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Temptation: The Very Best Of Heaven 17

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 (9 Dec 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Spectrum Audio
  • ASIN: B00GBLQUVK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,295 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Temptation 3:330.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Come Live With Me (2006 Remaster) 4:170.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. (We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang (2006 Digital Remaster) 4:180.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Play To Win (2006 Digital Remaster) 3:340.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Penthouse And Pavement (2006 Digital Remaster) 6:230.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. I'm Your Money 3:18Album Only
Listen  7. The Height Of The Fighting (2006 Digital Remaster) 2:590.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Let Me Go 4:19Album Only
Listen  9. Temptation (Original Demo) 4:010.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. We Live So Fast (2006 Remaster) 3:480.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Crushed By The Wheels Of Industry (2006 Remaster) 5:530.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Sunset Now (2006 Digital Remaster) 3:360.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. This Is Mine (2006 Digital Remaster) 3:500.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. And That's No Lie (Edit) 3:240.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Contenders (Edit) 4:270.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. The Foolish Thing To Do (Version 1) 3:370.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Trouble 4:01Album Only
Listen18. The Ballad Of Go Go Brown (7'' Version) 3:430.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Train Of Love In Motion (7'' Version) 3:290.99  Buy MP3 


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'Formed in 1980 as an offshoot of The Human League, Sheffield’s Heaven 17 quickly became the leading exponents of British electro-pop with a succession of memorable 80s records, including the controversial ‘(We Don t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang’ plus the Top 10 smashes ‘Temptation’ and ‘Come Live With Me’. This definitive overview which takes in all of their Top 40 hits, features not only the early singles and obvious smashes but also a smattering of songs from across the trio’s catalogue and small extras, such as the demo version of "Temptation", recorded at their home studio in 1983, to give the collection even more appeal. Also features sleevenotes by revered music writer Charles Waring

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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Compilation 18 Mar 2014
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If you were a fan of Heaven 17 in your teenage years, you probably still love their songs. If you are from a younger generation, and like current groups like Goldfrapp, Hurts, Royksopp, Friendly Fires and Filthy Dukes, you'd probably find much to enjoy on this CD. I watched Heaven 17 last weekend, live at sub89 in Reading, and I'd all but forgotten how well crafted their songs are, with a clever use of bass synth riffs and sparkly lead line synths, topped off by the strong manly vocals of Glenn Gregory. Crushed by the Wheels of Industry is the sort of tune you can imagine Thomas Dolby would come up with, and tracks like Let Me Go and Come Live With Me stick in the head with easily remembered lyrics and an imaginative use of synth sounds. Where Thomas Dolby might have used slightly oddball synth noises, which could sound like a wasp buzzing under water (and I love Thomas Dolby's early work), Heaven 17 are similarly adventurous with sound, but they never stray too far from the golden rule of giving a song a very strong hook line. Listen to this album on a decent set of headphones, like Sennheiser Momentum, and if you're new to 80's synth pop, I suspect you'll soon be building up a collection of music by the likes of Heaven 17, Ultravox, Human League and the rest.
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4.0 out of 5 stars decent set, attention to detail 20 Dec 2013
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For the obsessive collector there is noting new here, but for the casual fan there are a few "extras" here not on the recent 2 CD set. The insert is nice, decent liner notes and a cool picture of various releases on the back.
Whoever was behind this gave it some thought at least :-)
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