Ratings and Reviews
heaven is a place on earth
Good album even though she sounds like a goat at times.
This is our HISTORY
We grew up on this... don't be a dumbass..... Belinda is our history.......F Debbie Gibson.. live the real thing. Long live Belinda and the Go-Go's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Be Nice To Belinda
This is the album that put Belinda "on the map" so to speak, post Go-Go. Besides the classic "Heaven is a Place on Earth", there's two other hits here, "Circle in the Sand" and "I Get Weak". But the bonus is the rest is pretty darn kickin' too. She was tryin' to rock, and never smudged her lipstick in the process.
About Belinda Carlisle
Belinda Carlisle pursued a solo career after leaving the Go-Go's in 1984. As her solo career progressed, Carlisle removed any of the rough edges remaining in her style, transforming from a new wave rocker to a polished adult contemporary pop singer. The change was evident on her first album, 1986's Belinda. Featuring the number three hit single "Mad About You," the record went gold and established her as a viable hitmaker. The following year, Carlisle released Heaven on Earth, her greatest solo success. Continuing the immaculately produced mainstream pop of Belinda, the record featured the number one title track, the number two single "I Get Weak," and the Top Ten ballad "Circle in the Sand." Runaway Horses, released in 1989, was another successful album, spawning the hit singles "Leave a Light On" and "Summer Rain," yet it showed signs that her audience was shrinking. That suspicion was confirmed by the dismal performance of 1991's Live Your Life Be Free, which failed to make the charts. Real, released in 1993, didn't revive Carlisle's career and she subsequently joined the re-formed Go-Go's in 1994. The Go-Go's reunion was short-lived, even though it was widely praised. Carlisle returned to solo recording in 1996 with A Woman and a Man, which failed to gain much attention. A myriad of collections and compilations followed, as well as another Go-Go's reunion. Carlisle released a new solo album, Voila, in 2007. She appeared on the eighth season of Dancing with the Stars in 2009 and that year also appeared in a London production of Hairspray. After touring with a reunited Go-Go's early in the 2010s, Carlisle released a new song called "Sun" as part of the 2013 compilation Icon. Further catalog releases appeared in the next year, including double-disc reissues from Edsel in 2014 and a new compilation called The Collection. Wilder Shores, an all-new collection of pop songs that drew inspiration from Carlisle's interest in Kundalini Yoga, arrived in 2017. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
- Hollywood, CA
- August 16, 1958