Tag: Heart

Sunday 9/12/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Heart – Dreamboat Annie (1975)

Dreamboat Annie is the debut studio album by American rock band Heart. At the time, the band was based in Vancouver, British Columbia; the album was recorded in Vancouver and first released in Canada by the local label Mushroom Records in September 1975 eventually reaching number 20 on the RPM Album Chart and being certified double platinum in sales. It was released in the United States on February 14, 1976, through the US subsidiary of Mushroom Records in Los Angeles, peaking at number 7 on the Billboard Album Chart. It also made the top ten in the Netherlands and Australia in early 1977. The album contains three commercially successful singles, two of which, “Crazy on You” and “Magic Man”, became staples on North American FM radio. Producer Mike Flicker helped the group to polish their sound and obtain a recording contract with the label.

  1. “Magic Man” 5:28
  2. “Dreamboat Annie (Fantasy Child)” 1:10
  3. “Crazy on You” 4:53
  4. “Soul of the Sea” 6:33
  5. “Dreamboat Annie” 2:02
  6. “White Lightning & Wine” 3:53
  7. “(Love Me Like Music) I’ll Be Your Song” 3:20
  8. “Sing Child” 4:55
  9. “How Deep It Goes” 3:49
  10. “Dreamboat Annie (Reprise)” 3:50

Ann Wilson – lead vocals (all tracks); flute (tracks 3, 8, 10); backing vocals (tracks 3, 7–9); acoustic guitar (track 9)
Nancy Wilson – electric guitar (tracks 1, 6); acoustic guitar (tracks 1, 3, 5–7, 9, 10); backing vocals (tracks 3, 5–10); 12-string acoustic guitar, 6-string acoustic guitar (track 4)
Roger Fisher – electric guitar (tracks 1, 3, 4, 6–9); acoustic guitar (track 1); lap steel (track 7)
Howard Leese – electric guitar (tracks 1, 3); synthesizer (track 1); orchestral arrangements (tracks 4, 7, 9, 10); bells (track 5); orchestra bells (track 7); backing vocals (track 8)
Steve Fossen – bass (tracks 1, 3–8, 10)
Mike Derosier – drums (tracks 6, 8)
Dave Wilson – drums (track 1)
Ray Ayotte – conga (track 1); percussion (track 4)
Mike Flicker – percussion (track 1); timpani (track 10); arrangements
Kat Hendrikse – drums (tracks 3–5, 7, 10)
Rob Deans – synthesizer (tracks 3, 9); orchestral arrangements (tracks 4, 7, 9, 10); piano (tracks 9, 10)
Geoff Foubert – backing vocals (tracks 3, 5, 7, 10); banjo (track 5)
Tessie Bensussen – backing vocals (tracks 3, 5, 10)
Jim Hill – backing vocals (tracks 3, 5, 10)
Brian Newcombe – bass (track 9)
Duris Maxwell – drums (track 9)

Thursday 5/20/21 12pm ET: Artist Countdown: Heart Top 30 Hits

American rock band Heart has released 16 studio albums, nine live albums, nine compilation albums, 64 singles and 35 music videos. They have sold about 35 million records worldwide.

2All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You
3These Dreams
4What About Love
6Nothin’ at All
7Will You Be There (In the Morning)
8I Didn’t Want to Need You
10Who Will You Run To
11Crazy on You
12Magic Man
14There’s the Girl
15Tell It Like It Is
16Dreamboat Annie
17Dog & Butterfly
18You’re the Voice (live)
19The Woman in Me
20Straight On
22How Can I Refuse?
23This Man Is Mine
24Stairway to Heaven (Live at the Kennedy Center Honors)
25Secret (live)
26Black on Black II
27Unchained Melody (live)
28Even It Up
29Little Queen
30City’s Burning
Chart Update Rev 2

Friday 4/23/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Heart – Magazine (1978)

Magazine is the second studio album by American rock band Heart. It was originally released on April 19, 1977, by Mushroom Records in unfinished form, without the band’s permission. A second authorized version of the album was released on April 22, 1978. The album has been certified platinum in both the United States and Canada.

