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20 May 2015 ~ 0 Comments

1989 Live Show coming on CD

Artwork

Artwork

The last one isn’t even out there yet, and here we have a new unauthorized live set!

Pre-sale on amazon.co.uk!

The label:

At the time of this May 1989 performance, recorded for broadcast on syndicated radio, Heart was at its commercial peak, following the 1985 #1 self-titled comeback album and 1987’s #2 charter ‘Bad Animals’. This 75-minute disc features performances of the #1 hits ‘Alone’ and ‘These Dreams’, as well as ’70s favourites s.a. ‘Barracuda’ and ‘Dreamboat Annie’, along with a cover of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Rock And Roll’ as the finale.

TRACKS:
01. Bad Animals
02. The Wolf
03. Barracuda
04. Nothin’ At All
05. What About Love
06. Dreamboat Annie
07. These Dreams
08. Straight On
09. Who Will You Run To
10. Never
11. How Can I Refuse
12. Crazy on You
13. If Looks Could Kill
14. Band Introductions
15. Bebe Le Strange
16. Alone
17. Rock And Roll

09 May 2015 ~ 0 Comments

New Japanese CD releases in May

Bad Animals

Bad Animals

Universal is releasing a few Heart albums in Japan on May 20th 2015, supposedly to mark an anniversary. The packaging is supposed to be a simple Jewel case and no extra tracks are released, so that’s a little bit of a letdown. They are remastered though and come in the SHM-CD format:

SHM-CD is a digital optical disc data storage format. It is an improved compact disc format with the greatest change being a different polycarbonate material that allows more precise physical representation of stored bits during pressing and less laser scatter during reading. These improvements aim to facilitate playback by producing less errors and potentially better sound quality. SHM-CDs are played on a standard CD player. The format was developed in Japan by Universal Music Japan and JVC. The same material can also be used to manufacture SHM-SACD discs.

Pre-order on Amazon (release date June 2nd): Bad Animals | Heart | Magazine | Dreamboat Annie

05 May 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Ann Wilson @ Flight To Mars benefit

Ann Wilson performed May 2nd in Seattle in a blistering short set of classics. The set list was: Black Dog, Cry Cry Baby, You Caught My Eye, Immigrant Song, You Shook Me and Dazed and Confused. Here’s a lot of footage from the show provided by the lucky heartmongers that were there.

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Entire set, except Black Dog and start of Cry Cry Baby. A special thanks to Ned!

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Dazed and Confused, Led Zeppelin cover by Ann Wilson and Mike McCready (this vid was even shared by Heart on their social media)

And here’s a black and white registration with a distorted audio track, but great visuals.

02 May 2015 ~ 4 Comments

1980 Live Show coming on CD

A new unauthorized release is appearing from the depths of sketchy label land. The label “Cargo” is announcing the release of a 2CD “Strange Night” on May 25th 2015. Some sites list the label: “FM in concert”

Pre-sale on amazon.co.uk!

Here’s more unconfirmed info:

The radio performance featured on this DOUBLE-CD release comes from 1980, when the band had recently undergone a line-up change with the departure of founder member and guitarist Roger Fisher. In these days the band was promoting the fifth studio album ‘Bebe Le Strange’. The performance, recorded in Texas, finds the band performing a set full of classic tracks drawn from previous albums (‘Magic Man’, ‘Crazy On You’, ‘Dreamboat Annie’, ‘Barracuda’ and ‘Dog And Butterfly’) alongside material from ‘Bebe Le Strange’.

And here’s the cover supposedly (from Japanese Amazon):

"Strange Night"

“Strange Night”

