Limited 180gm audiophile vinyl LP pressing of this album by the synthpop duo. This reissue coincides with Erasures 30th Anniversary and features original artwork and packaging. The Circus is the second album by Erasure, originally released in March 1987. It was Erasure's second consecutive album to be produced by Flood. The Circus became the duo's breakthrough in the UK, spawning four hit singles and reaching #6. It was an immediate success thanks to the #2UK placing of the first single "Sometimes", six months earlier. The album remains Erasure's longest-running on the UK charts. Although mainstream success in the U.S. did not occur with this album, it did generate two hits (including a #1) on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. It also became their first record to enter into the Billboard 200.