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 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 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

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

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[32] 2× Platinum 200,000^
Germany (BVMI)[33] Gold 250,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[34] Platinum 15,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[35] Gold 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[36] 2× Platinum 600,000^
United States (RIAA)[37] Gold 500,000^

^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[38]

References[edit]

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