On rockier ground
Pieter | Johannesburg | 12/04/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Wow! After great synth albums like Sweet Dreams and Touch and 1985's Soul/R&B excursion Be Yourself Tonight, Eurythmics created this riveting rock album of moving melodic songs. I don't like the meandering Missionary Man, but thereafter it's genius all the way! Thorn In My Side is a dramatic ballad with a great sense of finality, When Tomorrow Comes is a soaring number where Annie's voice goes full throttle, The Last Time is an eerie, brooding ballad with strange voice effects, and The Miracle Of Love is another lovely melodic pop song. These rank amongst the best compositions of Eurythmics, on a par with classics like Love Is A Stranger, Sweet Dreams, Right By Your Side and There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart). I also love the full rock sound they use here - it makes an interesting change from the earlier synth-based sound. Other favorites include Take Your Pain Away and the gentle, wistful I Remember You with its torch-song vocal and textured instrumentation. Perhaps some Eurythmics fans didn't like the rock textures of this album, but to me it remains one of their best."
Eurythmics: Revenge (1986)
Chad DeFeo | Philadelphia, PA USA | 10/10/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In 1986, Eurythmics released their fifth album entitled, REVENGE, an album where Eurythmics proved that they can still win the fans over with their music. This album shows that Eurythmics are still within their sound of 80s Synthesized Pop & Rock, but this album allowed The Eurythmics to include the sound of acoustic guitars and a heavier sound of synthesizers. This album is unbelievably amazing. It remains as one of their absolute best out of their entire discography.
The fourth & final single from the album. Although, I really enjoy this song, I do not understand what it is about. But it is definitely a great song. The music video, in which I have seen recently on VH1 Classics' Tuesday Two-Play, is oustandingly incredible, but eerily freaky for the most part.
THORN IN MY SIDE
The second single from the album. The acoustic guitar that is played in the very beginning of the song is unbelievable. The song is one of my favorites all the way. One of my favorite sections of this song, aside from the acoustic introduction in the beginning, is the spoken phrase Annie says before the first verse. That spoken phrase is said like this, "...You gave me such a bad time, tried to hurt me, but now I know..." A song not to miss.
WHEN TOMORROW COMES
The first single from the album. Another amazing song that I can sing along with. Annie's voice is pure gold.
THE LAST TIME
THE MIRACLE OF LOVE
The third single from the album. Great.
A LITTLE OF YOU
Another awesome song. Why wasn't this one released as a single?
IN THIS TOWN (Live)
I REMEMBER YOU
WHEN TOMORROW COMES (12" Dance Mix) (Unlisted Bonus Track)
This song, as I have already indicated, is an unlisted bonus track. An awesome mix.
This is an album that I listen over and over again. I honestly cannot get enough of this album. This album's front cover is their best album cover yet. There is no need for me to describe, since you all could see it for yourselves."