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In the Garden (Eurythmics album)

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In the Garden
Studio album by
Released2 October 1981 (1981-10-02)[1]
RecordedJanuary–May 1981
StudioConny's Studio, Wolperath, Cologne
Eurythmics chronology
In the Garden
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
Singles from In the Garden
  1. "Never Gonna Cry Again"
    Released: June 1981
  2. "Belinda"
    Released: August 1981
Professional ratings
Review scores
The Rolling Stone Album Guide[4]
Smash Hits7½/10[5]

In the Garden is the debut studio album by the British new wave duo Eurythmics.[6] It was released on 2 October 1981 by RCA Records.

It was co-produced with krautrock producer Conny Plank at his studio in Cologne, and features numerous guest musicians including Blondie drummer Clem Burke, Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft drummer Robert Görl, and Can duo Holger Czukay and Jaki Liebezeit. Plank had previously worked with the duo whilst they were in their previous band The Tourists.

Two singles were released from the album in the UK, "Never Gonna Cry Again" and "Belinda". Neither the album nor the singles achieved much commercial success, although "Never Gonna Cry Again" charted at number 63 in the UK singles chart.[7]

On 14 November 2005, RCA repackaged and released Eurythmics' back catalogue as "2005 Deluxe Edition Reissues". The re-issue of In the Garden added the B-sides from the album's two singles, plus three tracks recorded live on the accompanying tour.


In a favourable review in Smash Hits magazine, Tim de Lisle commented "The ex-Tourists pack their bags and leave the safe pastures of pure English pop for the electronic delights of Cologne and superstar producer Connie Plank. On the way, they mug up on their Ultravox, Bowie, and Joy Division without forgetting their own roots, and the result is an intelligent, accessible first album."[5]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart, except "English Summer" and "Caveman Head" co-written by Roger Pomphrey

1."English Summer"4:02
3."Take Me to Your Heart"3:35
4."She's Invisible Now"3:30
5."Your Time Will Come"4:34
6."Caveman Head"3:59
7."Never Gonna Cry Again"3:05
8."All the Young (People of Today)"4:14
2005 Special edition bonus tracks
11."Le Sinestre"2:44
12."Heartbeat Heartbeat"2:02
13."Never Gonna Cry Again" (Live)4:36
14."4/4 in Leather" (Live)3:05
15."Take Me to Your Heart" (Live)4:57


Guest musicians
  • Clem Burke (of Blondie) - drums
  • Holger Czukay (of Can) - French horn on "Belinda" and "Never Gonna Cry Again", brass on "Your Time Will Come", Thai stringed instrument, walking
  • Crista Fast (wife of Conny Plank) - backing vocals on "Revenge", laughs
  • Robert Görl (of D.A.F.) - drums on "Belinda"
  • Jaki Liebezeit (of Can) - drums on "Take Me to Your Heart", "Never Gonna Cry Again" and "All the Young (People of Today)"; brass on "Your Time Will Come"
  • Roger Pomphrey - guitar and backing vocals on "English Summer", "Your Time Will Come", "Caveman Head" and "Sing-Sing", shouts
  • Markus Stockhausen (son of Karlheinz Stockhausen) - brass on "Your Time Will Come"
  • Tim Wheater - saxophone on "Never Gonna Cry Again"
  • Dave Hutchins - engineering
  • Rocking Russian - design
  • Peter Ashworth - sleeve photography


  1. ^ "Music Week" (PDF). Music Week. 3 October 1981. p. 31. Retrieved 7 April 2024.
  2. ^ a b Deggans, Eric (1 January 1998). "Eurythmics". In Graff, Gary; du Lac, Josh; McFarlin, Jim (eds.). MusicHound R&B: The Essential Album Guide. Detroit: Visible Ink Press. pp. 205–206.
  3. ^ "In the Garden - Eurythmics | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic" – via www.allmusic.com.
  4. ^ The Rolling Stone Album Guide. Random House. 1992. p. 233.
  5. ^ a b De Lisle, Tim (15 October 1981). "Album Reviews". Smash Hits. 3 (21). EMAP Metro: 25.
  6. ^ "Eurythmics | Biography & History". AllMusic.
  7. ^ "Official Charts > Eurythmics". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 27 February 2020.