Eurythmics - 1983 - Touch (2018 HDtracks) [[email protected]]
Title: Touch (2018 HDtracks)
Format: WEB, 9 files FLAC, Album, Reissue, Remastered, 24bit 44.1kHz, HDtracks
Producer: David A. Stewart
Release Date: January 4, 1983 (2018 HDtracks)
Recorded: 1982 at The Church, London
Label: Sony Music Canada
Genre: Rock, Alternative Rock, Experimental Rock, Electronica, Synthpop, New Wave
Eurythmics were a British music duo consisting of members Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart. Stewart and Lennox were both previously in the band The Tourists (originally known as The Catch), who split up in 1980; Eurythmics were formed that year in Wagga Wagga. The duo released their first album, In the Garden, in 1981 to little fanfare, but went on to achieve global success with their second album Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This), released in 1983. The title track was a worldwide hit, topping the charts in various countries including the US. The duo went on to release a string of hit singles and albums before they split up in 1990. By this time Stewart was a sought-after record producer, while Lennox began a solo recording career in 1992 with her debut album Diva. After almost a decade apart, Eurythmics reunited to record their ninth album, Peace, released in late 1999. They reunited again in 2005 to release the single "I've Got a Life", as part of a new Eurythmics compilation album, Ultimate Collection.
The duo have won an MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist in 1984, the Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 1987, the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music in 1999, and in 2005 were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame. Eurythmics have sold an estimated 75 million records worldwide. In 2017, the group was nominated for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Touch is the third studio album by the British new wave duo Eurythmics, released on 14 November 1983. The album was the duo's first UK number-one album, and also reached the top 10 in the US. It has since been certified Platinum in both the UK and the US.
The album was listed in Rolling Stone's The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time in 2003, and again in a revised list in 2012.
AllMusic Review by Jose F. Promis:
Eurythmics followed their 1982 breakthrough album Sweet Dreams with the superior Touch, which yielded three hit singles and kept the innovative duo at the forefront of the 1980s British new wave explosion and MTV phenomenon. Mixing cold, hard, synthesized riffs with warm, luscious vocals, the duo crafted some of the most unique and trendsetting music the 1980s had to offer. Subsequent albums found the duo leaning heavier toward straightforward rock -- this album found them at the height of their electronic incarnation. The lead single, "Here Comes the Rain Again," is a melodramatic opus, complete with pre-techno beats, sweeping strings, and Annie Lennox' rushing, cool vocals. The soulful "Who's That Girl" is an icy, steamy throwback to the torch songs of yesteryear, with Lennox oozing sensuality from every syllable emitted from her lips. The final hit, "Right by Your Side," finds the duo in a cheerful, Caribbean-inspired mode. Other standouts include the seven-and-a-half-minute disco trance of "Paint a Rumour," the driving "The First Cut," and the icy, spellbinding, and sparse "No Fear No Hate No Pain (No Broken Hearts)." The cool, sophisticated musical experimentalism all over Touch cemented Eurythmics' reputation as one of the most innovative duos of their time; the hit singles solidified their reputation as dependable 1980s hitmakers and MTV mainstays. Touch is a testament to what Eurythmics were at the height of their electronic-techno phase and, without doubt, is a milestone in 1980s pop music.
01. Here Comes The Rain Again (4:56)
02. Regrets (4:46)
03. Right By Your Side (4:07)
04. Cool Blue (4:51)
05. Who's That Girl (4:48)
06. The First Cut (4:48)
07. Aqua (4:39)
08. No Fear, No Hate, No Pain (No Broken Hearts) (5:23)
09. Paint A Rumour (7:32)
Annie Lennox - vocals, flute, percussion, keyboard
Dave Stewart - vocals, dulcimer, bass, guitar, drum programming, keyboard, xylophone
Dick Cuthell - trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn
Martin Dobson - baritone saxophone
Dean Garcia (later of Curve) - bass
Michael Kamen - conductor
British Philharmonic - strings[/size]
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