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Heaven 17: Three Records (S2 | LTNF LIVE)

Back in Farmington Hills, Michigan when I was 16… it hit! That wave of synthpop both foreign and domestic. Led by, in our household on Alameda Avenue, this band from Sheffield, England, HEAVEN 17.

Heaven 17 is an English new wave and synth-pop band that formed in Sheffield in 1980. The band was a trio for most of their career, composed of Martyn Ware (keyboards) and Ian Craig Marsh (keyboards) (both previously of the Human League), and Glenn Gregory (vocals).

Taking their new name from a fictional pop band mentioned in Anthony Burgess’s dystopian novel, A Clockwork Orange (where The Heaven Seventeen are at number 4 in the charts with “Inside”), Heaven 17 was intended to be just one of the musical projects for British Electric Foundation.

In October 1982, Heaven 17 released their new single “Let Me Go”, which charted just outside the UK Top 40 (but reached the Irish Top 30). However, in 1983 the band’s fortunes changed. Their next single, “Temptation” (on which they were augmented by vocalist Carol Kenyon and a studio orchestra), reached number 2 on the UK Singles Chart in spring 1983 and became their biggest hit. The song was taken from their second album, The Luxury Gap, which featured further chart hits “Come Live with Me” (UK #5) and “Crushed by the Wheels of Industry” (UK #17). The album itself charted at number 4 on the UK Albums Chart, their highest ever position, and was certified platinum by the BPI in 1984.

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Play to WinHeaven 17Penthouse and Pavement1981
We Don’t Need (this Fascist) Groove Thang!Heaven 17Penthouse and Pavement1981
Penthouse and PavementHeaven 17Penthouse and Pavement1981
Let Me GoHeaven 17The Luxury Gap1982
TemptationHeaven 17The Luxury Gap1982
We Live So FastHeaven 17The Luxury Gap1982
Crushed by the Wheels of IndustryHeaven 17The Luxury Gap1982
Who Will Stop the RainHeaven 17The Luxury Gap1982
Key to the WorldHeaven 17How Men Are1984
Shame is on the RocksHeaven 17How Men Are1984
ReputationHeaven 17How Men Are1984
This is MineHeaven 17How Men Are1984

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DJ and radio personality PJ Ewing is the host of Lester the Nightfly.

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  1. PJ

    Brilliant show Mr. PJ!

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