This was a real impulse nostalgia thing. Heaven 17 had a strange rush of publicity , a tv documentary and a reissue of their debut lp all the be followed up by a mini tour playing the whole of Penthouse and Pavement live
As usual with these things the set was in 2 parts . Part one was the lp in track order , with part 2 being a bit a greatest hits and other oddments (including a strange version cheeky version of Don't You Want Me)
The only slight downer was that one of the trio was missing having left the band. What we had was Glen Gregory and Martyn Ware backed by a band.
The main highlight of the night was how good Glen Gregory's voice was, if anything stronger and richer than the recorded version. The other thing that struck me was that live most of the songs didn't seem to have dated at all, they all had a bit of a freshen up for the tour
The second part of the set was largely pulled from the Luxury Gap, as well as a couple of the BEF covers (Wichita Lineman was as haunting as ever). The only misfire was Claudia Brauken coming on for These Boots Were Made for Walking and this is only because I cant stand that song in any guise!
There was a nifty light show but it wasn't really needed
I've posted one of the lesser known tracks from the lp which has always been one of my favourites, catchy and quirky at the same time
Geisha Boys and Temple Girls - Heaven 17
Here is a taster of the concert