Monday, April 30, 2012

Heaven Up Here - Echo and the Bunnymen



Heaven Up Here

Heaven Up Here is the second album by the British post-punk band Echo & the Bunnymen, released in 30 May 1981. In June 1981, Heaven Up Here became Echo & the Bunnymen's first Top 10 release when it reached number 10 on the UK Albums Chart. It was also the band's first entry into the United States albums charts when it reached number 184 of the Billboard 200. Heaven Up Here released the singles "A Promise" and "Over the Wall".

Recorded at Rockfield Studios near Monmouth in Wales, Heaven Up Here was co-produced by Hugh Jones and the band. A generally well received album by fans in the United Kingdom and by critics, Heaven Up Here won the "Best Dressed LP" and "Best Album" awards at the 1981 NME Awards. The album has also been listed at number 471 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

All tracks written by Will Sergeant, Ian McCulloch, Les Pattinson and Pete de Freitas.

Side one

1. "Show of Strength" – 4:50
2. "With a Hip" – 3:16
3. "Over the Wall" – 5:59
4. "It Was a Pleasure" – 3:12
5. "A Promise" – 4:08

Side two

1. "Heaven Up Here" – 3:45
2. "The Disease" – 2:28
3. "All My Colours" – 4:06
4. "No Dark Things" – 4:27
5. "Turquoise Days" – 3:51
6. "All I Want" – 4:09

2003 reissue bonus tracks

12. "Broke My Neck" (long version) – 7:22
13. "Show of Strength" (live) – 4:41
14. "The Disease" (live) – 1:53
15. "All I Want" (live) – 3:09
16. "Zimbo" (live) – 3:52

* Will Sergeant – lead guitar
* Ian McCulloch – vocals, rhythm guitar
* Les Pattinson – bass
* Pete de Freitas – drums
* Leslie Penny – woodwind
* Hugh Jones – producer, engineer
* The Bunnymen – producer
* Martyn Atkins – album design
* Brian Griffin – photography
* Andy Zax – producer (reissue)
* Bill Inglot – producer (reissue), remastering
* Dan Hersch – remastering
* Claes Naeb – engineering on "Broke My Neck" (long version)
* Rachel Gutek – album design (reissue)

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