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Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This

Eurythmics, Dave Stewart Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (1 Feb 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: IMPORT
  • ASIN: B000026F7F
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,300 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Love Is A Stranger
2. I've Got An Angel
3. Wrap It Up
4. I Could Give You (A Mirror) - Y (1)
5. Walk
6. Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
7. Jennifer
8. This Is The House
9. Somebody Told Me
10. This City Never Sleeps

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Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) was Dave Stewart and Annie Lennox's debut offering as the Eurythmics, following their departure from The Tourists. The partnership went on to be one of the most successful UK songwriting collaborations of the 80s, going on to win 1998's special Brit Award for lifetime achievement as well as being involved in numerous acclaimed solo projects. While Sweet Dreams is not the duo's finest hour, it certainly sets the premise for what was to come from this long and enduring partnership--Lennox with her hypnotic vocals and deliberately androgynous style and Stewart's experimental and yet essentially mature pop melodies. --Ronita Dutta

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
1983's "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)" was Dave & Annie's 2nd album as Eurythmics, coming after the more experimental "In The Garden" in 1981. Everyone will be familiar with the singles "Love Is A Stranger" & the hit title track. However (IMHO) this is one of those albums where every single track is very good, with no filler. Particularly excellent are the uptempo cover of "Wrap It Up", "The Walk" (moody), "Somebody Told Me" (scary) & "This City Never Sleeps" (ethereal).
The early 80's electronica style could be cold at times, but was superior here to the following album "Touch" (great singles & some forgettable tracks) and the pointless remix album "Touch Dance". Later albums went in a more straightforward pop/rock direction, and were warmer (but a tad blander) as a result, the exception being the slightly patchy but mostly brilliant "Savage".
Being a huge Eurythmics fan who bought every 12" single from this album to their last, I feel the time is right for the whole catalogue to be remastered & reissued with all the single B-sides as extra tracks. Possibly some of the 12" mixes could be included as well, although these might sound slightly dated to younger ears! Buy this, "Touch" "1984" & "Savage" & you won't be disappointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A perfect example of how music should be done... 25 Oct 2002
By Pete A
Format:Audio CD
Type in "Sweet Dreams" on any search engine, look it up in any music journal or even refer to it during a conversation and (more often than not) the word Eurythmics will appear alongside it. This was the song and album title that became synonomous with the duo, perhaps because it represents an artistic high for them. The song content, despite one or two songs sounding slightly dated, is wonderful; a combination of witty lyrics ("Love is a Stranger"), synthetic dance ("I've Got An Angel"), a beautiful voice ("This is the House") and (most importantly)- pure originality (one cannot help but think of the title track). Younger listeners may be distracted by the bizarre cover or the coldness of songs like "Jennifer", but for me, this collection of songs should be in the top 10 of any list of best 80's albums and in the top 100 greatest albums of all time. I felt that there were only 2 problems with this album; firstly, the albums' cover photo could've been slightly larger, and secondly some more-dance orientated material wouldn't have gone amiss. Dave and Annie had done it: top 10 singles, a number 1 album and fame and fortune. Then they did it all again- only this time it was better...
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Deserved Time In The Spotlight 9 Feb 2012
Format:Audio CD
"Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)" is the album that propelled Eurythmics into the mainstream success that they deserved. The cause was the title track, but one should not forget that the album the song came from was a great in itself. With a good blend between hits and album tracks, the band manage to fit "Love Is A Stranger" with "This City Never Sleeps," both different genres, and both different styles of production and vocals. I hope we will never forget the magnificence of the title track, and that there were two people in this entire band.

While in times overdone and aged, this album is a classic that shows a band on its way to the top of the 80s scene.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Euryrhmics The creme de la creme of early 80's 2 Oct 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
With experimental vocals individual fusions of creativity and musicality talent words lyrics blown articulately with influences of early Germanic electro influences sampling and given an almighty soul depth distribution all the way through cutting edge has no time limit LOVINGLY AWSUM !!!!! XXX
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By Antony May TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Great!! 23 Sep 2009
By Cathy C
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
An excellent album with Eurthymics at its best. Got it on vinyl but had to have it on CD! Good value for money with lots of good tracks and lyrics featuring:

Love is a stranger, I've got an angel, Wrap it up, I could give you (A mirror), The Walk, Sweet dreams, Jennifer, This is the house, Somebody told me, The city Never sleeps.

If you like Annie Lennox & Dave Stewart- you'll love this..it's a must.
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