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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Annie solo=Good. Annie+Dave=Eurythmics Magic
Some have suggested that "Peace" is simply an extension of Annie Lennox's solo career, but listening to this CD, I was once again struck by what I perceive to be Dave Stewart's strongest contribution to Eurythmics: great hooks. Annie has the voice, and she can turn out some biting, clever lyrics. But alone, her songs can tend to meander without a strong chorus...
Published on 1 Dec 1999

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Mellowing into middle age...
A red haired, suited and androgynous Annie Lennox seared herself onto my music psyche almost 20 years ago. The combination of Lennox's powerful voice and Stewart's music made them unbeatable in the 80s, but after apparent dissolution and the pursuit of solo careers they have yet to really find their way in the 90s.

Today's Eurythmics are not the Eurythmics...
Published on 19 Nov 1999


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Annie solo=Good. Annie+Dave=Eurythmics Magic, 1 Dec 1999
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This review is from: Peace (Audio CD)
Some have suggested that "Peace" is simply an extension of Annie Lennox's solo career, but listening to this CD, I was once again struck by what I perceive to be Dave Stewart's strongest contribution to Eurythmics: great hooks. Annie has the voice, and she can turn out some biting, clever lyrics. But alone, her songs can tend to meander without a strong chorus or musical hook for the listener to latch onto. But with Dave Stewart's tunesmithing (is that a word?) back on board, it's easy to see that old Eurythmics magic working its way back again.
Just listen to 17 Again, I Saved the World Today, Power to the Meek, Forever (which is quickly becoming one of my favorite Eurythmics songs, period), or almost any of the other songs on this CD. They'll work their way into your subconscious and before you know it, you'll find yourself singing along...and loving every minute of it.
It's good to have Eurythmics back.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not A Fan But Loved This CD, 9 Jan 2003
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Martin A Hogan "Marty From SF" (San Francisco Bay Area) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Peace (Audio CD)
Annie and Dave are a couple of misfits that seem to connect. This CD represents some of the best I have heard from their "sensitive" side yet. A collection geared more towards the 'ballad', it releases some of the potential from this group's talent box. "17 Again" radiates with joy in an upbeat, but pop angled mode. "Beautiful Child" is one of the finest ballads I've heard in years and "Peace..." is just a calming intricate mood piece that let's you 'chill out'. "Power To The Meek" is straight out of the 'B-52's' style and if any song can be labeled as 'more' than borrowing from the Beatles, it is the great song, "Forever". Not only is the entire song Beatlesque, but the chord arrangments are nearly copied from "Across The Universe" and "Let It Be".
I could do without "I Want It All", a brash, obnoxious hard rock attempt that fails miserably. However, one of the best tracks here, "I Saved The World" is such fairy tale, lighthearted fare, that you can't help but feel all gooey inside - a great pop song. Dave doesn't stretch much, except with the use of some subtle keyboards and light handed guitar, but Annie really lets her vocal range stretch more than usual. A nice set.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Do yourself a favour & buy it, 30 Oct 1999
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This review is from: Peace (Audio CD)
I've been listening to this all week and trying to figure out why I like it so much. One or two of the songs are admittedly pretty awful - e.g "Anything but Strong" and "Forever". However, that's why you can programme your CD player. The rest is wonderful, with memorable lyrics, melodies and of course, Annie Lennox's voice. The first four songs are enough reason in themselves to buy the album and keep getting better every time I listen. Other favourites at the moment are "I want it all" & 'I've tried everything' (with its chorus "Yea, you're a loser now") which, ridiculously, has brought a smile to my face every time I've heard it.. The song "Lifted" is simple and perfect.....
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb! If you've half a brain, you'll buy this album!, 25 Jan 2000
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kerrym.howells@zoom.co.uk (Wordsley, West Midlands) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Peace (Audio CD)
After being a lifelong fan of the Eurythmics (bought nearly all of their stuff for the past seventeen years), I thought this album would be a shadow of the inspirational work we were all used to. Wrong! They haven't lost any of their magic, and more surprisingly, it appears from the album that they still really enjoy what they do. This thought was confirmed by the NEC appearance in December - so much magic in their music had the entire audience transported away to some magical place. Buy this album, and don't listen to the reviews on this page which describe it as plastic/white bread. These people obviously wouldn't know good music if it jumped up and hit them! As Shakespeare once (nearly) said, 'If Music be the food of love, let the Eurythmics play on'.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An absolute must-buy, 4 Nov 1999
