Chris ‘N’ Cosey And… – “Sweet Surprise” (1985)

chriscoseysweetI fully admit I’ve been a bit infatuated with Cosey Fanni Tutti over the last year or so.  It started with picking up some old Throbbing Gristle releases, then reading her autobiography Art Sex Music, and finally coming across some of her post-TG tunes as part of Chris & Cosey (♠) on some comps.  So I was pretty stoked to find this 12″ of “Sweet Surprise” on the display wall over at Daybreak Records the other day, even more so when I realized the “And…” was for collaborators on this project, none other than Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart, aka The Eurythmics.

Frankly I love everything about this record.  It’s electronic, a little weird, and keeps you on your toes.  The 12″ contains two versions – the 1984 mix (see video below) and the later, longer 1985 mix.

(♠)  Chris is Chris Carter, her former TG bandmate and long-time life partner.

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