Heavenly’s Le Jardin de Heavenly, released in 1992 on Sarah Records in the United Kingdom and on K Records in the Unites States, is the British twee pop band’s most critically acclaimed album. 25 years later, these energetic 44 minutes of lithe vocals detailing heartbreak and rapid-fire whimsical songwriting still hold strong.
After the dissolution of the Talulah Gosh (Amelia Fletcher on vocals, brother Mathew Fletcher on drums, guitarist Peter Momtchiloff and bassist Robert Pursey), the remaining members formed Heavenly during 1989 in Oxford, England. Le Jardin de Heavenly is caught in the crux of the Britpop movement and the band quickly became the biggest name on Sarah Records.
One of their most popular tracks, “C is the Heavenly Option,” features guest vocals from frequent collaborator and founder of Beat Happening and K Records, Calvin Johnson. A restock of Calvin Johnson’s mixtapes can be found at the pop-up shop, Ooga Booga, in Los Angeles’ Chinatown. Each tape is based off of a specific genre or theme.
Recommended Tracks: C is the Heavenly Option, Our Love is Heavenly, Wrap My Arms Around Him, I'm Not Scared of You