Stryper - Heaven and Hell

by Matthew C. Miller on Sep 15, 2010 at 4:45 AM
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Stryper have just posted the first single from The Covering, "Heaven and Hell".

Grab your copy of the digital download on iTunes.

"Heaven and Hell" is a long-running song by Stryper standards, clocking in at 6 minutes 13 seconds (47 seconds shorter than the original version), right between "Reason for the Season" at 6 minutes 30 seconds and "Keep the Fire Burning" at 6 minutes and 8 seconds making this the second longest song Stryper have released to date.

Stryper's cover of Black Sabbath's "Heaven and Hell" is heavy without a doubt. A slow-moving crowd rouser. "Heaven and Hell" begins with a sort of Gregorian chant - it will catch you off guard - but it's very cool.

Listening to this 256kbps full stereo track on my Denon system, it's clear: the production on "Heaven and Hell" is the best Stryper have done to date. Clean separation of instruments. Tim's Bass guitar is tight and punchy. Robert's Drums sound like your sitting on the drummer's throne with him. Cymbals, Snare, Kick and Toms sound big and "live." The Guitars are crisp and biting, and yes, there is a sweet Oz Fox solo. And your going to be in for a nice surprise when you hear Micheal's vocals!

"Heaven and Hell" is going to bring the house down when Stryper hit the stage with it!

"Heaven and Hell" and The Covering are released on Big3 Records.

 

Stryper's cover of Black Sabbath's "Heaven and Hell"

 

"Heaven and Hell" Lyrics - original Black Sabath version (see below for Stryper's changes)

Sing me a song, you're a singer
Do me a wrong, you're a bringer of evil
The devil is never a maker
The less that you give, you're a taker
So it's on and on and on, it's heaven and hell, oh well

The lover of life's not a sinner
The ending is just a beginner
The closer you get to the meaning
The sooner you'll know that you're dreaming
So it's on and on and on, oh it's on and on and on
It goes on and on and on, heaven and hell
I can tell, fool, fool!

Well if it seems to be real, it's illusion
For every moment of truth, there's confusion in life
Love can be seen as the answer, but nobody bleeds for the dancer
And it's on and on, on and on and on....

They say that life's a carousel
Spinning fast, you've got to ride it well
The world is full of kings and queens
Who blind your eyes and steal your dreams
Its heaven and hell, oh well
And they'll tell you black is really white
The moon is just the sun at night
And when you walk in golden halls
You get to keep the gold that falls
Its heaven and hell, oh no!
Fool, fool!
You've got to bleed for the dancer!
Fool, fool!
Look for the answer!
Fool, fool, fool!

 

"Heaven and Hell" Lyrics - Stryper's version

Sing me a song, you're a singer
Do me a wrong, you're a bringer of evil
The devil is never a maker
The less that you give, you're a taker
So it's on and on and on, it's heaven and hell, oh well
...
The lover of lifes not a sinner
The ending is just a beginner
The closer you get to the meaning
The sooner you'll know that you're dreaming
So it's on and on and on, oh it's on and on and on
It goes on and on and on, heaven and hell
I can tell, fool, fool!

Well if it seems to be real, it's illusion
For every moment of truth, there's confusion in life
Love can be seen as the answer, but nobody bleeds for the dancer
And it's on and on, on and on and on....

They say that lifes a carousel
Spinning fast, youve got to ride it well
The world is full of kings and queens
Who blind your eyes and steal your dreams
Its heaven and hell, oh well
And they'll tell you black is really white
The moon is just the sun at night
And when you walk in golden halls
You get to keep the gold that falls
Its heaven and hell, oh no!
Fool, fool!
Look for the answer!
Fool, fool, yeah
Look for the answer!

3 R&R Engage comments to “Stryper - Heaven and Hell”

  1. Michal Martin Says:
    Great review! Their version of this song is so amazing, it utterly defies description. This album is going to be incredible!
  2. Todd McAllister Says:
    Awesome review and a great cover! Thanks for posting this.
  3. keyla Says:
    there's really no much of a change in the lyrics , just in the last part that in sabbath's says 'you've got to bleed for the dancer' and in stryper's just repeats 'look for the answer' twice... i think the song sounds amazing, i'm a big fan of stryper and this work is really good!!!

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