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Sweet Dreams Are Made of This Original recording remastered, Extra tracks, Original recording reissued

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  • Audio CD (November 15, 2005)
  • Original Release Date: 1991
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Extra tracks, Original recording reissued
  • Label: Legacy/RCA/Sony BMG
  • ASIN: B0000CFXNP
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #191,406 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Love Is A Stranger
2. I’ve Got An Angel
3. Wrap It Up
4. I Could Give You (A Mirror)
5. The Walk
6. Sweet Dreams [Are Made Of This]
7. Jennifer
8. This Is The House
9. Somebody Told Me
10. This City Never Sleeps
11. Home Is Where The Heart Is (BONUS TRACK)
12. Monkey Monkey (BONUS TRACK)
13. Baby’s Gone Blue (BONUS TRACK)
14. Sweet (BONUS TRACK)
15. Dreams [Hot Remix] (BONUS TRACK)
16. Love Is A Stranger [Coldcut Remix] (BONUS TRACK)
17. Satellite Of Love – Previously Unreleased (BONUS TRACK)

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Product Description

Full title - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This). Limited edition remastered reissue of 1983 sophomore album is packaged in a digipak & includes six bonus tracks, 'Home Is Where The Heart Is', 'Monkey Monkey', 'Baby's Gone Blue', 'Sweet Dreams' (Hot Remix), 'Love Is A Stranger' (Coldcut), & 'Satellite Of Love'. BMG. 2005.

Singer Annie Lennox and guitarist Dave Stewart first received notice in the Tourists, scoring a big U.K. hit in 1979 with a cover of Dusty Springfield's "I Only Want to Be With You." Emerging as the Eurythmics in 1981, Lennox's cabaret-tinged vocal style and Stewart's left-of-center songs took a while to mesh, but when they finally did, with the haunting, hook-filled 1983 No. 1 single, "Sweet Dreams" (accompanied by one of the most striking videos ever made), the two found themselves rocketing to stardom. This, their second album, also features their initial British hit, "Love Is a Stranger," and an icy-cool cover of Sam and Dave's r&b classic, "Wrap It Up." --Billy Altman

This edition has been digitally re-mastered from the original master tapes by Eurythmics mastermind Dave Stewart, with input from collaborator Annie Lennox. In addition, there are seven bonus tracks: a mixture of b-sides, remixes, and previously unreleased material (notably a cover of Lou Reeds' beautiful "Satellite of Love"). The packaging is a six-panel digipack redesign orchestrated by Laurence Stevens Design, the firm who art-directed all the original releases, while the thick booklets contain rare photos and insightful, new sleeve notes.

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If you like those 80's electronic hits then you must be a pop/dance head like me!!!!
Donald Hatfield
The Bonus Tracks Are A Great Addition To This Newly Re-Mastered Album, But A Few Key Tracks Are Missing From This Updated Version.
Dennis Dunigan II
The songs are individually great, but somehow form a cohesive album better than the sum of it's parts.

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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By J. Brady on November 16, 2005
Format: Audio CD
"Sweet Dreams" is one of my favourite Eurythmics releases and I've been waiting a very long time for the reissue of the back catalogue. I got my hands on this the day it was released and here's my take on it. The remastering is pristine. The expanded liner notes are a little spare on information ( and there are no lyrics, which the original cd release did have ) but contain a wealth of unseen photographs. But as others have noted, there are many B-sides missing here. I thought that what "bonus" was all about. It is nice, however, to see the B-Side "Monkey Monkey" finally on CD, despite the fact that it was mastered from a vinyl source ( I can hear the pops and clicks at the begining of the song, and it is all mid-range, with hardly any bass or treble in the mix. ) Most disappointing are the 1991 remixes of "Love Is A Stranger" and the title track. They are very badly dated; I would have preferred the original 12" mixes. Get this one for the terrific sound upgrade, but beware a few of the other Eurythmics reissues - they are a spotty lot.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Jason Stein VINE VOICE on November 25, 2005
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With their second release, Eurythmics hit paydirt. Unfortunately, in America, the only tracks that received airplay were the hits "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)" and "Love Is A Stranger". Also, any time there has been a greatest hits compilation, those are the only two songs included from this album. However, "Sweet Dreams" was so much more. As an electronic, new wave album, it definitely set itself apart from Depeche Mode, Human League, Howard Jones, Thompson Twins, Tears For Fears, OMD and the faceless others of the time.

"I Could Give You A Mirror", "Wrap It Up", "Jennifer", "This Is The House", "This City Never Sleeps", "Somebody Told Me", "I've Got An Angel" and "The Walk" all hold their own alongside the two hits. This was the first of many seamless albums from the duo. The remastering is excellent here--just listen to "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)", and the b-sides are nice. This time there is a keeper--the previously unreleased Lou Reed cover of "Satellite Of Love". Simply excellent. However, "Home Is Where The Heart Is", "Monkey Monkey" and "Baby's Gone Blue" are not bad either. I enjoyed the 1991 remixes of "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)" and "Love Is A Stranger".

Dave Stewart remastered the series, and he added additional photographs taken at the time which were amusing. The liner notes cover how the album was made (amazingly on a budget of 5,000 dollars--just proving once again that passion and simplicity can make unforgettable and timeless music). The only drawback is that there are no lyrics to the songs. The old version of this album came with the lyrics.

All in all, this is a great entry in the remastered series.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Peter Uys HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on December 31, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Eurythmics followed up the fragile and ethereal but somewhat inaccessible In The Garden with this album of pure pop genius. The early 1980s saw an explosion of synthesizer-driven sounds and there were other duos too, like OMD and Yazoo, but Eurythmics outlasted them all. This enhanced album contains 6 additional tracks and a booklet in a fold-out sleeve with historical notes and beautiful full colour pics.

Sweet Dreams provided Eurythmics with the commercial breakthrough in its shimmering masterpieces such as Love Is A Stranger and the dreamy title track. The videos of these two are superb too. Not all of these are flowing pop songs though; there's also the ethereal I've Got An Angel and the enervated experimental Wrap It Up, plus the more soulful outings I Could Give You A Mirror and The Walk with its great trumpet solo.

Besides the aforementioned hits, my favourites also include the atmospheric Jennifer and the elegant This Is The House with its Spanish spoken intro, its instrumental flourishes and its mood of sadness. It's true that not every single track on the original remains as memorable as the ones mentioned, but the album certainly deserves five stars for its melodic and lyrical beauty, especially with the added songs.

Of the bonus tracks, my favourites are the lilting Home Is Where The Heart Is, the Hot Remix of Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This), the Coldcut Remix of Love Is A Stranger and this awesome rendition of Lou Reed's Satellite Of Love that in its vocal style reminds one somewhat of great atmospheric tracks like Belinda from the debut album In The Garden. The classic Sweet Dreams album is now even better, revealing more of the greatness of this pioneering synth-pop band.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By DC Music Fan on January 10, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Going back to this I was struck by how consistent this CD is. After this album they started doing more genre pieces and their albums seemed like (fantastic) singles plus filler--there's no overall mood. But on this one, after the silly cover of "Wrap It Up," the kind of thing they couldn't get enough of later on, it moves into this gorgeous stretch that is unbroken through the amazing "This City Never Sleeps." It's like Sade meets Nico or something, and notably lo-fi, in a cool way. After all these years of "Missionary Man" and "Diva" and all that big pop stuff, which is great but kinda blowsy, the sustained late-night mystery of this album is something that is really special and a wonder to rediscover.
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