The Best of Heaven 17

The Best of Heaven 17

It was at that boat in Paris--the one that has all the live shows and parties--and the sun was rising as the deep-fried leftovers of last nights party slowly emerged on deck, making their way towards cars, public transport, nearby trees, ditches, or a curb to climb into, and all the wile as my zombie friends and I crossed onto land I could hear a beautiful song playing over the sound system to bid our crowd good-bye, but what was it, what was this blissful Soul Music? For years I thought that it must be the The Isley Brothers, or some forgotten gem from The Temptations, and then one night I heard it again, this time on my radio in Brooklyn, so waited breathlessly through 5 other songs and a station break before the Dj finally revealed the name of the f%&#@ing song and the band name which I never would have guessed--"Heaven 17"!!? Heaven 17 is a band I turned my back to long ago, never ever expecting to enjoy anything they might offer (the foolish thing to do) . Hmm...So what could I do, I when and picked up a copy of "The Best of Heaven 17" and was surprised at how much I loved their early songs, and lucky for me the song I'd heard in Paris was actually on the album. I tip my hat boys.