Info from Amazon.co.ukHeart came out of the Seattle area in the mid-seventies with a classic album entitled Dreamboat Annie. Various support slots with larger acts such as Rod Stewart gained the band a big foothold with the rock audience and very quickly the band established themselves on the touring circuit across America. The success of the band could be said to be split into two halves; the early period between 1976 and 1983 and the later success from the eighties when Heart would become a massively popular band, both in the concert arena and also in terms of record sales. Whilst the second period of success from the mid-eighties sealed the band’s reputation across the world, it is the earlier more rock orientated period that still has an attraction for many rock fans. The radio performance featured on this release comes from 1980 when the band had recently undergone a lineup change with the departure of founder member and guitarist Roger Fisher and the band were promoting their fifth studio album Bebe Le Strange. The performance here recorded in Texas finds the band performing a set full of classic tracks drawn from previous albums (Magic Man, Crazy On You, Dreamboat Annie, Barracuda and Dog And Butterfly) alongside new material from Bebe Le Strange. In fact the band performed no less than eight of the albums, ten tracks as part of this set including the set opener and title track of the album Bebe Le Strange. The album would go on to reach the top five in the Billboard album charts and ultimately achieve Gold status. This then was the start of another era for the band, although this line up itself would splinter and a new line up headed by Ann and Nancy Wilson and longtime member Howard Leese would emerge in 1983 with the release of the band’s seventh studio album Passionworks. That line up would take the band through its most successful period in the eighties and beyond. This performance however finds them in fine form and proving that the loss of a key member was something they could overcome with ease and continue the high standard set by the band over previous albums and concert appearances. Line Up Ann Wilson: guitar and vocals, flute, violin, autoharp. Nancy Wilson: guitar and vocals, mandolin, synthesizer, harmonica . Steve Fossen: bass, percussion . Howard Leese: keyboards, guitar, synthesizer, autoharp, mandolin, recorder, backing vocals . Michael DeRosier: drums, percussion. Recorded at Tarrant County Convention CenterFort Worth, Texas April 3, 1980.

The same treatment was given a couple of years ago to a Pittsburgh show.

Updated May 26th 2015: the set has arrived in stores. Here’s mine:

The set is housed in a fold out digipack, with liner notes by Jon Kirkman

The set is housed in a fold out digipack, with liner notes by Jon Kirkman

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02 May 2015 ~ 0 Comments

6 shows in LAS VEGAS

The poster for last year's shows.

The poster for last year’s shows.

As hinted in December on this website, Heart has signed with the House of Blues in Las Vegas to do a short residency.

December 2014, Las Vegas Sun: I’m hearing from reliable sources that rockers Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart will be the first act booked to partner on the calendar with Santana. One other major act will be announced early in the New Year. The recent concerts by Heart at HOB were such a success that it persuaded venue management and the ladies to sign on the residency dotted line.

Heart will play 3 shows in August and 3 shows in November. Santana does a lot of shows on other dates.

Updated May 5th 2015Here’s the new information on the HOB website including HOB VIP packages (no meet and greets in these packages).

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30 April 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Ann updates us about what’s next!

Ann Wilson, Los Angeles August 23nd 2013 (picture by Bonnie O.)

Ann Wilson, Los Angeles August 23nd 2013 (picture by Bonnie O.)

Screamer Magazine has published a lengthy article that includes an interview with Ann. Ann talks about her plans for the near future. We learn about the current status of their 40 years since Dreamboat Annie/2016 tour and the recording of new material.

Here’s a lenghty quote:

2015 marks Heart’s 40th year in this business.  When you have longevity like that, it’s hard not to want to celebrate but Heart doesn’t see it as a stopping point—they’re planning on another 40 years.  Ann looks at time differently than most; she’s spiritual in nature and wise.  “That’s a really interesting question,” Ann says with a smile, “and I’ll tell ya the funny answer and that’s our booking agent, who I really admire and think he’s brilliant, but I never expected this from him, he said, ‘Don’t make a big deal out of your 40th year.  It makes people feel old.’” Ann give a chuckle, “If it’s a bad thing to have a 40th birthday, maybe we should just go underground!  We’ll do something but it isn’t going to be fireworks or a goodbye album or something; that’s not where we’re at, at all.  We’ll do what we’ve always done, if there’s some good music coming out of us we’ll get it out and go play it.  If we want to relax and just do other projects, we will.”

“I feel that time is something and birthdays are something that isn’t really real.  What I mean by that is it’s a way people have found to make sense out of the time continuum.  So that we don’t get too scared we say, ‘Oh 40, 41, 42, I’m only 42..’ If we don’t have that silly way of  quantifying life, we get too freaked out.  I don’t think it’s important.  This is life.  What else are you going to do?  What’s the option?”

“We’re not slowing down just because we’re 40,” states Ann.  “There are a lot of things being developed and shopped around and already recorded.  I’d like to make another solo record myself; I’d like to do gigs as a singer with a blues band.  Just because it would be so different and so fun!  I’m going to travel more apart from the group this year to a couple of places I’ve never been; just for a few short stays and I’m going to do a couple of things in my life that I haven’t been able to do yet because I’ve always been 100% completely devoted to Heart.  This year I’ve gotten a little more personal freedom to do these things so I’m hopefully going to go to India for a little bit and then to Mexico for a little while, and write some songs while I’m there.  I’m going to look around and see what the world is like, offstage.”

“There’s a whole lot to reach for in this world and there’s no reason not to do it because of being a woman.  There’s every reason to do it, because you’re a woman.”

