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Long Way to Heaven
Helix
Long Way to Heaven
Genre: Metal
 
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CD debut/ reissue of the hit Canadian hair metal outfit's 1985 album for Capitol, their third for the label & fifth overall. 10 tracks. Also features the original cover art and complete lyrics. 1999 release.

      

CD Details

All Artists: Helix
Title: Long Way to Heaven
Members Wishing: 7
Total Copies: 0
Label: EMI
Release Date: 10/11/1999
Album Type: Import, Limited Edition
Genre: Metal
Style:
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 667341359022

Synopsis

Album Description
CD debut/ reissue of the hit Canadian hair metal outfit's 1985 album for Capitol, their third for the label & fifth overall. 10 tracks. Also features the original cover art and complete lyrics. 1999 release.

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CD Reviews

HEAVEN & HELIX!
Randall M. Benton | Ridgway, PA United States | 05/30/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In 1985 we were in the nearing the heyday of the "hair band" era with a new (quote un quote) 'metal' band coming out every 45 seconds or so on MTV. Quietly in the middle of all this mediocrity came from the Great White North of Canada a serious band that could really PLAY! Wow, now there's a novel idea...a rock n' roll 'heavy metal' band that had real musical ability instead of glammor-boy/girl looks and lots of stupid clothes. These guys had the hair and all...but they were far from glammy.True, Helix first rocked the world a couple years earlier on the excellent "No Rest For The Wicked" (album) CD, but I believe they put all the pieces together just right on 85's "Long Way To Heaven." The music is just excellent, yet admittedly simple, rock n' roll that pulls few punches and is fun as hell to listen to. Every song on this steller album stands on its own merits and it's just too bad that Helix never got the press or radio (over)exposure that lesser-talented bands like Def Leppard, Poison, or Warrant got.Helix was a band that was cool to like because they weren't over-commercialized pretty boys that were short on talent and ridiculously long (or high) on hair. If the hair band era would have been more about musicianship and good music instead of image and mascara and spandex, it wouldn't have the rep it does today. Helix was firing on all cylinders on this one and it's certainly worth picking up by any true fan of rock n' roll. And you can play LOUD and very PROUD!HELIX WAS ONE OF THE BEST, AND MOST UNDERATED, BANDS OF THE 80'S. Too bad, because they could actually PLAY!"
Helix ready for the world!
Patrick Mitsdarfer | Williamsport, PA United States | 09/27/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This was a really solid effort and should've shot these guys into the stratosphere! Songs and music are top notch.Much better than Bon Jovi, Winger, Warrant etc, etc..Kids are all shakin, deep cuts the knife(my personal fave), long way to heaven, without you, Christine, Bang an off the bricks are some of the highlights, all songs are good, period. Production values are good not as good as Wild in the streets, though. Still this is extremely well written and played. This is a fun record, laid back and goes well with a beer!!!So buy it and rock on...Cheers.."
Takes me happily back.
Dave Preston | Cherry Hill, NJ United States | 06/04/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This one had been in my Wish List for a while. I was happy to hear it was available. I brought back good memories of my youth. The songs were well constructed, glammy but not too much. "Deep Cuts the Knife" Really moves me."