In the Garden (Eurythmics album)

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In the Garden
Eurythmics - In the Garden.jpg
Studio album by Eurythmics
Released October 16, 1981
Recorded January – May 1981
Genre New wave, post-punk
Length 39:10
Label RCA Records
Producer Eurythmics, Conny Plank
Eurythmics chronology
In the Garden
(1981)
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
(1983)
Singles from In the Garden
  1. "Never Gonna Cry Again"
    Released: May 1981
  2. "Belinda"
    Released: August 1981
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
Smash Hits 7½/10[1]

In the Garden is the debut studio album by the British new wave duo Eurythmics, released in October 1981.

It was co-produced with 'krautrock' producer Conny Plank, at his studio in Cologne, and featured numerous guest musicians including Blondie drummer Clem Burke and Can duo Holger Czukay and Jaki Liebezeit. Plank had previously worked with the duo whilst they were in their previous band The Tourists.

Two singles were released from the album in the UK, "Never Gonna Cry Again" and "Belinda". Neither the album nor the singles achieved much commercial success, although "Never Gonna Cry Again" charted at #63 in the UK singles chart.

On 14 November 2005, RCA repackaged and released Eurythmics' back catalog as "2005 Deluxe Edition Reissues". The re-issue of In the Garden added the B-sides from the album's two singles, plus three tracks recorded live on the accompanying tour.

Reception[edit]

In a favourable review in Smash Hits magazine, Tim de Lisle commented "The ex-Tourists pack their bags and leave the safe pastures of pure English pop for the electronic delights of Cologne and superstar producer Connie Plank. On the way, they mug up on their Foxx, Bowie, and Joy Division without forgetting their own roots, and the result is an intelligent, accessible first album."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart, except "English Summer" and "Caveman Head" co-written by Roger Pomphrey.

No. Title Length
1. "English Summer" 4:02
2. "Belinda" 3:58
3. "Take Me to Your Heart" 3:35
4. "She's Invisible Now" 3:30
5. "Your Time Will Come" 4:34
6. "Caveman Head" 3:59
7. "Never Gonna Cry Again" 3:05
8. "All the Young (People of Today)" 4:14
9. "Sing-Sing" 4:05
10. "Revenge" 4:31
2005 Special edition bonus tracks
No. Title Length
11. "Le Sinestre" 2:44
12. "Heartbeat Heartbeat" 2:02
13. "Never Gonna Cry Again" (Live) 4:36
14. "4/4 in Leather" (Live) 3:05
15. "Take Me to Your Heart" (Live) 4:57

Personnel[edit]

Eurythmics[edit]

Guest musicians[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b De Lisle, Tim (15 October 1981). "Album Reviews". Smash Hits. EMAP Metro. 3 (21): 25.