The Savage album returned Eurythmics to a more electronic sound and the "Beethoven" vocals are performed mostly as spoken-word from Lennox, with the exception of the repeated phrase "I love to" throughout the track.
7": RCA (UK, GER, FR, SP, AUS)
"Beethoven (I Love To Listen To)" (7" Edit) – 3:59
"Heaven" (LP Version) – 3:24
12": RCA (UK, GER, FR, SP, AUS)
"Beethoven (I Love To Listen To)" (Dance Mix) – 5:18
"Heaven" (LP Version) – 3:24
"Beethoven (I Love To Listen To)" (LP Version) – 4:48
Beethoven is a dog, who was first discovered by Emily Newton in her bedroom one morning. The whole family is soon introduced to the St. Bernard; however, the father George Newton has his moments with Beethoven, who ends up into different mishaps time after time. When not with the Newton family, Beethoven interacts with his puppies, or with animals outside of the house.
Unlike the movie, Beethoven could talk, at least among the other animals; incidentally he would also talk in the 2011 direct-to-video film, Beethoven's Christmas Adventure. The same plot was used in another animated series Free Willy, where the main character also could talk. Some of the music was used for the DIC cartoon, What-a-Mess.
"Carry You" was released as the album's first single in June 2013 and reached number-six in the United Kingdom, marking the group's first top ten track. In September 2013, the band confirmed their second single would be "Beautiful Life". It was released on 21 October, preceding the release of their debut studio-album by one week. The third single was "Loving You Is Easy" which charted at number 9 in Ireland, and charted in the lower regions of the UK Singles Chart.
Union J promoted the album by embarking on their first headlining tour, the Magazines + TV Screens Tour, throughout December 2013 and January 2014, in support of their first record release.
Background and production
During a performance in Cardiff on 15 December 2012, Union J announced that they had signed a recording contract with Sony Music. On 28 January 2013, it was revealed that the record label was that of sub-division RCA Records and that the group would be releasing their debut single in June. On 14 January, it was announced that Union J were in London recording their debut single that day. On 12 January 2013, the band announced news of recording their debut single via Twitter: "Recording or first single on Monday! So sorry Belfast but we have to change the gig date, things are moving so fast for us! We'll be back! X". On 22 April, it was revealed that Union J's debut single "Carry You" would be released on 2 June.
Opera’s production of Beethoven’s “Fidelio,” which was scheduled to open the 2020-21 season last fall at the War Memorial Opera House under Ozawa’s direction ... Ozawa allows that he was shocked when company general director Matthew Shilvock suggested incorporating set pieces from “Fidelio” in this “Barber.” “At first I thought he was joking,” he said.
As Leonore, the wife determined to free her unjustly imprisoned husband in Beethoven’s “Fidelio,” Davidsen created a sensation at London’sCovent Garden before the run was cut short by the pandemic a year ago ... The same mastery of mood changes marks her performance of Beethoven’s concert aria “Ah! Perfido,” the lament of an abandoned lover ... ....
Lise Davidsen, “Beethoven, Wagner, Verdi” (Decca) ... As Leonore, the wife determined to free her unjustly imprisoned husband in Beethoven’s “Fidelio,” Davidsen created a sensation at London’sCovent Garden before the run was cut short by the pandemic a year ago.
KyraSims likes to make a dark joke about March 2020. “I was sitting at rock bottom and then I looked up and suddenly everybody was floating down to join me.” ... She worked on the visual album “BreathingFree” with HeartbeatOpera, a song cycle including excerpts of Beethoven’s “Fidelio” with Negro spirituals and songs by Black composers and lyricists.
“ ... There also will be new online performances, portraits and podcasts ... Action in the new “The Barber of Seville” will take place on a revamped version of the set originally intended for San Francisco Opera’s new production of Beethoven’s “Fidelio,” which was postponed due to the pandemic ... ....
Beethoven shows in the first movement the art of motivic technique, using a small, atomic element and developing it ... Beethoven uses the cellos and basses like a song without words, a recitative without words ... This recalls Beethoven’s opera “Fidelio,” in which Florestan is imprisoned and Leonore has the courage to fight for his freedom, for love.
1, 2020. This year, the 122nd anniversary of the parade, for the year of the Ox, is presented on Feb. 13 on Facebook Live... 11-18. EVENTS ... Feb. 11 ... bit.ly/3q7gtDv ... Feb. 12 ... HeartbeatOpera presents a song cycle, presented as a visual album and based on Beethoven’s only opera “Fidelio,” as seen through the Black Lives Matter movement, 7 p.m ... .