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Artist: Helix

Title: Long Way to Heaven

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Helix Long Way to Heaven Album Cover


Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1985

Label: Capitol (Canada)

Catalog Number: 07777 12411 2


Brent Doerner lead guitar
Paul Hackman lead guitar
Brian Vollmer lead vocals
Daryl Gray bass
Greg "Fritz" Hinz drums


1.  The Kids Are All Shakin  3:48
2.  Deep Cuts The Knife  4:02
3.  Ride the Rocket  3:24
4.  Long Way to Heaven  3:34
5.  House on Fire  4:15
6.  Christine  3:34
7.  Without You (Jasmine's Song)  3:40
8.  School of Hard Knocks  4:06
9.  Don't Touch the Merchandise  2:47
10.  Bangin' Off-a-the Bricks  3:15
Total Running Time:  36:25

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Existing comments about this CD

From: tt Date: November 22, 2001 at 10:05
Not as good as the previous as they went more commercial, but tracks 1,6,7,8,10 are pretty good

From: Kim Date: June 9, 2002 at 2:47
All in all a good release, NOT as good as Razors edge and No rest, but still a good effort. Hard to find.

From: B. CASARIN (MEX Date: July 27, 2002 at 22:44
este disco es el que mas me gusta por melodico y por tener algunas canciones tipo aor , no me gusta comparar sus discos siento que esta es una etapa diferente en su discografia que no ha sido lo suficientemente valorada por los fans del aor. rating 8.5/10

From: Trick Taylor Date: January 15, 2003 at 17:53
This release is often panned as too commercial, but for my money it is an excellent slab-o-80's rock. They seem to have substituted some energy for sophistication, and that alienated some. Songs like "Kids Are All Shakin" and "Don't Touch..." remind me of Black-n-Blue (Without Love. In general, this is the only Helix disc I listen to anymore. Not to disturb the Canadians (never want to do that), but this bunch remained second string, having a hard time making relevant sounding music.

From: wadelink Date: February 21, 2003 at 14:05

From: Gar Date: April 2, 2003 at 3:17
I actually like this one a little more than WALKIN THE RAZOR'S EDGE. It doesn't really sound any more commercial than their previous efforts. I think that there was a more concentrated effort to write a hit single on this, but that actually made this a stronger album. "Deep Cuts the Knife" is still one of their all time best songs, but the other songs on this are solid as well. "Christine" was featured in the DeGrassi High movie SCHOOL'S OUT(don't laugh... I loved that show!).

From: ED Date: November 21, 2003 at 23:47
Yeah, more commercial. But still good...

From: underworld king Date: December 19, 2007 at 6:00
Like the posts above I think they went for a more radio friendly sound but still a great album.

From: z4roxx Date: January 13, 2008 at 10:47
One of my fave Helix albums,the song"House on fire"is among the best ever IMO...

From: dave Date: March 8, 2011 at 10:03
Deep Cuts The Knife one of the best songs of Helix 8/10

From: MelodicRocker Date: November 16, 2015 at 5:22
With really strong songs like "The Kids Are All Shakin'", "Deep Cuts The Knife" (man this should have been a no. 1 hit! Essential), "Long Way to Heaven", and "Without You (Jasmine's Song)" (excellent ballad-type of song), this album should have taken Helix to the first league without a doubt. Amazing album. There's plenty of guitars and paced rockers too. Helix recorded 30!! good songs in just three years imo. They say you need luck just as much as talent and timing, but luck (with sales and increased fame) was not for Helix, unfortunately. In fact, Capitol dissed them after Wild In The Streets (also a fine album).

From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 16, 2017 at 11:27
Good rocking album!!! fave ones are 3,5,6,9 & 10...this act did quite well back in the 80's ...recommended stuff...86/100

From: hair metal again Date: November 4, 2018 at 4:15
superb release for HELIX back in 85 with many great songs and a strong character of a big 80 s band!"the kids are all shaken","ride the rocket" ,"christine","school of hard knocks" are fine rockers and of course Bob Halligan Jr s "deep cuts the knife " which is a big hit!clasic

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