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Heaven 17 – Photography by Andrew Hurley

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Heaven 17 are an English new wave and synth-pop band that formed in Sheffield in 1980. The band were a trio for most of their career, composed of Martyn Ware (keyboards), Ian Craig Marsh (keyboards) (both previously of the Human League) and Glenn Gregory (vocals). Although most of the band’s music was recorded in the 1980s, they have occasionally reformed to record and perform, playing their first ever live concerts in 1997. Marsh left the band in 2007 and Ware and Gregory continued to perform as Heaven 17.

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Heaven 17 – Photography by Andrew Hurley

Although l had been following Heaven 17 from 1981, it was really l guess Temptation that put them on the map of recognition for many people.  By the end of the 80’s, l had drifted away from following them, but they gave us some absolute crackers for that era – were you fans, are you still fans, if the latter, what were/are your tracks? Here’s my Top 13.

1 -Temptation – 1983

2 -Let Me Go – 1983

3 -[We Don’t Need This] Fascist Groove Thang – 1981

4 – Penthose And Pavement – 1981

5 – Come Live With Me – 1983

6 – Let’s All Make A Bomb – 1981

7 – Crushed by the Wheels of Industry – 1983

8 – Play To Win – 1981

9 – We Live So Fast- 1983

10 – Geisha Boys and Temple Girls – 1981

11 – Hands up to Heaven – 1992

12 – Don’t Fear The Reaper – 2005

13 – Being Boiled – 2008

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So there we go folks – Top 13

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