Eurythmics ‎– Revenge

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A1 Missionary Man
Arranged By [Orchestra], Conductor – Michael KamenBacking Vocals – Joniece JamisonBass Guitar – Jannick TopDrums – Clem BurkeGuitar – David A Stewart*Harmonica – Jimmy "Z" Zavala*Keyboards – Patrick SeymourVocals – Annie LennoxWritten-By – Lennox*, Stewart*
4:40
A2 Thorn In My Side
Backing Vocals – Bernita TurnerBass Guitar – John McKenzieDrums – Clem BurkeGuitar – David A Stewart*Keyboards – Patrick SeymourSaxophone, Harmonica – Jimmy "Z" Zavala*Vocals – Annie LennoxWritten-By – Lennox*, Stewart*
4:45
A3 When Tomorrow Comes
Arranged By [Orchestra], Conductor – Michael KamenBass Guitar – John McKenzieDrums – Clem BurkeGuitar – David A Stewart*Keyboards – Patrick SeymourSaxophone – Jimmy "Z" Zavala*Vocals – Annie LennoxWritten-By – Lennox*, Stewart*, Seymour*
4:28
A4 The Last Time
Bass Guitar – Phil ChenDrums – Clem BurkeGuitar, Vocals – David A Stewart*Harmonica – Jimmy "Z" Zavala*Keyboards – Patrick SeymourVocals – Annie LennoxWritten-By – Lennox*, Stewart*
4:10
A5 The Miracle Of Love
Arranged By [Orchestra], Conductor – Michael KamenBass Guitar – John McKenzieDrums – Clem BurkeGuitar, Vocals – David A Stewart*Keyboards – Patrick SeymourKeyboards [Additional] – Jon BavinSynthesizer [Strange Synthesizer Guitar Noise], Guitar [Strange Synthesizer Guitar Noise], Noises [Strange Synthesizer Guitar Noise] – GullyVocals – Annie LennoxWritten-By – Lennox*, Stewart*
5:04
B1 Let's Go
Backing Vocals – Joniece JamisonBass Guitar – Jannick TopDrums – Clem BurkeGuitar – David A Stewart*Keyboards – Patrick SeymourSaxophone, Harmonica – Jimmy "Z" Zavala*Vocals – Annie LennoxWritten-By – Lennox*, Stewart*
4:08
B2 Take Your Pain Away
Backing Vocals – Joniece JamisonBass Guitar – John McKenzieDrums – Clem BurkeGuitar – David A Stewart*Keyboards – Patrick SeymourVocals – Annie LennoxWritten-By – Lennox*, Stewart*
4:30
B3 A Little Of You
Arranged By [Orchestra], Conductor – Michael KamenBass Guitar – John McKenzieDrums – Clem BurkeGuitar – David A Stewart*Keyboards – Patrick SeymourVocals – Annie LennoxWritten-By – Lennox*, Stewart*
3:53
B4 In This Town
Backing Vocals – Bernita Turner, Joniece JamisonDrums – Clem BurkeGuitar, Vocals – David A Stewart*Keyboards – Patrick SeymourSaxophone – Jimmy "Z" Zavala*Vocals – Annie LennoxWritten-By – Lennox*, Stewart*
3:44
B5 I Remember You
Arranged By [Orchestra], Conductor – Michael KamenBass Guitar – Phil ChenDrums – Clem BurkeGuitar, Vocals – David A Stewart*Keyboards – Patrick SeymourSaxophone – Jimmy "Z" Zavala*Vocals – Annie LennoxWritten-By – Lennox*, Stewart*
5:00

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All songs published by RCA Music Ltd. except A3 published by RCA Music Ltd./EMI Music Pub. Ltd.

Recorded at Conny's Studio, Cologne & Studio Grand Armée, Paris except B4 at Manu's party.
Mixed at Studio Grand Armee, Paris.

Clem Burke plays 'Premier drums & Ziljan cymbals'.

Made in Germany.

℗ 1986 RCA/Ariola Ltd. © 1986 RCA/Ariola Ltd.
Distributed in Europe by RCA/Ariola.
Vertrieb in Europe durch Ariola/RCA.
Printed in West Germany.

