Posted by DjPaulT on October 16th, 2012
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1981
“Never Gonna Cry Again” was the debut single release from Eurythmics, taken from their debut album In the Garden. It achieved little commercial success, only #63 in UK, especially compared to Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart’s previous hits with The Tourists.
The single release was accompanied by Eurythmics first music video, a medium for which they would later receive notable acclaim. As of 2007, the “Never Gonna Cry Again” video remains commercially unavailable, though it is available on YouTube. Also, stills from it were used for the sleeve art of the In The Garden album, and footage from it can also be seen during the song “Jennifer” on the Sweet Dreams video album. The music video features Lennox walking about on a beach in a red dress.
The sleeve design featured an eerie picture of Lennox made up to look like a gargoyle.
Co-produced by respected krautrock producer Conny Plank, the recordings also featured two members of krautrock band Can.
Musically, “Never Gonna Cry Again” is a moody, melancholic, minor-key number. It is notable for containing a flute solo performed by Annie Lennox, one of the few times that Lennox was to use the instrument in her pop career, despite having studied it at the prestigious Royal College of Music in London. The song also is based around a reggae style bass line, a musical trait that numerous new wave bands experimented with at the time.
The single’s B-side, “Le Sinistre”, is an experimental piece, featuring musical arrangements similar to those used in horror film scores.
Never Gonna Cry Again 3:03
Le Sinistre 2:43
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
Label: RCA – RCAT 68
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Released: Jun 1981
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop, Experimental
Credits: Drums – Jaki Liebezeit
French Horn – Holger Czukay
Producer – Conny Plank, Eurythmics
Recorded At – Conny’s Studio
Mixed At – Conny’s Studio
“Recorded at Conny’s studio 2nd-6th January 1981. Mixed at Conny’s 30th March-2nd April 1981 … Visitations by Les Vampirettes”
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
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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