Over the last few weeks on Scottish TV, Clare Grogan (Altered Images) has been introducing 15 tracks from each of the last 4 decades with 3 tracks from each to be selected by public vote to go onto the album that will be entitled Scotlands Greatest Album.
In the 1980’s show, Eurythmics Sweet Dreams is the obvious track, but the judging panel deliberated over Love Is A Stranger before selecting Sweet Dreams. The feature also included an interview with Fairground Attraction and previous Eurythmics band member Eddie Reader. Eurythmics are up against some strong competition,
The Associates – Party Fears Two
Simple Minds – Waterfront
Orange Juice – Rip It Up
The Proclaimers – Sunshine On Leith
Jesus And Mary Chain – Just Like Honey
Big Country – Fields Of Fire
Hue And Cry – Labour Of Love
Deacon Blue – Dignity
Aztec Camera – Oblivious
Danny Wilson – Marys Prayer
The Bluebells – Young At Heart
Lloyd Cole – Are You Ready To Be Heartbroken
Bronski Beat – Small Town Boy
The Blue Nile – Tinseltown In The Rain
Voting has now closed for the 1980’s show and the results will be revealed soon.
For UK Viewers Only:
You can view the panels discussion about their choice here http://programmes.stv.tv/scotlands-greatest-album/panel/80s/eurythmics/ and the actual show with Eurythmics segment here http://player.stv.tv/programmes/scotland-greatest-album/2011-10-11-2100/ skip to 8.00 after the advert.