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Echo And The Bunnymen*Heaven Up Here

Label:Korova – KODE 3
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Textured Sleeve
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:New Wave, Indie Rock

Tracklist

A1Show Of Strength4:48
A2With A Hip3:11
A3Over The Wall5:50
A4It Was A Pleasure3:05
A5A Promise4:03
B1Heaven Up Here3:47
B2The Disease2:15
B3All My Colours3:55
B4No Dark Things4:21
B5Turquoise Days3:48
B6All I Want4:00
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Credits

Notes

First edition released with a textured sleeve and credits printed on liner.

Recorded at Rockfield Studios, March 1981.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, Matrix, Label): KODE 3 A*
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, Matrix, Label): KODE 3 B*
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, Runout, Etched): KODE 3 A-4 I W-17
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, Runout, Etched): KODE 3 B-3 F/2 W-11
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, Runout, Etched, Variant 1): KODE 3 A5 W5
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, Runout, Etched, Variant 1): KODE 3 B5 W5
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, Runout, Etched, Variant 2): KODE 3 A4 I W-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, Runout, Etched, Variant 2): KODE 3 B5 I W-16
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, Runout, Etched, Variant 3): KODE 3 A4 I W-6
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, Runout, Etched, Variant 3): KODE 3 B-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, Runout, Etched, variant 4): KODE ̷3̷ 3 A4 I W-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, Runout, Etched, variant 4): KODE 3 B3 I W-5KD
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, Runout, Etched, variant 5): KODE 3 W-27KD
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, Runout, Etched, variant 5): KODE 3 B-3 W1T1 W-4KD

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Heaven Up Here (LP, Album, Winchester Pressing)Sire, KorovaSRK 3569US1981
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Heaven Up Here (LP, Album, White Labels)Korova, KorovaKOW 58 320, Kode 3Germany1981
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Heaven Up Here (LP, Album, Stereo)Korova, KorovaKOW 58 320, KODE 3Netherlands1981
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Heaven Up Here (LP, Album)Korova, WEAKODE 3, U 58320Italy1981
Heaven Up Here (LP, Album)Korova58320France1981

Reviews

  • First_Cut_Records's avatar
    An incredible and often overlooked album, simply because it didn't fit the stadium rock pomp of the time. Heaven Up Here has got it all - dramatic guitar crescendos (Over the Wall) hypnotic, moody introspection (The Disease) and haunting pyschedleic folksy chants ('All My Colours') - backed up by some of the greatest drumming ever heard. To my mind, Heaven is EATB's career highlight and an absolute gem. Seek it out.
    • davidgreen55's avatar
      davidgreen55
      As others have said, a dark and dense album, but it's never really gloomy - there's too much melody and passion for that. It takes you down, but brings you right back up again. It took a few plays to hook into - The Disease, All My Colours and Over The Wall were the ones that stuck first, then, without knowing why, you're dancing up to people waving your arms and singing "with a hip-hip-hop and a flip-flap-flop, gonna steal some bananas from the grocer's shop," in their faces with manic glee. This album came in for amount of slagging at the time and accusations of being pretentious and up its own arse, but it's just full of weird, wired passion. The drums of course are off the scale good - De Freitas was untouchable. Mac's at full stretch lyrically, pulling some kind of crazy sense out of his seemingly fritzed oddball imagery. Pattinson's lyrical groovy bass drives the tunes along allowing Will Sergeant the freedom and room to add the harsher angles, throw in the eastern flourishes and generate the atmosphere. This is one of those records where the vibe of the cover just sums the whole damn thing up. Recommended listening on headphones for lone walks on cold beaches at sunset when you're just not sure if it's really the wind that's making your eyes water.
      • djw1208's avatar
        djw1208
        I suggest all versions of cd 2292-42317-2 made in Europe be merged into one as they are all the same release.
        • basky_22's avatar
          basky_22
          It's in Tony Fletchers' book 'Never Stop'. While on tour the band found out that the wrong mix was used. The band ordered that all copies should be destroyed. But a few months later Will found a copy in Austria with the same -wrong- mix. The record company just sent the records over to a foreign country instead of destroying them.
          • Plasticsoul2001's avatar
            I've heard a tale of an alternate, unapproved mix of Heaven Up Here that was released in Italy (?) and quickly recalled and replaced with the mix that the band had approved. I've never been able to find any evidence of this online or anywhere else. Anybody have any information on this?
            • flowersimon's avatar
              flowersimon
              Quite simply the greatest album ever made.
              A ridiculous statement of course but proof, if it were needed, that objective reviews of a subjective medium - music - are essentially futile. Commercially, the least successful Bunnymen album, the least accessible and pretty much dark from start to finish. Not a saccharine Lips Like Sugar or a singalong Seven Seas in sight. Not much going for it then. But slowly the melodies appear through the dark and edgy atmosphere. A difficult listen? Maybe. But nothing worth having ever came easy. Heaven Up Here is the Bunnymen at their peak - a peak only matched by the Oxfam sales of second-hand overcoats, tartan shirts and skinny young men in moccasins and no socks.
              To the come all ye faithful there is no other. It’s Heaven Up Here after all.
              Sounds ridiculous. Yep.
              Still the greatest album ever made though 😉
              • Numanoid's avatar
                Numanoid
                Sparse and simple, but as a whole it moves and flows like an excellent album is supposed to. A minor masterpiece, alongside many of the year 1981, a particular good vintage of popular music. The cover artwork is ace too.

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