1st Step to Heaven

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1st Step to Heaven
1st Step to Heaven LP sleeve.jpg
Original 1986 LP sleeve
Studio album by
Released1986
Recorded1985-1986
StudioHartmann Digital Studio
GenreEuro disco
LabelDean/Ariola
ProducerDeutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft
Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft chronology
Für immer
(1982)
1st Step to Heaven
(1986)
Fünfzehn neue D.A.F.-Lieder
(2003)
CD Cover
1989 Hitz Blitz
1989 Hitz Blitz
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]

1st Step to Heaven is a 1986 album by Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft, released on Dean Records via Ariola in Europe.

It is their only album in English rather than German. Singer Gabi Delgado-López later noted: "So we wanted to break our own rules and said: OK, so now we sing in English, now we don’t wear black. (laughing) With purpose. Because we wanted to break our own rules."[2]

The album charted for one week on the Swedish album charts at no. 46.[3] The first single from the album, "Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir" (an original, though the title is a quote from the lyrics of "Lady Marmalade"), reached No. 47 on the German singles chart (charting for 7 weeks) and no. 17 on the Belgian singles chart (charting for 5 weeks).[4] Another single, "Brothers", reached no. 23 on the Belgian singles chart (charting for 4 weeks).[5]

The band reunited to make the album but split again soon after its release.

A variant track listing was released in the US as Hitz Blitz in 1989.

Track listing[edit]

  • LP (Dean 207 435)[6]
Side A:
  1. "Voulez-vous coucher avec moi" 5:04
  2. "Opium" 1:58
  3. "Brothers" 3:53
  4. "Voulez-vous coucher avec moi Part II" 5:13
Side B:
  1. "Sex Up" 3:26
  2. "Pure Joy" 3:30
  3. "Party" 3:23
  4. "1st Step to Heaven" 5:53
  • CD (Dean 257 435)[7]
  1. "Voulez-vous coucher avec moi - Part I" (2:25)
  2. "Pure Joy" (4:47)
  3. "Blond Hair Dark Brown Hair" (3:10)
  4. "Sex Up" (3:15)
  5. "Absolute Bodycontrol" (5:18)
  6. "Voulez-vous coucher avec moi - Part II" (5:28)
  7. "Crazy Crazy" (3:08)
  8. "Opium" - Mix (2:10)
  9. "Brother/Brother" (3:37)
  10. "1st Step to Heaven" - Mix (5:46)
  • Hitz Blitz CD (JCI JCD-9027)[8]
  1. "The Gun" ("Powder Keg Mix") 8:22
  2. "Voulez-vous coucher avec moi Part 2" 5:28
  3. "Pure Joy" 4:47
  4. "Brothers" 3:37
  5. "Absolute Bodycontrol" 5:18
  6. "Sex Up" 3:15
  7. "Voulez-vous coucher avec moi Part 1" 2:25
  8. "1st Step to Heaven Medley" 8:07
  9. "Opium Mix" 2:10
  10. "Crazy Crazy" 3:08
  11. "Blond Hair Dark Brown Hair" 3:10
  12. "1st Step to Heaven Mix" 5:46
  13. "The Gun" ("Bang Bang Mix") 6:23

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1st Step to Heaven at AllMusic
  2. ^ Sataić, Ivana (11 September 2010). "DAF – Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft". Venia-Mag. Retrieved 15 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft (DAF) - 1st Step To Heaven". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft (DAF) - Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
  5. ^ http://swisscharts.com/song/Deutsch-Amerikanische-Freundschaft-%28DAF%29/Brothers-193095
  6. ^ http://www.discogs.com/DAF-1st-Step-To-Heaven/release/37190
  7. ^ http://www.discogs.com/DAF-1st-Step-To-Heaven/release/1144269
  8. ^ http://www.discogs.com/DAF-Hitz-Blitz/release/915097