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Belinda's landmark album
on 15 February 2015
The Grammy nominated 'Heaven On Earth' was Belinda Carlisle's second solo album, released in 1987, and the one which really put her on the international stage. It spawned her most famous song, the chart-topping stateside single 'Heaven Is A Place On Earth', and a string of other hits including the catchy 'Circle in the Sand' and emotional 'I Get Weak'. This guitar-driven release also contains some solid album-only songs including the infectious 'Fool for Love', and the inspiring 'We Can Change'.
I'll always have a soft spot for this landmark album, and Belinda Carlisle. She delivered some great, 'heavenly' mainstream pop music which was never all that cheesy, and certainly doesn't sound dated today, as well as processing a wonderful singing voice. Despite the success of 'Heaven On Earth' though, I wouldn't consider this album to her personal best because, for me, that title firmly belongs to 'Runaway Horses', it's follow-up which hit the shelves two years later in 1989. I regard that one as something of a pop-rock masterpiece, and one of my favourite albums by any female vocalist. Getting back to the album in question though, this is one record that really will transport you right back to 1987, though casual listeners and newbie fans would probably be better off with a greatest hits collection.