“This Is the House” was Eurythmics‘ third single, recorded in 1982 on their own 8-track home studio in north London, built with a personal bank loan from group member Dave Stewart’s bank manager rather than record company support. Although the following year it was included on the group’s hugely successful Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) album, the single itself was a commercial flop, failing to chart. No music video was made for the single.
The recordings were produced by Stewart and Adam Williams, ex-bassist of 2 Tone Records band The Selecter. They showcased a new sound and direction from the group, focusing on synthesizers and drum machines as opposed to the psychedelic guitar-based band sound of their In the Garden album.
The 12 inch single featured an extended remix of the track, plus four songs recorded on Eurythmics 1982 tour. This extended mix, plus the live version of “Your Time Will Come”, were omitted from SonyBMG’s 2005 remaster package, and remain unavailable on CD.