: The Lost Collaboration

Vince Clarke reveals lost collaboration

Erasure music man Vince Clarke has told The Quietus that the electropop duo’s dream was to record a collaboration with Kate Bush. Speaking in the interview, Clarke said "The only collaboration that didn’t work out in the end that both myself and Andy pursued was one with Kate Bush and that was quite a few albums ago. We asked her to produce an album for us but unfortunately she couldn’t do it.

"We got to meet her and everything but she didn’t feel that that was her area. It would have been great if she could have done it but that’s just the way it goes."

In the interview, the full version of which will be published on the site tomorrow, Clarke also says that he’s been only recently started to enjoy his work as a remixer, most recently scene on his fiddle with Polly Scattergood’s single ‘Other Too Endless’. "Well, I haven’t been particularly into it in the past to be honest. Recently I have been involved in a few remixes and I have enjoyed it. And it’s something that I want to do more of. I don’t have any criteria as such but you want to be remixing a great song, that always helps.

"I’m going to be doing more of it in the future because I’ve got a new studio which I want to utilize fully and that’s going to be one of the things that’s going to be happening here."

Also in tomorrow’s interview with Erasure, Vince Clarke tells us about the new Erasure box set and the possibilty of Depeche Mode reforming to play Speak and Spell for the album’s 30th anniversary.

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