Heaven 17 ‎– The Luxury Gap

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V2253, V 2253 Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap(LP, Album, EMI) Virgin, Virgin V2253, V 2253 UK 1983 Sell This Version
14C 262 VG50000 Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap (Cass, Album) Virgin 14C 262 VG50000 Greece 1983 Sell This Version
CDV 2253 Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap(CD, Album, RE) Virgin CDV 2253 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
D 405337 Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap(Cass) Virgin D 405337 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
405 337-352, 405 337 Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap(Cass, Album) Virgin, Virgin 405 337-352, 405 337 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
VK 72253 Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap(Cass, Album) Virgin VK 72253 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
VL4-2253 Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap(Cass, Album) Virgin VL4-2253 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
AC 8-8020 Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap(Cass, Album) Virgin AC 8-8020 US 1983 Sell This Version
TCV 2253 Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap(Cass, Album) Virgin TCV 2253 UK 1983 Sell This Version
ATC 9628 Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap(Cass, Album, Dol) Virgin ATC 9628 US 1983 Sell This Version
TCV 2253 Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap(Cass, Album, Red) Virgin TCV 2253 UK 1983 Sell This Version
205 337, 205 337-320 Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin 205 337, 205 337-320 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
I-205.337, I-205337 Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin I-205.337, I-205337 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
V 2253 Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap(LP, Album) Virgin V 2253 New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
205337 Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap(LP, Album) Virgin 205337 France 1983 Sell This Version
205 337 Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap(LP, Album) Virgin 205 337 France 1983 Sell This Version
V-2253, V2253 Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin V-2253, V2253 Scandinavia 1983 Sell This Version
LSVIRG 11043, V 2253 Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap(LP, Album) Jugoton, Virgin LSVIRG 11043, V 2253 Yugoslavia 1983 Sell This Version
V2253 Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap(LP, Album) Virgin V2253 Israel 1983 Sell This Version
205337 Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap(LP, Album) Virgin 205337 France 1983 Sell This Version
VIL-6041, VIRG-6041 Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin VIL-6041, VIRG-6041 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
V2253, V 2253 Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin V2253, V 2253 Ireland 1983 Sell This Version
V 2253 Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap(LP, Album) Virgin V 2253 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
VNC 5039 Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap(LP, Album) Virgin VNC 5039 South Africa 1983 Sell This Version
613005 Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap(LP, Album) Virgin 613005 Portugal 1983 Sell This Version
V 2253, V2253 Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin V 2253, V2253 Finland 1983 Sell This Version
V2253, V 2253 Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin V2253, V 2253 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
205 337, 205 337-320 Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin 205 337, 205 337-320 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
VL 2253 Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap(LP, Album) Virgin VL 2253 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
AL 9628 Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap(LP, Album) Arista AL 9628 US 1983 Sell This Version
LAE-521 Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap(LP, Album) Virgin LAE-521 Mexico 1983 Sell This Version
14C 062-VG50000 Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap(LP, Album) Virgin 14C 062-VG50000 Greece 1983 Sell This Version
VL 2253 Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap(LP, Album) Virgin VL 2253 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
AL 9628 Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap(LP, Album) Arista AL 9628 US 1983 Sell This Version
V2253, V 2253 Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap(LP, Album, CBS) Virgin, Virgin V2253, V 2253 UK 1983 Sell This Version
46 957 7 Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap(LP, Album, Club) Virgin 46 957 7 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
AL 8-8020 Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap(LP, Album, Ind) Arista, Virgin AL 8-8020 US 1983 Sell This Version
VIL-6041, VIRG-6041 Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap(LP, Album, Promo) Virgin, Virgin VIL-6041, VIRG-6041 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
OVED 213, V2253 Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap(LP, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin OVED 213, V2253 UK 1988 Sell This Version
CAROL 1102-2 Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap(CD, Album, RE) Caroline Records CAROL 1102-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
none Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap (Remastered And Expanded)(CDr, Album, Promo) Caroline Records none US 2006 Sell This Version
CDVR 2253, 0946 3 66807 2 9 Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap(CD, Album, RE, RM) Virgin, Virgin CDVR 2253, 0946 3 66807 2 9 UK & Europe 2006 Sell This Version
CDVR 2253, 0946 3 66807 2 9 Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap(CD, Album, RE, RM) Virgin, Virgin CDVR 2253, 0946 3 66807 2 9 UK & Europe 2006 Sell This Version
CDVR 2253, 0946 3 66807 2 9 Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap(CD, Album, RE, RM) Virgin, Virgin CDVR 2253, 0946 3 66807 2 9 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
CDVR 2253, 0946 3 66807 2 9 Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap(CD, Album, RE, RM) Virgin, Virgin CDVR 2253, 0946 3 66807 2 9 UK & Europe 2006 Sell This Version
CDVR 2253, 0946 3 66807 2 9 Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap(CDr, Album, Promo, RE, RM) Virgin, Virgin CDVR 2253, 0946 3 66807 2 9 UK & Europe 2006 Sell This Version
none Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap(File, AAC, Album) Virgin none Europe 2006
none Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap(CD, Album, Promo) Virgin, The Daily Mail none UK 2008 Sell This Version
none Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap(CD, Album, Promo) Virgin, The Irish Daily Mail none Ireland 2008 Sell This Version
CDVX 2253, 50999 979448 2 9 Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap(CD, Album, Promo, RE, RM + CD, Comp, Promo, RM + D) Virgin, Virgin CDVX 2253, 50999 979448 2 9 UK & Europe 2012 Sell This Version
CDVX 2253, 50999 979448 2 9 Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Comp, RM + DVD-V, Comp, NT) Virgin, Virgin CDVX 2253, 50999 979448 2 9 UK & Europe 2012 Sell This Version
P-4101 Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap (Cass, Album, Unofficial) Pyramid (7) P-4101 Saudi Arabia Unknown Sell This Version
CDV 2253 Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap(CD, Album, RE) Virgin CDV 2253 UK Unknown Sell This Version
CDV2253, 0777 7 86701 2 4 Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap(CD, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin CDV2253, 0777 7 86701 2 4 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CDV 2253 Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap(CD, Album, RE) Virgin CDV 2253 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CDV 2253 Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap(CD, Album, RE) Virgin CDV 2253 UK Unknown Sell This Version
CDV 2253 Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap(CD, Album, RE) Virgin CDV 2253 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CDV2253, 0777 7 86701 2 4 Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap(CD, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin CDV2253, 0777 7 86701 2 4 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CDVR 2253, 0946 3 66807 2 9 Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap(CD, Album, RE, RM) Virgin, Virgin CDVR 2253, 0946 3 66807 2 9 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
8621 Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap(Cass, Album, Comp, Unofficial) 747 8621 Saudi Arabia Unknown Sell This Version

