Almost Heaven

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Almost Heaven
Almost Heaven.jpg
Studio album by The Kelly Family
Released 1996
Recorded Sound Studio N
(Cologne, Germany)
Capri Digital Studio
(Capri, Italy)
Genre Pop, rock pop, folk
Length 48:35
Label Kel-Life
Producer Kathy Kelly, Paddy Kelly
The Kelly Family chronology
Christmas for All
Almost Heaven
Growin' Up
For the John Denver song containing these lyrics, see Take Me Home, Country Roads.

Almost Heaven is the tenth regular studio album by European-American pop group The Kelly Family. Based on concept by Dan Kelly, it was co-produced by Kathy and Paddy Kelly and released in 1996 (see 1996 in music) throughout most of Europe.

Following the major success of previous albums Over the Hump and Christmas for All and the number-one single "I Can't Help Myself," the album debuted number-one in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. It also entered the top 5 in the Netherlands and Norway and made it to the top 20 in Belgium.[1] Almost Heaven eventually sold more than three million copies worldwide, making it the band's second biggest-selling release to date.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "When the Boys Come into Town" (lead vocals: John, Kathy, Maite) – 3:15
  2. "Every Baby" (lead vocals: Maite) – 2:56
  3. "I Can't Help Myself" (lead vocals: Angelo, Paddy) – 3:03
  4. "Nanana" (lead vocals: Jimmy, Maite) – 4:03
  5. "You Belong to Me" (lead vocals: Patricia, Kathy, Paddy) – 3:15
  6. "Staying Alive" (lead vocals: Joey) – 3:35
  7. "Come Back to Me" (lead vocals: Kathy) – 3:11
  8. "Fell in Love with an Alien" (lead vocals: Paddy, Kathy) – 3:11
  9. "Hey Diddle Diddle" (lead vocals: Paddy, Maite, Angelo, Barby) – 2:43
  10. "Like a Queen" (lead vocals: Barby) – 2:54
  11. "Stars Fall From Heaven" (lead vocals: Patricia, Maite) – 3:23
  12. "Thunder" (lead vocals: Jimmy) – 3:45
  13. "Calling Heaven" (lead vocals: Paddy) – 4:54
  14. "Nothing like Home" (lead vocals: Kathy, John) – 3:42

Credits and personnel[edit]


Charts and certifications[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "THE KELLY FAMILY - ALMOST HEAVEN (ALBUM)". Swisscharts. Archived from the original on 8 October 2008. Retrieved 24 September 2008. 
  2. ^ "Die Kelly Family". Berliner Kurier (in German). 23 November 1997. Retrieved 24 September 2008. 
  3. ^ "Hungarian Albums Chart". Retrieved 3 December 2009. 
  4. ^ "Austrian album certifications – The Kelly Family – Almost Heaven" (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter The Kelly Family in the field Interpret. Enter Almost Heaven in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen
  5. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (The Kelly Family; 'Almost Heaven')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  6. ^ "Polish album certifications – The Kelly Family – Almost Heaven" (in Polish). Polish Producers of Audio and Video (ZPAV). 
  7. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (The Kelly Family; 'Almost Heaven')". Hung Medien. 

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