17 September 2016 ~ 4 Comments

Ann sings “Alone” filled with emotion

Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh, NC on 9/14/16.

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20 May 2015 ~ 2 Comments

1987 Live Show coming on CD



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

Order on amazon.co.uk! | amazon.com

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.

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

Updated June 1st 2015: The label has given this release a May 1989 date, which is in fact the month of the Westwood One Radio Broadcast. The year of recording is actually 1987.

Updated June 6th 2015: The release date seems to have been moved to June 5th?

Bigger version of the cover.

Bigger version of the cover.

Added June 17th 2015: Though not yet spotted in the stores, you can now buy it on iTunes (or listen to the samples). The tracks on iTunes are listed as REMASTERED. By listening I confirmed that this is indeed the -well circulated among Heartmongers around the world- 1987 Portland Oregon show.

Added June 20th 2015: The CD has arrived in stores. It comes in a jewel case with some nice liner notes in a 4 page booklet. The audio is remastered.

"Live in Portland '89"

“Live in Portland ’89”

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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

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26 January 2015 ~ 3 Comments

2015! “Alone” still a showstopper

“Alone” Taupo, January 24th 2015

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24 October 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Ron Nevison looks back

EMI's 1988 Boxset "With Love From Heart"

EMI’s 1988 Boxset “With Love From Heart”

“I loved the songs they had, but I didn’t think they had any that could be a big single and translate over to CHR. So I grabbed a song that was sitting on Don’s desk called “If Looks Could Kill” that was headed to Tina Turner. I thought it would be a good one for [Heart’s] Ann Wilson to sing.” [….] “Look, I was brought in by the label and management to get the job done, and that meant I sometimes had to lead them screaming and kicking into the charts. What can I say? It is what it is.”

Read more of what he remembers here.

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07 October 2014 ~ 1 Comment

Heart selling 40 years of memorabilia



Julien’s Auctions has announced The Collection of Ann and Nancy Wilson of the mega-rock group Heart auction event featuring custom made stage costumes and personal items to take place on November 7 and 8, 2014 at Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills. Partial proceeds of the auction will go to benefit The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) and MusiCares™. The CCFA is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cures for Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis.

So many costumes well known among Heartmongers and actual awards presented to Nancy. :)

Click here for the information and to bid. MIND YOU: Julien’s Auctions adds 25%, plus tax, plus P&P.

Update October 26th 2014: many more items have appeared in a new section of online only auctions! Click here

Los Angeles, October 2014

Los Angeles, October 2014

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17 September 2014 ~ 10 Comments

Capitol joins the fun: 5 CD box set

5 Classic Albums (click to pre-order)

5 Classic Albums (click to pre-order)

Order here at Amazon.com

Coming September 30th 2014 a new Capitol Records box set is scheduled to be released to the public. I hope they release the albums in some nice sleeves with the artwork. The albums are: Heart, Bad Animals, Brigade, Rock the House Live and Desire Walks On. No information other than this… I’ll keep an eye out for more info. The picture was found at CD Universe.

Added September 23rd 2014: “This budget-priced box set from classic rock and pop greats Heart rounds up five of the band’s mid- to late-period albums, including their 1985 eponymous eighth long-player (“These Dreams,” “What About Love”), 1987’s Bad Animals (“Alone,” “Who Will You Run To”), 1990’s Brigade (“All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You”), 1991’s Rock the House Live!, and 1993’s Desire Walks On (“Will You Be There [In the Morning]”). ~James Christopher Monger” (CD Universe)

Update October 15th 2014: and here’s the package. It’s a simple yet effective edition with cardboard sleeves of each album, hosted in a cardboard box. The CD’s have the original prints. “Desire walks on” has the original US 13 tracks.



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