Live 1983–1989

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Live 1983-1989
Live album by Eurythmics
Released November 1993
Recorded March 1983 - October 1989
Genre Synthpop, pop rock
Length 106:27
Label Arista (US), RCA
Producer David A. Stewart
Eurythmics chronology
Greatest Hits
(1991)
Live 1983-1989
(1993)
Peace
(1999)

Live 1983–1989 is a collection of live performances by British pop duo Eurythmics, recorded throughout the 1980s. The collection is spread across two discs, encompassing the years of their greatest commercial success.

The songs are presented chronologically, and the performances also hew to the material released near the time of recordings: tracks from 1983 such as "Love Is a Stranger" and "Who's That Girl?" are culled from 1983 concerts and sound very similar to their studio-recorded versions despite the availability of later performances in which the songs are performed in an acoustic style or with a rock band.

A limited three-disc version provides the exception. The third disc contains six songs drawn from a short acoustic set performed during the Revival Tour from 1989. Songs such as 1983's "Here Comes the Rain Again" and "Right By Your Side" are included along with more recent fare, "You Have Placed a Chill in My Heart".

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic.com 2/5 stars

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart, except where noted.

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Never Gonna Cry Again"
  2. "Love Is a Stranger"
  3. "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)"
  4. "This City Never Sleeps"
  5. "Somebody Told Me"
  6. "Who's That Girl?"
  7. "Right By Your Side"
  8. "Here Comes the Rain Again"
  9. "Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four)"
  10. "I Love You Like a Ball and Chain"
  11. "Would I Lie to You?" [1]

Disc two[edit]

  1. "There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart)"
  2. "Thorn in My Side"
  3. "Let's Go!"
  4. "Missionary Man"
  5. "The Last Time"
  6. "The Miracle of Love" [2]
  7. "I Need a Man"
  8. "We Too Are One"
  9. "(My My) Baby's Gonna Cry"
  10. "Don't Ask Me Why"
  11. "Angel"

Disc three (Bonus Acoustic CD - recorded live in Rome, 27 October 1989)[edit]

  1. "You Have Placed a Chill in My Heart"
  2. "Here Comes the Rain Again"
  3. "Would I Lie to You?"
  4. "It's Alright (Baby's Coming Back)"
  5. "Right By Your Side"
  6. "When Tomorrow Comes" (Lennox, Patrick Seymour, Stewart)

Personnel[edit]

The musicians involved are as follows (though no indication is made of the recordings they appear on):

Chart performance[edit]

Original release[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
position
Austrian Albums Chart[3] 40
Dutch Albums Chart[4] 80
German Albums Chart[5] 80
UK Albums Chart[6] 22

1995 Reissue[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart[7] 51

Certifications[edit]

Organization Level
BPI (UK) Gold

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Would I Lie To You" - abridged version that fades out at 3:34. Originally part of a medley that segued into a cover of The Beatles hit "Day Tripper".
  2. ^ "The Miracle of Love" - incorrectly credited as recorded in Paris, September 1989, though it was actually recorded in Sydney, Australia on 14 February 1987 and was featured (in full) on their Eurythmics Live video
  3. ^ Steffen Hung. "Eurythmics - Live 1983-1989". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  4. ^ Steffen Hung. "Eurythmics - Live 1983-1989". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  5. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche". musicline.de. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  6. ^ "Eurythmics - Eurythmics live 1983-1989". Chart Stats. 27 November 1993. Archived from the original on 2012-07-22. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  7. ^ "Eurythmics - Live 1983-1989". Chart Stats. 17 June 1995. Archived from the original on 2012-07-21. Retrieved 2012-02-28.