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Eurythmics — Here Comes the Rain Again (acoustic)
Album: VH1 Storytellers
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Released: 2000
Length: 3:47
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Here comes the rain again
Falling on my head like a memory
Falling on my head like a new emotion
I want to walk in the open wind
I want to talk like lovers do
I want to dive into your ocean
Is it raining with you

So baby talk to me
Like lovers do
Walk with me
Like lovers do
Talk to me
Like lovers do

Here comes the rain again
Raining in my head like a tragedy
Tearing me apart like a new emotion
Oooooh
I want to breathe in the open wind
I want to kiss like lovers do
I want to dive into your ocean
Is it raining with you

So baby talk to me
Like lovers do

Here comes the rain again
Falling on my head like a memory
Falling on my head like a new emotion
(Here is comes again, here it comes again)
I want to walk in the open wind
I want to talk like lovers do
I want dive into your ocean
Is it raining with you
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Very very nice version!! 
Posted 8 years ago by Stingray:

okelle wrote:

Thank you, Annie Lenox. You rock.

 Stingray wrote:
Annie Lenock. You rox!
 
Okay, that made me laugh. : )
Annie Lennox is simply fantastic. She has an incredible voice, really can sing and -to me - is one of the most attractive women in music business. Love her.
 stephw wrote:


...Some songs are just not meant to be "acoustic" or they would have been recorded that way to begin with. That being said, the original is one of my favorite Eurythmics tunes!
 
That is not always true, though it's likely the case for this song.  The era when the song was composed would determine how it would ultimately have been recorded and released.  Pretty much no one could release a song with just acoustic guitar and vocals in 1983 (or almost any time) and expect it to get very much airplay.
terrible
can you please play something with a little more energy?!! some people are cooking out here...trying to anyhow {#Daisy}
Love Annie's voice. Both versions are solid 8/9s. Don't think I've heard any of her solo work on here--some very nice ones out there (Summertime is outstanding)
 Stephen_Phillips wrote:
Annie Lennox sure has a powerful voice - but it is limited to a narrow range and it is within that range that the songs are written for her.

If you ever have the (mis)fortune to hear Annie Lennox singing a song not written for her then you will hear that clearly - weak low and high notes but full blast on a few mid-range notes that she can hit really well.

British people place her as one of our female singing legends. Well she is a nice person with a powerful voice - but in my opinion she is not a 'great' singer for the reasons I have explained.

And before you jump in to comment, I know you don't have to have a great voice to be a great artist (Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Neil Young, Eddie Vedder etc etc) but she is a singer first and foremost, not a singer-songwriter, and as such she should be judged primarily on her singing ability.
 
This is the most stupid comment I've ever heard...  hum... read here !
 Stephen_Phillips wrote:
Annie Lennox sure has a powerful voice - but it is limited to a narrow range and it is within that range that the songs are written for her.

If you ever have the (mis)fortune to hear Annie Lennox singing a song not written for her then you will hear that clearly - weak low and high notes but full blast on a few mid-range notes that she can hit really well.

British people place her as one of our female singing legends. Well she is a nice person with a powerful voice - but in my opinion she is not a 'great' singer for the reasons I have explained.

And before you jump in to comment, I know you don't have to have a great voice to be a great artist (Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Neil Young, Eddie Vedder etc etc) but she is a singer first and foremost, not a singer-songwriter, and as such she should be judged primarily on her singing ability.
 
The entire album Medusa stands in stark contradiction to your post.
Annie Lennox sure has a powerful voice - but it is limited to a narrow range and it is within that range that the songs are written for her.

If you ever have the (mis)fortune to hear Annie Lennox singing a song not written for her then you will hear that clearly - weak low and high notes but full blast on a few mid-range notes that she can hit really well.

British people place her as one of our female singing legends. Well she is a nice person with a powerful voice - but in my opinion she is not a 'great' singer for the reasons I have explained.

And before you jump in to comment, I know you don't have to have a great voice to be a great artist (Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Neil Young, Eddie Vedder etc etc) but she is a singer first and foremost, not a singer-songwriter, and as such she should be judged primarily on her singing ability.
Ditto, Bill- This has happened a few times over the last few weeks. Are you guys enjoying a nice vacation somewhere (other than Paradise)?
Bill:

Everything ok?  I was dependent on the stream variety during a work gauntlet... This was played less than 3 hours ago.


