Belinda Carlisle (Heaven on Earth)

Official Album Cover

The Album

Belinda Carlisle (Heaven on Earth), is the pop-rock artist’s second studio album. It was released by MCA Records on October 5, 1987. It included the hit single “Heaven is a Place on Earth”. The song plus two others reached the top 10 on the U.S. Billboard 100. Heaven on Earth went platinum worldwide.

Transporting listeners back to the glorious musical landscape of the late 1980s, Belinda Carlisle’s “Heaven on Earth” stands as an enduring testament to the magic of pop music from that era. Released in 1987, this album captures the essence of the times while delivering a collection of tracks that remain infectious and joyful to this day.

“Heaven on Earth” marked a pivotal moment in Belinda Carlisle’s solo career, solidifying her status as a pop icon. Following her success as a member of the Go-Go’s, Carlisle embarked on a solo journey that saw her embracing a more polished sound that blended new wave with synth-pop sensibilities. The result was an album that still manages to evoke a sense of nostalgia and elation.

The opening track, “Heaven Is a Place on Earth,” remains the album’s crowning jewel. With its catchy hooks, upbeat tempo, and Carlisle’s unmistakable vocals, the song became an instant classic. The chorus is an anthem of its time, and its message of love and escapism continues to resonate, making it a must-play at retro parties and a sing-along favorite for generations.

The album carries a balanced mix of vibrant tracks and heartfelt ballads. “I Get Weak” showcases Carlisle’s vocal prowess while maintaining an infectious pop groove. The ballad “Circle in the Sand” demonstrates a more introspective side of the artist, touching upon themes of longing and nostalgia, which align perfectly with the overall mood of the album.

One of the standout qualities of “Heaven on Earth” is its production quality, which seamlessly merges the distinct sounds of the ’80s with timeless melodies. The synth-driven arrangements and electronic beats capture the essence of the era’s pop culture while serving as a reminder of the innovative musical experimentation that was taking place.

As the album progresses, tracks like “World Without You” and “Love Never Dies” keep the energy flowing, keeping listeners engaged with their catchy rhythms and heartfelt lyrics. “Should I Let You In?” adds a touch of vulnerability to the mix, showcasing Carlisle’s emotional range.

“Heaven on Earth” concludes with “We Can Change,” a track that serves as a call for unity and transformation. It encapsulates the optimism of the era, echoing sentiments of social change and the belief in a better world.

Conclusion

While the album is undoubtedly a product of its time, “Heaven on Earth” has maintained its relevance by evoking an era where synthesizers ruled the airwaves and pop music embraced a sense of carefree exuberance. Belinda Carlisle’s charismatic presence and the album’s top-notch production ensure that it remains a cherished gem for fans of both ’80s music and pop in general.

In retrospect, “Heaven on Earth” by Belinda Carlisle not only captures the spirit of the 1980s but also encapsulates the universal themes of love, hope, and the yearning for something better. It stands as a reminder of the power of music to transcend time and bring people together, continuing to offer a slice of nostalgic joy to listeners young and old.

Track Listing

  1. Heaven Is A Place On Earth
  2. Circle In The Sand
  3. I Feel Free
  4. Should I Let You In?
  5. World Without You
  6. I Get Weak
  7. We Can Change
  8. Fool For Love
  9. Nobody Owns Me
  10. Love Never Dies

Heaven Is A Place On Earth

Youtube

Lyrics

Ooh, baby, do you know what that’s worth?
Ooh, Heaven is a place on Earth
They say in Heaven, love comes first
We’ll make Heaven a place on Earth
Ooh, Heaven is a place on Earth

When the night falls down
I wait for you, and you come around
And the world’s alive
With the sound of kids on the street outside

When you walk into the room
You pull me close, and we start to move
And we’re spinnin’ with the stars above
And you lift me up in a wave of love

Ooh, baby, do you know what that’s worth?
Ooh, Heaven is a place on Earth
They say in Heaven, love comes first
We’ll make Heaven a place on Earth
Ooh, Heaven is a place on Earth

When I feel alone
I reach for you, and you bring me home
When I’m lost at sea
I hear your voice, and it carries me

In this world, we’re just beginnin’
To understand the miracle of livin’
Baby, I was afraid before
But I’m not afraid anymore

Ooh, baby, do you know what that’s worth?
Ooh, Heaven is a place on Earth
They say in Heaven, love comes first
We’ll make Heaven a place on Earth
Ooh, Heaven is a place on Earth

Heaven

Heaven

Heaven

In this world we’re just beginnin’
To understand the miracle of livin’
Baby, I was afraid before
But I’m not afraid anymore

Heaven
Ooh, baby, do you know what that’s worth?
Ooh, Heaven is a place on Earth
They say in Heaven, love comes first
We’ll make Heaven a place on Earth
Ooh, Heaven is a place on Earth
Ooh, Heaven is a place on Earth

Ooh, Heaven is a place on Earth
Ooh, Heaven is a place on Earth
Ooh, Heaven is a place on Earth
Ooh, Heaven is a place on Earth

Reference

Heaven on Earth (Belinda Carlisle album) – Wikipedia