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mundayschild

mundayschild

August 19, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
referencing The Luxury Gap, LP, Album, EMI, V2253, V 2253
Martin Rushent's Linn Drum programming on this is some of the most inventive and creative bar Trevor Horn's arrangements for Propaganda. Texturally the drum machine is centre stage and the songs seem to be built around these rock solid electronic rhythms all except for 'Lady Ice..' and 'Best Kept Secret'.
The massive sounding 'Key To The World' just booms with that huge drum sound.
Special mention also goes out to "Let Me Go" probably the first pop production to use the embryonic Acid sound of the Roland TB303.
'We Live so Fast' is all about those syncopated Linn drums again, with a decent side order of sparkling chrome synths.
I find the lyrics of 'Come Live With Me' a little dodgy, but the tune is great.
What I do like with some of the lyrics is the thinly veiled swipes at the horrors of capitalism and consumerist societal traps.
All in all this is a great 80's album which has really stood the test of time and another testament to the genius of Martin Rushent's unique production style. This and 'Dare' and to a lesser extent 'Love And Dancing' make up some of the best electronic music of that era.
Essential...
StevePowell0

StevePowell0

June 19, 2017
referencing The Luxury Gap, LP, Album, EMI, V2253, V 2253
I love this album. I think who'll stop the rain and Let Me Go are my favourites. Its really worth putting it on and leaving it on, one of those albums that grows on you. Some beautiful vocals on this too.
Crijevo

Crijevo

August 14, 2016
referencing The Luxury Gap, LP, Album, EMI, V2253, V 2253

"The Luxury Gap" is definitely a moment Heaven 17 were waiting for and made it big. While their debut album was still bravely crossing over into pop and experimental territory the principle core duo of Marsh and Ware pioneered when in The Human League, their second album brushed all the rough edges and delivered a stunning collection deservedly remaining in the ears (and hearts) of many.

Because, it is a true "greatest hits" collection - from "Crushed By the Wheels Of Industry" all the way through to the album's grand finale that is "The Best Kept Secret", there is this invisible yet nicely consistent storyline. While in their later years, Heaven 17 sadly lost (or simply, they willingly dropped) their electro-pop ideals for their white-soul pretenses, the group's first four albums plus "Endless" do provide an impressive catalogue, with a sophisticated pop pedigree.
CRUSHTRASH

CRUSHTRASH

December 9, 2013
referencing The Luxury Gap, CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Comp, RM + DVD-V, Comp, NT, CDVX 2253, 50999 979448 2 9
Also a shame the "We Live So Fast" is culled from Endless, so you get Sanny-X Megamix outro beats speeding up and overlaying the start of the 12" version. Also this track, and "Who'll Stop The Rain" seem to fade-out a little too quickly.
simonali

simonali

April 25, 2013
referencing The Luxury Gap, CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Comp, RM + DVD-V, Comp, NT, CDVX 2253, 50999 979448 2 9
Shame that the Temptation 12" mix doesn't have the scream at the beginning that made me jump the first time I played it on vinyl back in 1983!
Spatzo

Spatzo

January 28, 2013
referencing The Luxury Gap, CD, Album, RE, CDV2253, 0777 7 86701 2 4
This version (CDV2253) was originally released on cd in 1983 or 1984, not 1988 as listed. I know because my rich friend had a $2500 Revox cd player and we cranked this out all the time back then. It was one of the first cd to cassette tape recordings I made when cd's first came out.