Savage is the sixth studio album by the British pop music duo Eurythmics, released in 1987.
The album peaked at no.7 in the UK and was certified Platinum by the BPI for sales in excess of 300,000 copies.
Following the much more mainstream commercial content of their previous two albums, Savage saw Eurythmics "turn sharp left" (as Stewart put it), with a much more experimental sound. Production-wise, the album made heavy use of the NED Synclavier digital sampling keyboard. The only other musician working on the recordings with Stewart and Lennox was drummer Olle Romo, who handled much of the Synclavier programming. Lennox brought more of a feminist focus to her lyrics which was made more evident by the accompanying video album, which featured a video for each song.
Release and reception
Although the album was not as commercially successful as their previous two albums, in the UK it made the Top 10, produced three UK Top 30 singles, and was certified platinum. It was less successful in the US, where it peaked at no.41. Despite this, Lennox and Stewart themselves stated that Savage is their personal favourite album out of the entire Eurythmics' discography.
On November 14, 2005, Sony BMG repackaged and released most of Eurythmics' back catalogue (including Savage) as Deluxe Edition Reissues. Each of their eight studio albums' original track listings were supplemented with bonus tracks and remixes.
All songs written and composed by Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart, except "Come Together" by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
|13.||"Beethoven (I Love to Listen To)" (Extended Philharmonic Version)||4:31|
|14.||"Shame" (Dance Mix)||5:38|
|15.||"I Need a Man" (Macho Mix)||5:55|
|16.||"I Need You" (Live)||3:26|
|17.||"Come Together" ||3:20|
- Producer: Dave Stewart
- Engineers: Fred DeFaye, Manu Guiot, Alan Moulder
- Mixing: Fred DeFaye, Manu Guiot, Serge Pauchard, Claude Pons
- Programming: Olle Romo
|French Albums Chart||76|
|Italian Albums Chart||48|
|UK Albums Chart||85|
|Australian Albums Chart||77|