Heavenly Bodies- Rains On Me 12”

Just picked up a couple of copies of this killer dance/synth classic. Big beats, ethereal vocals, and a swirling chorus comprise this track, which appears in both remixed and edited form alongside an exclusive instrumental b-side.

Members of Heavenly Bodies were involved in several more established acts throughout the 1980s, including Dead Can Dance, Jesus and Mary Chain, and SPK. Cocteau Twins comparisons are also valid, considering Robin Guthrie recorded both versions of the title track. This 12” appeared on C’Est La Mort in 1988, just after the band issued a full length debut. You can nab the full length record here at Totally Wired. Otherwise, here’s the info for this 12”.

Heavenly Bodies- Rains On Me 12”
1. Rains On Me (Extended Mix)
2. Rains On Me (Short Mix)
3. Pure & Simple

*download it here* (RE-RIPPED 10.9.17)

3 Responses to “Heavenly Bodies- Rains On Me 12””

  1. Mace Hane Says:

    Yeah, one of the very best 12"s EVER released.
    I remember buying this when it was released in Tower Records, Piccadilly store in London, where I was living at the time. Already had the fabulously magnificent Heavenly Bodies album(which also happens to be one of the greatest albums ever with a cover that simply has to be seen in person to genuinely see how beautiful it is)so it came as a wonderful surprise to hear the version of Rains On Me on this 12", which is guitar-driven, versus the synth-driven version on the album. It was, and still is, utterly sublime.
    Killer band of the first order.
    Caroline Seamen by the way went on to appear in the band Pupilla.
    That Heavenly Bodies album though!; man, I almost think I'd like it to be buried with me! THAT'S how good it is!

  2. I hadn't heard this 12" before (though I own the album) so it was great to hear those versions of "Rains On Me".

    The extra (instrumental) track that isn't on the album is great, really worth hearing.

    Caroline Seamen also did something with Ivo for This Moratl Coil.

    Thanks for this post.

  3. Revengel Says:

    Thank you so much for this post.

    I heard this on the radio back in ’88 and taped it on a whim. Fell in love with the song and tried to find it about a year later. Vinyl, tape, didn’t matter. Though I would have preferred a CD.

    Can’t find it at my local Kemp Mill records, and I try Tower, Peaches/Penguin Feather, anywhere. No dice. I can’t even find out from Zoltar who did this song. But I kept playing the tape and wove the song into the stories I wrote.

    25 years pass.

    Some 8 months after publishing my first story – which involves two of the characters that wound up using this song in my original version back in ’90 – and I come across this post.

    The search is over. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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