October 30, 2005

Lennox & Stewart Return

I still love the Eurythmics. The breaking-in of The Tourists, the synth n sample early days, the rockier late 80s/early 90s, the solo efforts of the 90s by each and todays mellowing of undoubtedly radios easiest playlist add.

I have a pathetic Eurythmics collection. I have an old Greatest Hits which came out in '91 (lost sleeves) and 1989s 'We Too Are One'. I absolutely loved 'Revival' and 'Babys Gonna Cry', partly to the fact that 91FM at the time were hammering the snot out of them. In 1990 I heard 'Revival' at the Royal Easter Show, while a machine operator was packing up his equipment with a cigarette hanging out his mouth. The music was echoing through the emptying showgrounds. "R.E.V.I.V.A.L is gonna lift you right up from your prison cell"

Click to watch & listen!
Fast forward to November 2005. The new single is called "I've Got A Life" is released tomorrow (Oct 31). The new single is piggied on the back of something that makes my eyes well up. A collectors deluxe boxed set, which includes all eight albums: "In The Garden" (1981), "Sweet Dreams" (1983), "Touch" (1983), "Be Yourself Tonight" (1985), "Revenge" (1986), "Savage" (1988), "We Too Are One" (1989), and "Peace" (1999).

Further to this, each reissued album (as all do now), has extras included:

Le Sinestre (Taken from 'Never Gonna Cry Again' 7")
Heartbeat Heartbeat (Taken from 'Belinda' 7")
Never Gonna Cry Again (Live) (Taken From 'This Is The House' 12")
4/4 In Leather (Live) (Taken From 'This Is The House' 12")
Take Me To Your Heart (Live) (Taken From 'This Is The House' 12")

Home Is Where The Heart Is (Taken from 'This Is The House' 7")
Monkey Monkey (Taken from 'Love Is A Stranger' 7")
Baby's Gone Blue (Taken from 'Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)' 12")
Sweet Dreams (Hot Remix) (Taken from 'Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) 1991' 12")
Love Is A Stranger (Coldcut Remix) (Taken from 'Love Is A Stranger 1991' 12")
Satellite Of Love (Previously Unreleased)

You Take Some Lentils… And You Take Some Rice (Taken from 'Who's That Girls?' 7")
ABC (Freeform) (Taken from 'Who's That Girl?' 12")
Plus Something Else (Taken from 'Right By Your Side' 12")
Paint A Rumour (Long Version) (Taken from 'Here Comes The Rain Again' 12")
Who's That Girl (Live) (Taken from 'Miracle Of Love' 12")
Here Comes The Rain Again (Live) (Previously Unreleased)
Fame (Previously Unreleased)

Grown Up Girls (Taken from 'There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)' 7")
Tous Les Garçons Et Les (Taken from 'It's Alright (Baby's Coming Back)' 12")
Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves (ET Mix) (Taken from 'Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves' 12")
Would I Lie To You? (ET Mix) (Taken from 'Would I Lie To You?' 12")
Conditioned Soul (Live) (Previously Unreleased)
Hello I Love You (Previously Unreleased)

When Tomorrow Comes (Extended Version) (Taken from 'When Tomorrow Comes' 12")
Thorn In My Side (Extended Version) (Taken from 'Thorn In My Side' 12")
Missionary Man (Extended Version) (Taken from 'Missionary Man' 12")
When Tomorrow Comes (Live Acoustic Version) (Previously Unreleased)
Revenge 2 (Taken from the original soundtrack to the film 'Rooftops')
My Guy (Previously Unreleased)

Beethoven (Extended Philharmonic Version) (Taken from 'Beethoven (I Love To Listen To)' 12")
Shame (Dance Mix) (Taken from 'Shame' 12")
I Need A Man (Macho Mix) (Taken from 'I Need A Man' 12")
I Need You (Live) (Previously Unreleased)
Come Together (Previously Unreleased)

Precious (Taken from 'Revival' 7") *GREAT SONG - was a Lennox single in '92!
See No Evil (Taken from 'The King And Queen Of America' 7")
King & Queen Of America (Dance Remix) (Taken from 'The King And Queen Of America' 12")
Angel (Choir Version) (Taken from 'Angel' 7")
Last Night I Dreamt The Somebody Loved Me (Previously Unavailable)

Beautiful Child (Acoustic Version) (Previously Unreleased)
17 Again (Acoustic Version) (Previously Unreleased)
I Saved The World Today (Acoustic Version) (Previously Unreleased)
Something In The Air Tonight (Previously Unreleased)

Now to round it off, and also my first official song sharing via blog, I give you 'Right By Your Side' from 1983's 'Touch'. You'll need an OGG player (I highly recommend Foobar).

[Eurythmics - Right By Your Side ogg/1.6Mb]

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