Eurythmics followed up the fragile and ethereal but somewhat inaccessible In The Garden with this album of pure pop genius. The early 1980s saw an explosion of synthesizer-driven sounds and there were other duos too, like OMD and Yazoo, but Eurythmics outlasted them all. This enhanced album contains 6 additional tracks and a booklet in a fold-out sleeve with historical notes and beautiful full colour pics. Sweet Dreams provided Eurythmics with the commercial breakthrough in its shimmering masterpieces such as Love Is A Stranger and the dreamy title track. The videos of these two are superb too. Not all of these are flowing pop songs though; there's also the ethereal I've Got An Angel and the enervated experimental Wrap It Up, plus the more soulful outings I Could Give You A Mirror and The Walk with its great trumpet solo. Besides the aforementioned hits, my favourites also include the atmospheric Jennifer and the elegant This Is The House with its Spanish spoken intro, its instrumental flourishes and its mood of sadness. It's true that not every single track on the original remains as memorable as the ones mentioned, but the album certainly deserves five stars for its melodic and lyrical beauty, especially with the added songs. Of the bonus tracks, my favourites are the lilting Home Is Where The Heart Is, the Hot Remix of Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This), the Coldcut Remix of Love Is A Stranger and this awesome rendition of Lou Reed's Satellite Of Love that in its vocal style reminds one somewhat of great atmospheric tracks like Belinda from the debut album In The Garden. The classic Sweet Dreams album is now even better, revealing more of the greatness of this pioneering synth-pop band.
Sweet Dreams, das ultimative Album der Eurythmics.Es macht einfach nur Spaß, die Hits aus der Zeit auf CD zu genießen,auch die Bonus-Songs sind genial.Annie Lennox hat eine unverwechselbare Stimme und das macht die Eurythmics einfach mit zu einer der besten Bands der Welt. Der Sound ist einfach unübertrefflich.