  1. “Heartless” 4:59
  2. “Devil Delight” 4:58
  3. “Just the Wine” 4:15
  4. “Without You” 4:43
  5. Magazine” 6:19
  6. “Here Song” 1:34
  7. “Mother Earth Blues” (live) 5:42
  8. “I’ve Got the Music in Me” (live) 6:01

Steve Fossen – bass, vocals
Michael DeRosier – drums
Howard Leese – guitars, keyboards, vocals (unspecified tracks); guitar solo (tracks 1, 7); sitar, Avatar (track 2); Mellotron (track 3); string arrangements, string conducting (tracks 3–6); back-up vocals (track 5)
Roger Fisher – lead guitar (unspecified tracks); guitar solo (track 1)
Nancy Wilson – electric guitar, vocals (unspecified tracks); lead guitar (track 1); acoustic guitar (tracks 3, 6); back-up vocals (track 5); blues harp (track 7)
Ann Wilson – lead vocals (unspecified tracks); flute, alto flute (track 3); back-up vocals (track 5); acoustic guitar (track 6)
Lynn Wilson – back-up vocals (track 5)

Wednesday 1/20/2021 12am ET: Feature LP: Heart – Bad Animals

Bad Animals is the ninth studio album by American rock band Heart. It was released on June 6, 1987, by Capitol Records. The album continues the mainstream hard rock style from the band’s 1985 self-titled release, all while enjoying similar success. It peaked at number two on the US Billboard 200 in August 1987, and was certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on June 4, 1992. Internationally, Bad Animals charted within the top five in Canada, Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland.

The album spawned the US number-one single “Alone”, while “Who Will You Run To” reached number seven, “There’s the Girl” reached number 12, and “I Want You So Bad” reached number 49. Bad Animals received a nomination for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal at the 30th Annual Grammy Awards in 1988.

The album features a few cover songs: “Alone” was originally recorded by the duo i-Ten on their 1983 album Taking a Cold Look, while “Wait for an Answer” was originally recorded by Dalbello on her 1984 album Whomanfoursays.

1. “Who Will You Run To” 4:06
2. “Alone” 3:38
3. “There’s the Girl” 3:50
4. “I Want You So Bad” 4:21
5. “Wait for an Answer” 4:31
6. “Bad Animals” 4:54
7. “You Ain’t So Tough” 4:05
8. “Strangers of the Heart” 3:41
9. “Easy Target” 3:58
10. “RSVP” 3:39

Ann Wilson – lead vocals, background vocals
Nancy Wilson – guitars, keyboards, lead vocals, background vocals
Howard Leese – guitars, keyboards, background vocals
Mark Andes – bass guitars
Denny Carmassi – drums

Monday 11/30/2020 10pm ET: Feature LP: Heart – Bébé le Strange (1980)

Bébé le Strange is the fifth studio album by the American rock band Heart. It was released on February 14, 1980, by Epic Records. It was the first album without founding member Roger Fisher on lead guitar, who had left the band months prior along with his brother Michael.

The album was a commercial success, peaking at number five on the US Billboard 200 and spending 22 weeks on the chart. On May 5, 1980, it was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Bébé le Strange spawned the singles “Even It Up” (backed by the Tower of Power horn section) and the title track. Some of the backing vocals were provided by Don Wilhelm, who had been in a group called The Army with Steve Fossen and Roger Fisher in the 1960s.

On June 29, 2004, the album was re-released by Epic and Legacy Recordings in a remastered expanded edition, containing two bonus track: the studio outtake “Jackleg Man” and a live version of “Break”.

