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in every heaven


composers
Words And Music: Simple Minds


publisher
© EMI Music Publishing


background
In Every Heaven was the "lost" track from the New Gold Dream sessions, a complicated, jerky melody inspired by a complex rhythm devised by Mike Ogletree. It was first recorded in May 1982 during the bulk of early New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) recordings.

The full length version was mastered in August of that year, with an edited version prepared for the album, and the backing track copied for a potential single release. A version with rough guide vocals was also recorded.

In the end it wasn’t included on the album and only the backing track, now called Soundtrack For Every Heaven, was included as a bonus on the 12" of Someone Somewhere (In Summertime).

The song was then forgotten until unwittingly resurrected by Mick MacNeil as The Alpine Accordion on his People, Places, Things album of 2000. When told that it was a cover of Soundtrack For Every Heaven he was surprised to learn that it had been released, remembering it as one of Mike's ideas that they’d tried out for New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) but never finished.

The song was rediscovered after a skim through the vaults and pencilled in for Silver Box in 2004. However it was quietly dropped and it was left to Charlie Burchill and Ronald Prent to piece together the whole song from the original multitracks whilst working on the DVD-Audio of New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84). In Every Heaven was finally quietly released on this format in 2005, a reworked and remixed version of the original full length recording.

It could’ve been left in obscurity again but was picked up by Jim in his Lostboy! guise and played on both the Lostboy! AKA Electroset Radio Tour and Lostboy! AKA Electroset Tours of 2010. Inspired by its atmosphere, it was recorded by Simple Minds in 2010 as an eight minute epic for the much delayed Greatest Hits + package.

Finally, the original edited mix intended for the LP, and recorded in 1982, was finally released as a bonus track on the X5 Box Set.

"I went out for a rainy walk around the parklands in Glasgow. An experience brightened up by listening to the sunny, eight minute long version, of In Every Heaven. Recently rerecorded by the Minds - last time was in '82 - it has an atmosphere that makes the track float along beautifully. Just as it should really, considering the title!" - Jim, 3rd October


lyrics
Heavenly calls,
Calling us up,
Kissing yourself goodbye.
7am in heaven above,
Still kissing yourself goodbye.

Messanger calls,
Calling us up,
Stand over by my side.
Finding myself believing in you,
Get over by my side.

In every heaven,
There's a chance that I take.
In every heaven,
Dreams can awake.
Ohh, in every heaven.
Till morning lights stay.
Ahh, in every heaven,
Coming my way.

Cinema show,
Easter and snow,
Kissing yourself goodbye.
Heat wave and haze,
In dollars it rains.
Kissing yourself goodbye.

Radio plays,
Static of love,
Stand over by my side.
Heaven it bumps,
Heaven it grinds,
Get over by my side.

In every heaven,
There's a chance that I take.
In every heaven,
Dreams can awake.
In every heaven,
Till morning lights stay.
Ahh, in every heaven,
Coming my way.



discography
Album Version (4:27)
Producer: Pete Walsh
Arrangement: Pete Walsh
Engineer: Pete Walsh

X5 New Gold Dream Promo CD X5
DVD-Audio Extended Mix (4:55)
Producer: Pete Walsh
DVD-Audio Producer: Ronald Prent
New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) DVD-Audio New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) US DVD-Audio




live history
Lostboy! AKA Electroset Radio Tour: 2010
Lostboy! AKA Electroset Tour: 2010
Electroset: 2013
Electoset Germany: 2013