Sweet Dreams-Special Edition [Import][CD]
Japanese pressing has been remastered with 6 bonus tracks including a previously unreleased cover of Lou Reed's 'Satellite of Love'. The Eurythmics' breakthrough album is a deft mix of electronic thrills, new wave chills, and sultry R&B, the latter supplied by Annie Lennox's warm tenor. Pretty much relying on themselves, Lennox and Dave Stewart slip past the music's usual coldness and into a territory all their own. It can be smug (the new wave here is served with a side of irony) and a tad dull (the long, operatic pieces serve little purpose), but the payoffs 'Love Is a Stranger' and, especially, the magnificent title tune are among the finest the genre has to offer. Sony. 2006.
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