|Genres:||Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||new wave 80s synthpop synth pop new romantic electronic british pop|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
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An offshoot project from the UK production company BEF, this synthpop band featured the keyboards duo Ian Craig Marsh (11 November 1956, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England) and Martyn Ware (b. 19 May 1956, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England) and vocalist Glenn Gregory (b. 16 May 1958, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England). Heaven 17s first UK hit was the dance-orientated (We Dont Need This) Fascist Groove Thang, which reached number 45. In late 1981, they released the bestselling album Penthouse And Pavement, which reflected the hedonistic themes of the period. Alternating with BEF projects and various guest appearances, Heaven 17 recorded intermittently. In May 1983, they achieved their finest moment with the electrifying UK number 2 hit, Temptation, which featured guest vocalist Carol Kenyon. Further hits from the attendant The Luxury Gap included Come Live With Me, Crushed By The Wheels Of Industry and Let Me...