Includes all of the Hits Written by the Fantastic Twosome of Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart: 'Sweet Dreams', 'Here Comes the Rain Again', 'Love is a Stranger', 'Sexcrime', 'Would I Lie to You', 'Missionary Man', plus a Duet... more » with Aretha Franklin ('Sisters Are Doin' it for Themselves') and More.« less
Includes all of the Hits Written by the Fantastic Twosome of Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart: 'Sweet Dreams', 'Here Comes the Rain Again', 'Love is a Stranger', 'Sexcrime', 'Would I Lie to You', 'Missionary Man', plus a Duet with Aretha Franklin ('Sisters Are Doin' it for Themselves') and More.
L. Maggy S. (Maggy) from LYON MOUNTAIN, NY Reviewed on 9/6/2009...
Good sound quality with great songs.
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Aileen R. (aileen) from N HOLLYWOOD, CA Reviewed on 6/15/2008...
One of the earliest things that we learned about Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart was that the duo had style. In their first few MTV videos, including "Sweet Dreams" and "Love Is a Stranger," they were just as notable for their androgynous suits and rubber utility coverall, as they were for their ice box synthetic dance beats. But as Eurythmics continued to churn out one hit after another, something else became refreshingly apparent: In the midst of all of the impersonal drum machines and frozen electronics, Lennox displayed both rhythm and soul. With a voice powerful enough to hold its own against genre queen Aretha Franklin ("Sisters Are Doing It for Themselves"), Lennox added another dimension to the haunting moodiness of "Who's That Girl" and "Here Comes the Rain Again." Changing personas and musical stylings with every release, Eurythmics blasted out horn-infused rockers ("Would I Lie to You"), country-fied twangers ("Thorn in My Side"), and melodic brilliance ("When Tomorrow Comes"). Greatest Hits captures the band's most inspired moments and justifies all of the original fuss.
--Steve Gdula (Amazon.com)
Amy T. (simplyamy) from DAKOTA DUNES, SD Reviewed on 8/16/2007...
The title is right--greatest hits! 80's ROCK!!!
Marijane G. from HAYFORK, CA Reviewed on 2/13/2007...
Only played a few times.
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Sinead M. (bookworm) from SAN JOSE, CA Reviewed on 10/17/2006...
Kathleen L. (katlupe) from OXFORD, NY Reviewed on 9/24/2006...
Loved this cd! All their hits.
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Although this collection does contain their major US hits, it does not necessarily contain all of Eurythmics' "greatest" hits. Evergreens from 80s pop such as "Sweet Dreams" (the extended mix is included here), "Here Comes The Rain Again", and "There Must Be Angel" are on this collection among others. However, replacing key singles that experimented with their current sound ("Right By Your Side" and "Sexcrime") are ommitted in favor of bland selection from their We Too Are One album--their least winning. If it's a starting point you're looking for to explore the superb and relevant history of this group, then I suggest purchasing each of their albums chronologically. Beginning with this collection merely suggests that this was a group who had some brilliant singles at first before becoming a bit less interesting--which is certainly not the case. David Stewart and Annie Lennox were two musicians who were able to allow technology to enhance their music rather than envelop it. From their first album album (In the Garden) to their latest you will never hear the novelty of machines win over genuine artistry. You will hear many points of timeless intrigue on every one of their releases, including (albiet less) on We Too Are One. By The way, the import pressing of this Greatest Hits does contain an expanded selection (complete with the two tracks that I mentioned were ommitted from the domestic pressing), however, I still highly recommend investing in their complete catalog. Intelligent and still innovative. Catchy and unforgettable without being gimmicky."
Sweet Dreams (are made of this)
Erica Anderson | Minneapolis, MN | 08/29/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If I had to name my favorite decade for music, it would have to be the '80s with all the new wave bands like Erasure, Depeche Mode, and the Eurythmics. Annie Lennox is definitely one of the greatest female vocalists I have ever heard. I was definitely offended when shock rocker Marilyn Manson massacred "Sweet Dreams (are made of this)". I absolutely loved Annie's androgynous look she had in her music videos like in "Sweet Dreams (are made of this)". Although I knew quite a few of the songs on this cd, there were quite a few songs that I wasn't really familiar like the guitar-driven "When Tomorrow Comes" which I immediately fell in love with, with both the melodies, guitar riffs, and the optimistic lyrics. "Thorn in My Side" is also another personal favorite track. That is one of those songs where I can't help but sing along to when I listen to the cd. I love the empowering lyrics of "Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves", a timeless classic. Pairing Annie with another legendary singer Aretha Franklin was a brilliant idea. And of course I can't mention other faves such as "Here Comes the Rain Again" and "Missionary Man". There was not one song on this cd I did not skip over. This cd is simply a great collection of songs that made the '80s so great."
What a duo
Roberta Hotard | Somewhere here, Florida | 02/08/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"These 2 together as a group in the 80's rocked my world. These songs were hits and always being played on the radio or in my room, at my friends house. My favorites : Here comes the rain again, Would I lie to you, Angel, Whos that girl and There must be an angel. Another song that I loved so much was Walking on broken glass, which was not on this cd. The song that I never really cared for was Sweet Dreams.... something about it was spooky. Annie Lenox has the voice."
Great Collection Of Rhythmic Pop
Supernova | Canada | 10/14/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First, there are a couple versions of this Greatest Hits collection out there. The US version that Amazon is selling has 14 songs (including the addition of "King And Queen Of America"). The original European and Canadian release has 18 songs including songs not on the US release: "Right By Your Side", "It's Alright (Baby's Coming Back)", "You Have Placed A Chill In My Heart", "Miracle Of Love" and "Sex Crime (1984)". Thus, your hits collection is not complete with the US Version.This is quite the compliation though and it is rare that a compliation is this thorough to not have a record company constantly release hits after hits versions. This is the definitive release and that is why it has been so successful. The group was an essential part of 80s music and as the decade grew out of its reliance on synth and drum machine based music, so did the group. The absence or minimal use of synth by the Eurythmics at the end of the 80s (and thus at the end of their career) moved the focus away from Dave Stewart's electronic musings to the group's lyrics and interior thoughts and feelings about the world around them. As the synth and electronica of the 80s made way for a return of more real instrumentation, the Eurythmics' music fell flat, and the group folded at that time. This was also the reason for the failure of the group's return album in 1999. It didn't have the spark or excitement that their earlier 80s work did.From 1981 to 1987, the Eurythmics could do no wrong and all of their music in that time frame is simply a joy to listen to. Though some consider "Sweet Dreams" their seminal song, you also have to consider "Would I Lie To You?", the song that full established them as a rock act; "Missionary Man", which gave them a Grammy; and "It's Alright (Baby's Coming Back)" a nice little propulsive pop song that builds from a whisper to a crescendo. "Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves" also shows the great Aretha Franklin in fine form.Annie Lennox always had and will always have a great voice. It's clear alto mixed with Dave Stewart's synth on their earlier work and with his guitar driven mid-80s rock groove is perfect. This was a stellar group with rock solid material. A fine addition to your collection."