Singer Annie Lennox and guitarist Dave Stewart first received notice in the Tourists, scoring a big U.K. hit in 1979 with a cover of Dusty Springfield's "I Only Want to Be With You." Emerging as the Eurythmics in 1981, Lennox's cabaret-tinged vocal style and Stewart's left-of-center songs took a while to mesh, but when they finally did, with the haunting, hook-filled 1983 No. 1 single, "Sweet Dreams" (accompanied by one of the most striking videos ever made), the two found themselves rocketing to stardom. This, their second album, also features their initial British hit, "Love Is a Stranger," and an icy-cool cover of Sam and Dave's r&b classic, "Wrap It Up." --Billy Altman
This edition has been digitally re-mastered from the original master tapes by Eurythmics mastermind Dave Stewart, with input from collaborator Annie Lennox. In addition, there are seven bonus tracks: a mixture of b-sides, remixes, and previously unreleased material (notably a cover of Lou Reeds' beautiful "Satellite of Love"). The packaging is a six-panel digipack redesign orchestrated by Laurence Stevens Design, the firm who art-directed all the original releases, while the thick booklets contain rare photos and insightful, new sleeve notes.
We have painstakingly collated the original master tapes and with the supervision of Dave Stewart, have remastered them to the highest standard possible. The sound quality is truly amazing and has to be heard to be believed.
Each album will feature bonus material compiled with the assistance of Dave and Annie. Rare B sides never before released on CD, classic remixes and most excitingly, unreleased recordings, including a series of amazing cover versions plus live and acoustic performances.
Each reissue has been redesigned by Laurence Stevens Design | LSD the creative agency who has worked with the band throughout their entire career. All eight albums will be released in deluxe digipack packaging, and each album will be stickered to highlight the wealth of bonus material on each release. The 18 to 24 page booklets include refreshed front sleeve artwork, original single sleeves and most importantly previously unseen photography covering the bands whole career. Phill Savidge renowned PR guru and Eurythmics fan has, through various interviews with Dave and Annie, written sleeve notes for each album. Insightful, provactive and 爽nput downable�, they help bring the bands incredible story and music alive.