Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Eurythmics - Here Comes the Rain Again (808's Open Wind Mix)

Eurythmics have always been one of my favorite 80's synthesizer acts. When they first burst onto the Top 40 here in the USA with their song "Sweet Dreams" in 1983, they caused a sensation. The music was fresh, new, and of course the vocals of Annie Lennox are always distinctive.

The 1984 album Touch was of course their followup to the extremely successful Sweet Dreams album, and saw the Eurythmics continue their electronic style. A standout track from this album was the leadoff single "Here Comes The Rain Again". Although it did chart at #4 here in the USA, inexplicably no extended 12" mix was ever commissioned for this song. There was a remix album released in the UK, but this song was left off.

I have listened to many unofficial mixes of this song, including the Disconet mix, and another mix by fellow amateur remixer DJ Tony, and I decided it was time for me to add my version. This is made only using the album version, and again I sourced an acapella mix (which you can hear most clearly at the end of the mix), and used that to re-source an instrumental mix, and even a mix only using vocals and percussion, which you hear for about 5 seconds at the start of the second verse. Flange airplane effects are used at parts throughout the song, and on the vocals at the end of the mix as well. This song now has a true extended remix, worthy of it's 80's status as a classic track.

Running time for this track is 8 minutes 44 seconds

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