1. “Bebe le Strange” 3:38
2. “Down on Me” 4:46
3. “Silver Wheels” 1:22
4. “Break” 2:32
5. “Rockin Heaven Down” 5:52
6. “Even It Up” 5:10
7. “Strange Night” 4:16
8. “Raised on You” 3:21
9. “Pilot” 3:15
10. “Sweet Darlin” 3:18

Saturday 6/20/2020 12am ET: Feature LP: Heart – Strange Euphoria (2012)

Strange Euphoria is a career-spanning box set album by Heart. It features several of their hit songs as well as songs by The Lovemongers, solo songs by Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson, a recording by the pre-Heart group Ann Wilson & The Daybreaks that goes back to 1968, and previously unreleased demos and live tracks. A DVD is also included featuring a 1976 concert at Washington State University for the Pullman, Washington-based KWSU-TV concert series The Second Ending in promotion for their debut album Dreamboat Annie.

The Amazon.com exclusive version was released with a bonus CD containing covers of five Led Zeppelin songs, entitled Heart Zeppish. As of July 2017, the bonus disk is no longer available.

“Through Eyes & Glass” (Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson) by Ann Wilson & The Daybreaks
“Magic Man” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson) demo*
“How Deep It Goes” (A. Wilson) demo*
“Crazy On You” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Roger Fisher) demo*
“Dreamboat Annie (Fantasy Child) + Dreamboat Annie Reprise” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson) edit*
“Love Alive” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Fisher)
“Sylvan Song” (N. Wilson, Fisher)
“Dream Of The Archer” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Fisher)
“White Lightning & Wine” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson) live at the Aquarius*
“Barracuda” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Fisher, Michael DeRosier) live from BBC Radio Concert*
“Little Queen” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Fisher, Steve Fossen, Howard Leese, DeRosier)
“Kick It Out” (A. Wilson)
“Here Song” (A. Wilson) demo*
“Heartless” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson) demo*
“Dog & Butterfly” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Sue Ennis) acoustic demo*
“Straight On” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Ennis)
“Nada One” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Ennis)

“Bebe le Strange” (A. Wilson, Ennis, N. Wilson, Fisher)
“Silver Wheels II” (N. Wilson)
“Even It Up” (A. Wilson, Ennis, N. Wilson)
“Sweet Darlin'” (A. Wilson)
“City’s Burning” (A. Wilson, Ennis, N. Wilson) edit
“Angels” (A. Wilson, Ennis)
“Love Mistake” (N. Wilson)
“Lucky Day” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Lisa Dalbello) demo*
“Never” (Holly Knight, Greg Bloch, Connie) live, with John Paul Jones*
“These Dreams” (Martin Page, Bernie Taupin)
“Nobody Home” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Ennis)
“Alone” (Tom Kelly, Billy Steinberg)
“Wait For An Answer” (Dalbello)
“Unconditional Love” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Ennis) demo*
“High Romance” (N. Wilson, Ennis, A. Wilson) demo*
“Under The Sky” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Ennis) demo*
“Desire Walks On” (N. Wilson, Ennis, A. Wilson) “Beach demo” version*

“Kiss” (A. Wilson, Ennis, N. Wilson) by The Lovemongers
“Sand” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Ennis, Frank Cox) live, by The Lovemongers
“Everything” (N. Wilson) live, by Nancy Wilson
“She Still Believes'” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Ennis) live*
“Any Woman’s Blues” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Ennis) demo, with the Seattle Blues Revue Horns*
“Strange Euphoria” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Ennis)
“Boppy’s Back” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson) demo*
“Friend Meets Friend” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Ennis) live, by The Lovemongers*
“Love Or Madness” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson) live*
“Skin To Skin” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson)*
“Fallen Ones” (N. Wilson, A. Wilson, Craig Bartock)
“Enough” (Bartock, A. Wilson)
“Lost Angel” (N. Wilson) live*
“Little Problems, Little Lies” (Ben Mink, A. Wilson) by Ann Wilson
“Queen City” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Bartock, Mink)
“Hey You” (N. Wilson, Mink)
“Avalon (Reprise)” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson, K. Grindstaff)
“Pre Show” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson, R. Fisher, Fossen, J. Hannah, DeRosier, Michael Fisher)
“Heartless” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson)
“White Lightning & Wine” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson)
“Dreamboat Annie” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson)
“Silver Wheels” (N. Wilson)
“Crazy On You” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Fisher)
“Sing Child” (A. Wilson, Fisher, Fossen)
“Soul Of The Sea” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson)
“Devil Delight” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson)
“Magic Man” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson)

