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Cover My Eyes (Pain and Heaven)

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Genre  Neo-progressive rock
Producer(s)  Christopher Neil
Label  EMI
Released  23 May 1991 (Germany), 28 May 1991 (other territories)
Format  7" vinyl record, 12" vinyl record, cassette, CD
Writer(s)  Steve Hogarth, Mark Kelly, Ian Mosley, Steve Rothery, Pete Trewavas

"Cover My Eyes (Pain and Heaven)" is the lead single from the 1991 album Holidays in Eden by British neo-progressive rock band Marillion. A straightforward pop song, it peaked at #34 on the UK Singles Chart, but reached #14 in the Netherlands, becoming the band's biggest hit there since "Kayleigh" (1985).


The b-side was the non-album track "How Can It Hurt". The 12" vinyl and 5" CD single included exactly the same tracks as the 7" and cassette single plus another track from Holidays in Eden, "The Party".

A Mexican promo was released with the Spanish title "Cubro Mis Ojos".

7" and cassette version

Side 1
  1. "Cover My Eyes (Pain And Heaven)" – 3:52
Side 2
  1. "How Can It Hurt" - 4:10

12" version

Side 1
  1. "Cover My Eyes (Pain And Heaven)" – 3:48
Side 2
  1. "How Can It Hurt" - 4:10
  2. "The Party" – 5:36

5" CD single

  1. "Cover My Eyes (Pain And Heaven)" – 3:48
  2. "How Can It Hurt" - 4:10
  3. "The Party" – 5:36


  • Steve Hogarth - vocals
  • Steve Rothery - guitars
  • Mark Kelly - keyboards
  • Pete Trewavas - bass
  • Ian Mosley - drums
  • References

    Cover My Eyes (Pain and Heaven) Wikipedia

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