We Too Are One

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We Too Are One
Eurythmics - We Too Are One.jpg
Studio album by Eurythmics
Released September 11, 1989
Recorded August 1988– May 1989
Genre Synthpop, pop rock, adult contemporary
Length 47:19
Label RCA Records (UK)
Arista (US)
Producer David A. Stewart, Jimmy Iovine
Eurythmics chronology
Savage
(1987)Savage1987
We Too Are One
(1989)
Greatest Hits
(1991)Greatest Hits1991
Singles from We Too Are One
  1. "Revival"
    Released: August 1989
  2. "Don't Ask Me Why"
    Released: October 1989
  3. "The King and Queen of America"
    Released: January 1990
  4. "Angel"
    Released: May 1990
  5. "(My My) Baby's Gonna Cry"
    Released: June 1990
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune 2/4 stars[2]
Robert Christgau C+[3]
Los Angeles Times 2.5/5 stars[4]
The New York Times (Positive)[5]
NME 7/10[6]
Q 4/5 stars[7]

We Too Are One is the eighth album by the British pop music duo Eurythmics, released in September 1989. It would be the duo's last studio release until 1999's Peace.

Background and release[edit]

When it was released in 1989, the album went straight to number one in the UK, where it has since been certified double platinum, it spawned four singles, all of which reached the UK top 30: "Revival", "Don't Ask Me Why", "The King and Queen of America", and "Angel". In the United States, "(My My) Baby's Gonna Cry" was also released as a single but failed to chart.

On 14 November 2005, SonyBMG repackaged and released Eurythmics' back catalogue as Deluxe Edition reissues, including We Too Are One, the original track listing was supplemented with bonus tracks and remixes (see below).

Despite the four main singles being reasonably successful, none of them were included on the duo's 2005 "Ultimate Collection" album.

Home video release[edit]

A companion home video, We Two Are One Too, was released in 1990 and featured the promotional videos for the five singles from the album and other footage of the band performing the album's other tracks, this is actually the only commercial release of the promo video for the 1989 single "Revival", which was never included on any subsequent video compilations from the band.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart, except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "We Two Are One"   4:32
2. "The King and Queen of America"   4:31
3. "(My My) Baby's Gonna Cry"   4:54
4. "Don't Ask Me Why"   4:21
5. "Angel"   5:10
6. "Revival" Lennox, Stewart, Charlie Wilson, Patrick Seymour 4:06
7. "You Hurt Me (And I Hate You)" Lennox, Stewart, Chucho Merchán 4:23
8. "Sylvia"   4:44
9. "How Long?"   4:41
10. "When the Day Goes Down"   5:57
2005 Special edition bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
11. "Precious"   3:36
12. "See No Evil"   4:14
13. "The King and Queen of America" (Dance remix)   6:11
14. "Angel" (Choir version)   5:47
15. "Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me" Johnny Marr, Steven Morrissey 3:24

Personnel[edit]

Eurythmics

Additional personnel

Production[edit]

  • Producers: Dave Stewart, Jimmy Iovine
  • Assistant producer: Tony Quinn
  • Engineers: Manu Guiot, Bruce Lampcov, Don Smith
  • Assistant engineers: Rob Jaczko, Lee Manning, Serge Pauchard
  • Mixing: Bruce Lampcov, Don Smith
  • Programming: Chucho Merchán
  • Design: Laurence Stevens
  • Photography: Jean Baptiste Mondino
  • Artwork: Laurence Stevens

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[25] Platinum 100,000^
France (SNEP)[26] Gold 135,900[27]
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[28] Gold 50,000^
Sweden (GLF)[29] Platinum 100,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[30] Gold 25,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[31] 2× Platinum 600,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Kot, Greg (23 November 1989). "Eurythmics We Too Are One (Arista)". chicagotribune.com. Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Consumer Guide Reviews:". Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  4. ^ McKenna, Kristine (17 September 1989). "EURYTHMICS "We Too Are One." Arista". articles.latimes.com. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  5. ^ Holden, Stephen (17 September 1989). "HOME ENTERTAINMENT/RECORDINGS: AND KEEP IN MIND". nytimes.com. The New York Times. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  6. ^ NME, Terry Staunton, 9 September 1989, p.41 [1]
  7. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20071014123338/http://www.annie-lennox.com/Scans%203/We2r1-al-Q-Review.jpg
  8. ^ Steffen Hung. "Eurythmics – We Too Are One". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 23 June 2012. 
  9. ^ Steffen Hung. "Eurythmics – We Too Are One". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 23 June 2012. 
  10. ^ "Results – RPM – Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 23 June 2012. 
  11. ^ Steffen Hung. "Eurythmics – We Too Are One". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 23 June 2012. 
  12. ^ "InfoDisc : Tous les Albums classés par Artiste". Infodisc.fr. Archived from the original on 15 February 2012. Retrieved 23 June 2012. 
  13. ^ "charts.de". charts.de. 14 November 2005. Retrieved 23 June 2012. 
  14. ^ a b "Hit Parade Italia – ALBUM 1989". Hitparadeitalia.it. Retrieved 23 June 2012. 
  15. ^ ユーリズミックス-リリース-ORICON STYLE-ミュージック "Highest position and charting weeks of We Too Are One by Eurythmics" Check |url= value (help). oricon.co.jp (in Japanese). Oricon Style. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
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  17. ^ Steffen Hung. "Eurythmics – We Too Are One". norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved 23 June 2012. 
  18. ^ Steffen Hung. "Eurythmics – We Too Are One". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 23 June 2012. 
  19. ^ Steffen Hung. "Eurythmics – We Too Are One". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 23 June 2012. 
  20. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/artist/27723/eurythmics/
  21. ^ https://www.billboard.com/artist/301929/eurythmics/chart?f=305
  22. ^ "RPM Top 100 Albums of 1989". RPM. Retrieved 3 October 2011. 
  23. ^ "Les Albums (CD) de 1989 par InfoDisc" (in French). infodisc.fr. Archived from the original (PHP) on 23 October 2014. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  24. ^ "Complete UK Year-End Album Charts". Archived from the original on 11 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 
  25. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Eurythmics – We Too Are One". Music Canada. 
  26. ^ "French album certifications – Eurythmics – We Too Are One" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. 
  27. ^ "Les Albums Or". infodisc.fr (in French). SNEP. Archived from the original on 13 January 2016. Retrieved 11 January 2012. 
  28. ^ "Solo Exitos 1959–2002 Ano A Ano: Certificados 1979–1990". Iberautor Promociones Culturales. ISBN 8480486392. 
  29. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 1987−1998" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. 
  30. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Eurythmics; 'We Too Are One')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. 
  31. ^ "British album certifications – Eurythmics – We Too Are One". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter We Too Are One in the search field and then press Enter.
Preceded by
Aspects of Love by London Stage Cast
UK number one album
17 September 1989 – 23 September 1989
Succeeded by
Foreign Affair by Tina Turner