Or wait, is Bill now a Russian bot?
Uh, I believe Dave is playing guitar, right next to Annie. 

Love this version. 
  


clwguy wrote:
1.5 absolutely fucking awful. Where's David Stewart to fix this mess?
 

1.5 absolutely fucking awful. Where's David Stewart to fix this mess?
9.5 Absofuckinglutely brrilliant!

Perfect holiday fare. Happy Thanksgiving Billbecca and RP Family.

Refer to Stegokitty - June 17, 2016 @ 15.48
 Rotterdam wrote:

Can I just ask, why does nobody ask this question about Joni Mitchell?

 
'Blue' comes to mind, and if you don't get the reference, that would explain the question.
 torino390 wrote:
not heard this before. really liked it. so much better than the studio version in my humble opinion. 

 
How often does a cover of an original by the original artist come out better than the original?
 Rotterdam wrote:

Can I just ask, why does nobody ask this question about Joni Mitchell?

 
excellent question ! That's an artist I don't get at all... 
like this version too!
Eye-rollingly annoying pretentious tripe.
Wow. Never head this before either. Very powerful and passionate. Totally different song. 
not heard this before. really liked it. so much better than the studio version in my humble opinion. 
A most eccellant version 
 
Great version of this song. I'll give it a 9.
 Hasan wrote:
Am I the only who feels that Annie is so busy showing off her voice, she forgets to communicate  . . . anything else . . . ?

 
Can I just ask, why does nobody ask this question about Joni Mitchell?
 Hasan wrote:
Am I the only who feels that Annie is so busy showing off her voice, she forgets to communicate  . . . anything else . . . ?

 
In case you're still in doubt: Yes.
Nice version 
 Proclivities wrote:

If a "bad song" gets "ruined" does it become a 'good' song?

 

Good point, how about a horrible song done differently, but is still horrible.  Am I the only one that can't stand Annie Lennox's voice?
this sounds so much better than the original version !  8 from me, I love it {#Clap}
 SmilinJimmy wrote:
Yikes. A bad song ruined.

 
If a "bad song" gets "ruined" does it become a 'good' song?
 Hasan wrote:
Am I the only who feels that Annie is so busy showing off her voice, she forgets to communicate  . . . anything else . . . ?

 
You and Mohamed are the only ones - certainly!

The answer is YES! 
Incredible Annie!

Promise Annie: "I kiss you like lovers do".

This and more! 
Wonderful. And c'mon guys, she's a trained operatic singer. Submerge yourself in the voice, it's alllllll good.
 Hasan wrote:
Am I the only who feels that Annie is so busy showing off her voice, she forgets to communicate  . . . anything else . . . ?



 
yes
I am often really pleased when an artist releases an acoustic rendition of an already successful song. In addition to that, I love other artists' acoustic covers of amplified songs. Much of the time I finally get the gist of the lyrics and the message comes through clearer because of a simpler musical background.

I'd listen to this again 
 Hasan wrote:
Am I the only who feels that Annie is so busy showing off her voice, she forgets to communicate  . . . anything else . . . ?



 
yes
simply wonderful..
Am I the only who feels that Annie is so busy showing off her voice, she forgets to communicate  . . . anything else . . . ?



Hot .. in every way.
 
 
 handyrae wrote:
OK, I'll say it. I really like this version. 
 
Yes, agreed.
Great song and unique delivery 
Yikes. A bad song ruined.
I've always been an Annie Lennox fan but you can do better than this for entertainment purposes.....
love it.
uuuugh.....  painfull, really - having to remember this era AND listen to a solemn, downtrodden song - yikes, man!

oh, yeah...  but it's so artistic!     { throws up in mouth just a little bit }
Damn it. So wonderful ... until she started screaming there prior to the ending.
like this version a lot
 stephw wrote:


I agree. Some songs are just not meant to be "acoustic" or they would have been recorded that way to begin with. That being said, the original is one of my favorite Eurythmics tunes!
 
Wait a second......if there was no original, how can there be an "acoustic" version ?  curisous 
 handyrae wrote:
OK, I'll say it. I really like this version. 
 
me too. Nice variation on the original.

OK, I'll say it. I really like this version. 
seems either hot or cold on the dynamics, no real build-up across the song...nice singing though, its just the guitarist got a little excited fast in that one part
wow. annie lennox sure can sing.

i hate this song, but she's got a hell of a voice!
4 -> 3 and going downwards. 
 jkhandy wrote:

what's with the folks in TX?

