Bonus Tracks Pack Eurythmics Reissues
The entirety of the Eurythmics catalog has been remastered and expanded by group member Dave Stewart. Each of the act’s eight albums has been bolstered with bonus tracks — 44 in all, 11 of which are previously unreleased.
The revamped releases are due Nov. 15, a week after the group’s “Ultimate Collection” (J/Arista), which as previously reported will feature two new songs by Stewart and Annie Lennox: “I’ve Got a Life” and “Was It Just Another Love Affair?”
The new version of the Eurythmics’ 1981 debut, “In the Garden,” features the bonus B-sides “Le Sinistre” and “Heartbeat Heartbeat” and live versions of the album’s “Never Gonna Cry Again” and “Take Me to Your Heart,” as well as “4/4 in Leather,” all from the EP “This Is the House.” The pair’s 1983 breakthrough, “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” is expanded to include a previously unreleased cover of Lou Reed’s “Satellite of Love,” the B-sides “Home Is Where the Heart Is,” “Monkey Monkey” and “Baby’s Gone Blue” and remixes of “Sweet Dreams” and “Love Is a Stranger.”
The 1984 follow-up, “Touch,” grows substantially with seven bonuses. Beyond a cover of David Bowie’s “Fame,” there are several B-sides (“You Take Some Lentils… And You Take Some Rice,” “ABC (Freeform),” “Plus Something Else,” “Paint a Rumour” (long version)) and live takes on “Who’s That Girl?” and “Here Comes the Rain Again,” the latter previously unreleased.
“Be Yourself Tonight,” released in 1985, adds five cuts: B-Sides “Grown Up Girls” and “Tout Les Garcon Et Les,” remixes of “Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves” and “Would I Lie to You?” and previously unreleased versions of the album’s “Conditioned Soul” and the Doors’ “Hello I Love You.”
A cover of Mary Wells’ “My Guy” is among the newly appended tracks on 1986’s “Revenge.” The rest are extended versions of “When Tomorrow Comes,” “Thorn in My Side” and “Missionary Man,” a previously unreleased live acoustic version of “When Tomorrow Comes” and the duo’s contribution to the “Rooftops” soundtrack, “Revenge 2.”
“Savage,” released in 1987, adds an extended “philharmonic” version of “Beethoven,” remixes of “Shame” and “I Need a Man” and a cover of the Beatles’ “Come Together.” The 1989 set “We Too Are One” has B-sides “Precious” and “See No Evil,” remixes of “The King and Queen of America” and “Angel” and a previously unreleased cover of the Smiths’ “Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me.”
The Eurythmics’ most recent studio album, “Peace,” was released in 1999, after several years where Lennox and Stewart pursued solo projects. The reunion came as they were honored with a Brit Award for outstanding contribution to British music and saw them tour for the first time in more than a decade.
All of the additions to that set are previously unreleased, and include a cover of Joan Armatrading’s “Something in the Air Tonight.” The others are acoustic versions of songs album cuts “Beautiful Child,” “17 Again” and “I Saved the World Today.”