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Heaven

CeCe Winans, BeBe Winans/CeCe Winans, BeBe WinansAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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listen  1. Heaven 4:43$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Celebrate New Life 3:47$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Lost Without You 4:14$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. You 4:48$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Wanna Be More 4:42$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Hold Up the Light (Guest Vocalist: Whitney Houston) 4:54$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Meantime (Great Men Of Gospel Album Version) 5:09$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Don't Cry 4:21$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Trust Him 4:33$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Bridge Over Troubled Water 3:52$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Heaven (Heavenly Dub) 6:08$1.29  Buy MP3 


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  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B000002UTP
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #84,030 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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While dated by its synthesized keyboard work, Heaven still stands as some of the best work BeBe and CeCe Winans have done. BeBe had a hand in writing each tune, with the exception of Paul Simon's "Bridge Over Troubled Water." The interplay of the two voices is striking amid the marriage of popular music's production values and Christian-based lyrics. Additionally, this disc laid a foundation that ushered in a new phase of contemporary gospel, paving the way for solo careers and the likes of Kirk Franklin and Sounds of Blackness. Heaven features longtime compatriot Whitney Houston as guest vocalist (nearly a decade later, CeCe and her old pal would have a hit with their track on the Waiting to Exhale soundtrack), and the duo caught some flak when some folks thought their material wasn't Christian enough. --Paige La Grone

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Unlike anything I've heard before May 27, 2005
Format:Audio CD
This is a groundbreaking album to me. I have never been much of a fan of Contemporary Christian/Christian Rock/Christian Pop music-I've always thought that it was too cheesy and I didn't find it to match its message. (I always found traditional Gospel to have a more holy sound personally-it was a sound that I could identify more with. That's not to say that Christian Rock and similar genres have something wrong with them.) In fact, some time ago I listened to a couple of the songs on this album and didn't care for it back then. But last fall, something compelled me to pick up my mom's copy of the cassette and give it another try. I'm not sure what the cause was, but I do believe that whatever it was was of Divine origin. I enjoy the "Heaven" album (and lots of other Gospel music) like I enjoy almost no other music. It simply is like nothing that I've really heard before.

The album is very pop-there isn't much in the way of choirs or organs like in traditional Gospel music. That could be part of why I like it so much. I've always loved the music of the 1980's that was a little off-beat, a little underground. On top of the synthesized sounds are touching lyrics, sensitive vocals, and a heartfelt message of Christian love and devotion.

