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Eurythmics – Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four) (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on May 30th, 2012


Re-Rip Remastered

Posted this one a while back and thought I would re-visit it.  Since originally ripping the single I have purchased newer equipment and improved some of my ripping technique. I am also offer “Sexcrime” for the first time in 24bit Flac Lossless format. Enjoy!!


“Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four)” is a song performed by British pop duo Eurythmics. It was written by group members Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart for their album 1984 (For the Love of Big Brother), which served as the soundtrack to the film Nineteen Eighty-Four, an adaptation of the political novel Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell. The song was produced by Stewart.

“Sexcrime” is a synthpop tune which features a heavily-sampled Lennox, utilizing snippets of her vocal performance to produce a stuttering effect. Also prominently featured is the voice of Stewart, with the aid of a vocoder, uttering the phrase “1984”. It was the first of two singles released from the soundtrack album. The term “sexcrime” is one of several Newspeak words found within the novel.

The single peaked at number four on the UK singles chart, becoming Eurythmics’ sixth song in a row to enter the Top 10. It was also a big hit throughout Europe and became one of the duo’s biggest selling singles in Australia. “Sexcrime” met with resistance on United States radio — its title and bleak lyrical content did not earn mainstream success. The music video (featuring a straightforward performance of the song by Lennox and Stewart) had limited rotation on MTV. It peaked at number 81 on the Billboard Hot 100, but was much more successful on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart, where it reached number two.

“I Did It Just The Same” is derived from Orwell’s text and is taken from a passage in the book where the protagonist, Winston Smith, relates how he committed “sexcrime” with a prostitute—initially deceived by her makeup, when he got close to her, he realised she was “about fifty – but I did it just the same”.

Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four) (Extended Mix) 7:55

Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four) (Single Version) 3:56
I Did It Just The Same 3:26

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1984 Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four) U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #81
1984 Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four) U.S. Billboard Dance Club Plays #2


Label: RCA – JW-13957
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Composed By – Lennox*, Stewart*
Mixed By – David A. Stewart, Eric Thorngren
Producer – David A. Stewart

Taken from the Motion Picture Sound Track Album: “1984”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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9 Responses to “Eurythmics – Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four) (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. kookoo Says:

    Thanks for the new rip. Sounds great!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Kookoo 🙂


  2. Spring Says:

    Thank you dear Paul!
    Spasibo! 🙂


  3. Omar Says:

    Definitely a highlight of their career . The song was banned airplay because of its title but loyal fans took it soaring into the UK top ten.


  4. ric Says:

    Thanks for your Eurythmics double including this re-rip, Paul!
    Luckily this single was released early enough to beat the Christmas rush. It was fortunate to peak at #4 the second week of December…because the following weeks, four singles dominated with HUGE sales. Two were debuts (Band Aid’s Do They Know It’s Christmas and Wham’s Last Christmas) and two were strong climbers (Paul McCartney’s We All Stand Together and Madonna’s Like A Virgin).
    Can’t believe it’s coming to almost 30 years now!


  5. Will Says:

    Thank you Big Brother!!!


  6. Steen Says:

    Great new crispy clear rip. Thanks Paul, will now delete my old one. 🙂 Keep up the good work


  7. Mike Says:

    Any chance for a re-up? The link goes to a blank screen. Thanks!!!


    Mike Reply:

    Never mind. I got it to work. Thanks anyway!


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