Red Heaven

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Red Heaven
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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 11, 1992
Recorded1992
Studio Fort Apache Studios, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Power Station, New York City, New York
Genre Alternative rock
Length39:56
Label 4AD, Sire, Warner Bros.
Producer Throwing Muses, Steve Boyer
Throwing Muses chronology
The Real Ramona
(1991)
Red Heaven
(1992)
University
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
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Red Heaven is a studio album by Throwing Muses, released in 1992. It peaked at number 13 on the UK Albums Chart. [2] NME named it the 38th best album of 1992. [3]

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Contents

Track listing

All tracks written by Kristin Hersh.

No.TitleLength
1."Furious"3:52
2."Firepile"3:11
3."Dio"2:51
4."Dirty Water"3:37
5."Stroll"0:58
6."Pearl"5:36
7."Summer St."2:16
8."Vic"1:08
9."Backroad"3:48
10."The Visit"3:48
11."Dovey"0:55
12."Rosetta Stone"3:31
13."Carnival Wig"4:11

Personnel

Credits adapted from liner notes.

Throwing Muses

Kristin Hersh American rock singer

Martha Kristin Hersh is an American singer-songwriter, musician and author, known for her solo work and with her rock bands Throwing Muses and 50FootWave. She has released eleven solo albums. Her guitar work and composition style ranges from jaggedly dissonant to traditional folk. Hersh's lyrics have a stream-of-consciousness style, reflecting her personal experiences.

David John Narcizo, born May 6, 1966, in Newport, Rhode Island, United States, is primarily known for his work as the longtime drummer for Throwing Muses.

Additional musicians

Bob Mould American musician

Robert Arthur Mould is an American musician, principally known for his work as guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter for alternative rock bands Hüsker Dü in the 1980s and Sugar in the 1990s.

Technical personnel

Howie Weinberg is a music mastering engineer who has worked with numerous bands.

Charts

ChartPeak
position
UK Albums (OCC) [2] 13

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References

  1. Phares, Heather. "Red Heaven - Throwing Muses". AllMusic . Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  2. 1 2 "Throwing Muses". Official Charts Company . Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  3. "Albums And Tracks Of The Year: 1992". NME . October 10, 2016. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
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