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S1-E4 Discovering: Eurythmics

S1-E4 Discovering: Eurythmics

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Review

When Annie Lennox first met Dave Stewart in a London restaurant, few predicted that the unlikely pair’s futuristic synthpop would become a defining sound of the 1980s.

From the commercial success of Sweet Dreams to to the darkly avant-garde Savage, this nostalgic rifle through Eurythmics history combines footage from their best-known videos with analysis by music journalists. “They set the template aesthetically and musically for what the decade was all about,” comments one. “They proved you could take your eccentricities without watering them down,” adds another.

Lennox’s operatic wail echoes in the background, a haunting reminder of the band’s brilliance.

Summary

Documentary exploring the history of Eurythmics, examining Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart's unlikely partnership, the impact of their breakthrough hit Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) and how they conquered the music scene on both sides of the Atlantic. Critics and journalists including Michael Bonner, Hamish MacBain and John Aizlewood reflect on Stewart and Lennox's first band the Tourists and their early experiments with synthesizers.

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