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Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)

12 Nov 2005 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 8 Nov 2005
  • Release Date: 8 Nov 2005
  • Label: RCA Records Label
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  • Total Length: 1:12:22
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  • ASIN: B001GU513Y
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,461 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 29 Nov 2005
Format: Audio CD
Eurythmics' breakthrough second album, following their interesting but unfocussed debut In The Garden, still stands the test of time as one of their finest, despite the fact that more than most of their releases, this one runs the risk of being tied to its time of release due to its heavily (though innovative) electronic sound. As a piece, Sweet Dreams holds together very well and contains few weak links: the iconic title track has become a modern-day standard and still retains its careful mix of passion and menace to this day, as does the perhaps even more sinister Love Is A Stranger, but there is much to enjoy besides these monolothic hits. The forgotten early single The Walk vies with Sweet Dreams as the standout track, a moody and disturbing vocal and lyric offset by a stunning brass arrangement, Jennifer's wistful description of a drowning once again treads the fine line of being heartfelt yet unsettling, and This City Never Sleeps, with its understated tale of urban alienation is a subdued yet powerful closer which still resonates today.
The key to the brilliance of this album is its ability to combine both warmth and cold, which prevents the electronic feel from seeming dated, and in that sense is perhaps Dave and Annie's crowning achievement (all the more incredible given the limited materials and budget with which the album was made - milkbottles for instance were used as percussion on Sweet Dreams). The reissue sleeve contains a number of new photos and an essay which gives some interesting details on the album's making but omits some key detail (it implies that Love Is A Stranger was the first single, whereas in fact both This Is The House and The Walk has been released prior to this).
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Pieter Uys HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 1 Jan 2006
Format: Audio CD
Eurythmics followed up the fragile and ethereal but somewhat inaccessible In The Garden with this album of pure pop genius. The early 1980s saw an explosion of synthesizer-driven sounds and there were other duos too, like OMD and Yazoo, but Eurythmics outlasted them all. This enhanced album contains 6 additional tracks and a booklet in a fold-out sleeve with historical notes and beautiful full colour pics.
Sweet Dreams provided Eurythmics with the commercial breakthrough in its shimmering masterpieces such as Love Is A Stranger and the dreamy title track. The videos of these two are superb too. Not all of these are flowing pop songs though; there's also the ethereal I've Got An Angel and the enervated experimental Wrap It Up, plus the more soulful outings I Could Give You A Mirror and The Walk with its great trumpet solo.
Besides the aforementioned hits, my favourites also include the atmospheric Jennifer and the elegant This Is The House with its Spanish spoken intro, its instrumental flourishes and its mood of sadness. It's true that not every single track on the original remains as memorable as the ones mentioned, but the album certainly deserves five stars for its melodic and lyrical beauty, especially with the added songs.
Of the bonus tracks, my favourites are the lilting Home Is Where The Heart Is, the Hot Remix of Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This), the Coldcut Remix of Love Is A Stranger and this awesome rendition of Lou Reed's Satellite Of Love that in its vocal style reminds one somewhat of great atmospheric tracks like Belinda from the debut album In The Garden. The classic Sweet Dreams album is now even better, revealing more of the greatness of this pioneering synth-pop band
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34 of 41 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 18 Nov 2005
Format: Audio CD
First I have to say that I love this album. This is one of my all times favorites, superb songwriting and innovative in production, but beware of the concept of remastering. Remastering should bring you a better recording but the truth is that in most cases you end up with a recording that is far worse than the original cd. Just compare the trumphet on track five ( The Walk )on the resmastered version with the original cd version. The new version is very harsh and much to noisy. The problem is that remastering in most cases only means turning up the loudness of the record. It gives you an impression of more power an apperance in the production, but if you put to much loudness into a media like the cd you lose some of the original sound. If the recording reaches more than 0 db you get a distorted sound i these parts. In the sound production you try to compensate by simply cutting out these parts but this also gives noise. The result is a very loud cd with a distorted trebble. This production technique is very common in the recording industri today. The idea is that you have to create at " wall of sound " so the record company can get their product at maximum attention level to the potential buyer. Bad speakers in cars, noisy cafés or recordshops are the medias that many ( big )record companys today have in mind when they produce their music. The end of story is that you if you care just tiny bit about sound quality and run a cd like this on a fairly good soundsystem, well then you got a headache comming your way. My advice is to buy the old version, it´s cheaper and the sound is so much better. Conclusion 5 stars for album and 1 for the mastering.
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