Read more at Screamer Magazine (Thanx to Bev for the link)

The cover of this month's Screamer Magazine

The cover of this month’s Screamer Magazine

 

27 April 2015 ~ 5 Comments

Ann ties the knot!

New picture of Ann Wilson (photoshoot 2014m by Norman Seeff)

New picture of Ann Wilson (photoshoot 2014 by Norman Seeff)

On April 27th 2015, Heart posted a message on their Facebook, Instagram and Twitter stating the following: “A harmonious melody of devotion was felt on 5/24, as #AnnWilson and #DeanWetter were married in an intimate ceremony in front of family and friends. Congratulations to the Newlyweds! Love Rules!!”
Many Heartmongers responded with rejoice and a wave of congratulations. It was only a short while ago when Heartmongers learned about Ann having a new man in her life, when Nancy had some news to share; “Right now, Ann is on fire and I’ve never seen her quite as on fire as she is right now. She’s got a new relationship with a man. She’s bringing all this new joy and energy to the show so it’s really great.” Source: Sun Sentinel (thanx to Deanna, Bev and Brian)

And lifetime friend of Ann and former Lovemonger Sue Ennis was there as well :)

Lifetime friend of Ann and former Lovemonger Sue Ennis was at a wedding this weekend :) (Thanx to Michelle for the link)

Heartlinker.nl would like to congratulate Ann and Dean on this wonderful occasion.

Updated April 28th 2015 8AM CET: People.com has been given the exclusive, telling the story and showing pictures from the ceremony! Here’s one picture and click here to see and read the rest at People.com! (thanx to Barbara, Tom and Samantha for the link)

Ann Wilson and Dean Wetter April 25th 2015 in Topanga Canyon

Ann Wilson and Dean Wetter April 25th 2015 in Topanga Canyon

Updated April 28th 2015 6PM CET: The news is spreading fast! There is a huge interest for the news about Ann and Dean. Heartlinker.nl for instance has not seen this many visitors in a day than ever in the 19 years of existence….

Today.com: “Several decades ago, Heart’s Ann Wilson tried and failed to seduce Dean Wetter. But on Saturday, she finally landed her man as the two tied the knot.”

PurePeople.com: “Considérée comme l’une des plus grandes chanteuses de heavy metal par le magazine Hit Parader, Ann Wilson a épousé Dean Wetter samedi 25 avril.”

SFgate.com: “This is 64-year-old Wilson’s first marriage, but she has two children from her relationship with former Heart manager Mike Fisher.” [FALSE! SFgate misses the point by an entire decade]

Ultimate Classic Rock: “The newlyweds have a brief window of domestic bliss on the calendar before Heart are scheduled to get back on the road for the next leg of their 2015 tour, which picks up again May 17 and continues all the way through to mid-September.”

It is the most popular story on People.com today April 28th 2015

It is the most popular story on People.com today April 28th 2015

More: USA Today | Billboard | US Weekly | Hollywood Life (OMG. Adorbs!) |

Updated April 29th 2015 7PM CET: Us Magazine has a new picture!

Ann Wilson and Dean Wetter, Topanga Canyon, April 25th 2015

Ann Wilson and Dean Wetter, Topanga Canyon, April 25th 2015

Updated April 29th 2015 9PM CET: Nancy has started Instagramming!

From Nancy's Instagram, April 29th 2015

From Nancy’s Instagram, April 29th 2015

From Nancy's Instagram, April 29th 2015

From Nancy’s Instagram, April 29th 2015 (With on the right: sisters Lynn, Nancy and longtime friend Sue Ennis)

Updated April 30th 2015 7PM CET: People magazine has published more pictures from the event! Here’s one of them:

“Originally the cake was just supposed to have buttercream flowers, but when it was delivered, I believe the bride wanted cascading fresh flowers added. She had extra flowers at the venue so we just did it onsite and it came out beautiful,” says Lockhart. “I heard she was thrilled!”

“Originally the cake was just supposed to have buttercream flowers, but when it was delivered, I believe the bride wanted cascading fresh flowers added. She had extra flowers at the venue so we just did it onsite and it came out beautiful,” says Lockhart. “I heard she was thrilled!”

And here’s a little hidden blurb from the wedding.

Updated May 5th 2015: Heart has posted a bunch of pictures on their Facebook. Here’s the link and here’s one that just had to be posted here.

"LOVE RULES!"

“LOVE RULES!”

Updated May 11th 2015: Check out the official Heart App for 198 pictures from the event! Really really special stuff!

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