Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Heaven 17 - We Live So Fast (12" Extended)

Heaven 17 - The Luxury Gap album cover
This song was only released as a single in America, and the original version of this song appeared as track 8 on Heaven 17's second and best-selling studio album, The Luxury Gap. Released on 8th April 1983, the album reached #4 in the British album charts (#72 U.S.) and achieved Platinum sales. Three singles from the album broke into the UK Top 20; Temptation (probably the synthpop group's most recognised song), Come Live With Me and Crushed By The Wheels Of Industry.

Released during a period when the New Wave sound was highly fashionable, The Luxury Gap is a synth-driven mix of political and catchy pop songs with nicely layered sounds. Add to that Glenn Gregory's distinctive voice and you have a gem of an album. It's more mainstream than their debut album, Penthouse And Pavement, but for those who prefer a more professional sound, then this is certainly an album worth listening to.

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