READER REPORT:

Album I can't live without: Heaven Up Here

NIGEL GREGORY
Last updated 14:02 10/10/2012
Heaven Up Here
A BEAUTY: Echo and the Bunnymen's Heaven Up Here.

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While the 12 albums that might constitute my Desert Island Discs changes hourly, Echo and the Bunnymen's Heaven Up Here remains a constant.

I love the stirrings a time+place album can bring. But this goes beyond that. The songs are sonically stunning. There is real depth and scope to the sounds and the words. There are sounds I didn't recognise or understand. Lyrics I couldn't comprehend.

The album photos were evocative: looking out to sea, prompting untold questions. The dark and light of the black and white band photo on the inner sleeve... cool beyond description.

There were big sounds and big songs. These contrasted with the very odd sounding and the inclusion of short tracks; simplicity and magnificence dancing hand in hand.


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