That 'Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This' finally gave Annie & Dave the breakthrough major hit single they had been searching for, turned out to be beneficial for all 80's synth pop lovers. Having scored only minor hits with 'Never Gonna Cry Again' and 'Love Is A Stranger' and having missed the charts altogether with 'Belinda', 'The Walk' and 'This Is The House' chances are if 'Sweet Dreams' had failed Eurythmics may have been lost to us without making much of an impression.
What this parent album proves, however, is 'that if the talent is there a hit single will eventually come'. In truth, the title track is far the most commercial song here and while 'The Walk' with its slinky, under-stated groove and bright horn stabs and 'This Is The House's bass heavy, bubbling attitude are both great tracks it is no real surprise that they failed to ignite the charts. As for the rest, 'This City Never Sleeps' is artistically very good. Full of atmosphere, it could be the soundtrack to a million late night films. Also in a slinky mode is the curious, synths washed, nervous 'Somebody Told Me' and the gentle, childlike 'Jennifer'.
In fact, only the (thankfully) short, repetitive, irritating 'Wrap Her Up' is below par here so if you STILL haven't picked this up on CD yet - you should do so.