As opposed to 'gone'. This Eurythmics album sees the band veering further away from cold, icy electropop towards their latterday glossier pop. The album is not without a degree humour and irony from the duo; King and Queen of America bristles with sarcasm about a country with no royalty of their own except a few media figures of transitory value, while having one of the groups most beautiful tunes. Don't ask me why and Angel are immense lush, sad ballads. You Hurt Me (And I Hate You) and My My Baby's Gonna Cry are formulaic, bitter brooding songs about relationship, while Revival points to the band's predeliction for great stomping Motown and Stax sould sounds. Overall at this period in their career, the group always presented such a wide ranging selection of songs in greatly differing styles to make it harder to get bored with their albums.
The new edition of the album is graced by the inclusion of a great version of The Smiths' Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me, as well as alternate versions of a couple of racks released as singles.
The mastering on the album is exemplary and remarkably, it hasn't dated a bit, primarily because so many of the songs on it were singles and will remain familiar to listeners. Absolutely recomended.