(Reviewed by wavemeister):
17 'Endless', released in 1986 by Virgin, Synthpop
We Live So Fast
Penthouse And Pavement
Let Me Go
Who`ll Stop The Rain
(We Don´t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang
Let´s All Make A Bomb (New Version)
Crushed By The Wheels Of Industry
And That´s No Lie
of Heaven 17 were when Ian Craig Marsh and Martyn Ware left Human League
to found their own project. With Glenn Gregory as vocalist, their first
single release '(We Don´t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang' reached
a #45 in the UK 1981 (though being banned by the BBC).
The second single didn´t charted, but the following releases hitted
the charts again. From 1982 on, Heaven 17 were regulary visitors of the
charts in Europe with the hit singles like 'Let Me Go', 'Temptation',
'Crushed By The Wheels Of Industry' and the respective albums until 1987
when the album 'Teddy Bear, Duke & Psycho' turned out be a commercial
failure and halted the career of this band for a certain time.
of their sound were funky rhythms combined with electronic melody lines
and the strangely unconcerned but nonetheless catchy voice of Glenn Gregory.
'Endless' gathered the single releases (most of them in 12"-versions)
and a few album tracks in a Megamix-concept, while the 'Heaven 17 Megamix'
itself was created by Sanny X. for the famous DMC remix service.
each track on 'Endless' is that compelling as their greatest hits, it´s
the best compilation of Heaven 17 and an occasion to get the 12"-versions
on one disc.