Touch

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All Music Guide - Jose F. Promis
Eurythmics followed their 1982 breakthrough album Sweet Dreams with the superior Touch, which yielded three hit singles and kept the innovative duo at the forefront of the 1980s British new wave explosion and MTV phenomenon. Mixing cold, hard, synthesized riffs with warm, luscious vocals, the duo crafted some of the most unique and trendsetting music the 1980s had to offer. Subsequent albums found the duo leaning heavier toward straightforward rock -- this album found them at the height of their electronic incarnation. The lead single, "Here Comes the Rain Again," is a melodramatic opus, complete with pre-techno beats, sweeping strings, and Annie Lennox' rushing, cool ...
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All Music Guide - Jose F. Promis
Eurythmics followed their 1982 breakthrough album Sweet Dreams with the superior Touch, which yielded three hit singles and kept the innovative duo at the forefront of the 1980s British new wave explosion and MTV phenomenon. Mixing cold, hard, synthesized riffs with warm, luscious vocals, the duo crafted some of the most unique and trendsetting music the 1980s had to offer. Subsequent albums found the duo leaning heavier toward straightforward rock -- this album found them at the height of their electronic incarnation. The lead single, "Here Comes the Rain Again," is a melodramatic opus, complete with pre-techno beats, sweeping strings, and Annie Lennox' rushing, cool vocals. The soulful "Who's That Girl" is an icy, steamy throwback to the torch songs of yesteryear, with Lennox oozing sensuality from every syllable emitted from her lips. The final hit, "Right by Your Side," finds the duo in a cheerful, Caribbean-inspired mode. Other standouts include the seven-and-a-half-minute disco trance of "Paint a Rumour," the driving "The First Cut," and the icy, spellbinding, and sparse "No Fear No Hate No Pain No Broken Hearts." The cool, sophisticated musical experimentalism all over Touch cemented Eurythmics' reputation as one of the most innovative duos of their time; the hit singles solidified their reputation as dependable 1980s hitmakers and MTV mainstays. Touch is a testament to what Eurythmics were at the height of their electronic-techno phase and, without doubt, is a milestone in 1980s pop music.
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  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 078635491722
  • Catalog Number: 4917

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eurythmics Primary Artist
Michael Kamen Conductor
Maggie Ryder Vocals
Annie Lennox Flute, Percussion, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals
British Philharmonic Strings
Dick Cuthell Trumpet, Cornet, Flugelhorn, Horn
Martin Dobson Horn, Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Dean Garcia Bass, Bass Guitar
Victor Martin Synthesizer
Gill O'Donovan Vocals
Susie O'List Vocals
Peter Phipps Drums
Dave Stewart Dulcimer, Bass, Guitar, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals, Xylophone
Vic Martin Synthesizer
Technical Credits
Michael Kamen String Arrangements
Maggie Ryder Contributor
Annie Lennox Arranger
Jon Bavin Engineer
Gill O'Donovan Contributor
Susie O'List Contributor
Dave Stewart Arranger, Producer
Laurence Stevens Art Direction, Cover Design
Andrew Christian Cover Design
David A. Stewart Composer, Producer
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