I was deeply into electronic music from quite an early age, and this was the first electro-pop record that I bought for myself. I regret only buying it on 7" vinyl, though. Why didn't I purchase the 12 inch? - damn fool!
Love Is A Stranger was the first single to break in the Top 40 for Eurythmics, reaching #6 in the UK and #23 in the U.S. The track featured on the band's second album Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) which achieved Platinum sales in the UK.
Also listen to the Extended 1982 mix at my 80s Remix blog.
This very British song was released in 1984, Here Comes The Rain Again was the third single to be released from the Touch Album (the first in the U.S.). It was the duo's fifth consecutive top ten hit single and reached No.8 in the UK and No.4 in the U.S. on the Billboard Top 100.
Written in 1989, but not released until May 1990, Angel was the fourth single to be lifted from the 1989 album We Too Are One, reaching #23 in the UK, but failing to chart in the U.S.
Although this was the duo's most commercially successful single, I never really liked it as much as most of their other 80s songs. I much prefer the duo's earlier electronic sound, although I also like some of their more rock-orientated tracks such as Thorn In My Side. For me, the highlight of this song is the harmonica solo by Stevie Wonder. This was the second single to be released from the band's fifth album Be Yourself Tonight, and topped the UK charts, but only managed #22 in the U.S.