Heaven and Hull

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Heaven and Hull
Studio album by Mick Ronson
Released 1994
Genre Rock
Label Epic
Producer Mick Ronson
Mick Ronson chronology
Play Don't Worry
(1975)
Heaven and Hull
(1994)
Just Like This
(1999)
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Heaven and Hull was the final solo album by Mick Ronson, released in 1994, following Ronson's death the previous year. With collaborations by long time friends of Ronson including: David Bowie, Joe Elliott, and Ian Hunter. Other artists include: Peter Noone, Martin Chambers and Chrissie Hynde, Phil Collen and John Mellencamp. The "All the Young Dudes" track on Heaven and Hull is from the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert, where Ronson himself was suffering from cancer. He appears very thin on the DVD, while still playing blistering guitar. It was his last concert. On the CD notes, there is a striking photo of a suspension bridge (supposedly the Humber Bridge from Ronson's home town) and a quote from Sham Morris, one of the album's producers: "During the making of Heaven and Hull, (working title To Hull and Back) I asked Mick to visualize a characteristic from his home town of Hull. His first thought was the Humber Bridge. The Bridge became very symbolic for those of us working on the album and it was his wish to incorporate it in the artwork. Mick has crossed the Bridge now and left us this swan song. "

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Mick Ronson and Sham Morris; except where indicated

  1. "Don't Look Down" (Ronson, Joe Elliott)
  2. "Like a Rolling Stone" (Bob Dylan)
  3. "When the World Falls Down"
  4. "Trouble With Me"
  5. "Life's a River"
  6. "You and Me" (Ronson, Suzanne Ronson)
  7. "Colour Me"
  8. "Take a Long Line" (Rick Brewster, Doc Neeson, John Brewster)
  9. "Midnight Love" (Giorgio Moroder)
  10. "All the Young Dudes" (Live) (David Bowie)