 

I looked through all the comments and found only one other negative comment about this song from someone in Texas, and it was pretty mild.  On the other hand, there are quite a few negative comments made by people from all over.  So I gotta ask, what's with you're bigoted view of Texans?

And just to be clear, I am originally from Chicago.

You've got to be kidding, right?  This bit of crap was trite (at best) when it came out.
This self-congratulatory bit of vomitus is just regurgitated crap.
Just switched back to Xmas in Frisco for another remix of "Drummer Boy" 
That voice.  The heart.
 timiambeing wrote:

Please dont be offended but you think too much, just like you write too much - it's beautiful - feel it don't analyse it :-)
 
I've never before been accused of thinking too much! {#Lol} And I "write too much" because I'm a writer. If too many words make your life difficult, stick to Twitter.  But - point taken. I'll try to limit my comments to emoticons. No promises. {#Mrgreen} {#Sunny}

And I still don't care for this song. Annie Lennox has an extensive repertoir that deserves to be explored.  As does Dave Stewart.
I like this way more than the original

 jkhandy wrote:

what's with the folks in TX?

 
We love broad generalizations.
I'm down with this version too.  It strips it down to its essence and shows that it's a wonderful song even without fancy synth lines and shoo-bop shoo-bops...

 Cynaera wrote:
Annie Lennox has a wonderful, evocative, powerful voice that lends itself to however many instruments are layered as her backup. Acoustically, this is not one of her better songs. Still, she sang "Into the West" for the Lord of the Rings soundtrack, and it was beautiful, haunting, and made me cry.  Maybe it's just because I really hate this song - always have - that I find it obnoxious.

Now - having ripped on Lennox, let's rip on Dave Stewart. The man's a twisted, savvy genius with talent oozing from his pores (uh, figuratively speaking.)  But "Here Comes the Rain Again" is just a dismal representation of the magic he and Lennox had. I always hope never to hear this song on the radio again, but it keeps appearing, like Peeves (to those who aren't familiar with the Harry Potter books, Peeves is an obnoxious, uncontrollable poltergeist that shows up at the worst possible times, performs irritating, destructive acts, and then disappears until the next time - much like this song.)
 


Please dont be offended but you think too much, just like you write too much - it's beautiful - feel it don't analyse it :-)
 flatpicker wrote:
I love the original version so much!
This really doesn't live up to it.

 


'cause it does, it's just different live :-)
I love the original version so much!
This really doesn't live up to it.

Annie Lennox has a wonderful, evocative, powerful voice that lends itself to however many instruments are layered as her backup. Acoustically, this is not one of her better songs. Still, she sang "Into the West" for the Lord of the Rings soundtrack, and it was beautiful, haunting, and made me cry.  Maybe it's just because I really hate this song - always have - that I find it obnoxious.

Now - having ripped on Lennox, let's rip on Dave Stewart. The man's a twisted, savvy genius with talent oozing from his pores (uh, figuratively speaking.)  But "Here Comes the Rain Again" is just a dismal representation of the magic he and Lennox had. I always hope never to hear this song on the radio again, but it keeps appearing, like Peeves (to those who aren't familiar with the Harry Potter books, Peeves is an obnoxious, uncontrollable poltergeist that shows up at the worst possible times, performs irritating, destructive acts, and then disappears until the next time - much like this song.)
Feels like they are really reaching a bit on this one...
Self indulgent. Karaoki.
Acoustic versions, including this one, have a tendency to suck. MTV Unplugged is to blame for ruining many good songs.

 jkhandy wrote:

what's with the folks in TX?

 
We're surrounded by too many right-wingers. I like this version.

 okelle wrote:
Thank you, Annie Lenox. You rock.
 

Annie Lenock. You rox!


agree - lame
 anotherlistener wrote:
This version of this song just doesn't do it for me.
 

I agree. Some songs are just not meant to be "acoustic" or they would have been recorded that way to begin with. That being said, the original is one of my favorite Eurythmics tunes!
This version of this song just doesn't do it for me.
I think her voice is one of the best out there.
It is interesting, I don't really like her voice in an intimate recording like this, but she has great emotional delivery and passion for the song.  Makes it endearing even though her singing isn't great.
 Hannio wrote:
Perfect segue from Dave Matthews.  Pretentious crap followed by more pretentious crap.
 
what's with the folks in TX?

