Sweet Dreams Are Made of This

  • by Dave Stewart
  • Narrated by Dave Stewart, Mick Jagger (Foreword)
  • 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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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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- Graeme

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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- L. Serck

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-02-2016
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio