Peace

Peace

by Eurythmics
     
 

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Having scored in the '80s with the synth-soul successes "Sweet Dreams" and "Here Comes the Rain Again" and the cranked-up überpop of "Would I Lie to You?" the Eurythmics return with their unique brand of passionate power pop on PEACE, their first album since 1989's WE TOO ARE ONE. Annie Lennox's

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Having scored in the '80s with the synth-soul successes "Sweet Dreams" and "Here Comes the Rain Again" and the cranked-up überpop of "Would I Lie to You?" the Eurythmics return with their unique brand of passionate power pop on PEACE, their first album since 1989's WE TOO ARE ONE. Annie Lennox's platinum solo efforts, DIVA and MEDUSA, helped set the stage for this Eurythmic-al reunion, and it's her compelling performances and undeniable vocals -- resplendent and cool -- that propel the upbeat drive of the single, "17 Again," the Burt Bacharach smooth of "I Saved the World Today," and the solid rock of "Anything but Strong," a feel-good ode to love and loss. On the ostensible title track, "Peace Is Just a Word," Lennox's knowing voice edges toward bleak cynicism as she declares "Stop the world/Just shut it down/There's no point/In it spinning around," while while Dave Stewart's clean production and sure pop sense lays the foundation for another Eurythmics classic, engaging and disturbing all at once. Still, by the album's last track, "Lifted," the Eurythmics offer a tale of optimism and grace, concluding that the p-word has plenty of meaning, after all. "Now you can find peace at last," Lennox sings, conquering the despair she expressed before. And with the duo donating profits from Peace Tour ticket and merchandising sales to Amnesty International and Greenpeace (and, in the album liner notes, urging fans to contribute as well) the Eurythmics concede conclude that "peace" may be just a word, but a powerful one at that.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/19/1999
Label:
Arista
UPC:
0078221461726
catalogNumber:
14617

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Performance Credits

Eurythmics   Primary Artist
Annie Lennox   Vocals
Dave Catlin-Birch   Bass
Peter Lewinson   Drums
Steve Lewinson   Drums
Chucho Merchán   Bass
Pro Arte Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Chris Sharrock   Drums
Dave Stewart   Guitar
Andy Wright   Percussion

Technical Credits

Eurythmics   Producer
Annie Lennox   Producer,Contributor
Nick Addison   Engineer
Stephen McLaughlin   Engineer
Dave Stewart   Producer,Contributor
David Whitaker   Strings Orchestrator
Andy Wright   Programming,Producer

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