We Too Are One

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We Too Are One
Eurythmics - We Too Are One.png
Studio album by Eurythmics
ReleasedSeptember 11, 1989 (1989-09-11)
RecordedAugust 1988 – May 1989
Studio
Genre
Length47:19
LabelRCA
Producer
Eurythmics chronology
Savage
(1987)
We Too Are One
(1989)
Greatest Hits
(1991)
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
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune2/4 stars[2]
Robert ChristgauC+[3]
Los Angeles Times2.5/5 stars[4]
The New York TimesPositive[5]
NME7/10[6]
Q4/5 stars[7]

We Too Are One is the seventh studio album by British new wave duo Eurythmics. It was released on 11 September 1989 by RCA Records. 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 North America, "(My My) Baby's Gonna Cry" was also released as a single. It charted at #58 in Canada, but failed to chart in the US.

On 14 November 2005, Sony BMG 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.

Home video release[edit]

A companion home video, We Two Are One Too, was released in 1990 and featured the music 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 promotional 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.TitleLength
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" (writers: Lennox, Stewart, Charlie Wilson, Patrick Seymour)4:06
7."You Hurt Me (And I Hate You)" (writers: Lennox, Stewart, Chucho Merchán)4:23
8."Sylvia"4:44
9."How Long?"4:41
10."When the Day Goes Down"5:57

Personnel[edit]

Eurythmics

Additional personnel

Production

  • 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
  • Design: Laurence Stevens
  • Photography: Jean Baptiste Mondino
  • Artwork: Laurence Stevens

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[30] Platinum 100,000^
France (SNEP)[31] Gold 100,000*
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[32] Gold 50,000^
Sweden (GLF)[33] Platinum 100,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[34] Gold 25,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[35] 2× Platinum 600,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ AllMusic review
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