Eurythmics ‎– Touch

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Tracklist

Here Comes The Rain Again 4:54
Regrets 4:43
Right By Your Side 4:05
Cool Blue 4:48
Who's That Girl? 4:46
The First Cut 4:44
Aqua 4:36
No Fear, No Hate, No Pain (No Broken Hearts) 5:24
Paint A Rumour 7:30

Versions (148)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PL 70109, PL70109 Eurythmics Touch(LP, Album) RCA, RCA PL 70109, PL70109 UK & Europe 1983 Sell This Version
S163879 Eurythmics Touch(8-Trk, Album) RCA S163879 US 1983 Sell This Version
PD 70109 Eurythmics Touch(CD, Album) RCA PD 70109 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
PCD14917 Eurythmics Touch(CD, Album, Pri) RCA Victor, RCA PCD14917 US 1983 Sell This Version
PK 70109 Eurythmics Touch(Cass, Album) RCA PK 70109 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
PK 70109 Eurythmics Touch(Cass, Album) RCA PK 70109 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
PK 70109 Eurythmics Touch(Cass, Album) RCA PK 70109 Hong Kong 1983 Sell This Version
NK90369 Eurythmics Touch(Cass, Album) RCA NK90369 UK & Europe 1983 Sell This Version
48042 Eurythmics Touch(Cass, Album) RCA 48042 Taiwan 1983 Sell This Version
VPK1 7467 Eurythmics Touch(Cass, Album) Starcall Records, RCA VPK1 7467 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
TMS-60045 Eurythmics Touch(Cass, Album) RCA TMS-60045 Argentina 1983 Sell This Version
PK 70109 Eurythmics Touch(Cass, Album) RCA PK 70109 Israel 1983 Sell This Version
CI-TC-RCLP 20287 Eurythmics Touch(Cass, Album) RCA Victor CI-TC-RCLP 20287 Greece 1983 Sell This Version
Carca 9108 Eurythmics Touch(Cass, Album) Jugoton Carca 9108 Yugoslavia 1983 Sell This Version
AFK1-4917 Eurythmics Touch(Cass, Album) RCA AFK1-4917 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
PK 70109 Eurythmics Touch(Cass, Album, Bla) RCA PK 70109 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
PK 70109 Eurythmics Touch(Cass, Album, Gre) RCA PK 70109 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
PK 70109 Eurythmics Touch(Cass, Album, Gre) RCA PK 70109 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
PK 70109 Eurythmics Touch(Cass, Album, Gre) RCA PK 70109 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
none Eurythmics Touch(Cass, Album, Promo) RCA none UK 1983 Sell This Version
CS 5606 Eurythmics Touch(Cass, Album, Unofficial) C.S CS 5606 Asia 1983 Sell This Version
9009 Eurythmics Touch(Cass, Album, Unofficial) 747 9009 Saudi Arabia 1983 Sell This Version
IMD 8884 Eurythmics Touch(Cass, Album, Unofficial) IMD (2) IMD 8884 Saudi Arabia 1983 Sell This Version
83-1216 Eurythmics Touch(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Glory (3) 83-1216 Saudi Arabia 1983 Sell This Version
TIG 1581 Eurythmics Touch(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Tiger (6) TIG 1581 Asia 1983 Sell This Version
T 6020 Eurythmics Touch(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Team Records (4) T 6020 Indonesia 1983 Sell This Version
ET 1493 Eurythmics Touch(Cass, Album, Unofficial) E. T. Recordings ET 1493 Asia 1983 Sell This Version
AM 772 Eurythmics Touch(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Audio Master Records AM 772 Indonesia 1983 Sell This Version
AS 2626 Eurythmics Touch(Cass, Album, Unofficial) New Wave (4) AS 2626 Saudi Arabia 1983 Sell This Version
PCT-3199 Eurythmics Touch(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Pop Import PCT-3199 Thailand 1983 Sell This Version
1408 Eurythmics Touch(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Peacock 1408 Thailand 1983 Sell This Version
PL 70109 Eurythmics Touch(LP, Album) RCA PL 70109 Hong Kong 1983 Sell This Version
02.44.7000 16 Eurythmics Touch(LP, Album) RCA Victor 02.44.7000 16 Peru 1983 Sell This Version
PL 70109 Eurythmics Touch(LP, Album) RCA PL 70109 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
TRL 3516, PL 70109 Eurythmics Touch(LP, Album) RCA, RCA TRL 3516, PL 70109 South Africa 1983 Sell This Version
VPL1 7467 Eurythmics Touch(LP, Album) Starcall Records, RCA VPL1 7467 Australia & New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
