GENRE: New Wave, Electronic, Synth-Pop
CAT No: DEMREC372
RELEASED BY: Universal
Taking their name from a fictional pop group mentioned in Anthony Burgess's novel, A Clockwork Orange, (where 'The Heaven Seventeen' are at number 4 in the charts with "Inside"), Heaven 17 formed when Ian Craig Marsh and Martyn Ware split from their earlier group, The Human League and formed the production company British Electric Foundation (BEF). 'Penthouse And Pavement' was the debut album by Heaven 17 and whilst the singles charted poorly, the album charted at No. 14 and remained in the Top 100 for 77 weeks and was certified gold by the BPI in October 1982.