Thank you, Annie Lenox. You rock.
Interesting...Pleasant surprise to hear s/g acoustic from them.
 MJMJ wrote:
Singing like the song's profound don't make it so
 
What is not profound to you may be profound to others.

Perfect segue from Dave Matthews.  Pretentious crap followed by more pretentious crap.
Singing like the song's profound don't make it so
Anyone know where I can buy this? iTunes don't got it.....
weird, i just looked the song up on google so I could find out what band they are covering. It's them! Duh.
 bobcat1963 wrote:
in a synthetic environment (= the eurytmics) this song could stand. I mean I could stand it, as a sign of the time ('80).
But in this acc. version its clear for me that the song isn't good at all, & Lennox isn't a good singer, when you can hear her 'real' & 'clear'.
 in Dutch it's called : 'door het ijs zakken'

 
Universal language={#Ass}
 bobcat1963 wrote:
 Lennox isn't a good singer, when you can hear her 'real' & 'clear'.
 
 
Can't agree with you there.    I don't happen to like this version of the song, but I reckon you'd have to be mad to claim that Annie Lennox isn't a good singer.
in a synthetic environment (= the eurytmics) this song could stand. I mean I could stand it, as a sign of the time ('80).
But in this acc. version its clear for me that the song isn't good at all, & Lennox isn't a good singer, when you can hear her 'real' & 'clear'.
 in Dutch it's called : 'door het ijs zakken'

 Stingray wrote:
good version
 
of a good song!

I LOVE the Eurythmics, but I just can't dig this live version.
Ooh.  Wow.  I'm not usually a negative nancy but, dang, this stinks.  Reminds me of a crappy-hired-off-the-street-coffeehouse-guitarist-who's-hoping-to-make-it-but-everyone-agrees-sucks.  I could maybe handle the original but this one just... wow.
 goo wrote:
I hate this. I really hate this. Never liked this song in any form.
 

You're not alone, goo. I could never get into AL (yeah...I know...she couldn't get into me, either.)

OK, let's take some 80's artifice and try to make it sound profound and meaningful.

Saw her on Charlie Rose once. This was a couple years ago. You know how Charlie is; he prides himself on how he can get into someone’s head. We’ll he did that to her, and the conversation started flowing. By the end of the interview, he casually asked her to come back. She was gushing, and said she wanted to come back—like a lot. She said she never met anyone she thought understood her like he did. Charlie almost fell back in his chair trying to smother the affection. I think he got to her.




one of two beloved songs from the eurythmics. this was awesome!
good version!
Cool!!  Much better than the original version.  This song needs that raw feel to it.
AWESOME! :clap: :sunny:
Incredible.
Seriously over the top.
Wow!!!! :clap: :clap:
Very nice acoustic version of one of her signature songs. Great voice.
Love this version, especially the guitar.
Loverly rain & voice
Annie rocks!! she always did.
Great song for this chilly, rainy day. :clap: :clap: :clap:
mandolin wrote:
...annie lennox thinks she's so cool but mister t could totally beat her up...
The image of this is too funny.
MiMa wrote:
For me, it's better than the original :clap:
Indeed.
For me, it's better than the original :clap:
I love the original but this is powerful and compelling.
htowncoog wrote:
very powerful...nice!
Yes, I agree.
A great version of this song...
...annie lennox thinks she's so cool but mister t could totally beat her up...
Superb! AL prima diva!
Here, here -- Annie's voice grab's me and slaps me around and I still want more, more, more :cheers: steeler wrote:
Annie Lennox has a superb voice that makes a song like this one sound so chilling.
Annie's voice always hits me like a ton of bricks, so I'd give this a high rating anyway, but today, I'm in a mood... I tenned it!
I hate this. I really hate this. It's such overwrought BS. Never liked this song in any form. Really stupid lyrics too.
I've never heard this version before, but I really like it!
Annie Lennox has a superb voice that makes a song like this one sound so chilling.
meower215 wrote:
Anyone know anything about this album?
There is a double live album which was released as a special edition with a third acoustic CD and this is on that. The whole CD is fantastic as it allows Annie's voice more space.
Brilliant! :umbrella: Stunnin'!
meower215 wrote:
Anyone know anything about this album?
I now know that it has at least one crazy awful song. :P Happy Mem Day Weekend, everyone!
Anyone know anything about this album?