Back to the early 80s for the incomparable Lennox and Stewart, the duo of that decade! The synth-pop classic Touch has been reissued with extra tracks in deluxe packaging with new photographs and an informative booklet. And the music has stood the test of time surprisingly well.
Not quite on the level of Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This), Touch nevertheless contains brilliant songs like the atmospheric Here Comes The Rain Again with its evocative lyric, the compelling Right By Your Side with its riveting reggae beat and the soulful Who's That Girl. The arrangements are innovative throughout and lend merit even to the lesser songs like Regrets with its frisky trumpets.
Another favorite of mine is Paint A Rumour with its skittering beat and subtle synth flourishes - it really grows on you. On Touch, Eurythmics consolidated the synth-pop sound they introduced on Sweet Dreams, before they veered off into new directions with 1985's Be Yourself Tonight (Soul/R&B) and the following year's Revenge (Pop/Rock). My favorites amongst the additional tracks include the live acoustic Here Comes The Rain Again, the extended version of Paint A Rumor and their interesting take on David Bowie's Fame.