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  • Audio CD (1 Jan 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: 4AD
  • ASIN: B000024812
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 65,735 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By L. Omelasz on 9 Sep 2006
Format: Audio CD
Tanya Donelly's departure really did leave a hole in the Throwing Muses albums from thereon but they were still worth getting excited about even if it meant no Tanya songs. Red Heaven won't hit you immediately but on repeated listenings, everything unravels and what you have is a rock album swivelling with a lot of songs running on pure spite and of course, the tint of surrealness (Carnival Wig).

Highlight: Furious
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 15 April 2001
Format: Audio CD
Not the easiest of Muses records to listen to, 'Red Heaven' sees a Tanya Donelly-free band moving to far heavier territory than the previous year's 'The Real Ramona', without yet molding a harder sound in the poppier forms of the later 'University' and 'Limbo' albums.
However, it is precisely this uncertainty as to how to take a rock direction that makes for some of the most effective tracks the group ever recorded. 'Pearl' and 'Furious' almost defy genre: the former switches abruptly from acoustic strum to deranged metal, while the latter is a great big smouldering metallic volcano of heavy guitars and Hersch's vocals at their most pained and rasping. More straighforward, but no less spectacular is 'Dio', the magnificently raw thrash of a collaboration with Bob Mould, and 'Rosetta Stone', which should be listened to for its demented time-signature changes alone.
The album's only failing is that while tinkering with rock guitars yields some superb tracks (check out the three wonderfully weird intrumentals), when The Muses attempt to reconcile this with their pop sensibilities, it doesn't really work so well as on future albums. 'Firepile' and 'Backroad' are fun enough, but their grunge-pop fusion feels a bit forced compared to, say, 'Bright Yellow Gun' off 'University'.
Though I was left with the nagging feeling that 'Red Heaven' could probably have been slightly better had it been psychotically-heavy all the way through, I'm certainly not trying to put anyone off. Kristin Hersch is as tortured and lyrically skilled as ever, and while at its worst 'Red Heaven' occasionally sounds average, at its best it contains the most ferocious and powerful rock the band ever did.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mr. GL Fox on 31 Jan 2000
Format: Audio CD
This is Hersh being macho, and it works. The old structural modernism of the words remains, and the beautiful purity of the music also, but unlike the earlier records, this one is very hard. I would say 'rock', but in reality this has nothing at all in common with all that pap whatsoever. It is steely cold, and delivered senza vibrato, but still the nostalgic heart of Hersh beats its complex pulse underneath, and still the changes thrill and harm, just as potently and woundingly as before. The difference is that this time it's for real. If she shoots you with those shells of poetry you will die, not just wish you had. An unmissable treat without any doubt.
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By N. Gavin on 12 Aug 2014
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Throwing muses...need I say more.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
By EriKa - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Could this be one of the most undervalued and underappreciated albums of the 1990s? Yes, I do insist so. I bought this knowing the crazed, fragile brilliance that is Kristin Hersh. She has always been the mind and force behind this band. I don't care what anyone says about Tanya Donelly leaving the band and a hollow space that that created. Donelly was not that important in this band, as far as I am concerned... she went on to do her own things... and let Kristin do hers. And what Kristin Hersh does best is ROCK. She has highly idiosyncratic vocals, very weird lyrics, and carefully crafted, ingenious songs. All of these elements come together on this completely joyous musical raucous! It is decadent. Superlative do not begin to describe how brilliant this is. You would be wise to check this out FIRST in your anthropological dig through Throwing Muses history because this is the core of what the band is. Previous albums are also brilliant, but this is a showcase of brilliance at its supreme level. Divine moments here include "Dirty Water", "Summer St.", "The Visit", and the incomparable "Rosetta Stone". This is an unforgettable album. GET IT.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Brilliant 22 Mar 1999
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Lots of people say Hunkpapa or The Real Ramona are the places to start, because apparently the band suffered following Tanya Donelly's departure. I don't think anything could be further from the truth. This album is abrasive, melodic in a cyclone sort of way, driven and full of bizarre imagery. Music needs more women like Kristin Hersh who basically reinvent the guitar when they play it.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
one of the muses' best 7 Jan 2004
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Audio CD
i've read interviews in which kristin hersh has said that this was her favorite throwing muses album. the trimmed-down three piece band rocks hard and tight on this one, and still manages to include a lot of variety and originality. definitely worth repeated listens.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
absolutely brilliant 14 Sep 2002
By "richlatta" - Published on
Format: Audio CD
This is my favorite Muses album (Limbo is a close second) and they really rock out here. Also, some of Hersh's most mature work displayed in all it's glory on "Pearl" and "Carnival Wig." All the songs are great here except I dislike "Dio" (question of taste I guess). Sophisticated alternative rock with great lyrics. Oh, and David's drumming is fantastic.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Kristin Hersh's first solo record 3 Mar 2012
By Christopher Culver - Published on
Format: Audio CD
After the recording of The Real Ramona, Throwing Muses was reduced to a duo. Founding member Tanya Donnelly had left to form another band, and took bassist of the moment Fred Abong with her. That left Kristin Hersh and David Narcizo, and they figured barbed-wire guitars over drums sufficed to keep on with the Throwing Muses name, plus their first bassist Leslie Langton dropped by for a minimum of support. What they came up with together was RED HEAVEN, released in 1992.

Since Narcizo just plays drums, that essentially makes this Kristin Hersh's solo debut, as she entirely dominates the songwriting. There's none of the contrast of earlier Throwing Muses recordings, where at least Tanya Donelly contributed a song or two, and the entire enterprise felt somewhat collaborative. Consequently, whether you'll enjoy RED HEAVEN or not depends on whether you enjoy Hersh's official solo albums. For me, I can only take Hersh's neurotic outlook in smaller doses, and the invariable angry tone on this album becomes tiresome. That's not to say that dipping in to RED HEAVEN for a track or two isn't worthwhile. Plus, a strong point of the album is that the one band member to accompany Kristin Hersh was David Narcizo, one of the best drummers signed to the 4AD label; "Pearl" ranks among his finest moments.

Throwing Muses wasn't finished yet. For their next album University, they settled on a "power trio" format that produced some good songs. If you are new to the band, I'd suggest any of their albums leading up to RED HEAVEN as an introduction.
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