HEAVEN 17 - The Luxury Gap
reviewed by Dave Rimmer - Smash Hits May 1983

While the most of today's synth merchants have found success by re-working old pop ideas for new-fangled instruments, heaven 17 have always looked forward rather than back. Respect them for it. These nine tracks of mainly disco-oriented electronic (fleshed out here and there by "guest artistes" which include an orchestra and the EWF horn section) are by turns entertaining, irritating, danceable, thoughtful and downright daft. A little cluttered, and no obsolete winners, but fine album overall.

8 1/2 out of 10