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Bigger Than America
Heaven 17
Bigger Than America
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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1996 album contains two bonus remixes of the single, ''Designing Heaven,'' one of which was remixed by veteran producer Giorgio Moroder and another with Gregory singing in German. WEA.

      
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All Artists: Heaven 17
Title: Bigger Than America
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Cleopatra
Original Release Date: 1/20/1998
Re-Release Date: 1/27/1998
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: New Wave & Post-Punk, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 741157018721, 706301634622

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Album Description
1996 album contains two bonus remixes of the single, ''Designing Heaven,'' one of which was remixed by veteran producer Giorgio Moroder and another with Gregory singing in German. WEA.
 

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David S. from GLENDALE, CA
Reviewed on 6/19/2007...
Very good electronic album from New Wavers Heaven 17.

CD Reviews

Heavenly return to form.
orac_uk | bracknell, berkshire United Kingdom | 04/05/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"After two ground breaking platinum albums in the early 80's, Heaven 17 lost it only to be over taken by former bandmates The Human League. So it's a wonderful surprise to find that Ware, Marsh and Craig have come up with a modern classic. This is the album that should have followed on from The Luxury Gap. Bigger Than America cannot be described as a simple retro step back to the electro early eighties. It's a skilful mix of modern electronica with those warm analogue synth sounds which they helped pioneer. Some of the sounds on this album could have come from their time with the Human League. But what really sets this album apart from the others is the strong collection of songs, which all have that Heaven 17 trademark of melodic perfection. Martyn Ware does a good job on the production of this album with the inclusion of modern dance beats and crystal clear vocals from the superb Glenn Gregory. Highlights include the album opener Dive and the haunting Do I Believe and there are no filler tracks on Bigger Than America. Strongly recommended if you loved their debut album Penthouse & Pavement."
A Contemporary Classic
orac_uk | 12/17/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Usually with your favorite bands, there is no comparison to the first few albums. Especially with 80's bands, those first few are often their best work, plus your nostalgia and loyalty often make it difficult to truly appreciate later work. However, with "Bigger Than America", I can honestly say that this is my favorite Heaven 17 album. I've had it for almost two years now and it has rarely left my CD player for the shelf. The textures, lyrics, melodies, and harmonies of almost every song are a credit to the staying power of the three members of the group. From the sultry way Martyn Ware says "Dive" on the opening number to the dance songs of "We Blame Love" and "Freak" to the chilling lyrics of "Bigger Than America"...I could list every song and compliment the songwriting and vocal talent of the band. I swear you will not be disappointed with this album. I can only hope they will continue in this vein for another record...."