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EURYTHMICS – SWEET DREAMS (ARE MADE OF THIS) 7″ – Nr MINT SOUTH AFRICA PRESS

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Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
(RCA Records  1983  TRS448)
South Africa Pressing

Vinyl in Nr MINT condition
(there are some surface marks visible on the vinyl when held up to the light but they don’t affect the sound quality apart from the odd light pop)

RCA Company Sleeve in Excellent condition
– small tear on back

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 U.S. 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, and were nominated again in 2018.

Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” is a song by British new wave music duo Eurythmics. It is the title track of their album of the same name (1983) and was released as the fourth and final single from the album in early 1983. The song became their breakthrough hit, establishing the duo worldwide. Its music video helped to propel the song to number two on the UK Singles Chart and number one on the US Billboard Hot 100; it was their first single released in the US. 

Appearing with orange cropped hair and wearing a man’s business suit, the BBC stated Annie Lennox’s “powerful androgynous look” was the music video that “broke the mould for female pop stars“. Rolling Stone called the song “a synth-popmasterpiece that made Lennox and Dave Stewart MTV superstars”.

After the song’s rise, the duo’s previous single, “Love Is a Stranger”, was re-released and also became a worldwide hit. On Rolling Stone’s The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time issue in 2003, “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” was ranked number 356. In 2020, the song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Eurythmics have regularly performed the song in all their live sets since 1982, and it is often performed by Lennox on her solo tours.

Recorded by Eurythmics in a small project studio in North London, the song’s success heralded a trend of musicians abandoning larger recording studios for home recording methods. In 1991, the song was remixed and reissued to promote Eurythmics’ Greatest Hits album. It re-charted in the UK, reaching number 48, and was also a moderate hit in dance clubs. Another remix by Steve Angello was released in France in 2006, along with the track “I’ve Got a Life”.

Track listings

  • 7″ single
A: “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” (LP Version) – 3:36
B: “I Could Give You a Mirror” (Alternate Version) – 4:15
 

Credits and personnel

Annie Lennox – vocals, synthesizer, piano   David A. Stewart – synthesizer, programming

 

 

Weight 1.00000000 kg

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