Before After

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Before After
Heaven 17 Before After.jpg
Studio album by Heaven 17
Released 6 September 2005 (2005-09-06) (UK and US)
Genre Synthpop
Label Ninthwave
Producer Heaven 17
Heaven 17 chronology
Bigger Than America
(1996)
Before After
(2005)
Naked as Advertised
(2008)
Singles from Before After
  1. "Hands Up to Heaven"
    Released: 20 May 2006
  2. "I'm Gonna Make You Fall in Love With Me"
    Released: 24 April 2007
  3. "Don't Fear the Reaper"
    Released: 29 October 2008
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Before After is the seventh studio album by the English synthpop band Heaven 17. It was originally released in September 2005, on the label Ninthwave, nine years after their previous album, Bigger Than America.

The album reached #6 on the Billboard Magazine Club Play Chart in April 2006. In September 2008, the band's cover of Blue Öyster Cult's "Don't Fear the Reaper" was featured on the American dark fantasy television series True Blood. A number of remixes of tracks from the album have appeared on online digital services such as iTunes and Amazon.com. It was the final album to feature founding member Ian Craig Marsh due to his decision to retire from music in 2007.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Glenn Gregory, Ian Craig Marsh, and Martyn Ware.

  1. "I'm Gonna Make You Fall in Love with Me" – 3:23
  2. "Hands Up to Heaven" (Keith Lowndes, Glenn Gregory, Ian Craig Marsh, Martyn Ware) – 4:43
  3. "The Way It Is" – 4:11
  4. "Freedom from Love" – 4:12
  5. "Don't Fear the Reaper" (Donald Roeser) – 4:39
  6. "Into the Blue" – 4:10
  7. "Deeper and Deeper" – 3:54
  8. "What Would It Take" – 4:55
  9. "Someone for Real" – 4:25
  10. "Are You Ready?"* (Billie Godfrey, Gregory, Marsh, Ware) – 4:36

Track marked with an asterisk (*) does not appear on the US release, although it is mentioned in the booklet.

Personnel[edit]

Heaven 17
Session vocalists

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