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Sweet Dreams Are Made of This

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Eurythmics co-founder and acclaimed songwriter, producer, and musician Dave Stewart talks about Annie Lennox, collaborating with s... Weiterlesen
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Eurythmics co-founder and acclaimed songwriter, producer, and musician Dave Stewart talks about Annie Lennox, collaborating with stars from Mick Jagger to Katy Perry, life, love, and thirty years in the music industry.Nothing can transport you back to the 1980s as vividly as a Eurythmics songbut unlike so many recordings of that era, the work of Dave Stewart and Annie Lennox still holds up today, with its stunning musicianship and the seductive hooks that made hits like ';Who's That Girl,' ';Missionary Man,' and ';Would I Lie to You' so infectious. Perhaps most of all, the massively popular ';Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This),' launched Stewart and his longtime collaborator and former flame into iconic status.But Stewart didn't stop after Eurythmics splitin addition to releasing nine solo albums, he's worked behind the scenes writing and producing songs with everyone from Bono to Bon Jovi and Mick Jagger to Stevie Nicks and Katy Perry.For the first time in this entertaining and compelling memoir, Stewart writes candidly about his personal and professional relationship with Lennox, and reveals never-before-told stories from three extraordinary decades in the music businessthe drugs and the parties, the A-list collaborations and relationships, and the creative process that brought us blockbusters like Tom Petty's ';Don't Come Around Here No More,' Celine Dion's ';Taking Chances,' and many more.Sweet Dreams Are Made of Thisis a rollicking and revealing account of a life in music, brimming with stories of the triumphs, disappointments, and dreams fulfilled, and shedding new light on how great music gets made.From the Hardcover edition.


With a career spanning three decades and more than a hundred million album sales, Dave Stewart is one of the most respected and accomplished forces in the music industry today. With Annie Lennox, he founded the groundbreaking duo Eurythmics, and behind the scenes, he's produced albums and cowritten songs for Bryan Ferry, Gwen Stefani, Tom Petty, Katy Perry, Mick Jagger, Bono, and Sinéad O'Connor, winning numerous awards as a producer and songwriter. Beyond his creative work as a musician, Stewart has many successful and wide-ranging endeavors, including his role as creator and executive producer of NBC's Songland, a competition show for songwriters, and founding new ventures such as First Artist Bank, an artist-centered bank serving the global creative community, and the Hospital Club, a sanctuary for artists and technologists to collaborate. Stewart is also a highly respected photographer and his work is exhibited worldwide. Visit him online at davestewart.com, facebook.com/davestewart, and twitter.com/davestewart.


A no-holds-barred look into the remarkable life and career of the prolific musician, songwriter, and producer behind Eurythmics and dozens of pop hits. Dave Stewart's life has been a wild ride-one filled with music, constant reinvention, and the never-ending drive to create. Growing up in industrial northern England, he left home for the gritty London streets of the seventies, where he began collaborating and performing with various musicians, including a young waitress named Annie Lennox. The chemistry between Stewart and Lennox was undeniable, and an intense romance developed. While their passion proved too much offstage, they thrived musically and developed their own sound. They called themselves Eurythmics and launched into global stardom with the massively popular album Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This). For the first time, Stewart shares the incredible, high-octane stories of his life in music-the drug-fueled adventures, the A-list collaborations and relationships, and the creative process that brought us blockbusters from Eurythmics like " Here Comes the Rain Again" and "Would I Lie to You" as well as Tom Petty's "Don't Come Around Here No More," No Doubt's "Underneath It All," Golden Globe winner "Old Habits Die Hard" with Mick Jagger, and many more. From great friendships and creative partnerships including the group SuperHeavy along with Jagger, Joss Stone, Damian Marley, and A. R. Rahman, to inspired performances and intimate moments in the studio-Stewart highlights the musicians he admires and calls friends, from Bob Dylan, Stevie Nicks, Elton John, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr to Bono, Bon Jovi, and Katy Perry. With a behind-the-scenes look at Stewart's innovative endeavors that keep him on the cutting-edge of the music business, Sweet Dreams Are Made of This is a one-of-a-kind portrait of the creative heart of one of its most gifted and enterprising contributors. With a Foreword by Mick Jagger!


Titel: Sweet Dreams Are Made of This
Untertitel: A Life In Music
EAN: 9780698411043
ISBN: 978-0-698-41104-3
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: Penguin Publishing Group
Genre: Kunst
Anzahl Seiten: 336
Veröffentlichung: 09.02.2016
Jahr: 2016
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 7.8 MB
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