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Heaven 17: Greatest Hits/+DVD [CD+DVD]

Heaven 17 Audio CD
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Taking their name from a fictional pop group mentioned in Anthony Burgess's novel, A Clockwork Orange, (where 'The Heaven Seventeen' are at number 4 in the charts with "Inside"), Heaven 17 formed when Ian Craig Marsh and Martyn Ware split from their earlier group, The Human League, and formed the production company British Electric Foundation (BEF). ... Read more in Amazon's Heaven 17 Store

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Product details

  • Audio CD (16 Oct 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: CD+DVD
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B000H309QK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 22,718 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Temptation (Edit) (2006 Digital Remaster)
2. Come Live With Me (2006 Digital Remaster)
3. (We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang (2006 Digital Remaster)
4. Play To Win (2006 Digital Remaster)
5. Penthouse And Pavement (2006 Digital Remaster)
6. I'm Your Money
7. The Height Of The Fighting (2006 Digital Remaster)
8. Let Me Go (2006 Digital Remaster)
9. Temptation (Original Demo)
10. We Live So Fast (2006 Digital Remaster)
See all 19 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Penthouse And Pavement (2006 Digital Remaster)
2. Let Me Go (2006 Digital Remaster)
3. Temptation (Edit) (2006 Digital Remaster)
4. We Live So Fast (2006 Digital Remaster)
5. Come Live With Me (2006 Digital Remaster)
6. Crushed By The Wheels Of Industry (2006 Digital Remaster)
7. Sunset Now (2006 Digital Remaster)
8. This Is Mine (2006 Digital Remaster)
9. And That's No Lie (Edit) (2006 Digital Remaster)
10. Contenders (Edit) (2006 Digital Remaster)
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Product Description

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Heaven 17 - formed when Ian Marsh and Martyn Ware parted ways with The Human League and teamed up with vocalist Glenn Gregory – certainly enjoyed their fair share of New Romantic-era success. Not that they saw themselves as New Romantics, though. They may have nurtured the same synth-pop sound as The 'League, Duran Duran and other contemporaries, but the trio worked hard to exhibit a slightly less flamboyant visual aesthetic and create something different from the norm. Largely, they succeeded. Following the re-release of key albums Penthouse and Pavement, The Luxury Gap and How Men Are, Sight and Sound collects together the band's major, minor and almost-hits as well as all their promotional videos. It's a definitive overview, featuring not only early singles "Play To Win" and "(We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang" plus obvious smashes "Temptation", "Come Live With Me", "Crushed By The Wheels of Industry" and "Let Me Go", but also a smattering of songs from less successful albums such as Pleasure One and Teddy Bear, Duke & Psycho. Extras, such as the demo version of "Temptation", recorded at their home studio in 1983, give the collection even more appeal. --Danny McKenna

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolute Heaven 16 Oct 2006
Format:Audio CD
..another best of but with a difference..this one contains an extra DVD featuring 'almost' every video H17 have made so far (designing heaven being the exception)...plus a rather fab original demo of Temptation featuring an unknown german lady in place of carol kenyon..worth buying for the bonus DVD collection alone...electro pop at it's finest...
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars (ALMOST) THE CLOSEST THING TO HEAVEN 11 July 2008
Format:Audio CD
Heaven 17 were always a cut above the rest of the early 80's synth bands. Former Human League members Ian Craig Marsh and Martyn Ware handled the arrangements and programming whilst the striking Glenn Gregory supplied lead vocals and lyrics. Their first album, Penthouse and Pavement, was critically well received and produced minor hits with the catchy title track, the spunky 'Play To Win' and the Thatcher baiting 'Fascist Groove Thang'. Major chart success followed with the release of 1983's excellent The Luxury Gap - 'Temptation', 'Come Live With Me' and the brilliant 'Let Me Go' - still rank amongst the finest single releases of the 80's.
Whilst these are the hits that most people will remember, the band still had one last great album in them - How Men Are - which was also home to top 30 singles 'SunSet Now' and 'This Is Mine'. By the mid 1980's though Sheffield's finest had all but exhausted their commercial potential. They continued to release patchy studio albums throughout the latter part of the decade - Pleasure One is particularly dire - and whilst attempting to reverse their chart fortunes the band sacrificed the wit and intelligence that had made them such originals in the first place.
Later singles 'Contenders', 'Trouble' and the truly terrible 'Train Of Love In Motion' only serve to highlight the brillance of the bands earlier material.
Listen again to the clever vocal harmonies, smart arrangements and, most importantly, great tunes that Heaven 17 released between 1981 and 1984 and you'll be transported back to the heady days of the Linndrum and the sequencer - in a good way !
This compilation includes all the groups major single releases and many of their videos - again the early promotional films show great imagination and are very stylish - plus remixes and the original demo of Temptation - still the bands very finest song.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great 2 April 2014
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All the essential hits and most of all, all the promo videos for a more than reasonnable price. Both for fans and non fans willing to discover
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5.0 out of 5 stars Heaven 17 - Greatest hits 18 Jan 2014
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Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Great cd, has all the classics on it and great one for singing along on car journeys. Bought one for my friend too.
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