8042, PL 70109 Eurythmics Touch(LP, Album) RCA, RCA 8042, PL 70109 Taiwan 1983 Sell This Version
TRL 3516 Eurythmics Touch(LP, Album) RCA TRL 3516 Zimbabwe 1983 Sell This Version
XFPL1-1149 Eurythmics Touch(LP, Album) RCA XFPL1-1149 Philippines 1983 Sell This Version
PL 70109 Eurythmics Touch(LP, Album) RCA PL 70109 Portugal 1983 Sell This Version
PL70109, PL 70109 Eurythmics Touch(LP, Album) RCA, RCA PL70109, PL 70109 UK & Europe 1983 Sell This Version
AFLI-4917, JRPL-3350 Eurythmics Touch(LP, Album) RCA Victor, Jigu Records Corporation AFLI-4917, JRPL-3350 South Korea 1983 Sell This Version
RUSL-027 Eurythmics Touch(LP, Album) RCA Victor RUSL-027 Central America 1983 Sell This Version
PL 70109 Eurythmics Touch(LP, Album) RCA PL 70109 Israel 1983 Sell This Version
PL70109 Eurythmics Touch(LP, Album) RCA PL70109 India 1983 Sell This Version
PL 70109, PL70109 Eurythmics Touch(LP, Album) RCA, RCA PL 70109, PL70109 UK & Europe 1983 Sell This Version
PL70109 Eurythmics Touch(LP, Album) RCA, RCA PL70109 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
MILS 4662 Eurythmics Touch(LP, Album) RCA Victor MILS 4662 Mexico 1983 Sell This Version
PL70109, PL 70109 Eurythmics Touch(LP, Album) RCA, RCA PL70109, PL 70109 UK & Europe 1983 Sell This Version
TLP-60045 Eurythmics Touch(LP, Album) RCA TLP-60045 Argentina 1983 Sell This Version
RCLP 20287 Eurythmics Touch(LP, Album) RCA Victor RCLP 20287 Greece 1983 Sell This Version
PL 70109 Eurythmics Touch(LP, Album) RCA PL 70109 Iceland 1983 Sell This Version
NL 90369 5B, 5B NL-90369 Eurythmics Touch(LP, Album) RCA, RCA NL 90369 5B, 5B NL-90369 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
RCLP 70032, RCLP 20287 Eurythmics Touch(LP, Album) RCA Victor, RCA Victor RCLP 70032, RCLP 20287 Greece 1983 Sell This Version
PL70109, PL 70109 Eurythmics Touch(LP, Album) RCA, RCA PL70109, PL 70109 Ireland 1983 Sell This Version
NL 90369 Eurythmics Touch(LP, Album) RCA NL 90369 UK 1983 Sell This Version
AFL1-4917 Eurythmics Touch(LP, Album) RCA AFL1-4917 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
PL 70109, PL70109 Eurythmics Touch(LP, Album) RCA, RCA PL 70109, PL70109 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
40 597-7 Eurythmics Touch(LP, Album, Clu) RCA, RCA 40 597-7 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
VPL1 7467 Eurythmics Touch(LP, Album, Gat) RCA Victor VPL1 7467 Australia & New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
TLP-60045 Eurythmics Touch(LP, Album, Promo) RCA TLP-60045 Argentina 1983 Sell This Version
MILS 4662 Eurythmics Touch(LP, Album, Promo) RCA Victor MILS 4662 Mexico 1983 Sell This Version
PL 70109 Eurythmics Touch(LP, Album, Promo) RCA Victor PL 70109 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
PL70109, PL 70109 Eurythmics Touch(LP, Album, RE) RCA, RCA PL70109, PL 70109 UK & Europe 1983 Sell This Version
D60 Eurythmics Touch(LP, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label D60 South Korea 1983 Sell This Version
RPT-8224 Eurythmics Touch(Cass, Album) RCA RPT-8224 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
AFK1-4917 Eurythmics Touch(Cass, Album) RCA AFK1-4917 US 1984 Sell This Version
AFK1-4917 Eurythmics Touch(Cass, Album) RCA AFK1-4917 US 1984 Sell This Version
AFK1-4958 Eurythmics Touch(Cass, Album) RCA AFK1-4958 US 1984 Sell This Version
AFLI-4917 Eurythmics Touch(Cass, Album) RCA AFLI-4917 Peru 1984 Sell This Version
JRPK-3350 Eurythmics Touch(Cass, Album, Car) RCA JRPK-3350 South Korea 1984 Sell This Version
AFK1-4917, AFK1 4917 Eurythmics Touch(Cass, Album, Club, CRC) RCA, RCA AFK1-4917, AFK1 4917 US 1984 Sell This Version
AFK1-4917 Eurythmics Touch(Cass, Album, Promo, Dr.) RCA AFK1-4917 US 1984 Sell This Version
LSRCA 11060, PL 70109 Eurythmics Touch(LP, Album) Jugoton, RCA Victor LSRCA 11060, PL 70109 Yugoslavia 1984 Sell This Version
RPL-8224 Eurythmics Touch(LP, Album) RCA RPL-8224 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
104 7118 Eurythmics Touch(LP, Album) RCA 104 7118 Brazil 1984 Sell This Version
