Stars Of Heaven, The

Also known as Stars Of Heaven
Members of Stars Of Heaven, The: Bernard Walsh, Peter O'Sullivan, Stanley Erraught, Stephen Ryan
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Discography of Stars Of Heaven, The:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Speak Slowly 11 Audio 2005-10-00 Independent Records
2 Unfinished Dreaming 26 Audio 2005-07-19 Independent Records
3 Sacred Heart Hotel 7 Audio 1986-09-00 Rough Trade
4 Speak Slowly 15 Audio 1988 Rough Trade
5 Rain On The Sea 11 Audio 1987 Rough Trade
6 Sacred Heart Hotel 13 Audio 2005 Independent Records
7 Rain On The Sea 11 Audio 1987 nuevos medios
8 Speak Slowly 11 Audio 1988 Rough Trade

The Stars Of Heaven were formed in 1983 by Stephen Ryan (vocals, guitar), Stan Erraught (guitar, formerly of The Peridots), Peter O'Sullivan (bass guitar), and Bernard Walsh (drums).They were strongly influenced by The Byrds and Gram Parsons, even being labelled "Ireland's answer to The Byrds, Gram Parsons and the Velvet Underground all in one package".After a début single on the Hotwire label ("Clothes of Pride") which received airplay from John Peel, they were signed by Rough Trade, who issued the album Sacred Heart Hotel in 1986, which reached number 11 on the UK Independent Chart. Peel's patronage continued throughout their career, with the band recording four sessions for his BBC Radio 1 show, the first of which was included on Sacred Heart Hotel.They also appeared on RTÉ television. They released a further single and EP ("Never Saw You"/The Holyhead EP) which was a top five hit on the independent chart, and in 1988, Rough Trade released their second and final album, Speak Slowly, which peaked at number 6. Speak Slowly included the track The Lights of Tetouan although this was not released as a single.The song is written by the band's singer, Stephen Ryan, about growing up on the south coast of Spain from where he could see the Moroccan town of Tetouan. The Lights of Te Touan was covered by Everything But the Girl on their 1994 EP Rollercoaster Along with the original, as this version is a B-side, it is not widely known/available. However, it is available for listening/viewing online.

The band split up shortly after the release of Speak Slowly with Ryan going on to form a new band, The Revenants, along with former members of The Would-Be's and Something Happens, who released two albums (Horse of a Different Colour and Septober Nowonder) in 1993 and 1995 respectively.

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