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Heaven Up Here (Hardback Book Edition) [VINYL] [Collector's Edition, Limited Edition]

Echo & The Bunnymen Vinyl
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  • Vinyl (26 May 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Collector's Edition, Limited Edition
  • Label: Weatherbox
  • ASIN: B00HEVRPOC
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 192,002 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Show Of Strength - Echo and the Bunnymen
2. With A Hip - Echo and the Bunnymen
3. Over The Wall - Echo and the Bunnymen
4. It Was A Pleasure - Echo and the Bunnymen
5. A Promise - Echo and the Bunnymen
Disc: 2
1. Heaven Up Here
2. The Disease
3. All My Colours
4. No Dark Things
5. Turquoise Days
See all 6 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. Broke My Neck (Long Version)
2. Show Of Strength (live)
Disc: 4
1. The Disease (live)
2. All I Want (live)
3. Zimbo (live)

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The second of our Echo & The Bunnymen remastered re-issues is 'Heaven Up Here', pressed on 180g Virgin Vinyl. Comes in two editions, the Standard LP and a deluxe 2LP Hardback Book edition with extra tracks. This hardback edition features brand new sleeves notes by Will Sergeant and photos from Will and Les' archives. Two 180g vinyls with the original album plus a second disc with 4 songs. 'Broke my Neck' a long version produced by the Bunnymen and 4 lives tracks recorded in the Manley Vale Hotel in Sydney Australia in 11/11/1981. After the high acclaim of their debut 'Crocodiles', 'Heaven Up Here' was released in May 1981 and produced by Hugh Jones. Lauded as revealing a much darker side to the band, the album drew comparisons to Joy Division from many quarters. Although Ian McCullough in relation to their style of music in 1981, insists "We're a rock band. Because I'm proud of that". Recorded in March 1981 at Rockfield Studios the album won NME's 'Best Album' and 'Best Dressed LP' Awards in 1981 and also made it into Rolling Stones list of 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time. The cover is a shot taken on a wet Southern Welsh beach on a day off from recording. Photographer Brian Griffin using the dark clouds in the sky and the low sun on the horizon to silhouette the band. The bands manager Drummond saw them representing "cold, dampness, darkness". The band released 2 singles from the album "A Promise" and "Over The Wall'.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have album. 6 Jan 2007
By Moz
Format:Audio CD
Dark and moody. You know exactly what you're getting everytime. Will Sargeant's guitar break on "No Dark Things" sounds like he's dragging knitting needles through the strings. "The Disease" -social comment to live your life by. "Over the Wall" - climactic, urgent and full of spirits from the other world. "Crocodiles" by the Bunneymen is also pretty subversive but this one just gets the edge.Unlike any other album just because they got it soooo right. The bonus tracks are a big plus too - 'Broke my neck' is on no other album (I believe)as it was the B side of "The Promise" but a great inclusion.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Bunnymen's Gothic Masterpiece!!!! 1 April 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is it, folks...the Bunnymen's (very possibly) greatest album!! The band's incredible strengths shine through from tracks one to eleven on this second offering. The dark undertones are accentuated by Ian McCulloch's howling vocal presence.... The bounce and shine of "With A Hip", the glourious "A Promise", and the desolate "All I Want" are all prime examples of Bunnymen power and potential. It is strange to me that this is not a major influence upon many Industrial and Gothic bands of our modern day. This album will carry you from heights to depths and back, so grab a stiff one (or two or three!!) and let Ian & co. reveal fear, desperation, hate, love and life! No matter how many times I listen to this Cd it brings chills and emothional breadth with every spin! Necessary and essential for anyone searching for the best music that the 80's produced. Viva Bunnymen!!!!
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pick up thy raincoats and groove! 2 Feb 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Like many Bunnymen fans I rate Heaven Up Here as their best album. I remember listening to it for the first time and being swept away by it. Everything just stood out - the musicianship, the way the songs were crafted, even the cover.

And this remastering is very sympathetic to the original recording that came out all those years back. From my experience, some 'remasters' sound tinny and lack depth. This one doesn't - probably because of the excellent production the first time around. And like most Bunnymen tracks, very little of this sounds dated. Play something from U2, or any of the Bunnymen's contemporaries from this time and the opposite is true.

As other reviewers have said, there are no duff tracks on this album, and along with the track listing it defies any attempts to play tracks out of sequence - the mark of a truly great album.

