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Heaven Up Here: 25th Anniversary Remastered & Expanded Edition



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Though it yielded only one minor hit single in the band's native England, HEAVEN UP HERE is considered by many to be the ultimate Echo and the Bunnymen album. The album is drenched in an aura of mystery that is fueled by the swirling, epicsound of guitarist Will Sergeant and drummer Pete De Freitas. The music is so powerful that singer Ian McCulloch's vague, almost nonsensical lyrics take on a profundity.

While tracks like "The Disease", a desolate two-chord sound-poem based on a solitary rhythm guitar and a haunting recorder passage, do feature some incisive lyrics, most of McCulloch's words seem intent on reinforcing the dark, brooding atmosphere of the music. The opening "Show of Strength", a soaring song that is driven by one of Sergeant's gripping guitar passages, sets the tone for the album, creating a heroic soundscape that crests with the majesty of "A Promise". The latter is a hypnotic song in which drummer DeFritas showcases his explosive style and McCulloch provides one the most compellingvocal performances of his career. While HEAVEN UP HERE may lack the hit singles that made the Bunnymen alternative-radio favourites throughout the '80s, it is a classic rock albumand arguably the Bunnymen's finest hour.

Track Listing:

Disc 1:
  1. Show Of Strength
  2. With A Hip
  3. Over The Wall
  4. It Was A Pleasure
  5. A Promise
  6. Heaven Up Here
  7. The Disease
  8. All My Colours
  9. No Dark Things
  10. Turquoise Days
  11. All I Want
  12. Broke My Neck (long version)
  13. Show Of Strength (live)
  14. The Disease (live)
  15. All I Want (live)
  16. Zimbo (live)
Release date Australia
February 2nd, 2010
Warner Music
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