Silent Heaven

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Silent Heaven
CW Vrtacek - Silent Heaven.jpg
Compilation album by C.W. Vrtacek
Released March 12, 1996
Recorded 1985 – 1988 at Vrtacek's household
Genre Electronic
Length 77:09
Label Cuneiform
Producer C.W. Vrtacek
C.W. Vrtacek chronology
Days of Grace
(1992)Days of Grace1992
Silent Heaven
Fifteen Mnemonic Devices
(1999)Fifteen Mnemonic Devices1999

Silent Heaven is a compilation album by composer C.W. Vrtacek, released on March 12, 1996 through Cuneiform Records. It comprises two of Vrtacek's out-of-print records, Learning to Be Silent and When Heaven Comes to Town.[1]

Release and reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Allmusic critic François Couture found Vrtacek's work to be "very aerial" and that "one can't help but think of Steve Hackett's Bay of Kings: simple songs with beautiful melodies." He gave Silent Heaven three out of five stars, noting that "some will perceive it as lacking sustenance, but it is refreshing to hear Vrtacek away from the surf guitar licks."[2]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by C.W. Vrtacek.

No. Title Length
1. "Poison" 1:20
2. "War" 1:05
3. "Tumbling" 3:30
4. "Inside" 1:11
5. "Revenge" 2:13
6. "Song for Marcel" 1:59
7. "Rain" 2:07
8. "Emily, Are You Happy?" 3:21
9. "Breathing" 1:01
10. "Silence" 0:24
11. "When" 1:42
12. "Thinking" 3:16
13. "Fly/Wave" 6:01
14. "Picture in an Empty Frame" 5:05
15. "Minus My Friend" 1:33
16. "History of the Heart, Mystery of the Mind" 1:35
17. "Part of Me Here, Part of Me With You, Always" 1:20
18. "Stone Steps" 1:17
19. "Preparing the Bridge (For Heaven)" 5:09
20. "Saying Goodbye to the Beauty and Complexity of Life on Earth" 5:42
21. "When Heaven Comes to Town" 26:16



  1. ^ "C.W.VRTACEK". Retrieved August 7, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Couture, François. "Silent Heaven". Allmusic. Retrieved August 7, 2012.