The inclusion of the spiky and brilliant B-side "Broke My Neck" is a fantastic addition to this remastering, much more so than the live tracks, which give some idea of the live brilliance of the Bunnymen around that time, but sound as if they were messed around with in the studio and have better versions elsewhere.

The new sleeve notes and additional photos are a great introduction to anybody buying this album for the first time, as well as giving some of us oldies a little bit of nostalgia!

If you're in two minds about buying this, just do it. You won't be disappointed!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Show Of Strength 11 April 2005
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I will admit that it took me quite a few plays to appreciate how excellent this recording is, but once in you're never out.
Years later it still sounds like a brave and intelligent effort from a band that has never really got the respect it deserves.The bassline of Heaven Up Here is alone worth your money!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best album ever made....and then some 24 Dec 2003
Format:Audio CD
22 years on from its original release, this still sends shivers down my spine. And now, digitally remastered, it sounds even better. The production is crystal-clear, with Pete DeFreitas' drumming seemingly brought to the fore, most notably on the amazing Over The Wall and the oh-so-moving All My Colours. The bonus tracks are welcome, too, though the purist in me tends to think that a masterpiece should not be fiddled with.
If Julian Cope had dismissed this album, and specifically Ian McCulloch's vocals, as Victorian-sounding, it is presumably nothing more than jealousy that his own Teardrop Explodes could not come up with anything anywhere near as good.
Never mind The Beatles....this is essential listening from Liverpool's TRUE greatest-ever band.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous album. 22 Jan 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Had this beauty on vinyl and cassette....both sadly long-lost....CD is awesome, wit great sound, and one of the bunnymens best albums.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Their greatest work 2 Nov 2008
Format:Audio CD
I have their first four albums and since i discovered them in 1981 i bought this their second effort and i have to say they never reached such heights again.
Sure Porcupine is good and Ocean rain gets all the praise but Heaven Up Here is so deep and overlooked. Songs like Show Of Strength with its breakdowns and Goth guitar textures really set the mood for a sound driven landscape that never lets up.
With A Hip follows in upbeat mode with a really catchy if disturbing chorus and more innovative and distinctive guitars from Will Sargent. Over The Wall is an alternate take of the original that appeared on their Ep Shine So Hard and is more atmospheric but go back and hear the original, its totally spellbinding. Ian's voice also reached its highest peaks and on A Promise he really shows us what an amazing singer he is.
The drum and bass are so driving this fantastic record all the way and you get the impression you are on a roller coaster ride into the dark unknown! And what a journey it is. Side two is even better with the title track kicking in to an almost acidjazz like sway and those guitars doing all the right things swirling around you building layers of textured sounds and riffs.
My Life's The Disease with its dark and disturbed depiction of human suffering really grips you in its brief visit.
All My Colours(Zimbo on Shine So Hard) is accompanied by some nice tribal drums and nice acoustic guitars and is unique in their repertoire.
No Dark Things is an epic piece that captures the essence of this record and is one of the best songs they wrote.
All I Want ends this superb album and another of their best songs ever. Pumping drum and bass urgency and some more innovative guitar work comes to the fore with some great riffs.
A forgotten masterpiece.
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5.0 out of 5 stars i love it. echo and the bunnymen are the band to listen to for any joy...
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Published 9 months ago by John evans
5.0 out of 5 stars An all time classic
it sounds of now like it aways has. Bought it twice on vinyl & both where stolen. You will not regret the purchase
Published 9 months ago by Mr R Jeans
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic!
In my opinion it's the best album that they made. Every track a winner. A must have for anyone interested in music!
Published 10 months ago by Philip Wooller
5.0 out of 5 stars Heaven up Here
Finally have a copy of this. Saw the Bunnymen on the tour for this and their date at Daze of Future Past in Leeds too. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Peter Cooper
5.0 out of 5 stars The Bunny Album Ever
Following their more psychedelia-based debut, Crocodiles, and subsequent "Puppet" single, Echo & the Bunnymen returned in 1981 with the darkest and perhaps most experimental album... Read more
Published on 29 Sep 2009 by Mr. Percy Frizelle
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I have just finished listening to this again on Spotify, along with all the other (frankly awful) stuff we listened to in the '80s. But this one? No. Read more
Published on 24 Sep 2009 by J. Burgess
4.0 out of 5 stars Loved the cover didnt we?
Opinions...don't you just lurve em. I wish someone would release something as dark and daring as this now. Read more
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