Live at Last
"Live At Last"
Irish Release 15th August 2008 on COOKING VINYL
Friday 15th August, sees the Irish release of Live At Last, the new live album from Electro New Wave pioneers, Heaven 17. Recorded at the SECC, Glasgow in 1999, the album features the original line-up of Glenn Gregory (vocals), Martyn Ware (keyboards) and Ian Craig Marsh (guitar/synths).

“This live album is from a tour we did with Erasure,” explains Martyn Ware. “It was a 40-minute set, so it's basically a greatest hits package with a couple of new songs. Because of the nature of the way we are on stage, it has to be by necessity - and we want it to be - very electronic. Certain songs adapt to that, and songs from 'How Men Are' onwards don't adapt is well, because that was more real instruments. So that's why they're generally from the first two albums and more recent stuff.”

But why did you decided to include 'Being Boiled'?

"It was the first thing that me and Ian even wrote, and also Glenn is a big fan of 'Being Boiled'. Glenn always thought he should have been the original singer in The Human League, which if he had been in Sheffield, he probably would have been. But I can't claim authorship of the lyrics - they're too barking. Those were Phil's. He freely admits now that he'd got three or four major religions all mixed up in his head, and it was just a conglomerated mix. But it sounded good. And it adapts well to a contemporary treatment - it's not a million miles away from the kind of big sounding electronic music that we heard much more of in later years.”

Available on CD and as a digital download bundle, the full tracklisting is as follows :

1. (We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang
2. Crushed By The Wheels Of Industry
3. We Blame Love
4. Come Live With Me
5. Freak!
6. Let Me Go
7. Let’s All Make A Bomb
8. Penthouse And Pavement
9. Designing Heaven
10. Temptation
11. Being Boiler


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