Comes either in a hard paper inner or soft paper with plastic inner lining.
Some copies have an additional sheet that has the number PL71050-7B in upper right corner.
And some releases has a different hype sticker (purple/white colors) similar to the Italian pressing on sleeve front with the following text (see photos):
"Revenge
includes
When Tomorrow Comes
Thorn In My Side
The Miracle of Love
A Little of You
PL 71050"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 035627 105012
  • Price Code (D:): SE
  • Price Code (F:): RC 340
  • Price Code (UK:): SS
  • Label Code: LC 0316
  • Rights Society: Biem Gema
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 1): 020 B-5007 A-2 II Y.D.
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 1): 020 B-5007 B-2 Y.D.
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 2): 020 B-5007 A-2 Y.D.
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 2): 020 B- 5007 B-2 II Y.D.
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 3): 020 B-5007 A-1 Y.D.
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 3): 020 B-5007 B-1 Ⅱ Y.D.
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 4): 020 B-5007 A-5 III
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 4): B-5007 B-3 Y.D.
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 5): 020 B-5007 A-5 TA
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 5): 020 B-5007 B-2 Y.D.
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 6): B-5007 A-2 III Y.D.
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 6): B-5007 B-3 Y.D.
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 7): 020 B-5007 A-1 II Y.D.
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 7): B-5007 B-3 Y.D.
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 8): 020 B-5007 A-2 Ⅳ Y.D.
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 8): B-5007 B-3 Y.D.

Other Versions (5 of 118) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PK 71050 Eurythmics Revenge(Cass, Album) RCA PK 71050 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
PD 71050 Eurythmics Revenge(CD, Album, RE) RCA PD 71050 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
AJL1-5847 Eurythmics Revenge(LP, Album) RCA Victor AJL1-5847 Turkey 1986 Sell This Version
LSRCA 11159 Eurythmics Revenge(LP, Album) Jugoton LSRCA 11159 Yugoslavia 1986 Sell This Version
PCD1-5847 Eurythmics Revenge(CD, Album, Club) RCA PCD1-5847 US Unknown Sell This Version

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Adam2211

Adam2211

October 14, 2017
Revenge marked the highpoint of the groups commercial success and depicts more or less the themes they started with their first album "In the garden" with great clarity. Ever took a closer look at the album cover and Annie Lennox eyes?
If you know what that means, you know the truth about the garden ...
Crijevo

Crijevo

November 27, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
"Revenge" marks a somewhat sentimental (if not entirely cynical) connection with "In the Garden" - Dave Stewart once explained the choice of the album's title, as a revenge by music, aimed at everyone who treated them with contempt. Now propelled into superstardom, it was easy for Eurythmics to look back on it all with some relief, although "Revenge" is far from being a "happy album". Lots of sadness surrounds the songs, written from a personal experience ("I Remember You" is a dedication to Lennox's then-deceased father).

Of course, tiny hints at their debut album are clearly pointed out with the very choice of title - "Revenge" of course, originally being the closing number on "In the Garden", while here additional reminder appears in the lyrics of "A Little Of You", plus in one of the 1986 album's b-sides (a completely re-arranged, but altogether a dull, overblown version called "Revenge 2"). Also there seems to be a partial re-use of a field recording that opens for "I Remember You" (the emergency car's siren sound that's also featured earlier in the song "English Summer"). Stylistically speaking however, "Revenge" stays closer to "Be Yourself Tonight", with some of the play-safe in the duo's amazing delivery, and a strong tendency to impress. The live video from their "Revenge" tour documents one of the finest-ever concert performances in pop-rock history.

To lesser extent, some of the songs happen to be just power-pop standards for power-pop's sake ("When Tomorrow Comes", "The Last Time" and "A Little Of You" - the latter a typical mid-80s arrangement in a manner of a Eurovision song contest winner that never was). The highlights definitely include "Missionary Man" - with its amazing, sinister harmonica opening, "Thorn In My Side", the slightly darker "Take Your Pain Away", "In This Town" (with a simulated live atmosphere) and the already mentioned, closing number - "I Remember You", a beautifully sad ballad, augmented by a strings arrangement and a gripping sense of nostalgia, successfully avoiding the pathetic lamenting as is the case with another ballad on the album - also one of the chosen singles, "The Miracle Of Love".
dagsh

dagsh

April 19, 2010
The country here is listed as "Europe". Shouldn't it be Germany? You can see for yourself on the uploaded images of the label: "made in Germany"
double-happiness

double-happiness

June 9, 2009
Excellent and now widely overlooked LP, with a wide range of tempo and styles. 'Revenge' has both commercial appeal and rock credibility. Many of the tracks sound good in their own right, but it also flows smoothly as an album. 'Let's Go!' is pure throwaway one-night-stand rock, yet other tracks like 'The Miracle Of Love' and 'Take Your Pain Away' are more tender and thoughtful.

Eurythmics started off as a New Wave / Synth Pop oddity, but with this album came of age and proved they could write memorable songs and take control in the studio.