Echo & The Bunnymen Heaven Up Here Numbered Limited Edition LP
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 463/500!
Numbered, Limited Edition! Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's World-Renowned Mastering System and Pressed at RTI!
Echo and the Bunnymen Heaven Up Here on Numbered Limited Edition LP from
Mobile Fidelity Silver Label!
Ranked #463 on Rolling Stone’s List of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time
English Band’s 1981 Sophomore Record A Superbly Articulate Expression of
Post-Punk Gloom, Despair, and Melancholy That’s Shot Through With Hope
Mastered on Mobile Fidelity’s World-Renowned Mastering System and Pressed at RTI
(America's Best Record Plant): LP Illuminates Myriad Textures, Atmospherics
How strong and looming of an influence is Echo and the Bunnymen? Strong enough
to be the one band name-dropped in a great piece of dialogue from the
music-loving film High Fidelity, whereupon Jack Black’s quipping record store
clerk character cites the band as legitimate tastemakers for much of the
cutting-edge music that happened in the late '80s and beyond.
And on no record is the English quintet’s greatness more apparent than on 1981’s
sophomore Heaven Up Here, the group’s first effort to chart in the U.S. and a
Top 10 smash in its native U.K. The record’s merits are legion — and timeless:
vocalist Ian McCulloch’s cavernous croon; dream-weaving guitar lines pushed
through ominous, melodic soundscapes; neopsychedelic dirges and self-aware
lyrics; glamorous drama and tortuous tension. These characteristics and more
turn the music restrained euphoria and what the band called “black magic.”
Rife with thick atmospherics and brooding dreamscapes, the harrowing songs
clatter amidst arrangements infused with requisite air, space, and chamber
echoes. Silhouetted guitar leads help convey moody dampness, despair, dread, and
disgust, the themes directly connected to narratives that tackle distrust,
dishonesty, betrayal, and arrested dreams. Cloudy and jagged for certain, but
the majesty of Heaven Up Here relates to how, in spite of the haunted
arrangements and claustrophobic feel, ribbons of light and hope illuminate its
shadowy corners and nocturnal glow.
Sharing much in common with Joy Division’s period output and a precursor to
later work by The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Cure, Love and Rockets, Ride, and
countless other U.K. artists, Heaven Up Here soars on Will Seargant’s angular
six-string blues, McCulloch’s vampiric grayness, and etched, stair-stepping bass
Mastered on Mobile Fidelity’s world-renowned mastering system and pressed at RTI
(America’s best record plant), Silver Label numbered limited edition LP presents
Echo and the Bunnymen’s breakthrough in an involving fidelity that blows away
what’s on the original pressings. Listeners will revel in the opened-up reverb,
sound effects, complex tonalities, swimmy textures, and crafty overdubs that are
so essential to the music. This is an '80s landmark, and if you like early U2,
you need this album.
About Silver Series: Coming from Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, the MoFi Silver
Label Vinyl Series features an eclectic mix of recordings. This series is
mastered and cut on the famous Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab state-of-the-art Tim de
Paravacini-designed mastering system. Vinyl is pressed at RTI on
audiophile-grade standard vinyl and are numbered limited-editions. Future
releases will continue to stretch stylistic boundaries, as the MoFi Silver Label
continues to explore music from many different genres. Expand your musical
horizons with the Silver Label!
"The Bunnymen refresh psychedelia for the New Wave era with an arena of foggy guitars and doomy drums, while Ian McCulloch updates the aura of Jim Morrison. Melody meets melodrama on the title track and on "A Promise," where McCulloch sing-sobs a story of love gone wrong." - www.rollingstone.com
• Limited Edition
• MoFi Silver Label Vinyl Series
• Mastered and Cut on the famous MoFi Sound Lab state-of-the-art Tim de Paravacini-designed mastering system.
• Pressed at RTI on Audiophile-Grade Standard Vinyl
1. Show of Strength
2. With a Hip
3. Over the Wall
4. It Was a Pleasure
5. A Promise
6. Heaven Up Here
7. The Disease
8. All My Colours
9. No Dark Things
10. Turquoise Days
11. All I Want