Chorus (Erasure album) and Lookeen

Chorus, Erasure's fifth proper studio album, was released by Mute Records in the UK and Sire Records in the U.S. in 1991 (see 1991 in music); and on the short list of nominees for the 1992 Mercury Prize.

Contents 1 History 2 Production 3 Special editions 4 Track listing 5 Chart performance 6 Personnel 7 References


Upon its release, Chorus became Erasure's third consecutive number-one album in the UK and gave them four more top twenty hits. In the U.S., it was Erasure's highest-debuting and highest-peaking album on the Billboard 200 at the time, entering at #29. It gave Erasure their first Billboard Hot 100 entry since "Stop!" with the title track, which also charted well on the Modern Rock Tracks chart and Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. Chorus also charted well in Germany, where it peaked at number thirteen. Production

Prior to the album's production, programmer Vince Clarke had noticed technical limitations of the by-then-predominant MIDI sequencing standard, notably that the protocol's low signal rate resulted in timing errors (known as "MIDI slop") when multiple notes were triggered simultaneously. In an effort to eliminate this and give the album a "tighter" feel, he avoided the use of MIDI completely, using primarily analog synthesizers and the Roland MC-4 CV/gate sequencer. The avoidance of MIDI had other side effects on the sound of the album, such as the lack of chorded voices (the MC4 can only trigger one note at a time per instrument) and digital synthesizers and samplers, due to lack of CV/gate interfaces on available models. Clarke would continue with this production technique for later recordings through the 90s. Special editions

Chorus was also released as a limited-edition CD in special packaging. Instead of a jewel case, it came in a folding cardboard box. The cover was also different, with the two portraits taken from the side instead of the front, as on the cassette releases. It included the standard lyrics booklet, as well as 8 picture cards with various artwork. The first four are the stock photography from the booklet and have "e" logo backs: family on the beach (later used for the "Love to Hate You" single cover), a business meeting group, three businessmen at a construction site, and a woman and child bicycling. The next four are the portraits from the album cover, one each of Clarke and Bell from the front and side. The backs of these have patient data from Clarke and Bell's MRI scans.

Another special edition was released as a promotional item for the music industry: a hardcover book entitled Chorus Software User Manual with hidden compartments inside which hold a copy of the CD and cassette as well as the same 8 cards as the other special edition. Track listing

All tracks written by Andy Bell and Vince Clarke. "Chorus" – 4:26 "Waiting For the Day" – 3:50 "Joan" – 3:50 "Breath of Life" – 4:07 "Am I Right?" – 4:18 "Love to Hate You" – 3:56 "Turns the Love to Anger" – 3:56 "Siren Song" – 4:44 "Perfect Stranger" – 4:05 "Home" – 4:14 Chart performance Personnel Andy Bell – vocals Vince Clarke – synthesizers, programming Dave Bascombe – mixing Me Company – design Martyn Phillips – producer

Lookeen and Chorus (Erasure album)

Lookeen is a business search add-on for Microsoft Outlook, produced under shareware license. The program uses Apache's search engine Lucene and helps searching for files, emails, contacts, attachements as well as desktop elements on personal computers as well as in large Terminal Server or Citrix environments.

Contents 1 Using 1.1 Supported mailbox storages 1.2 Supported filetypes 1.3 Central indexing 1.4 Enterprise Roll-Out Support 2 History 3 Lookeen Server Enterprise Search 4 See also 5 References 6 External links


Lookeen is an add-on for Microsoft Outlook. The shareware program is developed according to the Microsoft company recommendation on the add-ons design. After installation the program automatically integrates into Microsoft Outlook workspace. After the indexing process, Lookeen easily allows to search whole Outlook archives and the My Documents folder. In contrast to the Microsoft Outlook native search engine, Lookeen indexes the complete folder structure. Whereas the native Outlook search only allows searches within the presently used and active folder, Lookeen searches in complete Outlook archives for needed information. Supported mailbox storages

Lookeen supports the following types of mail accounts: POP3, IMAP, HTTP and Microsoft Exchange Server. Both uncached and cached exchange server modes are supported. Supported filetypes

The following filetypes can be indexed and searched for with Lookeen (in alphabetical order]: .bmp, .doc, .docx, .gif, .htm, .html, .jpeg, .jpg, .msg, .pdf, .php, .png, .pps, .ppsx, .ppt, .pptx, .rtf, .txt, .tif, .tiff, .xls, .xlsm, .xlsx, .xml. Central indexing

Lookeen 8 supports central indexing of shared resources (e.g. network files, public exchange folders). This shared index is created once and integrated by the clients via its URL. Goal is to reduce network- and server-traffic and reduce the index storage cost for local indexes. Enterprise Roll-Out Support

Lookeen 8 supports Group Policies for advanced software distributions in companies. Many options (e.g. index location, settings location, included sources, index intervals, license keys, etc.) can be defined by the administrator. That enables enterprises to use Lookeen in large Terminal Server or Citrix environments. History

Structure and Design of the first version strongly resembled the e-mail search software Lookout as developed by the Silicon Valley Startup Lookout Software LCC. In 2004, Microsoft bought Lookout for allegedly 6 Million US-Dollars in order to integrate the search technology into its Windows Desktop Search. Lookout continued being available as Freeware, but was not compatible anymore with Microsoft Outlook with the Release of Microsoft Windows Vista in January 2007. In 2007, the German IT company Axonic Informationssysteme GmbH started working on a follow-up software for Lookout and finally released Lookeen in January 2008 as a professional solution for file and e-mail searches. Within eight months, Lookeen was then sold in more than 40 countries. Lookeen Server Enterprise Search

In Juli 2011, a corresponding enterprise search version has been released. The Lookeen Server supports global indexing functions taking privacy and data security concerns into account by totally centralizing control options. See also Comparison of enterprise search software List of enterprise search vendors List of Search Engines
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