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Yoko Ono – Hell In Paradise (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on April 25th, 2013


A. Front

“Hell in Paradise” is a song by Yoko Ono from the 1985 album Starpeace. The lyrics are about mankind’s perceived idea of hell, despite living in the paradise that Ono considers to be planet Earth. After “Walking on Thin Ice”, it was her biggest hit of the 1980s, charting at #12 on the US dance chart. Ono went on hiatus after Starpeace; this would be her last proper single until 2001’s remix of “Open Your Box”.

In 2004, the track was revived as part of the ONO remix project, and reached #4 on the same chart twenty years on.

The video was directed by Polish filmmaker Zbigniew Rybczyński. The music video won the award “Most Innovative Video” at Billboard Music Video Awards in 1986.

The track also features backing vocals by American vocalist, record producer, songwriter, musician, author, and actress Nona Hendryx.

Hell In Paradise (Club Version) 6:52

Hell In Paradise (Dub Version) 8:25
Hell In Paradise (Single Version) 3:34

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1985 Hell In Paradise U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #12


Label: Polydor ‎– 883 455-1
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop, New wave
Credits: Backing Vocals – Bernard FowlerNona Hendryx
Producer – Bill Laswell
Remix –John Luongo


Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

B. Back

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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14 Responses to “Yoko Ono – Hell In Paradise (US 12″)”

  1. wolfie Says:

    Fab post! I love the recent Yoko club mixes that are doing the rounds too. Cheers again x


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Wolfie 🙂


  2. wolfie Says:

    OMG and I was first to post at last! lol


    DjPaulT Reply:



  3. The Doctor Says:

    I thought hell was having to listen to Yoko Ono sing. 😀


    DjPaulT Reply:

    She’s a delight and such great lyrics 🙂


  4. Spring Says:

    Let’s listen a song from Hell.. lol. Thanks Paul!
    Have a great evening there! 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you dear Spring 🙂


  5. Joe Says:

    Hey paul i hope you have more yoko somewhere to share i love ms yoko i want more !!! lol


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Joe pretty sure I have “My Man” and “Walking On Thin Ice” (1980)


  6. Connner Says:

    Thank you!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Conner 🙂


  7. musicbeing Says:

    I love you for this!!! Yoko Ono is protopunk and New Wave Gold, I love her and her broken voice. Shoutout from Chicago. Hope to make it to London this June to see her!


  8. Jason Says:

    Thanks Paul. I didn’t have this. Can’t wait for Walking On Thin Ice.


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