Josef Woodard
December 17, 1993 AT 05:00 AM EST

Live 1983-1989

type
Music
Current Status
In Season

We gave it a B-

Dave Stewart’s pop architectural savvy combined with Annie Lennox’s blanched soul fire produced a chemistry experiment waiting to explode-in the best sense. But if sparks flew in the studio, this somewhat flat live sampler, Live 1983-1989, suffers from the you-hadda-be-there syndrome. Fortunately, infectious tunes like ”There Must Be an Angel (Playing With My Heart)” and the underrated gem ”Thorn in My Side” provide evidence of the kind of heat this ’80s duo could generate. B-

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