This Is Mine

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"This Is Mine"
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Single by Heaven 17
from the album How Men Are
B-side "Skin"
Released October 1984[1]
Format 7" single, 12" single
Genre Synthpop, new wave
Length 3:20
Label Virgin Records, Arista Records
Songwriter(s) Glenn Gregory, Ian Craig Marsh, Martyn Ware
Producer(s) Martyn Ware, Greg Walsh
Heaven 17 singles chronology
"Sunset Now"
(1984)
"This Is Mine"
(1984)
"...(And That's No Lie)"
(1985)

"Sunset Now"
(1984)
"This Is Mine"
(1984)
"...(And That's No Lie)"
(1985)

"This Is Mine" is a song by the British new wave and synth-pop band Heaven 17, released in 1984 as the second single from their third studio album How Men Are.[2] It was written by Glenn Gregory, Ian Craig Marsh and Martyn Ware, and produced by Marsh and Greg Walsh. The song reached No. 23 in the UK, remaining in the charts for seven weeks. It would be the band's last Top 30 single until 1992's "Temptation (Brothers In Rhythm Remix)"[3]

A music video was filmed to promote the single, which featured the band robbing a bank. Gregory and Ware crack open the safe and escape in a van driven by Marsh. The video ends with Gregory in a helicopter throwing money into a river.

Critical reception[edit]

Aaron Badgley of AllMusic stated ""Sunset Now", "Flamedown" and the brilliant "This Is Mine" are just a few of the reasons for this album's greatness."[4]

Formats[edit]

7" single
  1. "This Is Mine" - 3:20
  2. "Skin" - 3:40
12" single
  1. "This Is Mine (Filmix)" - 7:18
  2. "This Is Mine (Cinemix)" - 8:55
  3. "Skin" - 3:40
12" single (UK release)
  1. "This Is Mine (Extended version)" - 5:39
  2. "Skin" - 3:39
  3. "Mine" - 5:04
12" single (US promo)
  1. "This Is Mine (Filmix)" - 7:18
  2. "This Is Mine (Radio version)" - 3:20
  3. "This Is Mine (Cinemix)" - 7:25

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
position
Irish Singles Chart[5] 25
UK Singles Chart[3] 23
U.S. Dance/Club Play Singles[6] 28

Personnel[edit]

Heaven 17
  • Glenn Gregory - lead vocals, backing vocals
  • Martyn Ware - synthesizer (Roland System 100 Bass), backing vocals, LinnDrum programming, producer
  • Ian Craig Marsh - synthesizer (Fairlight, Roland System 100)
Additional personnel
  • Greg Walsh - synthesizer (Roland System 100 Bass), Fairlight programming, producer
  • Don Myrick - saxophone (tenor solo)
  • Michael Harris - flugelhorn
  • The Phenix Horns Esquire - horns
  • Mike Prior - photography

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Heaven 17 - This Is Mine / Skin - Virgin - UK - VS 722". 45cat. Retrieved 2018-03-19.
  2. ^ "Heaven 17 - How Men Are at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2018-03-19.
  3. ^ a b "HEAVEN 17 | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2016-11-09.
  4. ^ Badgley, Aaron. "How Men Are - Heaven 17 : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-06-23.
  5. ^ Jaclyn Ward. "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". Irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 2012-06-23.
  6. ^ Heaven 17. "Heaven 17 - Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-06-23.

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