Date: Published Sept 2008
Signed By: Deborah Feingold in Pencil
Edition: 21 Prints Available World Wide
Dimensions: Image 36 x 42cm / Paper 52 x 60 cm
Atelier: Dekkel Fine Art Publishing
Condition: New – mint condition
Medium: Archival Giclee On 330gsm Fine Art Paper
Eurythmics are a British musical duo, formed in 1980 by Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart.
The pair have achieved significant global, commercial and critical success, selling 75 million records worldwide, winning numerous awards, and have undertaken several successful world tours. They are noted for their intelligent pop songs, which showcase Lennox’s powerful and expressive alto voice, and Stewart’s innovative production techniques. They are also acclaimed for their promotional videos and visual presentation.
Eurythmics’ commercial breakthrough came with Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) (1983), whose hit single of the same name featured a dark, powerfully sequenced synth bass line and a striking video that introduced the now orange crew-cutted Lennox to audiences. The band’s fortunes changed immensely from this moment on. The album became a huge British hit due to the title track, which later topped the American charts as well. Lennox was featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. Stewart recently revealed that the famous synth bass line in the song was discovered by accident when he inadvertently played a track backwards. Their previous single “Love Is A Stranger” was re-released and became a hit in its own right. The “Love Is A Stranger” video saw Lennox in many different character guises, which she later became known for in subsequent videos. The album’s working title was Invisible Hands (as was a track left off the album), inspiring the name of UK indie label Invisible Hands Music – known for releasing music by Hugh Cornwell, Mick Karn and Hazel O’Connor.
Touch, the rapid follow-up to Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This), was released in late 1983 and became the duo’s first no.1 album. It also spawned three major hit singles; “Who’s That Girl?” was a top 3 hit in the UK, the video seeing Lennox as a blonde chanteuse and featuring cameos by Hazel O’Connor, Bananarama (including Stewart’s future wife, Siobhan Fahey), Kate Garner of Haysi Fantayzee, Thereza Bazar of Dollar, Jay Aston and Cheryl Baker of Bucks Fizz, Kiki Dee, Jacquie O’Sullivan and “gender-bending” pop singer Marilyn, among others.