Heaven 17 ‎– Penthouse And Pavement

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Pavement Side
(We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang 4:17
Penthouse And Pavement 6:20
Play To Win 3:30
Soul Warfare 4:57
Penthouse Side
Geisha Boys And Temple Girls 4:30
Let's All Make A Bomb 4:02
The Height Of The Fighting 3:00
Song With No Name 3:33
We're Going To Live For A Very Long Time

Versions (53)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
V2208 Heaven 17 Penthouse And Pavement(LP, Album) Virgin V2208 UK 1981 Sell This Version
V 2208, V2208 Heaven 17 Penthouse And Pavement(Cass, Album) Virgin, Virgin V 2208, V2208 Finland 1981 Sell This Version
D-404.017 Heaven 17 Penthouse And Pavement(Cass, Album) Virgin D-404.017 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
VL4-2225 Heaven 17 Penthouse And Pavement(Cass, Album) Virgin VL4-2225 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
TCV 2208 Heaven 17 Penthouse And Pavement(Cass, Album, Bla) Virgin TCV 2208 UK 1981 Sell This Version
TCV 2208 Heaven 17 Penthouse And Pavement(Cass, Album, Red) Virgin TCV 2208 UK 1981 Sell This Version
VIL 12208 Heaven 17 Penthouse And Pavement(LP, Album) Virgin VIL 12208 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
V 2208, V2208 Heaven 17 Penthouse And Pavement(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin V 2208, V2208 Finland 1981 Sell This Version
V 2208 Heaven 17 Penthouse And Pavement(LP, Album) Virgin V 2208 New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
V2208 Heaven 17 Penthouse And Pavement(LP, Album) Virgin V2208 UK 1981 Sell This Version
VIP 6985, VIRG-6985 Heaven 17 Penthouse And Pavement(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin VIP 6985, VIRG-6985 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
204 017, 204 017-320 Heaven 17 Penthouse And Pavement(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin 204 017, 204 017-320 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
204 017, 204 017-320 Heaven 17 Penthouse And Pavement(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin 204 017, 204 017-320 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
602705 Heaven 17 Penthouse And Pavement(LP, Album) Virgin 602705 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
VL 2225 Heaven 17 Penthouse And Pavement(LP, Album) Virgin VL 2225 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
V2208, 204 017 Heaven 17 Penthouse And Pavement(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin V2208, 204 017 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
I-204017 Heaven 17 Penthouse And Pavement(LP, Album) Virgin I-204017 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
204064 Heaven 17 Penthouse And Pavement(LP, Album) Virgin 204064 France 1981 Sell This Version
V 2208 Heaven 17 Penthouse And Pavement(LP, Album) Virgin V 2208 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
204 017, 204 017-320 Heaven 17 Penthouse And Pavement(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin 204 017, 204 017-320 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
VL 2225 Heaven 17 Penthouse And Pavement(LP, Album) Virgin VL 2225 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
2473 824 Heaven 17 Penthouse And Pavement(LP, Album) Virgin 2473 824 Greece 1981 Sell This Version
VNC 5019 Heaven 17 Penthouse And Pavement(LP, Album) Virgin VNC 5019 South Africa 1981 Sell This Version
VIP 6985 Heaven 17 Penthouse And Pavement(LP, Album, Promo) Virgin VIP 6985 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
2473 824 Heaven 17 Penthouse And Pavement(LP, Album, TP) Virgin 2473 824 Greece 1981 Sell This Version
CS 482 Heaven 17 Penthouse And Pavement(Cass, Album) Virgin CS 482 Mexico 1982 Sell This Version
LAE-482 Heaven 17 Penthouse And Pavement(LP, Album) Virgin Records (Mexico) LAE-482 Mexico 1982 Sell This Version
VIP-6985 Heaven 17 Penthouse And Pavement(LP, Album) Virgin VIP-6985 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
LPBS-1037 Heaven 17 Penthouse And Pavement(LP, Album) Beta Record C.A. LPBS-1037 Venezuela 1982 Sell This Version
VIP-6985, VIRG-6985 Heaven 17 Penthouse And Pavement(LP, Album, Promo) Virgin, Virgin VIP-6985, VIRG-6985 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
I-204-017, I-204017 Heaven 17 Penthouse And Pavement(LP, Album, RP) Virgin, Virgin I-204-017, I-204017 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
CDV2208, 610 024 Heaven 17 Penthouse And Pavement(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin CDV2208, 610 024 UK & Europe 1983 Sell This Version
CDV2208 Heaven 17 Penthouse And Pavement(CD, Album) Virgin CDV2208 UK 1983 Sell This Version
OVEDC 157 Heaven 17 Penthouse And Pavement(Cass, Album, RE) Virgin OVEDC 157 UK 1983 Sell This Version
70069 Heaven 17 Penthouse And Pavement(LP, Album, RE) Virgin 70069 France 1984 Sell This Version
204 017, 204 017-270 Heaven 17 Penthouse And Pavement(LP, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin 204 017, 204 017-270 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
204 017, 204 017-270 Heaven 17 Penthouse And Pavement(LP, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin 204 017, 204 017-270 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
204 017, 204 017-610 Heaven 17 Penthouse And Pavement(LP, Album, RP) Virgin, Virgin 204 017, 204 017-610 Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
CDV2208 Heaven 17 Penthouse And Pavement(CD, Album, RE) Virgin CDV2208 UK 1987 Sell This Version
Oved 157 Heaven 17 Penthouse And Pavement(LP, Album, RE) Virgin Oved 157 UK 1987 Sell This Version
CAROL 1101-2 Heaven 17 Penthouse And Pavement(CD, Album, RE) Caroline Records CAROL 1101-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
VJCP 68633 Heaven 17 Penthouse And Pavement(CD, Album, RE) Virgin VJCP 68633 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
none Heaven 17 Penthouse & Pavement(File, AAC, Album, RM) Virgin none Europe 2006
none Heaven 17 Penthouse And Pavement (Remastered And Expanded)(CDr, Album, Promo) Caroline Records none US 2006 Sell This Version
none Heaven 17 Penthouse And Pavement(19xFile, MP3, Album, RE, RM) Virgin none UK 2006
CDVR 2208, 0946 3 66802 2 4 Heaven 17 Penthouse And Pavement(CD, Album, RE, RM) Virgin, Virgin CDVR 2208, 0946 3 66802 2 4 UK & Europe 2006 Sell This Version
CDVR 2208, 0946 3 66802 2 4 Heaven 17 Penthouse And Pavement(CDr, Album, Promo) Virgin, Virgin CDVR 2208, 0946 3 66802 2 4 UK & Europe 2006 Sell This Version
CDVX 2208, 50999 6 29325 2 3 Heaven 17 Penthouse And Pavement(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, RM + DVD-V, NTSC + Box) Virgin, Virgin CDVX 2208, 50999 6 29325 2 3 UK 2010 Sell This Version
0602547941602, 4794160 Heaven 17 Penthouse And Pavement(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin 0602547941602, 4794160 Netherlands 2016 Sell This Version
none Heaven 17 Penthouse And Pavement (1981)(CDr, Album, Promo, RE) Virgin none UK Unknown Sell This Version
CDV2208, 0777 7 87276 20 Heaven 17 Penthouse And Pavement(CD, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin CDV2208, 0777 7 87276 20 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CDV2208 Heaven 17 Penthouse And Pavement(CD, Album, RE) Virgin CDV2208 UK Unknown Sell This Version
I-204-017, I-204017 Heaven 17 Penthouse And Pavement(LP, Album, RP) Virgin, Virgin I-204-017, I-204017 Spain Unknown Sell This Version

