Revenge (Eurythmics album)

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Revenge
Eurythmics - Revenge.png
Studio album by
Released30 June 1986 (1986-06-30)
RecordedJuly 1985 – May 1986
Studio
  • Conny's Studio (Cologne, Germany)
  • Studio de la Grande Armée (Paris, France)
Genre
Length44:22
LabelRCA
ProducerDavid 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: 13 August 1986
  3. "The Miracle of Love"
    Released: November 1986
  4. "Missionary Man"
    Released: February 1987
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauB+[2]
Los Angeles TimesPositive[3]
Rolling StoneNot favourable[4]
Smash Hits8/10[5]

Revenge is the fifth studio album by the British new wave duo Eurythmics. It was released on 30 June 1986 by RCA Records. Following on from their previous album, Be Yourself Tonight, Revenge continued further in this direction as the duo embraced a more "rock band" style. The album spawned four singles and was a commercial success. Its release was supported by an extensive world tour. A 1987 concert from the Australian leg of the tour was also released on home video as Eurythmics Live.

On 14 November 2005, Sony BMG released remastered versions of each of Eurythmics' eight studio albums, containing bonus tracks and remixes. The bonus track "Revenge 2" is a radically different remake of "Revenge", the closing track of the duo's 1981 debut album In the Garden. A line from the song ("She said revenge can be so sweet") is also heard at the end of "A Little of You".

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written 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.TitleLength
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 remastered CD bonus tracks
No.TitleLength
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; also appears on the bonus third disc of Live 1983–1989)3:19
15."Revenge 2"5:40
16."My Guy"1:58

Personnel[edit]

Eurythmics[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

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

Album cover[edit]

  • Painter – Eric Scott

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[31] 4× Platinum 400,000[32]
Austria (IFPI Austria)[33] Gold 25,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[34] 2× Platinum 200,000^
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[35] Platinum 48,885[35]
Germany (BVMI)[36] Gold 250,000^
Italy (FIMI)[37] Gold 100,000*
New Zealand (RMNZ)[38] Platinum 15,000^
Norway (IFPI Norway)[39] Platinum 100,000*
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[40] Gold 50,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[41] Gold 25,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[42] 2× Platinum 600,000^
United States (RIAA)[43] Gold 500,000^

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
^ Shipments 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[44]

References[edit]

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