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Eurythmics “Come Together” for Beatles anniversary US special

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Dave Stewart and Annie Lennox will reunite for one night only

Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart will perform together later this month to help celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles landing in America.

This unexpected Eurythmics reunion forms part of a US TV special called The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles, which will be broadcast on 9 February, 50 years to the day that the Fab Four performed on The Ed Sullivan Show.

Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich said: “When it came around to booking this show, what I felt was important was to try and find those artists who not only would be able to interpret Beatles songs, but would also have an understanding of what they meant.”

Ken may not have heard the Eurythmics ‘interpretation’ of Come Together which ended up on the 2005 reissue of Savage (it was previously unreleased at that time). It’s interesting, although in truth probably not suited to being ‘Savaged’. Lennox’s vocals never disappoint.

The Eurythmics’ last new material was issued on 2005’s Ultimate Collection. The same year saw the expanded CD reissues of all their albums (with the notable exception of the neglected masterpiece 1984 (For The Love Of Big Brother).

Which Beatles song do you think the Eurythmics will / should play? Leave a comment and have a guess!

 

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14 responses to Eurythmics “Come Together” for Beatles anniversary US special

  1. Richie says:

    The Eurythmics doing The Beatles, NO WAY. They should call in sick and leave it to others.

  2. Marko says:

    Yes, 1984 is Eurythmics neglected masterpiece. That’s true and this is the best soundtrack ever and my personal favourite album from them. But for me, Eurythmics doing The Beatles is not a very good idea.

  3. Angus says:

    If it was just Annie on her own, I’d favour a ballad — In My Life or She’s Leaving Home. But with Dave onboard, a rockier number does seem indicated. Hey Jude? Revolution?

  4. Michael Pendlebury says:

    I know they’re a talented live act so I know they’ll pull it off and hopefully surprise some people!!!

  5. graham says:

    here comes the sun again who am i to disagree

  6. Robert says:

    I would like to know who else will be performing. Not a big Eurythmics fan.

  7. Horst says:

    I’ll follow the sun or I’m looking through you or Lovely Rita

  8. Paul Kent says:

    Others performing: John Legend, Alicia Keys, Keith Urban, Maroon 5…. quite frankly it will be mawkish, overwrought guff which I’ll be avoiding at all costs!

    http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/jan/07/annie-lennox-dave-stewart-eurythmics-reunite-beatles-tribute

  9. Kiki says:

    I’m still ashamed with the poor reedition made by RCA of Eurythmics discography… Although most of the 12” versions and the 7” versions have not been included, the “Peace” album was just amputated for some seconds on most of the tracks ! Still wishing someone could do a REAL big celebration of this band ! The fact that they’ ll perform together is a good news, but will still stay as a reminiscence of the past… they’re not a band anymore, just two old friends performing together… and only a cover of a masterpiece I don’t believe thy can transcend.

  10. Steve Marine says:

    YES!!!!!!!!! I’m so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Scott says:

    I’d love to see them do something trippy from The White Album like Happiness Is A Warm Gun with that typical Eurythmics twist, or perhaps Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey which would be great showcases for both Annie’s and David’s respective talents.
    Something a bit nursery rhyme like Cry Baby Cry for an Annie vocal treatment could also work well. I suspect however it may be something mawkish and equally pedestrian like a bad interpretation of Here Come’s The Sun or worse, The Long And Winding Road. Message for Annie and Dave: Keep it tight, short and raunchy in your best Eurythmics style.

  12. Simon says:

    Would love to hear Annie on something slowed-down and stripped-back, like Tina Turner’s treatment of Help.

    Shame Bananarama and Lananeeneenoonoo aren’t also reforming for the one night :)

  13. omar says:

    Dave and Annie come around every few years or so usually for a one off event which then leads to a mini reunion in which a quick burst of creativity results in a song or two. Let’s see now they reformed in 1999 for Peace,then again in 2005 and now 2014. Expect another reunion around 2018 or so, Lol. Personally i’m glad they’re performing and hope they’ll pick The Long And Winding Road or Strawberry Fields.

  14. Russell Cline says:

    The Foo Fighters should sing their version of Revolution. Dave is a Beatle fan and seeing as this is a tribute to the band that revolutionized Rock and Roll it seems a fitting choice. Yeah Yeah Yeah………

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