THE SINGULAR ADVENTURES OF PAUL HAIG (Part 10)

Heaven Help You Now was released on 7″ and 12″ on Les Disques Du Crepuscule in September 1985, with once again Alan Rankine involved in the production side as well as contributing keyboards.

It was the precursor to what would prove to be an excellent album, The Warp Of Pure Fun, the contents of which consisted of around half of what had been a proposed album which Island Records decided not to release, together with some newer material. As such, the album ended up being recorded periodically in five different locations and with different contributing musicians.

It’s another excellent, if very 80s sounding single, and its failure to get anywhere near the charts must have been a sore one for Paul to take, given that many inferior tunes and acts were enjoying fame and fortune:-

mp3 : Paul Haig – Heaven Help You Now (extended)
mp3 : Paul Haig – World Raw
mp3 : Paul Haig – Heaven Help You Now
mp3 : Paul Haig – Chance

World Raw (which was on both the 7″ and 12″) can be categorised under ‘experimental’ while Chance (only available on the 12″) sounds demo-like for the most part…and the version on offer today is the full near six minute take. Probably only of value to collectors.

JC

5 thoughts on “THE SINGULAR ADVENTURES OF PAUL HAIG (Part 10)

  1. By chance (!) my media player just started playing The Warp Of Pure Fun – and it’s a great album. Shame it didn’t do better in the charts giving Paul a well deserved place in the sun.

  2. I agree about the Warp of Pure Fun being excellent, Martin. His most cohesive album (imho), it builds and builds and the closing two tracks are stunners, Love and War probably being my favourite ever track by Mr Haig.

    Meant to say in my first post that Heaven Help You Now was a storming live track.

  3. Only one of two Paul Haig singles (this and The Only Truth) I knew before you began this compelling series of entries, but still my fave Haig solo track! Keep up the excellent posts!
    –Howard
    @indiepopsml

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