The Music Of Quality And Distinction
album was produced by Martin Ware
and Ian Craig Marsh
but was not actually a Heaven 17
album. It was released under the name British Electric Foundation
and featured about 10 different singers doing cover versions of popular classics.
Among the singers was Tina Turner
and the track on the album was partly responsible for resurrecting her career in the 80s. Ware and Marsh produced her comeback album a couple of years later. Other singers on the album included Billy McKenzie
and Paula Yates
They didn't have too many top ten hit singles: the biggest were Come Live With Me
, which had soul vocals from Carol Kenyon
These both came from their second album The Luxury Gap
which was a slightly more commercial version of their first Penthouse And Pavement
After these two, it was very much a case of diminishing returns.
Their name came from a fictional band mentioned in the film Clockwork Orange