Bebe Le Strange cover from the label.
The Dutch label “Music on Vinyl” is releasing Heart’s 1980 album “Bebe Le Strange” on 180 gram audiophile vinyl on October 12th 2015.
Pre Order on Amazon.co.uk: Click here (delivers to USA)
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This is likely the conclusion of a string of three Heart releases by this label in 2015. The label had reserved a set of three catalog numbers. The next number is taken though by Jeff Beck. But let us all buy this new release to let them know we want more! For instance: Red Velvet Car or The Road Home! This could also be the perfect label for Heart to release their vinyl boxset with? The label got into Heart when it released “Fanatic” in 2012.
Heart on Music on Vinyl:
MOVLP621 Fanatic, September 27th 2012: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk
MOVLP1332 Little Queen, March 16th 2015: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk
MOVLP1333 Dog & Butterfly, May 25th 2015: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk
MOVLP1334 Bebe Le Strange, October 12th 2015: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk
Music on Vinyl:
Originally released on Valentine’s Day of 1980, Bebe Le Strange was Heart’s first album without founding member Roger Fisher. Once Nancy Wilson and guitarist Roger Fisher had broken up, the creative powers in the band shifted. The Wilson sisters were now in full control and their lyrics more personal than ever before. Heart’s fifth album peaked at number 5 in the USA, and certified Gold.
Just before Heart recorded the album that became Bebe Le Strange, the band was faced with one of their biggest challenges. In October of 1979, founding member Roger Fisher was asked to leave the group (after the relationship between him and Nancy Wilson had already ended, and Wilson was now dating drummer Mike Derosier – while her sister Ann was still dating Roger Fisher’s brother Michael, the band’s manager). So, while Heart recorded their fifth LP in Seattle in Winter of 1979, it was their first album without Fisher’s guitar playing or song writing.
Instead, Sue Ennis (a longtime friend of Ann and Nancy Wilson’s) was brought in to help out co-writing tunes, and she also played some guitar and piano on the album. Collectively, Sue, Ann and Nancy called themselves “Connie” and their lyrics were more personal than ever before. Once Nancy Wilson and Roger Fisher had broken up, the creative powers in the band shifted. The Wilson sisters were now in full control. Originally released on February 14, 1980, the album contains the singles “Even It Up” and “Bebe Le Strange”, and eventually certified Gold.