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This review is from: Peace (Audio CD)
I agree with the fan from Ireland that this a brilliant album, but have to say before anything else that Track 5, "ANYTHING BUT STRONG" is absolutely stunning. Awful??? Not at all. It is in fact anything but weak - easily the strongest song on the album, lifting an extraordinarily beautiful and meaningful line out of a wonderfully nebulous accompaniment. I have been a life-long Eurythmics fan and feel this could be their greatest song. No question. And when you hear its message ('loving is so different to keeping...'), you will feel inspired. It is surrounded by other classics, though. I have not heard such a poignant album in a long time, and that's not to say it doesn't have its lively moments. For once in this sad dwindling era of pop music we have lyrics which mean something... we have fresh irony and grace rather than bland fillers...anyone who envisages they've rather naffly and hollowly called the album 'Peace' should listen to the song 'Peace is just a word' in which Annie sings "Stop the World, Let it bleed. We've taken more than everything we need". This track, along with about five or six others truly soar. Her voice is, as it always was, incredible. You can feel the depth of thought that went into producing this album; it is far more intelligent, warm, and enduring than anything else released presently. Please do music a favour; buy this brilliantly strong record.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dave and Annie have'nt lost it! A superb return., 1 Dec 1999
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This review is from: Peace (Audio CD)
The Eurythmics were one of the definitive bands of the 80's, and Dave Stewart and Annie Lennox's reunion has produced this excellent album which is still has The Eurythmics sound, but has moved on in the 10 years since they last recorded. A couple of tracks have the wonderful powerful sound the 'old' 80's band, but the rest of the album is exactly what one would hope would come for the older, wiser, duo, that is more thoughtful, maybe less frenetic. The first single, and track 2, 'I saved the world today' is really superb, my favourite from an album of equally good tracks.Why was'nt it a UK No1??!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Marvellous, but where's the missionary man?, 22 Nov 1999
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This review is from: Peace (Audio CD)
Compared with the vast majority of 'stuff' out there today, this album is among the best of the best. The musical strengths of the album are good and there are a good range of instruments used. The lyrics, as always with the timeless Eurythmics, are powerful and interesting.... but there is no missionary man. There seems to be a mellower undertone to this album. With a title of 'Peace' you might expect this, but it is a shame that there is nothing stronger for the vocals of Lenox to wrap their tendrils around. Having said that, the album is very very listener friendly. There is a lot to take in on the album and with tracks such as seventeen again, saved the world today and I've tried everything, you can't go far wrong. It is definitely one to buy. You will listen to it more than once (a day).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Peace At Last, 8 Nov 1999
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I queued for this album to be released, and it's even better than I expected. 'Peace' sums it up - it is an emotional album, but not full of conflict or eroticism like earlier work - the overriding feeling is of deep, calm emotion - perhaps of two soulmates, back together despite everything. If you know that feeling, buy it for the first track alone - 'Seventeen again' says it all. (It may refer to the past, but it's also firmly in the present.) There may be a couple of tracks which don't seem a good fit in the album, but there's more than enough to enjoy. Dave's guitar still sounds good, and Annie's voice has, if anything, improved over the missing years.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Welcome back Annie and Dave, 1 Dec 1999
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This review is from: Peace (Audio CD)
I have now been listening to it for a month now and it has completely grown on me. Power to the Meak is perhaps the song that stands out the most, mostly because its got all the same balls as Ball and Chain, but that does not mean that you can not be carried away by the mellow vibes of the other tracks. My personal favourite is Peace is Just a Word; the power of Annie's voice carries lyrics, which in another's hands might be just average, right into the core of what is me.This certainly in my top 3 favourite Eurythmics albums.
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5.0 out of 5 stars GIVEN TIME IT GROWS ON YOU TILL YOU CAN'T STOP LISTENING!!, 24 Nov 1999
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This eagerly awaited album is different to past works in it's more mellow approach and given several listens its appeal grows and grows. The rich musical arrangement and Annie's vocals are better than ever and soar to even greater hights, in a more grown up and sincere way. The album in short is a triumph and I'm certain that it will be around for a long time to come and is an essential addition to any music collection.
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