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All Music Guide - Jose F. Promis
On Be Yourself Tonight, the Eurythmics' most commercially successful and hit-laden album, the duo meticulously blended the new wave and electronic elements that dominated their previous sets with the harder straight-edged rock and soul that would dominate later sets, resulting in a nearly perfect pop album. This disc scored no less than four hit singles and kept them a mainstay on MTV's play lists during the channel's heyday. Fusing pop, soul, rock, electronic beats, and even gospel, this is arguably the duo's finest moment. The first hit, "Would I Lie to You," is a straightforward rocker, complete with great guitar licks, a soulful horn section, and Annie Lennox ...
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All Music Guide - Jose F. Promis
On Be Yourself Tonight, the Eurythmics' most commercially successful and hit-laden album, the duo meticulously blended the new wave and electronic elements that dominated their previous sets with the harder straight-edged rock and soul that would dominate later sets, resulting in a nearly perfect pop album. This disc scored no less than four hit singles and kept them a mainstay on MTV's play lists during the channel's heyday. Fusing pop, soul, rock, electronic beats, and even gospel, this is arguably the duo's finest moment. The first hit, "Would I Lie to You," is a straightforward rocker, complete with great guitar licks, a soulful horn section, and Annie Lennox sounding as vicious and vivacious as ever. The second single, which was a huge chart-topper in Europe, "There Must Be an Angel," is nothing short of shimmering beauty, with Lennox providing truly angelic vocals and Stevie Wonder adding an enchanting harmonica solo. Aretha Franklin lends her powerhouse pipes for the duet "Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves," which has gone on to become an immortal feminist anthem. From the soulful electronic beats a rarity in "It's Alright Baby's Coming Back" to the beauty of the Elvis Costello duet "Adrian" to the pain and longing of the sorrowful rocker "Better to Have Lost in Love Than Never to Have Loved at All," this album runs through a wide array of musical styles, with each song standing tall on its own two feet. This disc is, without a doubt, one of the best pop
ock albums from the 1980s and one of the grandest, most creative albums delivered by the ever-appealing and innovative duo of Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart. A true classic. [This reissue of the album includes five bonus tracks, including a live version of "Conditioned Soul."]
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  • Release Date: 11/15/2005
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 828765611725
  • Catalog Number: 56117

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eurythmics Primary Artist
Elvis Costello Vocals
Aretha Franklin Vocals, Guest Appearance
Michael Kamen Strings, Celeste, Keyboards
Mike Campbell Guitar, Guest Appearance
Annie Lennox Keyboards, Vocals
Benmont Tench Organ, Guest Appearance
Angel Cross Vocals
Martin Dobson Saxophone
Nathan East Bass
Dean Garcia Bass
Stan Lynch Drums, Guest Appearance
Dave Plews Trumpet
Olle Romo Drums
Dave Stewart Guitar, Keyboards
Stevie Wonder Harmonica, Guest Appearance
Charles William Singers Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Michael Kamen Brass Arrangment
Annie Lennox Composer
Pete Ashworth Original Photography
Roby Drieger Composer
Roger Samyn Composer
Don Smith Engineer
Dave Stewart Composer, Producer, drum programming, Audio Production
Adam Williams Engineer, drum programming
Jay Willis Engineer
Ian Cooper Remastering
Laurence Stevens Artwork, Art Direction, Original Sleeve Design
Phill Savidge Sleeve Notes
David A. Stewart Composer
Charlie Stanford Engineer
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