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Images of Heaven - Best of
Peter Godwin
Images of Heaven - Best of
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
  •  Track Listings (16) - Disc #1

Properly not a one-hit wonder--but a no-hit nobody in the States--Peter Godwin is nonetheless one of the premier examples of the most popular and enduring form of 1980s synth-pop: a nameless, but instantly recognizable fla...  more »

      
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All Artists: Peter Godwin
Title: Images of Heaven - Best of
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Oglio Records
Release Date: 2/3/1998
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: New Wave & Post-Punk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 790058159422

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Properly not a one-hit wonder--but a no-hit nobody in the States--Peter Godwin is nonetheless one of the premier examples of the most popular and enduring form of 1980s synth-pop: a nameless, but instantly recognizable flavor that incorporates Bryan Ferry vocals, harsh, sweeping strings, and overdubbed Linn-drum flourishes. Think of Naked Eyes or Talk Talk during the "It's My Life" phase. Think dapper, not goth; dance worthy, but not beat driven. "Images of Heaven" is the prime cut and the closest to a U.S. hit, but the same year (1982) also yielded "Torch Songs for the Heroine," "Emotional Disguise," and "Baby's in the Mountains"--all eminently hit worthy. Also great and included: "Gemini" and "Criminal World" from Godwin's first band, Metro. There are unreleased songs here as well (most are good). For more Godwin, track down the three Metro albums. --Gavin McNett
 

CD Reviews

IMAGES OF HEAVEN TAKES ME THERE, DUDE.
RODERICK MOLASAR | STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT | 06/13/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"GARY NEUMAN MEETS HOWARD JONES?....WELL, MAYBE. ALL I KNOW IS THAT I'VE BEEN HAUNTED BY MEMORIES OF THE TITLE TRACK FOR 24 YEARS AND NOW I FINALLY GET TO KEEP MY OWN COPY. IT WAS ONLY VERY, VERY RECENTLY THAT I WAS TRULY ABLE TO RELATE TO THE SUBJECT MATTER BECAUSE OF A WILLFUL DECEPTION PERPETRATED AGAINST ME BY A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN. I EVENTUALLY DISCOVERED THAT I WAS IN COMMUNION WITH ONLY A CAREFULLY CRAFTED ILLUSION AND NOT WITH THE TRUE ESSENCE OF THE YOUNG LADY HERSELF."
From master tapes
Joseph Watt | Scottsdale, AZ USA | 06/09/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In addition to the fact that all the tracks are from master tapes, they have also included all the 12" versions, including ours(Razormaid). [Although they should have asked permission first] Anyone collecting Peter Godwin, this is the CD to get! - jw"