RELEASE
February 20, 2007
LABEL
Mute
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Dance, Alternative/Indie Rock

Album Review

If you made it to 2007 with a fat wallet then you probably aren't a true Erasure fan. Since 2003 the group has been responsible for a slew of sideline releases -- remix albums, acoustic albums, and big stack of limited-edition, souvenir live albums -- with only the 2005 effort Nightbird offering something entirely new. On the Road to Nashville is another live album and the hook here is that the usually electronic, club-oriented act is backed by a live band, which makes for some interesting arrangements. Seeing as how they're performing at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium -- once home to the Grand Ole Opry -- "Blue Savannah" becomes a rollicking hoedown while "Victim of Love" sways in a rustic style, lap steel guitar and all. While these are clever, cute, and fun, seriously delivered tracks like Nightbird's "Breathe" and the chestnut "A Little Respect" are more rewarding with performances that breathe new life into these fan favorites. If you haven't checked in on the boys since the millennium turned, you're better off checking the well-built Nightbird and picking some tracks off the acoustic effort Union Street before venturing here. This is for the hardcore fans, the ones who have endured a mountain of stopgap releases and somehow still beg for more.
David Jeffries, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Boyhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fon-the-road-to-nashville-live%252Fid675443830%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  2. Blue Savannahhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fon-the-road-to-nashville-live%252Fid675443830%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  3. Oh L'Amourhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fon-the-road-to-nashville-live%252Fid675443830%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  4. Alienhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fon-the-road-to-nashville-live%252Fid675443830%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  5. Breathehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fon-the-road-to-nashville-live%252Fid675443830%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  6. Victim of Lovehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fon-the-road-to-nashville-live%252Fid675443830%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  7. How Many Times?http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fon-the-road-to-nashville-live%252Fid675443830%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  8. Spirallinghttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fon-the-road-to-nashville-live%252Fid675443830%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  9. Sometimeshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fon-the-road-to-nashville-live%252Fid675443830%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  10. Tenderest Momentshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fon-the-road-to-nashville-live%252Fid675443830%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  11. Ship of Foolshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fon-the-road-to-nashville-live%252Fid675443830%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  12. Love to Hate Youhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fon-the-road-to-nashville-live%252Fid675443830%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  13. Against My Viewhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fon-the-road-to-nashville-live%252Fid675443830%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  14. Piano Songhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fon-the-road-to-nashville-live%252Fid675443830%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  15. Rock Me Gentlyhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fon-the-road-to-nashville-live%252Fid675443830%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  16. Stop!http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fon-the-road-to-nashville-live%252Fid675443830%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  17. Chains of Lovehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fon-the-road-to-nashville-live%252Fid675443830%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  18. Encore: A Little Respecthttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fon-the-road-to-nashville-live%252Fid675443830%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  19. Stay with Me [DVD][*]http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fon-the-road-to-nashville-live%252Fid675443830%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  20. Love Affair [DVD][*]http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fon-the-road-to-nashville-live%252Fid675443830%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  21. Blue Savannah [DVD][*]http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fon-the-road-to-nashville-live%252Fid675443830%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  22. Sometimes [DVD][*]http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fon-the-road-to-nashville-live%252Fid675443830%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  23. The Road to Union Street [Multimedia Track]http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fon-the-road-to-nashville-live%252Fid675443830%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
purchase full album