||In the Garden CD (1981)
Marcus Stockhausen albums Eurythmics' debut album, In the Garden, is the missing link between the work of the Tourists, who included both Dave Stewart and Annie Lennox, and 1983's commercial breakthrough, Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This). Co-produced by Kraftwerk producer Conny Plank at his studio in Cologne, Germany, it has some of the distant, mechanistic feel of the European electronic music movement, but less of the pop sensibility of later Eurythmics. The chief difference is in Lennox's singing; even when the musical bed is appealing, Lennox floats ethereally over it, and the listener doesn't focus on her. As a result, In the Garden wasn't much of a success, though when Eurythmics streamlined their sound and emphasized Lennox's dominating voice on subsequent releases, they found mass popularity. ~ William Ruhlmann
Recorded at Conny's Studio, Cologne, Germany between February and June 1981.
The Eurythmics: Ann Lennox (vocals, flute, keyboards, synthesizer, percussion); Dave Stewart (guitar, keyboards, synthesizer, bass, background vocals).
Additional personnel: Krista Fast (vocals); Roger Pomphrey (vocals, guitar); Sir Timothy Wheater (saxophone); Holger Czukay (French horn); Jaki Liebezeit (brass, drums); Marcus Stockhausen (brass); Clem Burke, Robert Gorl (drums); Krista Fast.
||Continuum CD (1984) |
Marcus Stockhausen CD discography What was it with ECM in the mid-'80s? It seems because they hit with Pat Metheny, a boatload of artist the labels roster cut first tracks that sounded exactly like Metheny tunes between 1984 and 1986 -- no matter what kind of music they made. They included Oregon, John Abercrombie, and Marc Johnson. Add Rainer Brüninghaus to the pile. The first track on Continuum, entitled "Strahlenspur," sounds like an outtake from the Pat Metheny group record, and this band doesn't even have a guitar player! OK, back to the task at hand. ...