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Heaven’s Edge: Heaven’s Edge (Retro Review)

Artist: Heaven’s Edge
Album: Heaven’s Edge
Genre: Hard Rock / Melodic Metal
Label: CBS/Columbia
Release Date: 1990 (Re-release Rock Candy Records 2012)


I will probably go to my grave thinking that if the debut album by Heaven’s Edge had only been released a few years earlier, they would have been one of the biggest name is 80’s hard rock.  Unfortunately, it wasn’t released until 1990, just as grunge and alternative rock were becoming all the rage. The very day that I bought this album, I must have played it at least twenty times. It’s really that good. And thanks to the shift in the musical climate at that time, it just wasn’t given the great record label support that it deserved. This album is all killer and no filler. These carefully crafted songs were well written and balanced with a few ballads that didn’t feel cheesy and full on rockers that metal heads like me were all about. So, in essence, a complete band that you and your girlfriend could listen to without an argument. Once Play Dirty gets going, it doesn’t take long to realize that this is a killer album. Skin To Skin, Daddy’s little Girl and the live, acoustic tinged, Is That All You Want are my absolute favorites, but it’s a great cohesive album that’s awesome from beginning to end. Heaven’s Edge did release a second album entitled Some Other Place Some Other Time that’s also a great testament to their sound,  incredible songwriting ability and musicianship. The band still does select live concert appearances. Check out their official website below for more info on this incredible band that much like the name of their second album, would have been wildly successful Some Other Place Some Other Time.

Track Listing:
1. Intro
2. Play Dirty
3. Skin To Skin
4. Find Another Way
5. Up Against The Wall
6. Hold On To Tonight
7. Can’t Catch Me
8. Bad Reputation
9. Daddy’s Little Girl
10. Is That All You Want?
11. Come Play The Game
12. Don’t Stop, Don’t Go
13. Superstition (Demo)*
14. U Got It (Demo)*
15. Just Another Fire (Demo)*
* Bonus Tracks on Rock Candy Records release.

Band Members:
Mark Evans – Lead vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Reggie Wu – Guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
David Rath – Drums
Steven Parry – Guitar
George “G.G.” Guidotti – Bass guitar
Jimmy Marchiano – Guitar

Heaven’s Edge Official Site

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