Eurythmics' breakthrough album is a deft mix of electronic thrills, new wave chills, and sultry R&B, the latter supplied by Annie Lennox's warm tenor. Pretty much relying on themselves, Lennox and Dave Stewart slip past the music's usual coldness and into a territory all their own. It can be smug (the new wave here is served with a side of irony) and a tad dull (the long, operatic pieces serve little purpose), but the payoffs – "Love Is a Stranger" and, especially, the magnificent title tune – are among the finest the genre has to offer.
This extraordinary video features in-concert performances from 1983, conceptual video clips and animation woven together in a fabulous "album" highlighting Eurythmics international smash hit "Sweet Dreams" and more.
Eurythmics were a British pop rock-synthpop and New Wave duo, consisting of members Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart, who formed the duo in 1980.
"Sweet Dreams" - is a 4-track CD Single, also including "Sweet Freams (Are Made Of This)", "I Could Give You (A Mirror)", "Here Comes The Rain Again" and "Paint A Rumour".
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) is the second album by British music duo Eurythmics, released on January 21, 1983. After almost two years of initial commercial failure for Eurythmics, this album became a commercial breakthrough for the duo on both sides of the Atlantic. The title track became particularly popular and it remains one of Eurythmics' most recognisable songs, and its music video, popular on MTV in the United States, is memorable for Annie Lennox's gender-bending imagery. In the wake of this success, the single "Love is a Stranger", previously a flop, was rereleased and became a hit as well. It too was accompanied by a striking video, which featured Lennox dressed both as a man and a woman.
Switching to Arista Records in the U.S., Eurythmics made their last album together with We Too Are One, and they went out in style. Calling upon a broad pop range, their seventh album was their best since Be Yourself Tonight in 1985. The sound was varied, the melodies were strong, and the lyrics were unusually well-crafted. In retrospect, the album can be seen as a dry run for Annie Lennox's debut solo album, Diva (1992); songs like "Don't Ask Me Why" (which grazed the U.S. Top 40) serve as precursors to the dramatic ballads to come. There is, however, an air of romantic resignation throughout We Too Are One, appropriate to its valedictory nature. The disc spawned four chart singles in the U.K. and returned Eurythmics to number one in the album charts, but it did not substantially improve Eurythmics' reduced commercial standing in the U.S., confirming that it was time for Lennox and Dave Stewart to pursue other opportunities.