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.
The concerts mark the first time Minczuk has conducted the orchestra since February of 2020, when the pandemic shuttered Popejoy... “Also, last year was Beethoven’s 250th anniversary.” ... Written in 1805, “Fidelio” was Beethoven’s sole opera. “It’s really going to be a musical feast,” Minczuk said ... 8 ... 2.
The season is already underway ... 5.) And there’s much more to come as the season continues ... Opera al fresco ... Details ... Beethoven at the Opera. San Francisco Opera’s long-awaited revival of “Fidelio” was supposed to open last season, but we all know what happened then. Now Beethoven’s only opera is getting the production opera lovers have been waiting for ... .
By the time Beethoven was about 40 years old, he had written almost all the works for which he is today famous ...1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (“The Pastoral”), 7, and 8; all five piano concertos; eleven string quartets; a Mass; a wealth of other chamber music; 22 piano sonatas; and the full-length opera Fidelio ... Beethoven and Tchaikovsky.
A season-opening “Tosca,” a bold new production of Beethoven’s “Fidelio,” and the continuation of the company’s multi-year Mozart-Da Ponte trilogy with new stagings of “Cosi fan tutte” and “Don Giovanni” are some of the highlights of the company’s 99th season, announced June 22 by general director Matthew Shilvock.
A new production of Beethoven’s “Fidelio,” rescheduled from last season, follows in October, before a new production from 2020-21 of Mozart’s “Cosí fan tutte” in November, the second in a trilogy of Mozart and librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte works set in an American house across a 300-year timespan ... Fidelio.
Season subscription tickets are on sale now while single tickets go on sale Sept ... The season opens Oct ... Then from April 14-16 Dudamel will team up with the Los Angeles-based Tony Award-winning Deaf West Theatre for a production of Beethoven’s opera “Fidelio,” which will be performed by deaf actors as well as sung by hearing performers ... .