Heaven - Where Angels Fear To Tread (1983) (SG Records Reissue 2010)
Year : 1983 (SG Records Reissue 2010)
Style : Melodic Hard Rock
Country : Australia
Audio : 320 kbps + all scans + Video
Size : 117 mb
Heaven is band from Sydney, Australia that formed in 1980.The band recorded three albums and toured throughout the United States during the 1980s. The group's original style was similar to that of AC/DC but in later years went in a more commercial heavy metal direction along the lines of Judas Priest.The band was originally formed in Adelaide under the name Fat Lip, which featured Scottish-born Allan Fryer, bassist Laurie Marlow, and drummer Joe Turtur. Soon after the band moved to Sydney, AC/DC singer Bon Scott died in London and some unsubstantiated reports suggested that band was considering Fryer as a replacement. Fryer left Fat Lip and returned to Adelaide but he was never called upon to audition. Once back in Sydney, Fat Lip now consisted of Fryer and Marlow, Aldo Civitico (ex-Scandal) on drums and guitarist Bradford Kelly, originally from the band Swanee. Civitico dropped out just before the band signed its record deal, and Turtur joined the band. John Haese was also added as rhythm guitarist. Shortly afterward, Fat Lip came to the attention of Michael Browning, a Sydney music industry figure who had managed AC/DC in the 1970s and had just started a new record label called DeLuxe, to which he had signed INXS . Fat Lip began recording an album for DeLuxe, but changed its name to Heaven during the sessions. The album, Twilight of Mischief, was preceded in late 1981 by a single, "Fantasy". A second single, "In the Beginning" became the album's title track when it was released by CBS in the US under that name.John Haese left Heaven after the album was released and was replaced by Mick Cocks, formerly of Rose Tattoo. After a successful Australian tour supporting Iron Maiden, the band then went to the United States and also found some success there, particularly on the West Coast and toured with Judas Priest, Mötley Crüe, Black Sabbath and Kiss. They recorded a second album for RCA during 1983 called Where Angels Fear to Tread. The album was supported by a single, "Rock School" and featured guest contributions from Ronnie James Dio, Lita Ford and Glenn Hughes. After this, Cocks and Turtur left Heaven.Former AC/DC bass player Mark Evans and John Lalor were brought in as replacements (possibly the only time Evans was featured as a guitarist) but the relationship ended directly after a successful headlining tour of Australia. Heaven disbanded due to conflicts with Fryer.In 1984, Fryer recruited drummer Tommy Dimitroff and returned to America to reform Heaven, this time with ex-Talas guitarist Mitch Perry and New York City musician Mark Cunningham who had most recently been in a band called Cathedral. Dennis Feldman, formerly of Ram-Jam and The Michael Schenker group also joined the new Heaven line-up on bass and the group recorded the album. Columbia A&R man, Mason Munoz, signed the band and recruited Paul O'Neill to produce and co-write the album Knocking on Heaven's Door. The album's title track was a heavy metal cover of the Bob Dylan song. However prior to completion, Munoz was replaced by a new A&R representative and Columbia brought in another mixer. After this, Fryer moved to Texas and forged ahead keeping the Heaven name alive with local talent such as Guitarist Perry Parris, Scott Howe, John Paul Dutton, Rodger "bam-bam" Weiss, Bryan Cameron and Timi Heiser. Nye Jones, Scott Cothren and Steve Dainhart recorded Time For Terror. The players from Austin Texas also recorded on the Mötley Crüe Tribute CD Home Sweet Home and was the number one voted song on the CD. The song was written by Allan Fryer and Tommy Lee and dedicated to Vince Neils' daughter, Skylar Neil who died from cancer. All the CD proceeds went to the Skylar Neil Memorial Fund.In 1985 Heaven opened up for Christian metal band Stryper in Corpus Christi Texas.Kelly, Marlow, Fryer and Haese reformed Heaven in Sydney in 1998 to play two shows, with Theo Kats and Joe Turtur alternating behind the drum kit. After this, Kats and Marlow started working on new material with guitarist Kevin Pratt. Pratt had featured in Sydney bands Boss and BB Steal during the 1980s, recording an album with each. The collaboration was designed as a new Heaven album but Fryer returned home to Texas and the project ran out of money. Yet another reformation happened in 2001 however, when Fryer, Marlow, Kats and Pratt recruited guitarist Ross Flynn and toured as Heaven in support of Judas Priest's Australian tour. Immediately after these shows, Fryer again returned to America.On 4 June 2015 it was announced that Heaven's vocalist, Allan Fryer, had died after a long battle with cancer. He was survived by his daughter, Kallan and four grandchildren.
