streets of heaven

JOHN ILLSLEY

Born: June 24, 1949
Genre: Rock

Member of: Dire Straits

basic information

release date 2010 May, 17
country of manufacture EU
label Creek Records
catalog no. CREEKCD7
format CD
note of registration P + ©2010 Creek Touring & Records
recording British Grove Studios and A-Bay Studios
mixing British Grove Studios by Guy Fletcher and Richard Cooper
mastering Metropolis by Mazen Murad
production John Illsley and Guy Fletcher
credits My thanks to Matt Thomas and Bonnie Harris and his team

musicians

John Illsley 5) lead guitar, acoustic guitar, lead vocals
Mark Knopfler lead guitar [3,5]
Guy Fletcher 5) keyboards, string arrangements, backing vocals
Lee Boylan drums
Steve Tierney bass
Danny Cummings 5) percussion
Chris White 5) saxophone, flute, brass arrangements
Paul Spong trumped
Polly Wood backing vocals
John McCusker citern, fiddle, whistle
Andy Cutting melodion

tracks

3 streets of heaven [4:23] 1)
5 only time will tell [4:26] 1)

lyrics

3. streets of heaven

streets of heaven
(John Illsley)

Streets of heaven are paved with gold
I'm only saying what I've been told
It's up to you think it's true
As for me I don't have a clue
But there's one thing that I'm certain of
There is nothing will change my love

Other notions they come and go
Some just sit and let the river flow
Light is fading it's the end of play
As black and white fades to grey
But there is one thing that I'm certain of
There is nothing will change my love

Streets of heaven I'd rather be
Streets of heaven for you and me

I don't need to climb no hill
It's not w way I get my thrill
Running round to pass the time
I was happy just to make you mine
But there's one thing that I'm certain of
There is nothing will change my love

Creek Publishing/Hornall Bros. Music Ltd.

5. only time will tell

only time will tell
(John Illsley)

Sun rises in the east
Where the sirens sange
It sets in the west
Where our love began
Only time will tell
Only time will tell

It takes a little time
For us to find our way
Our histories unwind
And welcome everyday
Only time will tell
Only time will tell

The path of the wise man
It's a long and open road
The beauty od a stranger
Helps share a heavy load
Only time will tell
Only time will tell

Only time will tell who's right or wrong
Only time will tell who's weak and who's strong

It took a little time
To open up and dance
We lay down side by side
Now nothing's left to chance
Only time will tell
Only time will tell
Their ringing out the bells
Only time will tell

Creek Publishing/Hornall Bros. Music Ltd.

notes

1) Which additional musicians play in this song is not clear from the accompanying material of the album.
3) source: database by Wolf-Dieter Mattick

  • promos

streets of heaven [album version] streets of heaven [edit]        
       
CD CDs*        
# CREEKCD5 [EU] # CREEKCD8 [EU]        

* The track length is not 4:23 as indicated on the data carrier or cardsleeve but edited to [3:34] only.

cover versions

John Illsley covered on the live-album live in London "walk on life, once upon a time in the west, private investigations, sultans of swing, Romeo and Juliet, brothers in arms, money for nothing" by MK.

release date: 27.02.2014
label: Creek Records
catalog no.: CREEKCD 014

revised
11.09.2017

additional albums with John I.: glass, never told a soul

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