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Heaven & Hull
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Heaven and Hull turned out to be the last album from legendary axeman Mick Ronson. As it stands, the album is a worthy addition to his body of work. It features an impressive array of guest artists, including Def Leppar... more »
Heaven and Hull turned out to be the last album from legendary axeman Mick Ronson. As it stands, the album is a worthy addition to his body of work. It features an impressive array of guest artists, including Def Leppard's Joe Elliott, Chrissie Hynde and Martin Chambers of the Pretenders, David Bowie, John Mellencamp, and Ian Hunter. There is also a frenetic cover of Like a Rolling Stone and a live version of All the Young Dudes, performed with the surviving members of Queen. A fitting send-off for an oft-overlooked talent.
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David E. from TOLEDO, OH
Reviewed on 5/11/2007...
Guest artists on this record include: David Bowie, Chrissie Hynde and John Mellencamp
"...a smile on your face as you floated thru space..."
Brent | Ohio | 05/22/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I never was into "glam," being southern/redneck/homophobic, your choice. So I had to be literally restrained in the fall of 1972 to listen to "Ziggy Stardust." And still, to this day, all I could/can think is "WHO'S PLAYING THAT GUITAR?" OK, I've been obsequious about Ronno in my review of his Memorial set (GET THAT if you don't own it!) And I have to say, Mick had a lot of 'nads to produce/perform a work like "Heaven & Hull" while he was in his final illness. You've read the other reviews: "intense version of Like A Rolling Stone with Bowie"...Chrissie Hynde...Mellonhead...and Ronno's final live performance at the Freddie Mercury concert of "All the Young Dudes" with both Ian Hunter and David Bowie. But for my money, this CD's shining moment is the transcendant track,"Colour Me," which affects me - to TEARS - on two levels: the initial level, of course, is the astounding guitar. Indeed, if you listen closely, you can hear Bowie murmer "play that guitar" during the second lead break. On another level, when I'm concentrating on the words, it brings to mind the inevitibility of mortality. I asked a doctor friend of mind what was so..."important" about "color" that prompted Mick to write, perhaps, the strongest song in the CD, and I was told that "color therapy" is an "alternative treatment" for cancer. Which explains, "color me...a dangerous magenta," et al. But for me, the price of the CD is justified for that one line, "...colour me...and as I'm floating thru space/you'll see a smile on my face." Nothing else need be said. RIP, Mick."
A last chance listen
patrick j. martinez | los angeles, ca United States | 03/30/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"everything in life is temporary, including life. mick ronson's life ended too early, but he did leave behind many musical masterpieces, "heaven and hull" being one of them. his guitar playing remained raw and edgy, as evidenced in the explosive "color me", "don't look down", and "life's a river" to name but a few tracks from his last studio release. after listening to this i can't help but always ask, what if. it's like when tommy bolin released "private eyes" and then died within six months. you were left wanting more and wondering what if. mick's guitar is silent now, but thankfully we have his swan song preserved for all that have the ability to listen and the desire to hear one of the very best guitarists of all time. his gorgeous music can be heard from "heaven and hull"."