Heart Zeppish – Amazon.com exclusive bonus disc
“Going to California” (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) live*
“The Battle of Evermore” (Page, Plant) live, by The Lovemongers
“What Is and What Should Never Be” (Page, Plant) demo, with John Paul Jones*
“Immigrant Song” (Page, Plant) by Ann Wilson
“Misty Mountain Hop” (Jones, Page, Plant) live

Friday 3pm ET: Feature Artist – Heart

Heart is an American rock band formed in 1970 in Seattle, Washington by Steve Fossen (bass guitar), Roger Fisher (guitar), David Belzer (keyboards), and Jeff Johnson (drums). It evolved from an existing band, White Heart. Since 1973 the vocalists for Heart have been sisters Ann Wilson (lead vocals, flute, guitar) (born June 19, 1950) and Nancy Wilson (vocals, guitar, mandolin) (born March 16, 1954). Over Heart’s history, it has had three primary lineups.

Heart first found success when its members moved to Canada, in part to avoid the draft, then later in the United States, and ultimately worldwide. Heart rose to fame in the mid-1970s with music influenced by hard rock and heavy metal, as well as folk music. Their popularity declined in the early 1980s; but in 1985, Heart launched a successful comeback which continued into the 1990s, releasing numerous hard-rock songs and ballads. Heart disbanded in 1998, then resumed performing in 2002. In the summer of 2019, Heart ended their 2016 acrimonious break-up by launching their “Love Alive” tour.

In February 2019, Heart announced their hiatus had ended and that they would embark on the Love Alive tour in the summer. Although Ann and Nancy were reuniting, the former Heart members who had joined Nancy’s solo effort were not invited back and the new lineup consisted of Ann’s touring band, replacing Ben Smith on drums, Dan Rothchild on bass, and Chris Joyner on keyboards. In June 2019, the band announced that the Love Alive tour had been extended through October 2019.

To date, Heart has sold over 35 million records worldwide, including over 22.5 million in album sales in the U.S. They have had top 10 albums on the Billboard 200 in the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and 2010s. Heart was ranked number 57 on VH1’s “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock”. In 2006, Ann Wilson was listed as one of the “Top Heavy Metal Vocalists of All Time” by Hit Parader magazine. In 2013, Heart was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Monday 12am ET: Feature LP: Heart – The Essential Heart (2002)

The Essential Heart is a compilation album released by the American rock band Heart in 2002, part of Sony BMG’s The Essential series. The album was officially certified gold and platinum by the RIAA on June 11, 2011. The collection spans the band’s history from 1975 through 1995. In 2008, the album was re-released with an added third disc of songs.

“Crazy on You” – 4:54
“Magic Man” – 5:30
“Dreamboat Annie (Reprise)” – 3:49
“Barracuda” – 4:23
“Little Queen” – 5:13
“Kick It Out” – 2:46
“Love Alive” – 4:25
“Heartless” – 5:00
“Straight On” – 5:06
“Dog & Butterfly” – 5:21
“Silver Wheels” – 1:25
“Even It Up” – 5:12
“Rock and Roll (Live)” – 5:57
“Tell It Like It Is” (Edit) – 3:55
“Unchained Melody (Live)” – 4:32
“This Man Is Mine” – 3:06
“How Can I Refuse” – 3:54
“Allies” – 4:41
“What About Love” – 3:41
“Never” (Original Version) – 4:04
“These Dreams” – 4:14
“Nothin’ at All” (Original Version) – 4:13
“If Looks Could Kill” – 3:43
“Alone” – 3:40
“Who Will You Run To” – 4:06
“There’s the Girl” – 3:51
“I Want You So Bad” – 4:19
“All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You” – 5:07
“Wild Child” – 4:29 (Romeo’s Daughter cover)
“I Didn’t Want to Need You” – 4:07
“Stranded” – 3:56
“Secret” – 4:14
“You’re the Voice” (live) – 5:07
“Will You Be There (In the Morning)” – 4:28
“Black on Black II” – 3:53
“Ring Them Bells” featuring Layne Staley (of Alice in Chains) – 3:51
“The Road Home” (live) (edit) – 3:34
“Sylvan Song” – 2:12
“Dream of the Archer” – 4:31
“Bebe le Strange” – 3:40
“Mistral Wind” (live) – 7:15
“Hit Single” – 2:35
“Strange Euphoria” – 2:45
“City’s Burning” – 4:25
“Strong, Strong Wind” – 4:28

