Touch is the third studio album by British pop duo Eurythmics, released on November 14, 1983 by RCA Records. It became the duo’s first number-one album on the UK Albums Chart, and also reached the top 10 of the US Billboard 200. It has since been certified Platinum in both the United Kingdom and the United States. The album spawned the singles “Who’s That Girl?”, “Right by Your Side” and “Here Comes the Rain Again”.
The album was listed on Rolling Stone’s “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time” in 2003, and again on a revised list in 2012, at number 492.
1. “Here Comes the Rain Again” 4:54
2. “Regrets” 4:43
3. “Right by Your Side” 4:05
4. “Cool Blue” 4:48
5. “Who’s That Girl?” 4:46
6. “The First Cut” 4:44
7. “Aqua” 4:36
8. “No Fear, No Hate, No Pain (No Broken Hearts)” 5:24
9. “Paint a Rumour” 7:30
10. “You Take Some Lentils and You Take Some Rice” 3:01
11. “ABC (Freeform)” 2:36
12. “Plus Something Else” 5:20
13. “Paint a Rumour” (long version) 7:57
14. “Who’s That Girl?” (live) 3:28
15. “Here Comes the Rain Again” (live) 3:07
16. “Fame” 2:39
Annie Lennox – lead vocals, backing vocals, keyboards, flute, arrangements
David A. Stewart – guitars, keyboards, dulcimer, xylophone, backing vocals, drum sequencer, synthesiser sequencer, arrangements
Dick Cuthell – trumpet, flugelhorn, cornet
Dean Garcia – bass guitar
Michael Kamen – string arrangements, string conducting
British Philharmonic Orchestra – strings
Martin Dobson – baritone saxophone on “Right by Your Side”
Ultimate Collection is the second greatest hits compilation album by the British pop duo Eurythmics. It was released on 7 November 2005 by RCA Records. This set preceded (by one week) the re-issuing of all eight Eurythmics back-catalogue albums originally released by RCA Records. These re-issues include remastered tracks and bonus material. The fact that the Ultimate Collection was closely connected to these re-issues is also the chief reason for the omission of “Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four)”. While that song gave Eurythmics a No. 4 hit in the UK in 1984 and was later featured on the previous Greatest Hits album released in 1991, it is actually taken from the 1984 Virgin Records soundtrack album 1984 (For the Love of Big Brother), Eurythmics’ only album to date not to be released by RCA Records in the UK.
Unlike 1991’s Greatest Hits, Ultimate Collection contains two previous unreleased songs “I’ve Got a Life” and “Was It Just Another Love Affair?”, recorded on the “Peace” album sessions, and all of the tracks have been remastered. Also unlike the 1991 compilation, Ultimate Collection contains no tracks from the duo’s 1989 album We Too Are One.
One of the new songs, “I’ve Got a Life”, was released as a single. It entered the UK Singles Chart at number 14 and spent three weeks at number one on the Hot Dance Club Play chart in the United States.
Ultimate Collection peaked at No. 5 on the UK Albums Chart and has since been certified triple Platinum by the BPI. It peaked at No. 116 on the US Billboard 200.
1. “I’ve Got a Life” 4:05
2. “Love Is a Stranger” 3:42
3. “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” 3:36
4. “Who’s That Girl?” 3:44
5. “Right by Your Side” 3:49
6. “Here Comes the Rain Again” 4:51
7. “Would I Lie to You?” 4:26
8. “There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart)” 4:41
9. “Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves” (with Aretha Franklin) 4:53
10. “It’s Alright (Baby’s Coming Back)” 3:47
11. “When Tomorrow Comes” 4:15
12. “Thorn in My Side” 4:13
13. “The Miracle of Love” 4:35
14. “Missionary Man” 3:47
15. “You Have Placed a Chill in My Heart” 3:52
16. “I Need a Man” 4:23
17. “I Saved the World Today” 4:26
18. “17 Again” 4:20
19. “Was It Just Another Love Affair?” 3:50
Eurythmics were a British music duo consisting of members Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart, now disbanded but known to reunite from time to time.
Stewart and Lennox were both previously in the band The Tourists (originally known as The Catch), who split in 1980 and Eurythmics were formed that year. 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 chart in various countries including the US. The duo went on to release a string of hit singles and albums before they split in 1990. By this time, Stewart had already embarked on a parallel music career and was also 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 reformed in the late 1990s to record their ninth album, Peace which was 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 several awards, including 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.
Ann “Annie” Lennox, OBE (born 25 December 1954) is a Scottish singer-songwriter, political activist and philanthropist. After achieving minor success in the late 1970s as part of the New Wave band The Tourists, she and fellow musician David A. Stewart went on to achieve major international success in the 1980s as Eurythmics. Lennox is the most recognised female artist at the Brit Awards, winning a total of eight awards. She has also been named the “Brits Champion of Champions”.
Lennox has been named “The Greatest White Soul Singer Alive” by VH1 and one of The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time by Rolling Stone. In 2012, Lennox was listed at number 22 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Women in Music. She has earned the distinction of “most successful female British artist in UK music history” due to her commercial success since the early 1980s. Including her work within Eurythmics, Lennox has sold over 80 million records worldwide. (Source: Wikipedia)
||Would I Lie to You?
||Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
||Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four)
||No More I Love You’s (Annie Lennox)
||There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart)
||Why (Annie Lennox)
||Here Comes the Rain Again
||Who’s That Girl?
||Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves (with Aretha Franklin)
||Love Is a Stranger
||Right by Your Side
||It’s Alright (Baby’s Coming Back)
||Thorn in My Side
||Put a Little Love in Your Heart (Annie Lennox with Al Green)
||The Miracle of Love
||Beethoven (I Love to Listen To)
||When Tomorrow Comes
||Don’t Ask Me Why
||I Saved the World Today
||Little Bird (Annie Lennox)
||I Need a Man
||Walking on Broken Glass (Annie Lennox)
||You Have Placed a Chill in My Heart
||A Whiter Shade of Pale (Annie Lennox)
||Precious (Annie Lennox)
||The King and Queen of America
||I’ve Got a Life
||(My My) Baby’s Gonna Cry
||Never Gonna Cry Again
||This Is the House
||Peace Is Just a Word
||Power to the Meek
||Love Song for a Vampire (Annie Lennox)