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toshberman

toshberman

October 7, 2017
referencing Penthouse And Pavement, LP, Album, V2208

A bit of social-analysis seen through the noise and head of Sheffield's Heaven 17. One of the great (and smart) synth-funk- pop albums ever. One of the beauties of the album is that it's under-cooked with respect to production. In its own fashion, the 'sound' is minimal, and not fussy. Very straightforward and in one's face. Ian Craig Marsh and Martyn Ware were members of The Human League who made two great albums (with them in it) that pioneered the electro-experimental-pop sound. Very urban in a JG Ballard landscape that one imagines Sheffield as in the late 1970s and early 1980s. They left Phil Oakley (lead singer/co-writer) of the League to form B.E.F. with the singer Glen Gregory, and in theory, Heaven 17 is an off-shoot of this company/production house/art collective. In many ways, a pop version of Public Image Ltd. "Penthouse and Pavement" is an album about Capitalism and everything wrong with it, yet, done with beautiful melodies and a steady dance beat.

This edition is very vinyl aesthetic. Side one is the Pavement side (probably Situationist minded), and two is Penthouse side. As the album format goes, this is very much thought out work of pop music making. The first song on the Pavement side is "(We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang," a song that by all means should be the rallying cry in every demonstration against the corporate and political world. Written in the Reagan/Maggie era, this song still holds up in today's environment. It's impossible not to shake your hips or move your hands up and down when this record is being played. The "Pavement" side is very groove orientated, compared to the pop leanings of the Penthouse, which has five incredible songs in a row. Starting off with "Geisha Boys and Temple Girls" (a play of gender in that song) that lead to "Let's All Make a Bomb" which is probably the catchiest song about bomb-making ever in the pop music world. "The Height of the Fighting" is a glam electro song, that also serves as an anthem, made perfectly for the local Football match or a political rally. The entire side two is extremely focused on this type of music, where one feels 'action' is taking place instead of talking. The album ends with "We're Going To Live For A Very Long Time" which never ends if you have a turntable that doesn't turn itself off. The song continues in the runout until one picks up the record needle. Fantastic end to a perfect album of its time and place (the early 1980s).

The one persistent style or influence that goes through Heaven 17 and early Human League is glam rock. The Human League covered Mick Ronson's "After Dark" and Gary Glitter's "Rock n' Roll Part 2" and "Penthouse and Pavement" is very much soul meets glam. Heaven 17 continued to make good records, including their work with B.E.F. (British Electronic Foundation), but never came close to the brilliance and great songwriting of "Penthouse and Pavement." Also note that the album is engineered and co-produced by Peter Walsh, who worked on the later Scott Walker masterpieces. And advice to the buyer, do get the British edition of this album on vinyl, just for the fantastic endless groove of "We're Going To Live For A Long Time." -Tosh Berman
kara.f.leisure

kara.f.leisure

November 19, 2016
referencing Penthouse And Pavement, LP, Album, V2208
"Were Going To Live For A Very Long Time" finishes the album off with a nice lock groove, if it hasn't been noted before.
marcorocca

marcorocca

February 5, 2016
referencing Penthouse And Pavement, CD, Album, CDV2208
cd does not exist on the market before 1982 (Billy Joel october 1982) how can this CD have been made in 1981?
gadget242

gadget242

January 23, 2003
referencing Penthouse And Pavement, LP, Album, V2208
"We're Going To Live For A Very Long Time" re-uses the rhythm track to "Marianne" by the Human League. Was this a sly dig at their ex-colleagues? Who knows.