17Oct2011Tour2011 page updated and pictures of the gigs 14/15Oct will follow soon...

Photos now online, see 4 pages at "Multimedia / Live Photos / H17+BEF_London"

17Sep2011...for all who cannot see the concert in London in November 2011:

19Sep2011 For immediate release, London, England –

To dovetail Heaven 17’s world premiere of “The Luxury Gap” album performed in its entirety in 3D sound at the London Roundhouse on Friday October 14th, and songs from B.E.F.’s Music of Quality & Distinction albums the following night on Saturday October 15th, Heaven 17 have launched their own weekly radio series on Absolute 80s entitled “Electronic 80s with Heaven 17.” Click here for more info about the series -

The hour long radio show will see Heaven 17 play the best of electronic 80s music from Kraftwerk, Human League to Scritti Politti and Blancmange. Each week the show will include a special guest. This week’s guest on the Sunday September 11th show is Kim Wilde, who, along with a number of other guest vocalists, will also participate in the “B.E.F. presents “Music of Quality & Distinction” concerts at the London Roundhouse on October 15th.

Other guest vocalists who will perform at the B.E.F. concert at the London Roundhouse concert on Saturday October 15th will include La Roux’s Elly Jackson, Sandie Shaw, Glenn Gregory, Scritti Politti’s Green Gartside, Boy George, Midge Ure, Polly Scattergood, the Noisettes’ Shingai Shoniwa, plus Kate Jackson (former lead singer of The Long Blondes). B.E.F. will perform songs from their first two “Music of Quality & Distinction albums, plus new songs their forthcoming third MQD album, “Dark.”

Click here for more info about the London Roundhouse concerts –

Day tickets for “The Luxury Gap” concert in 3D sound on October 14th and “B.E.F. presents Music of Quality & Distinction” concert on October 15th are each priced £23.50. Weekend tickets for both nights is £42.50. 24 hour ticket hotline: 0844 844 0444. Book Online: (direct link for tickets:

For interview opportunities with Heaven 17 and B.E.F., review tickets and photo passes, please contact: Peter Noble and Will Taylor at Noble PR Consultancy Tel: 0207 272 7772, Email:,

01Jul2011 ...not much news these days, which are NOT on the official page. "Just" some more live gigs announced. See TOUR page for details and check regularly.
11May2011 Following the success of Heaven 17’s ‘Penthouse and Pavement 30th Anniversary Tour’ in 2010, Martyn Ware’s production project, ‘British Electric Foundation’ (B.E.F.) is proud to present ‘Music of Quality and Distinction Live’, a 2-day festival at London’s prestigious Roundhouse from October 14-15th, celebrating 30 years of seminal electronic music and unique collaborations.

Heaven 17 will perform the world premiere of their 1983 album ‘The Luxury Gap’ on Friday October 14th, followed by B.E.F.’s first ever live performance featuring tracks from the albums ‘Music of Quality & Distinction Vol. 1 & 2’ on Saturday October 15th.

Performed on Friday October 14th for the first time, Heaven 17’s The Luxury Gap album went to #4 in the UK Album chart and spawned 4 hit singles - Let Me Go, Temptation, Come Live With Me, and Crushed by the Wheels of Industry. The concert will be performed using 3D soundscape composition techniques pioneered by Martyn Ware and Vince Clarke.

Over the last three decades, B.E.F.’s work has achieved a cult status and universal acclaim. Their 1981 debut album Music For Stowaways was recently hailed by Uncut magazine as one of the “50 Greatest Lost Albums of All Time.” The B.E.F. concert will be entirely devoted to their groundbreaking 30-year career of electronic pop, featuring some of the artists who originally performed on the Music of Quality and Distinction albums.

Guest vocalists confirmed for the Music of Quality and Distinction concert include Elly Jackson (LaRoux), Boy George (Culture Club), Green Gartside (Scritti Politti), Sandie Shaw, Kim Wilde, Andy Bell (Erasure), Shingai Shoniwa (Noisettes), Midge Ure (Ultravox), Glenn Gregory (Heaven 17) and Polly Scattergood (more names to be confirmed shortly).

Read the official online press release here -

16Feb2011 ...and there is another release the fans of Heaven 17 might want to get ....
11Feb2011 Info from David Stanbury:

So80s Presents Heaven 17

The ‘Heaven 17’ album forms a series of four individually released single artist albums under the so80’s branding (which consists or rare and 12” remixes).

Each album (Heaven 17, Kajagoogoo, OMD and Ultravox) have been compiled by Blank & Jones who are a Germen based DJ duo that have been on the club scene for over a decade and have become renowned for their talents of creating many 12” and extended mixes. A show-reel of some of their recent productions can be found here along with their official websites:

  • EMI Germany’s official homepage for the so80’s series:
  • Official Facebook page to the so80’s series: /

The Heaven 17 album will consist of 13 extended versions or rare mixes, all of which the masters have been sourced from their original tapes at Abbey Road.

The album details: Album Title: So80s Presents Heaven 17 (Curated by Blank & Jones) Releasing Label: EMI Germany Release Date: 11 Feb 2011 No of tracks: 13

Track listing:
  1. Let Me Go (12'' Extended Version)
  2. Temptation
  3. The Height Of The Fighting
  4. We Live So Fast (12'' Extended Version)
  5. Play To Win (12'' Extended Version)
  6. Who'll Stop The Rain (12'' Extended Version)
  7. Penthouse And Pavement
  8. Trouble (US Club Mix)
  9. Come Live With Me (12'' Extended Version)
  10. This Is Mine (Extended Version)
  11. Crushed By The Wheels Of Industry (Parts One And Two)
  12. (We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang
  13. Heaven 17 Megamix

Interested? Buy So80s Presents Heaven 17 (Curated By Blank &Jones) at German Amazon and support, Thanks !

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