At the time of its release, the album was not particularly well-received by critics or audiences, only peaking at number thirty on the UK Albums Chart. However, retrospective critical reception has been very positive
The album, recorded in Malibu, LA and London, was produced by Norwegian duo Stargate together with the band’s long-time collaborator Rik Simpson
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) (album). Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) is the second studio album by British new wave duo Eurythmics. It was released on 4 January 1983 by RCA Records. The album was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. After almost two years of initial commercial failure for Eurythmics, this album became a commercial breakthrough for the duo on both sides of the Atlantic.
The group comprised the surviving members plus drummer Stephen Morris's girlfriend and future wife, Gillian Gilbert. This is the opening track of their debut album Movement. The song title is a play on a line off the Joy Division tune "Insight," which goes, "Guess your dreams always en. This was the first time that Peter Hook wrote a bass riff around a song. All three male members were in contention and bassist Peter Hook sang lead on this song and "Doubts Even Here", before they finally decided that Bernard Sumner should take the main vocalist's role. Hook later recalled to TeamRock: "The whole song was written on a six-string bass, and I sang as well, which was quite unusual.
로필: Formed 1980 in Manchester, United Kingdom shortly after the suicide of Ian Curtis (Joy Division, Warsaw) Members : Bernard Sumner (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Peter Hook (bass, keyboards, 1980–2010), Stephen Morris (drums, keyboards), Gillian Gilbert (keyboards, guitar, 1981–2001, 2011–present), Phil Cunningham (guitar, keyboards, 2001–present), Tom Chapman (2) (bass, 2011–present). Movement (Album, Comp). Dreams Never End, Truth (Acetate, 10", S/Sided).
My promise could be your fiend A given end to your dreams A simple movement or rhyme Could be the smallest of signs We'll never know what they are or care In it's escapable view There's no escape so few in fear Give in a changing value. To be given your sight Hid in a long peaceful night A nervous bride for your eyes A fractured smile that soon dies A love that's wrong from your life and soul A savage mine had begun Hello, farewell to your love and soul Hello, farewell.
June 23, 1983 4:00AM ET. Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This). Now, on their own as Eurythmics, they’ve turned their wiles to synth pop with even greater success. Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This), their . debut, goes far beyond the usual robotic disco and frothy Abba clichés to prove that transistorized white soul doesn’t have to be wimpy. Most extraordinary is the group’s transformation of the Sixties Stax/Volt steamer Wrap It Up ; a drum machine kicks hard behind the clipped funk buzz of Stewart’s synths while a multitracked Lennox cooks like LaBelle on fire.