102-01869 Eurythmics Touch(LP, Album) RCA Victor 102-01869 Venezuela 1984 Sell This Version
AFL1-4958 Eurythmics Touch(LP, Album) RCA Victor AFL1-4958 US 1984 Sell This Version
AFL1-4917 Eurythmics Touch(LP, Album, Ind) RCA Victor AFL1-4917 US 1984 Sell This Version
AFL1-4958 Eurythmics Touch(LP, Album, Ind) RCA Victor AFL1-4958 US 1984 Sell This Version
PLP 70109 Eurythmics Touch(LP, Album, Ltd, Pic) RCA PLP 70109 UK 1984 Sell This Version
104 7118 Eurythmics Touch(LP, Album, Promo) RCA 104 7118 Brazil 1984 Sell This Version
05013102006 Eurythmics Touch(LP, Album, Promo) RCA 05013102006 Colombia 1984 Sell This Version
R32P-1008 Eurythmics Touch(CD, Album) RCA R32P-1008 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
PCD14917, PCD1-4917, R32P-1008 Eurythmics Touch(CD, Album, RE) RCA, RCA, RCA PCD14917, PCD1-4917, R32P-1008 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
PCD14917 Eurythmics Touch(CD, Album, RE) RCA PCD14917 US 1987 Sell This Version
PK 70109 Eurythmics Touch(Cass, Album, RE) RCA PK 70109 Israel 1987 Sell This Version
PL 70109, PL70109 Eurythmics Touch(LP, Album, RE) RCA, RCA PL 70109, PL70109 UK & Europe 1987 Sell This Version
NL90369 Eurythmics Touch(LP, Album, RE) RCA NL90369 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
NL90369 Eurythmics Touch(LP, Album, RP) RCA NL90369 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
BVCP-2019 Eurythmics Touch(CD, Album, RE) RCA BVCP-2019 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
BVCP-2019 Eurythmics Touch(CD, Album, RE) RCA, BMG Victor Inc. BVCP-2019 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
PCD14917 Eurythmics Touch(CD, Album, RE) RCA PCD14917 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
CD20.219 Eurythmics Touch(CD, Album, RE) RCA CD20.219 Brazil 1993 Sell This Version
BVCP-7391 Eurythmics Touch(CD, Album, RE) RCA BVCP-7391 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
TCD-1118 Eurythmics Classic Albums - Touch(CD, Promo, Transcription) BBC World Service TCD-1118 UK 1996 Sell This Version
none Eurythmics Touch(CDr, Album, Promo, RM) Sony BMG Music Entertainment, RCA none UK 2004 Sell This Version
none Eurythmics Touch(16xFile, AIFF, Album, Dlx, RE, RM) RCA Records Label none Europe 2005
BVCP 21459, 8 2876 56116 2 Eurythmics Touch(CD, Album, Promo, RE, RM, S/Edition) BMG, RCA BVCP 21459, 8 2876 56116 2 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
82876 56116 2 Eurythmics Touch(CD, Album, RE, RM) RCA, Sony BMG 82876 56116 2 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
8 2876 56116 2, 82876 56116 2 Eurythmics Touch(CD, Album, RE, RM) RCA, Legacy 8 2876 56116 2, 82876 56116 2 US 2005 Sell This Version
8 2876 56116 2, 8287656116 2 Eurythmics Touch(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) RCA, Legacy 8 2876 56116 2, 8287656116 2 US 2005 Sell This Version
8 2876 56116 2 , 82876 56116 2 Eurythmics Touch(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) RCA, Legacy, RCA, Legacy 8 2876 56116 2 , 82876 56116 2 US 2005 Sell This Version
82876 561162 Eurythmics Touch(CD, Album, RE, RM, S/Edition, Dig) Sony BMG Music Entertainment, RCA 82876 561162 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
none Eurythmics Touch(CDr, Album, Copy Prot., RE, RM) BMG UK & Ireland none UK 2005 Sell This Version
BVCP-21459, 82876-56116-2 Eurythmics Touch(CD, Album, RM, S/Edition, Dig) BMG, RCA BVCP-21459, 82876-56116-2 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
none Eurythmics Touch(9xFile, AIFF, Album, RE, RM) Sony Music UK none Europe 2018
none Eurythmics Touch(9xFile, AIFF, Album, RM, 44.) Sony Music Canada none 2018
none Eurythmics Touch(9xFile, FLAC, Album, RM, 24b) Sony Music Canada none 2018
19075811621 Eurythmics Touch(9xFile, MP3, 320) RCA 19075811621 UK & Europe 2018
19075811621 Eurythmics Touch(9xFile, WAV, 24 ) RCA 19075811621 UK & Europe 2018
none Eurythmics Touch(9xFile, WAV, Album, RM, 44.) Sony Music Canada none USA & Canada 2018
19075811621 Eurythmics Touch(LP, Album, RE, 180) RCA 19075811621 UK & Europe 2018 Sell This Version
19075811621 Eurythmics Touch(LP, Album, RE, RM) RCA 19075811621 USA & Canada 2018 Sell This Version