Wednesday 4pm ET: Sounds of The 70s

This week on the Sounds of The 70s we feature music from:  Albert Hammond, Grand Funk Railroad, Undisputed Truth, Stevie Wonder, Jacksons, Elton John, Dave Edmunds, Argent, Diana Ross, Heart, Warren Zevon and more . . .

Sounds of The 70s with Dan Varroney 7pm ET

70sTonight we’ll feature Steely Dan, The Four Seasons, Heart, Andrew Gold, Daniel Boone, Leo Sayer, James Taylor, Manfred Mann, Dave Mason, The Who, Bob Welch, Triumph, Jimmy Buffet,  Kiss, Boz Scaggs, Supertramp, and much more. Join us at 7:00 pm!

Artist Countdown: Heart – Top 55 Hits

heartHeart is an American rock band that first found success in Canada and later in the United States and worldwide. Over the group’s four-decade history, the band has had three primary lineups, with the constant center of the group since 1974 being sisters Ann Wilson (lead singer) and Nancy Wilson (guitarist). Heart rose to fame in the mid-1970s with music influenced by hard rock and heavy metal as well as folk music. Their popularity declined in the early 1980s, but the band enjoyed a comeback starting in 1985 and experienced even greater success with album oriented rock (AOR) hits and hard rock ballads into the 1990s. With Jupiter’s Darling (2004), Red Velvet Car (2010), and Fanatic (2012), Heart made a return to their hard rock and acoustic folk roots.

To date, Heart has sold over 35 million records worldwide, including over 22 million in album sales in the U.S. The group was ranked number 57 on VH1’s “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock”. With Top 10 albums on the Billboard Album Chart in the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and 2010s, Heart is among the most commercially enduring hard rock bands in history. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.   Updated from initial Top 30 hits (2004)

1 Alone
2 All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You
3 These Dreams
4 Stranded
5 Will You Be There (In the Morning)
6 Nothin’ at All
7 Who Will You Run To
8 What About Love
9 Never
10 There’s the Girl
11 I Didn’t Want to Need You
12 Tell It Like It Is
13 Barracuda
14 Magic Man
15 Crazy on You
16 Dreamboat Annie
17 Dog & Butterfly
18 You’re the Voice
19 The Woman in Me
20 Straight On
21 Heartless
22 Secret
23 How Can I Refuse
24 This Man Is Mine
25 Black on Black II
26 Even It Up
27 Little Queen
28 Wild Child
29 I Want You So Bad
30 WTF
31 City’s Burning
32 Kick It Out
33 Stairway to Heaven
34 Oldest Story in the World
35 Tall, Dark, Handsome Stranger
36 Hey You
37 Dear Old America
38 The Heat
39 Sleep Alone
40 The Road Home
41 Fanatic
42 If Looks Could Kill
43 Back to Avalon
44 Unchained Melody
45 Allies
46 Bebe le Strange
47 How Deep It Goes
48 (Love Me Like Music) I’ll Be Your Song
49 Love Alive
50 Magazine
51 Without You
52 Break
53 Raised on You
54 Sweet Darlin’
55 Bright Light Girl