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Savage (deluxe re-issue) Original recording remastered, Import

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  • Audio CD (Nov. 2 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Import
  • Label: Sony Music Canada Inc.
  • ASIN: B0000CFXNT
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
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1. Beethoven (I Love To Listen)
2. I've Got A Lover (Back In Japan)
3. Do You Want To Break Up?
4. You Have Placed A Chill In My Heart
5. Shame
6. Savage
7. I Need A Man
8. Put The Blame On Me
9. Heaven
10. Wide Eyed Girl
11. I Need You
12. Brand New Day
13. Beethoven
14. Shame
15. I Need A Man
16. I Need You
17. Come Together

Product Description

Limited edition remastered reissue of 1987 album is packaged in a digipak & includes six bonus tracks, 'Beethoven' (Extended Philharmonic Version), 'Shame' (Dance Mix), 'I Need A Man' (Macho Mix), 'Do You Want To Break Up?' (Dance Mix), 'I Need You' (Live), & 'Come Together'. BMG. 2005.

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By Peter Uys HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on July 29 2006
Format: Audio CD
This 1987 album saw Eurythmics return to their electronic/experimental roots after the soul/R&B excursion Be Yourself Tonight (1985) and the full-bodied pop-rock of Revenge (1986). It has been substantially enhanced with the addition of 5 bonus tracks and deluxe packaging that includes a booklet with historical notes.

Whilst Beethoven (I Love To Listen To) is experimental yet catchy and I've Got A Lover (Back In Japan) tuneful and pleasant enough, it's with the buoyant Do You Want To Break Up? that the album really gathers momentum.

The next 3 songs are true classics, each mirroring a different side of Eurythmics at their most creative. The deceptively breezy You Have Placed A Chill In My Heart is a strange mix of cynicism and hope, despair and elation.

Shame is perfect 60s nostalgia at its most evocative and hypnotically tuneful, while the eerie title track creates a beautifully bleak landscape of alienation and despair - Love Is A Stranger devoid of romanticism.

Atypical of the album, I Need You has prominent acoustic guitars and a live feel. Brand New Day starts out as a moving morning-after ballad and develops into an atmospheric uptempo number.

Amongst the bonus tracks, my favourites are the extended philharmonic version of Beethoven and the dance mix of Shame. There is also a powerful live version of I Need You, and the album concludes with the Lennon/McCartney song Come Together.

The bonus tracks and the de luxe packaging has improved an already classic album by these masters of innovative synth-pop. Savage is a must-have for Eurythmics fans and all those who love timeless pop music.
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Format: Audio CD
When the Eurythmics released this album in late 1987, "Savage" heralded yet another turning point for a duo that had already established one thing with their career : expect the unexpected when it comes to Eurythmics. After the soulful "Be Yourself Tonight" in 1985 and the rocking "Revenge" in 1986, the Eurythmics once again challenged their audience by going back to their electronic roots, and came up with their most experimental work yet.

"Savage" opens with the overlooked "Beethoven (I love to listen to)" single, and it sets the tone perfectly : it's the inner monologue of a woman on the verge of domestic breakdown, whose thoughts are speeding too fast for her to keep pace. By the time the song ends, emotions are all over the place and you can feel that the protagonist of the song has indeed imploded. The cycle of songs that follow are a chronicle of her disintegration ("Do you want to break up", "You have placed a chill in my heart", the title track), and eventually of her redemption ("I need you", "Brand new day"). It's a formidable concept, as well as a fascinating ride; the album's palpable darkness and complexity will ring a bell with anyone who's ever suffered or wandered through life looking for a sense of purpose, but it leaves the listener on a hopeful note.

On the musical side of things, this album might be their most ecclectic yet, jumping from raunchy rock ("Wide-eyed girl", "I need a man") and atmospheric grooves ("Beethoven", "Put the blame on me", "Heaven") to sophisticated electronic pop songs ("Shame", "You have placed a chill in my heart", "I've got a lover", the title track). It even features a straightforward guitar-and-vocals track, "I need you", that finds Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart at their most stripped down.
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By A Customer on Feb. 11 2005
Format: Audio CD
In my opinion, this is the pinnacle of Eurythmics' recording history. It's stark, it's emotionally raw, it's loud, it's challenging. It wasn't a top five hit? Shocking.
From the opening assault of electronic shotgun percussion to the chiming vocal overdubs that close the album, SAVAGE stands as an unheralded epic achievement.
I Need A Man seems to be the only song remembered from this monumental album. Although it is a massive song, there is so much more to this work. You Have Placed A Chill In My Heart. Savage. Shame. Put The Blame On Me. Do You Want To Break Up. Every song a gem. Every beat was a wound. Every note out of Annie Lennox's mouth had a reason for being there. Nothing before or after sounded like this album and I think it was because every artist was afraid to expose their 'wiring' as bare as these two artists were able to.
Do yourself a favor. Invest in SAVAGE as the artists invested in their art. You owe it to yourself. Throw caution to the wind. Toss aside your urge to purchase anything subpar. The emotion is real. The music is in your face and at your throat. Revel in a work of art.
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