New Life (Stereo)
Label: Rhino/Warner Bros.
The band's economical debut is all about Vince Clarke, who lends his love of Italian disco and Kraftwerk to these surprisingly warm pop songs. "Dreaming Of Me" and "Just Can't Get Enough" epitomize a certain innocence that crops up in the best of the early synth pop records of the 1980s. This would be their only record with Clarke, who would leave to form Yaz and Erasure.