Following their first performance together in eight years at a record company party in 1998, David A. Stewart and Annie Lennox began writing and recording together for the first time since 1989.

The album’s title was designed to reflect the duo’s ongoing concern with global conflict and world peace. It was promoted with a concert on the Greenpeace vessel Rainbow Warrior II, the day after performing at Party In The Park in Hyde Park.  They played a mixture of old and new songs.

A 24-date world tour (entitled the “Peacetour”) followed soon after, with all profits donated to Amnesty International and Greenpeace. The final show of the tour, on 6 December 1999 at the London Docklands Arena, was filmed and released on video and DVD.

“I Saved the World Today” was the lead single from the album, reaching number eleven on the UK Singles Chart (their highest charting hit since 1986).

Another single, “17 Again”, was released in January 2000. It reached the UK Top 30 and topped the US dance chart.

In May 2000, “Peace Is Just a Word” was released as a single in the UK with “Beautiful Child” as its B-side.

Critics were generally impressed with the album!

So here’s a treat for you, a random gallery of Peace related photos from our archives! Hope you find something new, or something you had forgotten about!

Happy Peace Day!

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