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Eurythmics: Revenge (RCA PL71050)

Betty Page, Record Mirror, 5 July 1986

I HOPE I won't hove to eat my words again, because Be Yourself Tonight did not impress me initially, and took months to worm its way into my affections. Likewise Revenge, on its first few playings, has failed to bowl me over. It's played, produced, written, sung with consummate skill, every song is strongly commercial and highly polished, but it still lacks that fire and hunger that made their first recordings so special. This is the album they're about to take on a massive world tour, and it shows — every track seems tailor made for playing live.

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