PCD14917 Eurythmics Touch(CD, Album, Club, RE) RCA PCD14917 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
PCD1-4917 Eurythmics Touch(CD, Album, Club, RE) RCA PCD1-4917 US Unknown Sell This Version
PCD14917 Eurythmics Touch(CD, Album, Pri) RCA, RCA PCD14917 US Unknown Sell This Version
PCD1-4917 Eurythmics Touch(CD, Album, RE) RCA PCD1-4917 US Unknown Sell This Version
ND90369 Eurythmics Touch(CD, Album, RE) RCA ND90369 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
ND90369 Eurythmics Touch(CD, Album, RE) RCA ND90369 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
ND90369 Eurythmics Touch(CD, Album, RE) RCA ND90369 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
PCD1-4917, PCD14917 Eurythmics Touch(CD, Album, RE) RCA, RCA PCD1-4917, PCD14917 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
PCD1-4917, PCD14917 Eurythmics Touch(CD, Album, RE) RCA, RCA PCD1-4917, PCD14917 US Unknown Sell This Version
PCD14917 Eurythmics Touch(CD, Album, RE) RCA PCD14917 US Unknown Sell This Version
PCD14917 Eurythmics Touch(CD, Album, RE) RCA PCD14917 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
PD 70109 Eurythmics Touch(CD, Album, RE) RCA PD 70109 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
ND90369 Eurythmics Touch(CD, Album, RE) RCA ND90369 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
PCD1-4917, PCD14917 Eurythmics Touch(CD, Album, RE) RCA, RCA PCD1-4917, PCD14917 US Unknown Sell This Version
ND90369 Eurythmics Touch(CD, Album, RE, PDO) RCA ND90369 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
ND90369, PD 70109 Eurythmics Touch(CD, Album, RE, PDO) RCA, RCA ND90369, PD 70109 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
82876 56116 2, 88691 99409 2 Eurythmics Touch(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) RCA, RCA, Legacy, Legacy 82876 56116 2, 88691 99409 2 Unknown Sell This Version
82876 56116 2 Eurythmics Touch(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) RCA, Legacy 82876 56116 2 US Unknown Sell This Version
8 2876 56116 2 , 8287656116 2 Eurythmics Touch(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP, Dig) RCA, Legacy 8 2876 56116 2 , 8287656116 2 US Unknown Sell This Version
ND90369 Eurythmics Touch(CD, Album, RE, RP, PMD) RCA ND90369 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
300-01869 Eurythmics Touch(Cass, Album) RCA 300-01869 Venezuela Unknown Sell This Version
PL70109 Eurythmics Touch(Cass, Album, RE) RCA PL70109 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
EN-99 Eurythmics Touch(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Thomsun Original EN-99 United Arab Emirates Unknown Sell This Version
PR. 412 Eurythmics Touch(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Poker Sound PR. 412 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
A-014 Eurythmics Touch(Cass, Album, Unofficial) ALF A-014 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
R 051 Eurythmics Touch(Cass, Album, Unofficial) A Private Collection R 051 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
A-014 Eurythmics Touch(Cass, Album, Unofficial) ALF A-014 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
BJ - 138 Eurythmics Touch(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Joker Record BJ - 138 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
XCD 078 Eurythmics Touch(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Takt Music XCD 078 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
T 6020 Eurythmics Touch(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Team Records (4) T 6020 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
AFL1-4917 Eurythmics Touch(LP, Album, Ind) RCA Victor AFL1-4917 US Unknown Sell This Version
PL 70109, PL70109 Eurythmics Touch(LP, Album, RE) RCA, RCA PL 70109, PL70109 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
PL 70109, PL70109 Eurythmics Touch(LP, Album, RE) RCA, RCA PL 70109, PL70109 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
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HulloderSM

