Threaten Me With Heaven

From the Album Threaten Me With Heaven
August 29, 2011 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: August 29, 2011
  • Release Date: August 29, 2011
  • Label: MCA Nashville
  • Copyright: (C) 2011 MCA Nashville, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
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  • Duration: 5:30 minutes
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  • ASIN: B005I0DA54
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #88,810 Paid in Songs (See Top 100 Paid in Songs)

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Great lyrics with a catchy tune.
invictus
Vince Gill has written many beautiful songs about the deaths of loved ones.
W. Brian
My Mom Really Love's the Song Threaten Me With Heaven.
Laura

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By W. Brian on September 4, 2011
As most people know, Vince co-wrote this song with Mrs. Gill (Amy Grant), Dillon O'Brien, and Will Owsley. Will was a long-time member of Amy's band and part of the extended Grant-Gill family of working musicians. About a year ago, Will took his own life.

Even without this background information, this song will simply wipe you out. I suggest listening to the song in a hot bath and just letting it have its way with you...it just washed over me and gave me the catalyst to grieve over a fairly recent loss that I had put on my emotional back burner. I put the Ipod on repeat and had a great, cathartic cry for a good thirty minutes. I felt so much better afterward.

BACK TO THE SONG: I have heard earlier acoustic arrangements of this song live in Amy's concerts, but the production here is big and epic, with gorgeous background vocals. (When I heard that Vince was going to do the song "big," I just couldn't hear it in my head. But as always, he delivered a beautifully produced track that has very gentle, vulnerable moments, followed by well-earned displays of theater and emotion...tasteful, not over-the-top, but BIG, nonetheless.)

I daresay, this song, in this configuration of theme and style has not been done before. I love the fact that the dying narrator is full of acceptance and calm wisdom. Yet, he is also WONDERFULLY DEFIANT! He's saying to his loved-ones, to his doctors: I realize my time on earth is winding down...the world is telling me that I'm looking into the dark abyss, facing extinction. But I'm here, right now, facing the yawning nothingness of death and, well, I'm giving death "the finger." I'm not pious or doctrinaire, but I have faith.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By bibliophile from CA on August 30, 2011
I have been waiting 5 years for a new album from Vince Gill. His last album release of new material was the amazing four disc album "These Days" These Days (Dig) (Slip) from 2006. "Threaten Me With Heaven" is the debut single from his upcoming album, "Guitar Slinger," which is scheduled to be released on October 25, 2011.

I may be biased, because I would probably listen to Vince Gill sing the phone book, but I love this song!

There is no doubt from the opening chord that this is a Vince Gill song. The first, oh, 20 times I listened to this song, I did not know the background to it, but it brought tears to my eyes. After reading Vince Gill's description of the background to the song on his own website, I am even more affected by this beautiful, heartrending song. Mr. Gill created this song with his wife, Amy Grant, and Dillon O'Brian and Will Owsley. Since the song was recorded, Mr. Owsley, who played guitar and sang on the track and is described by Vince Gill as "my guitar-playing buddy," took his own life. This adds to the poignancy and sadness of the song for me. At the same time though, the song gives me hope and some comfort. Once you listen to the song, I think you may feel the same way.

Besides the lyrics and the back story of the song, the vocals and musicianship displayed on as great as any of Mr. Gill's other songs.

This song is as heartbreaking and at the same time uplifting as some of Mr. Gill's other songs that have touched on the subject of death and the lost of a loved one:
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By Barbara Fritz on September 18, 2013
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An outstanding and heavenly
song. Lyrics and great and so is
Vince Gill. Listen to it often --
it is a comforter.
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By invictus on July 4, 2013
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Great lyrics with a catchy tune. Heard live at a benefit concert and is typical Vince Gill. Added to my "mellow" iTunes playlist.
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My mother-in-law of 50 years is struggling with pancreatic cancer and this some gives us all comfort knowing the only thing left is to "Yhreaten Her with Heaven"
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By jim on June 8, 2013
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inspiring and beautiful song, touches the heart and feels so real a real pleasure to listen to always great song
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By Linnie on June 8, 2013
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I really love this song beautiful words and music He sang this at the Oklahomabenefit concert Very touching and his voice is really great
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