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Heaven 17

Endless (Reviewed by wavemeister):

Heaven 17 'Endless', released in 1986 by Virgin, Synthpop

Heaven 17 Megamix
We Live So Fast
Penthouse And Pavement
Let Me Go
Who`ll Stop The Rain
(We Don´t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang
Let´s All Make A Bomb (New Version)
Crushed By The Wheels Of Industry
And That´s No Lie
Sunset Now

The beginnings of Heaven 17 were when Ian Craig Marsh and Martyn Ware left Human League to found their own project. With Glenn Gregory as vocalist, their first single release '(We Don´t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang' reached a #45 in the UK 1981 (though being banned by the BBC).
The second single didn´t charted, but the following releases hitted the charts again. From 1982 on, Heaven 17 were regulary visitors of the charts in Europe with the hit singles like 'Let Me Go', 'Temptation', 'Crushed By The Wheels Of Industry' and the respective albums until 1987 when the album 'Teddy Bear, Duke & Psycho' turned out be a commercial failure and halted the career of this band for a certain time.

The formula of their sound were funky rhythms combined with electronic melody lines and the strangely unconcerned but nonetheless catchy voice of Glenn Gregory.
'Endless' gathered the single releases (most of them in 12"-versions) and a few album tracks in a Megamix-concept, while the 'Heaven 17 Megamix' itself was created by Sanny X. for the famous DMC remix service.

While not each track on 'Endless' is that compelling as their greatest hits, it´s the best compilation of Heaven 17 and an occasion to get the 12"-versions on one disc.

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