HulloderSM

October 13, 2020
referencing Touch, LP, Album, RP, PL70109, PL 70109
Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 3): DM B-0579 A-7 II (one 'M' missing on side A)
Maslakoff

Maslakoff

April 17, 2018
referencing Touch, LP, Album, RE, 180, 19075811621
Can anybody say a few words about this new mastering ? How is it different from the usual one we know ?
Guill

Guill

April 14, 2018
referencing Touch, 9xFile, AIFF, Album, RM, 44., none
Why not ad Who's That Girl 12" Version to the release?
Clueless as usual.
Man_beach

Man_beach

April 14, 2018
referencing Touch, LP, Album, RE, PL70109, PL 70109
The A-side run-out on my copy, the Roman numeral is most definitely a five - i.e a V with a line above and below so: A-B-I DMM B-0579 A-2 V (the B-side still has a Roman two. though (II with a line above & below)
PatronSaintofScratch

PatronSaintofScratch

July 9, 2017
referencing Touch, LP, Album, AFL1-4958
"A New Commotion"

Third in line for the Eurythmics.
Clean, brittle, yet it has some lush moments.

The strings lure you in on the first track "Here Comes the Rain Again". Stewart's production is fierce on this outing. Finally the Eurythmics don't have count on 8 track machines and warehouse space (that yet made the previous album so surprising).

