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Heavens Edge: Self-titled, What a great album


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Much have been said about this fantastic album. I bought it when it was released and have listened to it so many times. The other day I put it in cd-player again for the million time and it was as good as ever.

 

I think it has everything. A great blend of rockers and melodic master tunes. Fantastic production by Neil Kernon, yes everything. You get tears in your eyes and the hair on your back look like the hair of a punk rocker when you hear anthems like Find another way, Bad reputation, Daddy's little girl and Come play the game.

 

It's one of the cd:s in my collection that I have listened to most times. And it is easily in my list of the best 10 albums of all times. :beerbang::beerbang::beerbang:

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Yep, excellent disc. 'Come play the game' is pretty much the blueprint for the perfect melodic hard rock song. Love this CD... and the next one. Imagine 'Some other place some other time' with Neil Kernon at the helm too! Either way, two fantastic CDs.

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Yep good stuff. "Find Another Way" is the highlight for me....

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This one was released at a time when a lot of great music was coming out of the Tri-State area.

 

If you like this one, you really need to hear NETWORK - CRASHIN' HOLLYWOOD (if you haven't already).

 

I've never heard of Network. Might have to look into them.

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Come Play the Game, Find Another Way, Daddy's Little Girl and Bad Reputation (a huge High And Dry era sounding Def Leppard song) are all fantastic tracks. The disc does have a few fillers (ie: Is That All You Want? & Don't Stop Don't Go) but the good stuff out weighs the not so good by a country mile. It wouldn't make my top 10, maybe my top 25, but certainly it would be in my top 50 of all time.

 

I remember reading a review in Rolling Stones about this one and the debut from Firehouse, both discs got ripped because it was too much of the same from every other hair rock band at the time. I remember some shit band like REM or something got 5 stars and these 2 titles only got 2 stars......I always hated Rolling Stone magazine from that day on. They don't like anything but Bob Dylan, U2 and Tom Petty styled drival boring folk rock crap. If it's melodic they don't like it.

 

It took me over 16 years (I've had the tape since 1992 or so) to find the CD ''cheap'' of this one, and within 2 months I found 2 copies, one went straight into my small and tight music collection and the other found a good home through Ebay.

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Come Play the Game, Find Another Way, Daddy's Little Girl and Bad Reputation (a huge High And Dry era sounding Def Leppard song) are all fantastic tracks. The disc does have a few fillers (ie: Is That All You Want? & Don't Stop Don't Go) but the good stuff out weighs the the not so good by a country mile.

 

It took me over 16 years (I've had the tape since 1992 or so) to find the CD of this one, and within 2 months I found 2 copies, one went straight into my small and tight music collection and the other found a good through Ebay.

 

This was one I wore the cassette writing off the facing and was one of the first CD's I went to locate when I got rid of the cassettes and went the CD route.

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This one was released at a time when a lot of great music was coming out of the Tri-State area.

 

If you like this one, you really need to hear NETWORK - CRASHIN' HOLLYWOOD (if you haven't already).

 

The Network disc is fairly good as well but it doesn't really come close to the standard of the Heavens Edge IMO. It is more in the Aor direction with Mark Evans (singer in HE) on bass and Larry Baus on vocals (from Red Dawn). It was recorded before the Heavens EDge album, in 89 I think.

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This one was released at a time when a lot of great music was coming out of the Tri-State area.

 

If you like this one, you really need to hear NETWORK - CRASHIN' HOLLYWOOD (if you haven't already).

 

The Network disc is fairly good as well but it doesn't really come close to the standard of the Heavens Edge IMO. It is more in the Aor direction with Mark Evans (singer in HE) on bass and Larry Baus on vocals (from Red Dawn). It was recorded before the Heavens EDge album, in 89 I think.

Yeah, I agree. The Network disc is excellent (far better than the Red Dawn album) but not really very Heavens Edge-ish. imo :)

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I've never met anyone who likes our genre of music who doesn't love 'Come Play the Game.'

Well, you have now. I like Heavens Edge just fine, but that song is overhyped as hell, and I just don't understand people's love for it. Talk about the most obvious hook imaginable. And those lyrics are the stuff of trite, banal nightmares. "Turn around / Love is right behind you"...really? Oh, how original. I turned around once and all I saw was my fucking shadow, a little girl trying to sell me Girl Scout cookies, and a pug-faced mutt mistaking my leg for a fire hydrant. I can listen to every song on this CD except that one; it's the one time I reach for the Skip button as frantically as Rosie O'Donnell reaches for the last Twinkie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Kidding, of course...that song is commercial metal perfection!!)

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This album has been announced as a forthcoming re-issue on the Rock Candy label. It'll be released with the usual lavish packaging afforded to all RC releases and has the full involvement of Mark Evans, Reggie Wu and Dave Rath.

 

That sounds great. I love the other Rock Candy reissues I have always high quality.

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Hi there

 

Just grabb a copy in a second hand store here in Spain (la metralleta), this was my lucky week finding cd´s (FIST Danger zone , Heavens edge, Mothers army first...)

 

In crisis time, people sells everytihing (I think...)

 

Bye

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