You just have to look through the tracklisting of Ultimate Collection
to remember the impact these classics had. This album is a tribute to why Eurythmics are so revered. Included are strong and intelligent pop songs such as "There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)" and "Here Comes The Rain Again", hallmarks of the duo. "Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves" showcases Annie Lennox's powerful and expressive voice effortlessly combining with Aretha Franklin's. On "Whos That Girl?" and "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)", Dave Stewart's innovative production techniques sound as fresh today as they did on release.
Off we frolic into the frothy 80s as Eurythmics hurl their luscious tunes of yore at us again. But shame on you if you plan to make do with their Greatest Hits. This bad boy boasts two new tracks, including the single ''I've Got A Life'', a typically emotive synth-pop offering from the electro-twosome. The classics are still fresh: each one - from ''There Must Be An Angel'' to ''You Have Placed A Chill In My Heart'' - glowing with romantic insight, not to mention an opportunity for poptastic living-room prancing.
Nostalgia aside, age hasn't withered Lennox's heartfelt holler as the new tracks prove: and ''Was It Just Another Love Affair?'' could rival chillout-maestros Zero 7 for warmth and shimmer. Special. --Zoe Street
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