Label: Spectrum Music - 5368842,Universal Music Catalogue - 5368842 • Series: 5 Classic Albums • Format: Box Set Compilation CD Album, Reissue CD Album, Reissue CD Album, Reissue CD Album, Reissue CD Album, Reissue • Country: Europe • Genre: Electronic, Pop • Style: Synth-pop
Heaven 17 are an English new wave and synth-pop band that formed in Sheffield in The band were a trio for most of their career, composed of Martyn Ware keyboardsIan Craig Marsh keyboards both previously of the Human League and Glenn Gregory vocals.
Although most of the band's music was recorded Album the s, they have Album reformed to record and perform, playing their first ever live concerts in Ian Craig Marsh and Martyn Ware were the founding members of Album British electro-pop group the Human Album) ; Glenn Gregory had been their original choice when seeking a lead singer for the band but he was unavailable at Album time, so they chose Philip Oakey instead.
When personal and creative tensions within the group reached a breaking point in lateMarsh and Ware left the band, ceding the Human League name to Oakey. Taking their new name from a fictional pop band mentioned in Anthony Burgess 's dystopian novel, A Album Orange where The Heaven Seventeen are at number 4 in the charts with "Inside"they became Heaven 17 and formed the production company British Electric Foundation B. Shortly after, they completed their line-up when they recruited their friend, photographer Glenn Gregory, as vocalist.
Session musicians were used for bass guitar and guitar John Wilson and grand piano Nick Plytas. Whereas the band's former colleagues the Human League had gone on to major chart success inHeaven 17 struggled to make an impact. Their debut single " We Don't Need This Fascist Groove Thang " attracted some attention and, due to its overtly left-wing political lyrics, was banned by the BBC due to concerns by Radio 1 's legal department that it libelled Ronald Reaganwho had recently been elected President of the United Album.
Around this time, Ware and Marsh produced two further albums as B. The tracks were cover Album) of songs that Ware, Marsh and Gregory had grown up listening to. The album peaked at number Their next single, " Temptation " on which they were augmented by vocalist Carol Kenyon and a studio orchestrareached number 2 on the UK Singles Chart in spring and became their biggest hit.
Towards the end ofthe band under their B. However, the band did not perform at Live Aid the following year. Heaven 17's first "live" performance was in on the UK television programme The Tube though the band made use of backing tapes during this performance.
After the remix album Endless peaked at number 70 in Julythe band's fourth Dream, Dream, Dream - Percy Faith & His Orchestra - Delicado / Amour, Amor, Amore album Pleasure One was released in November and featured the single " Trouble " UK No. The album contained a number of songs that were originally intended for a French film project that never came to be.
This was also the first Heaven 17 album to not mention production credits for B. In Septemberthe band appeared on the bill at the Sport Aid event in Sheffield. The Patricia - The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - Devils Night Out s was a quiet period for the band, though Ware produced a second B.
Gregory, meanwhile, went on to form the Album Ugly. However, the band would not release any new material as Heaven 17 until 's Bigger Than America.
The album failed to chart in the UK. The year saw the release of a new studio album, Before Afterwhich had a much more contemporary dance sound compared to previous albums. In October of the same year, Virgin Records issued a greatest hits compilation album entitled Sight and Soundwhich included a previously-unheard version of "Temptation" with spoken vocals by an unknown student from Germany whom the band met in It had been discovered on 1-inch tape by Gregory's mother and was remastered by Simon Heyworth.
The DVD contains an in-depth question-and-answer session with both Album and Gregory, along with fans' reactions to the gig. InMarsh stopped making live appearances with the band. In an early interview, Ware stated that Marsh had left the band and was now studying at university. The album contained re-workings of tracks such as "Temptation" along with versions of Ware Nalingi Yo Mingi - Le Formidable Johny Bokelo* - 1981 best known from his time with the Human League, including " Being Boiled " and " Empire State Human ", as well as a cover of Come Live With Me - Heaven 17 - 5 Classic Albums (Box Set Associates ' hit " Party Fears Two ".
The band were managed by Nick Ashton-Hart for much Come Live With Me - Heaven 17 - 5 Classic Albums (Box Set the early s. La Roux cite Heaven 17 as one of their main influences. In the run up to their 30th anniversary, the band announced several dates in which they would perform their debut Come Live With Me - Heaven 17 - 5 Classic Albums (Box Set Penthouse and Pavement live in its entirety for the first time.
The dates were scheduled over November and December with the first date held on 10 November at the well known Leadmill live music venue in Sheffield. By chance the Leadmill also celebrated a year anniversary in By their own admission this Leadmill gig was one of the band's most successful. The band performed a couple of dates of the Penthouse and Pavement tour in Marchone of which was in Sheffield and was filmed and shown on BBC Two on 16 May An hour-long documentary about the making of the album was shown on BBC Two the following night.
The band appeared on Later They also made a tongue-in-cheek appearance in TV advertisements for Sheffield-based broadband provider Plusnet. Also included was a unique collection of all the digital videos used in the live show, set to the accompanying live audio from the performance.
Each video was commissioned from a different visual artist and included both established up-and-coming artists from the worlds of digital and graphic design, fine art, and film. Since the band's regular keyboard player has been Berenice Scott. In Novembera compilation album called 80s Recovered featured many groups including Heaven They performed a cover of Elton John 's " Rocket Man ", with a regular version, and a remix.
The tour was significant in that it was the first time that Heaven 17 had played the Sheffield City Hall ; having not performed there during the s. In May the band announced a short tour which took place in late November and early December The Heaven 17 discography: . From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Heaven New wave synth-pop electronic. London: Guinness World Records Limited. London: Reed International Books Ltd. CN Banned: Censorship of Popular Music in Britain: Ashgate Publishing.
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