With the band currently nominated as a 2018 inductee in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame (you can vote here) today comes the news that Sony will release all eight of Eurythmics RCA studio albums next year…
In The Garden (1981), Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) (1983), Touch (1983), Be Yourself Tonight (1985), Revenge (1986), Savage (1987), We Too Are One (1989) and Peace (1999) are the albums in question, of which the first three are currently slated for release in April next year, Be Yourself Tonight, Revenge and Savage lined up for July and We Too Are One and Peace almost a year away, with an October 2018 release date!
The band have never liked 1984 remix album Touch Dance which is therefore not part of this reissue campaign and despite the social media campaign talking of ‘all’ their studio albums, 1984 (For The Love Of Big Brother) is another absentee, presumably because it’s the one album owned by Universal (this anomaly is down to an opportunistic Richard Branson managing to get the rights to issue the soundtrack back in the day). Peace has never been issued on vinyl, so fans might view that is the most exciting aspect of this campaign.
The announcement represents something of a thawing of relations with Sony, with Stewart in the past scathing about their perceived lack of interest in the band and their body of work. Whether this means we might see some proper archival activity – perhaps at the back end of next year – remains to be seen.
To coincide with this announcement ‘DJ Earworm’ has created an officially sanctioned mash-up called Eurythmix.
The vinyl reissues will be out in 2018. Read SDE’s 2016 interview with Dave Stewart.