The album spawned four singles-"Heaven," "Celebrate New Life," "Lost Without You," and "Meantime." The title track has a sort of an ethereal "quiet storm" sound, with an alternately major and minor key. "Heavenly" percussion and synthesizers permeate the song. "Celebrate New Life" features Whitney Houston strongly in the background, with everyone singing sounding like they're having a lot of fun. I always find the song to be very sunny and energizing.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars His presence is felt December 31, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I bought this CD a few weeks ago, after searching for the artists on the Amazon site over a period of time. I remembered the song "Heaven" from the '80's and I was tirsty for the richness of their voice and the feeling that song brought to me. I can not explain it in words the feeling I get when listening to them. This song brings a feeling of His power and of the ever lasting life, without all the attachments that other gospel songs have. For me, it works very well. Perhaps others who are very spiritual, may feel this is not really gospel. In any even, I love this CD and thank God for bringing us the brother and sister who created it. The only reason I did not give this a five star is the other songs are not quite the same as this, though they give us another Heaven at the end! Lots of love to you all!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bebe and Cece's best work to date. March 30, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Although I am only 14 years old, this album, Heaven, has become one of my favorite cd's. My father bought this cd about 10 years ago and I have loved it since he first played it. If you want a gospel cd that is classic and inspirational, I reccomend this one.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Kirk Franklin wasn't the first! March 20, 2003
Format:Audio CD
It seems as though fans of urban contemporary gospel think that Mr. Franklin was the first to have success on both the gospel and pop charts. Back in the 60's and 70's, Edwin Hawkins and Andrae Crouch scored big with songs that appealed to a wide audience.
In the late 80's and early 90's no one was larger on the gospel charts than the Winans siblings. BeBe and CeCe's music was a blend of religious ambiguity that allowed it to be seen as both secular and sacred. Some may have had issues with that melding but it worked for the pair and brought them legions of fans.
1988's "Heaven" showcased the two with such memorable and inspiring tunes as the title cut, "Celebrate New Life", "Hold Up the Light" (with guest Whitney Houston)" and a jaw-dropping rendition of Simon and Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Waters" that puts the original to shame.
This is one album that supplies enough spiritual "food" to satisfy any "hunger".
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars lush and.....heavenly September 11, 2013
Format:Audio CD
this album is amazing. I love 80s music and 80s rnb is great cause of the mixture of soul and electronic production. To say the synth work dates this album is an INJUSTICE. the production makes it timeless. It's the production and vocals that make this a truly special work. The fact that it's a gospel work and keeps it's level of crossover appeal is a sign of the quality of producer and artists to have a message delivered in a way to be accepted and enjoyed by a wider audience. If you love scritti politti you will think they did the production to this album, though I don't know if a scritti politti fan will find themselves at this review!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BeBe and CeCe Winans Rock! October 28, 1998
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
When I first became a Christian, this was my first tape by a Christian artist or artists. I absolutely fell in love with the sweet sounds of this brother and sister team. The best was when my husband and I got to see BeBe and CeCe live in Lakeland Florida, along with their family, the Winans. Best concert I've ever been to, before or since.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
BeBe and CeCe are excellent artists who use their gifts to the honor and glory of God. This CD is excellent for people who like gospel.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hold up the light 4 Whitney!! June 13, 2014
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Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Hold up.the light,the meaning of the song and Whitney Houston vocals with this powerful duo makes this song stand out on a already talented cd! Amiss Whitney's personal life her voice is so powerful and encourging for all of us to avoid being friends with harmful subatances that will harm us!Lost without you and You are also terrffic tracks.Plz get this cd its so inspirational and hold up the light 4 our angel,Whitney Houston!
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
Just really happy to find it after my "cassette" disintegrated!!!!
Published 14 days ago by Debra K. Lewis
4.0 out of 5 stars One of the best--and certainly one of the most...
Released in 1989, "Heaven" was one of the most commercially successful inspirational music CDs ever made. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Justo Roteta
5.0 out of 5 stars Great old school duo.
I never get tired of listening to their music, it carries a unique sincerity that really minister the love God.
Published 5 months ago by Excersize
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome.
Helped my mom and I in amazing ways when my dad left the family. God knows who to put in our lives and how to do it. They are awesome!
Published 7 months ago by Orlondo Mukkara
5.0 out of 5 stars Oldie but goodie!
This cd is timeless. I owned it as a cassette tape. (remember those) I owned it as a cd. Now one my kindle.
Published 9 months ago by Evelyn Cook
5.0 out of 5 stars Heaven
I love bebe and cece. There music makes me very happy. Everyone should own a bebe and cece winans cd.
Published 10 months ago by Marina Salazar
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good!
It was good. It is a little slower paced but it still has their beautiful voices and messages in all of their songs.
Published 10 months ago by Brenda Crayton
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I'm really enjoying listening to this CD. This actually was a replacement of one I had already, but accidentally left in a rental vehicle & didn't realize it wasn't in my... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Kym
5.0 out of 5 stars My Favorite
I love Bebe & Cece Winans! Heaven has always been my favorite. It's an additional treasure in my gospel dvd collection.
Published 13 months ago by Phenomenal
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational!!!
What can one say, the Winans are a very talented family. I like the lyrics, rhythm and beats. A very inspirational CD.
Published 16 months ago by Roxy
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