Revenge (Eurythmics album)

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Revenge
Studio album by Eurythmics
Released 30 June 1986
Recorded July 1985 - May 1986
Genre New wave, pop rock
Length 44:22
Label RCA Records
Producer David A. Stewart
Eurythmics chronology
Be Yourself Tonight
(1985)
Revenge
(1986)
Savage
(1987)
Singles from Revenge
  1. "When Tomorrow Comes"
    Released: June 1986
  2. "Thorn in My Side"
    Released: August 1986
  3. "The Miracle of Love"
    Released: November 1986
  4. "Missionary Man"
    Released: February 1987
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Los Angeles Times (Positive)[2]
Robert Christgau B+[3]
Rolling Stone (Not favourable)[4]

Revenge is the fifth studio album by the British pop duo Eurythmics, released in 1986.

Following on from their previous album, Be Yourself Tonight, Revenge continued further in this direction as the duo embraced a more commercial "rock band" style. The album included several hit singles and was a commercial success. Its release was followed by an extensive world tour. A 1987 concert from the Australian leg of this tour was also released on home video (see Eurythmics Live).

On 14 November 2005, SonyBMG repackaged and released Eurythmics' back catalog as "2005 Deluxe Edition Reissues." Each of their eight studio albums' original track listings were supplemented with bonus tracks and remixes.

The bonus track "Revenge 2" is a cover of the closing track of the duo's 1981 debut album In the Garden; a brief citation of this track can also be heard at the end of "A Little of You".

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart, except "When Tomorrow Comes" co-written by Patrick Seymour, and "My Guy" by Smokey Robinson and Ronald White

No. Title Length
1. "Missionary Man"   4:28
2. "Thorn in My Side"   4:15
3. "When Tomorrow Comes"   4:28
4. "The Last Time"   4:10
5. "The Miracle of Love"   5:04
6. "Let's Go!"   4:08
7. "Take Your Pain Away"   4:30
8. "A Little of You"   3:53
9. "In This Town"   3:44
10. "I Remember You"   5:00
2005 Special edition bonus tracks
No. Title Length
11. "When Tomorrow Comes" (Extended Version) 6:36
12. "Thorn in My Side" (Extended Version) 6:54
13. "Missionary Man" (Extended Version) 6:50
14. "When Tomorrow Comes" (Live Acoustic Version) 3:19
15. "Revenge 2"   5:40
16. "My Guy"   1:56

Personnel[edit]

Eurythmics

Additional personnel

Production[edit]

  • Producer: Dave Stewart
  • Engineer: Jon Bavin
  • Assistant engineer: Serge Pauchard
  • Mixing: Jon Bavin, Manu Guiot
  • Orchestration: Michael Kamen

Charts[edit]

All-time charts[edit]

Chart (1967–present) Position
Norwegian Albums Chart[25] 93

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Canada (Music Canada)[26] 2× Platinum 200,000^
Germany (BVMI)[27] Gold 250,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[28] Gold 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[29] 2× Platinum 600,000^
United States (RIAA)[30] Gold 500,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Awards[edit]

Grammy Awards

Year Winner Category
1986 "Missionary Man" Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal[31]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Hilburn, Robert (1986-08-17). "For $25, Get 'Revenge,' And Then Some". articles.latimes.com. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012-01-11. 
  3. ^ Robert Christgau review
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  12. ^ Oricon Album Chart Book: Complete Edition 1970-2005. Roppongi, Tokyo: Oricon Entertainment. 2006. ISBN 4-87131-077-9. 
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  26. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Eurythmics – Revenge". Music Canada. 
  27. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Eurythmics; 'Revenge')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  28. ^ "Solo Exitos 1959-2002 Ano A Ano: Certificados 1979-1990". Iberautor Promociones Culturales. ISBN 8480486392. 
  29. ^ "British album certifications – Eurythmics – Revenge". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Revenge in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
  30. ^ "American album certifications – Eurythmics – Revenge". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  31. ^ "Past Winners Search". grammy.com. Retrieved 2012-01-03. 
Preceded by
So by Peter Gabriel
Norwegian VG-lista number-one album
29 – 34 / 1986
Succeeded by
Dancing on the Ceiling by Lionel Richie
Swedish Chart number-one album
9 July – 8 October 1986
Succeeded by
Den döende dandyn by Magnus Uggla
Preceded by
Every Breath You Take: The Singles by The Police
New Zealand Chart number-one album
18 January – 22 March 1987
Succeeded by
The Joshua Tree by U2