The interesting part for me is the flipside of the album... (Eurythmics tend to put their moodier compositions there). "Aqua" is a trippy sparkling song about supressing a very bad memory from a destructive relationship. This flows into "No Fear, No Hate, No Pain (No Broken Hearts)". Lennox delivers a vocal majesty. Harsh, cruel, cutting and then suddenly for a moment... vulnerable. Breathtaking.

The end track is "Paint a Rumour". Truly a masterpiece of hypnotic art. First the beat catches you and then Annie's calm voice sings backed up with chanting of "hey, hey, hey, hey" and a high sinuous synth line mixed with garbled computer sound effects. It is the electro equivalent of snake charming!

Brilliant.
Sebstich

Sebstich

July 31, 2016
referencing Touch, CD, Album, RE, PCD1-4917, PCD14917
Probably manufactured in 1987-1989 the glas says MFD by JVC variant letter s-t
TomGamerFreak

TomGamerFreak

August 13, 2013
referencing Touch, LP, Album, RP, PL70109, PL 70109

Quite enjoying this album :-) 7/10
Guill

Guill

February 9, 2011
edited over 9 years ago
referencing Touch, CD, Album, RM, S/Edition, Dig, BVCP-21459, 82876-56116-2
Now where is Who's That Girl (Long Version) and Here Comes the Rain Again (Long Version) Monkey,Monkey etc,etc???

Clueless record company!
Crijevo

Crijevo

December 7, 2010
edited over 10 years ago
referencing Touch, LP, Album, NL 90369
Nothing you already don't (want to) know about Eurythmics - however, how familiar are you with their albums? Although I personally state 'Sweet Dreams' my album of choice for the desert island listening pleasure, 'Touch' was actually the first one to grab my attention - I remember buying the tape version several times as my cassette player always chewed up the tape.

Ironic for you, if you tend to rely on hits (regardless, whether it's Eurythmics or someone else in that respect). While justifiably progressive and with deserved critical and commercial success in years to follow, I guess most Eurythmics albums are somewhat overshadowed. The art of their melancholic synth-driven powers already evident on the first two albums (radically different 'In the Garden' and the spookier twin brother 'Sweet Dreams') comes full pace on 'Touch'. In a way, the duo repeated the formula experiencing skyrocket stardom with 'Sweet Dreams' - by using the very same, cheap equipment (I think it was Soundcraft mixing that's being advertised properly on the inner sleeve of 'Touch'), but the results are as stunning and extraordinary.

While any Eurythmics fan can give a personal recommendation of a certain album, 'Touch' is undoubtedly the universally acceptable introduction to post-punk Eurythmics, brave to mess with synthetics giving it soul without exaggeration (Dick Cuthell's trumpet work plus Dean Garcia's bass slap are also adding to the strange atmosphere). Of course, if there was any other singer involved other than Annie Lennox, I dare doubt Eurythmics would ever be as effective (with all due respect regarding Dave's production skills and effort). Because it is Annie who truly dominates here - her bizarrely mysterious, obliquely stripped s/m look on the front cover and the voice behind the mask that match perfectly - it is ok to feel romantic listening to 'Here Comes the Rain Again' or 'Who's That Girl?' as the albums principal smash hits, but if you scratch beneath the surface, there is a world most feel quite uncomfortable with.

Eurythmics songwriting here is somewhat abstract in order to reach the other side - the aspect of 'death' is at times too scary; 'Cool Blue', kinda-song about indifference and/or loss, immediately echoes the impression of a corpse, while the menacing 'Aqua' in all of its dead calm and the album's closing computer-esque mantra 'Paint a Rumour' address the problem of drug abuse and AIDS (or so it seems)...

'Regrets' and 'The First Cut' also follow suit perfectly, in all of the album's undertone charm with the finest example of the lot - 'No Fear, No Hate, No Pain (No Broken Hearts)' in all of its orchestral/vocal rage and lamentation (the full blast of emotion it is). The only cheerful moment is 'Right By Your Side' - a song which might not entirely fit into the set but makes 'Touch' a strange album of shifting moods, coming on a little too early in hope for the album's "happy ending".

In the year 2013, 'Touch' will turn 30. It still sounds like a broken-hearted love letter from the future.