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Eurythmics - Peace 180g Vinyl LP - direct audio

Eurythmics - Peace 180g Vinyl LP

Legacy Records

  • $ 2798

Eurythmics Peace 180g Vinyl LP

The final album from the Eurythmics, Peace was released in 1999...10 years after the release of "We Too Are One". The album was promoted with a concert on the Greenpeace vessel Rainbow Warrior II. Profits from the following 24-date world tour were donated to Amnesty International and Greenpeace.

The British duo Eurythmics were a force on the Billboard charts throughout the ’80s, as their quirky electro-pop resonated with music fans. Now, the music of Dave Stewart and Annie Lennox takes a new spin on turntables all over the world, thanks to the global re-release of the duo’s eight studio albums on vinyl.

Spanning their entire career, the albums will be released by RCA/Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment starting with In The Garden (1981), Sweet Dreams (1983) and Touch (1983), followed by Be Yourself Tonight (1985), Revenge (1986) and Savage (1987) then We Too Are One (1989) and Peace (1999). This is the first time that Peace will be available on vinyl, as the original release was only available in two formats: CD and cassette.

"Issuing our out-of-print vinyl albums in 2018 is a great thing because people won’t be listening to our music on a cell phone," Stewart tells Billboard. "They’ll have a record player and speakers and a sound system, like we did when we were growing up. People will buy vinyl records and put them on the turntable and listen to one side at a time, and hear the tracks played in the particular order that we selected."

"We always gave a lot of thought to the order of the songs on our albums," says Lennox. "Dave would choose an order and so would I. We’d compare notes and move some songs around but we came to an agreement together so the listening experience had the continuum we desired."

Stewart and Lennox both listened to music pressed on vinyl when they were young. "We had a pink, plastic Dansette record player, in our house," recalls Lennox. "Someone gave me some birthday money and the first record I bought was the soundtrack to Mary Poppins. It was magical and wonderful. Before that, I used to visit my grandparents and they had a 78rpm record player. I’d go in the attic and find their box of records. I was entranced by The Merry Widow.

And then as a teenager I bought ‘A Whiter Shade of Pale’ by Procol Harum and at the first party for my class I was given the task of playing the music. The only music we had was ‘A Whiter Shade of Pale’ and I felt really cool about that because I thought, ‘You just had to listen to it over and over and over again.’ That particular song was big for me." (Years later, Lennox covered that Procol Harum hit on her Medusa album).

Stewart’s father built a homemade Gramophone and Dave would listen to his parents’ collection of Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals, which had such a heavy impact on him that he walked to school blissfully unaware of the consequences of singing "I Enjoy Being a Girl" from Flower Drum Song. "My brother was four years older, and he had a massive influence on me because he had great taste in music and he bought Bob Dylan’s first album. My cousin in Memphis sent us blues albums. So I had Mississippi John Hurt and Robert Johnson. In Sunderland in the northeast of England, the Delta blues sounded like music from outer space.

But that was the music I loved first, playing blues on a not-very-good guitar and then I got a broken bottle and smashed it up with some string on the neck and I was playing along with Robert Johnson, so that was my introduction to vinyl. You couldn’t get more extreme going from Rogers and Hammerstein to the delta blues. When I think about it years later, about arrangements and music and songs, I haven’t played blues obviously but when it came to sort of middle eights and bridges, I think a lot of my brain went back to Rogers and Hammerstein and those strange changes, and in pop music at the time, that was kind of weird."

Eurythmics Peace Track Listing:

1. 17 Again
2. I Saved the World Today
3. Power To the Meek
4. Beautiful Child
5. Anything But Strong
6. Peace Is Just A Word
7. I've Tried Everything
8. I Want It All
9. My True Love
10. Forever
11. Lifted

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