Carry on with the requested HEAVEN album reissues remastered plus bonus tracks, here's the also hard to find, out of print "Where Angels Fear To Tread". This collectible CD is being sold at Amazon for £1,633 ... go figure.After their debut LP 'Bent' (titled Twilight Of Mischief in Australia), Heaven partially established in America, and returned in 1983 with "Where Angels Fear To Tread", and the US market squarely in their sights. Quiet Riot busted loose earlier in the year with their Slade-ified bang-your-head mayhem, initiating a wild onslaught of hair bands gone wild.Great vocalist Allan "Eddie" Fryer and his crew descended on neon lit Los Angeles in an effort to make their move. The Aussie power brokers were now under the managerial arm of a Hollywood agency, as the group hit Cherokee Studios with producer George Tutko (Journey, Le Roux)."Where Eagles Fear To Tread", indeed, sounds a lot like Quiet Riot in their Metal Health record, but there's also many influences and stylings all over the LP. There's a classic first half of the '80s production, with rhythm guitars up in the mix driving the tunes, clear anthemic vocals, and punchy (clear) bass lines.To give the album a 'promotion pump', the backing vocals from 'The Voice of Rock' Glenn Hughes, Ronnie James Dio and Lita Ford accent selected tracks from the ten song recording.Heaven break into hard-charged rollin' with the big back beat of the title track 'Where Eagles Fear To Tread' into motion. Fryer sounds like Saxon's frontman Biff Byford on the follow-up cut 'Love Child' (a Diana Ross & the Supremes hit made 'metal' by Heaven), while 'Scream For Me' has some Krokus in its riff.Then the rowdy 'Rock School', which is augmented by Jimmy Zazla's sax work and Fryer doin' his best Bon Scott impersonation. A nasty, blues infested effort containing a killer riff to be played very loud or not at all.They slightly change with 'Don't Mean Nothin', a very melodic number which come off sounding like lost Helix track. One of my favorites.The hit 'n' run collection of short, hard edged songs continues with the power riffed ‘Madness’, featuring back-up vocals from Lita Ford and Glen Hughes, and the tune bring to my mind a certain Waysted song.'She Stole My Heart' benefits from Hughes' pipes where he does much more than 'backing', next 'You' is a hot freight train roller with a big chorus, and the pounding, three-minute quick strike of 'Sleeping Dogs' brings "Where Eagles Fear To Tread" full circle.This remastered reissue includes, among the bonus tracks, the previously unreleased "Boy's Night Out". It's not clear when it was recorded, but I guess after this album due the synths included in the background. It's a really good song with a strong Helix sound complete with cowbell and all the feel of 1985/6.The rest are live recorded tracks from the previous, current and upcoming albums, well captured on tape."Where Angels Fear To Tread" is a kickin', sweat soaked hard rockin' record that deserved more airplay. Despite the quality riff-driven set of songs, Heaven failed to break out beyond mere cult status in the States, while an endless line of raunch 'n' rollers worked their way through the Sunset Strip sleaze rock shop assembly line.
Allan Fryer - lead vocals (R.I.P. 2015)
Kelly - Lead Guitar
Mick Cocks - Rhythm Guitar
Laurie Marlow - Bass
Joe Turtur - Drums
additional vocals by Glenn Hughes, Lita Ford and Ronnie James Dio
01. Where Angels Fear to Tread 3:49
02. Love Child 3:51
03. Scream for Me 3:48
04. Don't Mean Nothin' 3:56
05. Rock School 4:23
06. Madness 3:21
07. Hard Life 4:05
08. She Stole My Heart 3:52
09. You 3:26
10. Sleeping Dogs 3:01
11. Boy's Night Out [previously unreleased] (Bonus Track)
12. Take You Higher (Live) (Bonus Track)
13. Suck City (Live) (Bonus Track)
14. Scream For Me (Live) (Bonus Track)
15. Don't Mean Nothin' (Live) (Bonus Track)
16. Sleeping Dogs (Live) (Bonus Track)
+ Video "Where Angels Fear to Tread" (Official Video)
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