Heaven

  Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
  Recording date: October-December 1980 & April-July 1981
Recording locations:
Pathé Marconi Studios, Paris, France; Mobile Unit, warehouse, Paris, France;
Atlantic Studios, Electric Ladyland Studios, Hit Factory & Power Station, New York City, USA

Producers: The Glimmer Twins        Chief engineer: Chris Kimsey
Never performed onstage

Probable line-up:

Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Bill Wyman
Electric guitars: Mick Jagger & Bill Wyman
Vocals: Mick Jagger
Electric piano: Chris Kimsey
Synthesizer: Bill Wyman
Percussion (bells, chimes, etc.): Mick Jagger, Bill Wyman & Charlie Watts
 

Huh huh huh huh, huh huh huh huh huh huh huh
Huh huh huh huh, huh huh huh huh huh huh huh

Smell of your body, my senses, my senses be praised
Smell of your body, my senses, my senses be praised, be praised

Mmm, it's heaven
Mmm, it's heaven

Kissing and running, kissing and running away

Kissing and running, kissing and running away

Ooh senses be praised
Ooh senses be praised

Mmm, you're my saving grace
Mmm, saving grace

Nothing will harm you
Nothing will stand in your way

Your way
Nothing
Ohh...

Mmm, nothing, nothing, nothing
Nothing will stop you and nothing will stand in your way


No one will harm you
No one will stand in your way

No one will bar you
Nothing will stand in your way


Nothing
There's nothing
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na.... na, na, na

Hey hey hey hey hey hey hey

Hey hey hey hey, hey hey hey hey hey hey hey


 
 

TrackTalk

(C)ome to think of it, I play synthesizer and three other instruments on Heaven on the new album. That's just me, Mick and Charlie on that track - only nobody realizes it because there are no credits on the album.

- Bill Wyman, 1981


I played on Heaven, I played alleged piano on Heaven. That was laid down with just Charlie, Mick and I, I think. I don't think anyone else was in the room. But the session was called for like midnight and Mick and Charlie were the first to arrive and Mick started playing the chord sequence and I sat down at the piano and started following along and next thing I knew it sounded really good. So I told the assistant to roll it and we put some things on it and it sounded very good.

- Chris Kimsey, 1982


Yeah (I wrote that)... I'm afraid it wasn't a tribute to (John Lennon). I don't know why it was called that.

- Mick Jagger, 1981


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