Karl the Grateful Dog: A Story of Rescue, by Jeff Ousley (Nancy’s guitartech) and Penny Wagner, was released on paperback back in 2014. But now Dan Rothchild, bass player for Heart, has recorded and edited an audiobook version featuring Nancy :)
The beginning of a series, Karl the Grateful Dog takes you into the mind of a pet that has been dumped by his owner. This abandoned yellow lab thinks he’s too big and that no one will want him. Karl was found tied to a fence near the river. Lonely and afraid, he barked and barked until he finally gave up. A local businessman named Carl notices the depressed lab and brings him to a nearby animal shelter. Silently, staring out from his wire cage, Karl remembers the hunger and hurts from his previous owner, but that doesn’t seem as bad as being alone. A kind man named Jeff reads an email showing Karl’s picture with the urgent message that the lab must be adopted soon or he will be euthanized. Jeff is mesmerized by the picture of the big, handsome dog! Driving 30 miles to the shelter, he intends to foster the dog until a permanent home can be found for him. Something special happens on the drive from the shelter that leaves listeners wondering who is really rescuing whom.
To celebrate the release of “Live at the Royal Albert Hall” Ann & Nancy were interviewed for InTheStudio by Redbeard. Listen to the one hour show right here.
Update December 8th 2016: Some fans are saying this is a collection of interviews from the last years.
Plus: Capitol Records to re-release Heart 1985 album on vinyl as part of The Capitol Records 75th Anniversary Collection – Vinyl Reissue Program
As we still await the announcing of shows in 2017 (and that wait is getting a little long compared to other years since 2002, making some Heartmongers worry), Heart played the last show for now on Saturday October 22nd 2016 in the Riverdome at Horseshoe Casino in Bossier City, Louisiana. Hereby ending the 2016 tour that took them to Canada, the UK and all over the USA, often accompanied by Joan Jett and Cheap Trick. This post will be updated these coming days with a couple of pictures and maybe vids from this particular show below the banners from the 2016 run.
*TO BE UPDATED SOON*
Update 8PM (CET) October 23rd 2016:
Part of “Alone”, “Crazy On You”, “Barracuda” and part of “No Quarter”. From Facebook Live. Thanx to C.
Update October 24th 2016:
Updated October 26th 2016:
Turns out like no one has been putting vids on YouTube! :(
…at the beginning of this month and you probably missed it!
Nancy: […] I feel lucky I got to be there for it all. And I would not EXACTLY regret it…. ok…maybe only a few brief clumsy moments. Especially when I may have hurt anyones feelings or been a self involved dick of a diva. But not so much…
Really. I’m happy to be alive playing my guitar and singing songs with this ocean in my ears.
On June 29th 2016 Heart performed in the capital of the UK, London. They packed the famous Royal Albert Hall and played several songs together with the famous Royal Philharmonic in front of a bunch of camera’s. Eagle Rock (the label that brought you “Night at Sky Church” and the European release of “Red Velvet Car” for instance) has announced the release of the DVD, Blu-Ray (and possible CD!):
Heart with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra | Live at The Royal Albert Hall
“Live performance from American rock band Heart, recorded in June 2016 at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the show features classic tracks including ‘Magic Man’, ‘Crazy On You’ and ‘Barracuda’.”
As a little taste I’m posting this unofficial recording of “Alone” made by Darren. He has combined several sources of fan-made footage. Unfortunately, the wail kinda went wrong, which makes me uncertain about this song being on the release.
Thanx to Michael for the heads up!
Updated October 10th 2016: CD? and the tracklist!
From Amazon: In June 2016 Heart made their first ever live appearance at London’s famous Royal Albert Hall. To make the sold-out night even more special the band were accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra who added further depth and an epic scale to Heart’s songs. The set included hits, fan favorite and both new and reinterpreted tracks from their most recent album Beautiful Broken. The chemistry between band and orchestra added a truly magical quality to a concert that will live long in the memory of those Heart fans lucky enough to be present.
Ann Wilson (Vocals); Nancy Wilson (Guitar & Vocals)
Benjamin Smith (Drums); Daniel Rothchild (Bass); Craig Bartock (Guitar); Christopher Joyner (Keyboards)
With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Nick Davies
1. Magic Man 2. Heaven 3. Dreamboat Annie 4. What About Love 5. I Jump 6. Sweet Darlin’ 7. Two 8. These Dreams 9. Alone 10. Beautiful Broken 11. Mashallah! 12. Silver Wheels / Crazy On You 13. Sand 14. No Quarter 15. Barracuda 16. Kick It Out
Update October 11th:
And with this teaser, the CD has been confirmed!
Eagle Rock Entertainment release Heart – Live At The Royal Albert Hall With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on DVD, Blu-ray, CD and Digital Formats. This film captures not only Heart’s first-ever live performance at the Royal Albert Hall but is also the first concert film of Heart performing with a full orchestra. Live At The Royal Albert Hall With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra includes chart-topping songs like “These Dreams”, “Alone”, “What About Love”, “Barracuda”, “Magic Man”, “Dreamboat Annie”, and more!
Making their first live appearance at London’s Royal Albert Hall in June 2016 to a sold-out crowd, Heart was accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra who added further depth and epic scale to the band’s songs. The set included hits, fan favorites and both new and reinterpreted tracks from their most recent album Beautiful Broken.
The Line-Up for this special show features Ann Wilson (Vocals); Nancy Wilson (Guitar & Vocals); Ben Smith (Drums); Dan Rothchild (Bass); Craig Bartock (Guitar); Chris Joyner (Keyboards) and, of course, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Nick Davies. As a Bonus Feature, this release includes an interview with the band.
The chemistry between band and orchestra, that Live At The Royal Albert Hall With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra captures, added a truly magical quality to a concert that will live long in the memory of those Heart fans lucky enough to be present.
Update October 26th 2016: A longer promo!
Update November 12th 2016: two full videos:
What About Love
Update November 19th 2016:
Alone (check the wail!)