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Sweet Dreams Are Made of This

A Life in Music
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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 '70s, 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.

©2016 Dave Stewart (P)2016 Penguin Audio

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  • Graeme
  • 12-02-2016

Genius person genius life = genius book

Any music lover, writer,singer, musician or just someone that adores an amazing story must read this book. Certainly the best memoir I have read, full of laughter, sadness, madness and talent. Get it you won't regret it. (That rhymes 🤔)

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  • L. Serck
  • 07-03-2016

A masterclass in pop history

A superb journey through the life of this extraordinary musician, told by the man himself. A masterclass for any aspiring artist who wants advice on how to live, breathe and eat music.

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  • Stephen Skelly
  • 15-08-2019

Fantastic

really enjoyed this book.. massive eurythmics fan.. and come across a few things that I didn't know .. all from the man himself.. good read

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  • graham
  • 04-02-2019

fantastic

thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book was very interesting hearing all about Dave Stewart music career I have been into eurythmics and Annie Lennox solo music for a long time and thoroughly enjoyed this book.

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  • The Last Living Beach Boy
  • 18-05-2018

What a fascinating life!

Dave Stewart may have lived one of the most blessed existences ever, which a lot of hard work and a good fistful of luck. He narrates this life in great detail that sometimes sways dangerously close to boasting which is why it falls short of 5 stars but it is damn close to it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-01-2018

The best audiobook yet

This audiobook blew my mind I have no idea how I missed dave Stewart I am 51 and lived through his music most of it I didn't even know he had done ! I love biographies so feel qualified to say this one really stands out and has amazed and entertained me I'm actually sad I finished it ! What an amazing man and honest humble and frank well done dave your living the dream and it's a sweet one

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  • Chris
  • 09-10-2017

WOW..What a musician and Songwriter

Just an amazing man, gifted and just am all round nice bloke..!! All my eurythmic albums just got played again and purchased more Dave Stewart gems.!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-08-2017

Great listen....

great listen,thoroughly enjoyed it! !,fascinating insight in to Daves life and career, well worth a listen.

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  • Mrs 'O'
  • 03-10-2016

Fantastic loved every minute :-)

Loved every minute, Facinating, Magical, Musical, Trippy, Positive, Embracing an all round fell good read.

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  • Harold Hughes
  • 12-09-2016

What A Life

I have been a huge fan of Dave Stewart since I won a venal 7" single of Never Gonna Cry Again back in the 70's. His solo work has inspired and amused and now his autobiography has provided the insight I needed to appreciate his genius even more. He tells his story with candour and humility, which keeps him from sounding like he's name dropping the rich and famous he has rubbed shoulders with in an attempt to impress. He has had a remarkable life and he has not been afraid to live it. Loved this book and even if you're not a fan and only know him from his Eurythmics work you should listen and learn and open up a whole new world of inspirational music. Loved it!