13 September 2014 ~ 2 Comments

New October release: BOX SET

Another new collectible on the horizon! Did you guess it?  On October 14th Sony Legacy will release a new BOX SET with as yet unknown contents. The Heartlinker will be keeping you updated on this new release in this post.

First update: it has FOUR discs! And the title “The Box Set Series” suggests a simple catalog release with some extra’s in this fashion.

Update September 17th: Thank you Manny for reporting on the BBS!: Since Legacy/Sony are involved with this project, they tend to get the artists involved with their “Boxset Series'” ie. providing liner notes. Other boxsets released by Sony/Legacy in this series include hits, deep album cuts and alternative outtakes/b-sides.

Update October 7th 2014: and here’s the cover art!

“The Box Set Series” CLICK TO ORDER

Update October 11th 2014: “2014 four CD release, an installment in the popular THE BOX SET SERIES, which come packed with original hit recordings by the biggest artists in music history. For the first time, the classic recordings of these household names are now packaged in box sets that virtually any household can afford. This set from the Classic Rock duo features 44 tracks including ‘Barracuda’, ‘Straight On’, ‘Even It Up’ and the previously unreleased ‘Stairway To Heaven’.”

Update October 15th 2014: the track list has appeared at Walmart.com and thanx to David G for posting the correct order. Disc 4 has the previously unreleased on CD track of the FAMOUS and HISTORIC Kennedy Center performance of “Stairway to Heaven”. Plus… and this is not confirmed… I think that many of the tracks on disc 4 are taken from their Sony DVD release “Night at Sky Church”, which was not released on CD (except for a small promo with a couple of songs). “Never” (live) is listed on the set as previously unreleased on CD: at first I thought it would be the “The Road home” version that was released on CD in Japan, but that version did see the laser light as part of “Strange Euphoria”. So what is this? Also nice to see that the disc includes singles from their latest studio efforts “Jupiter’s Darling”, “Red Velvet Car” and “Fanatic”!

Disc 1: 1. Barracuda 2. Little Queen 3. Kick It Out 4. Magic Man (Live) 5. Dreamboat Annie (Live) 6. Mistral Wind (Live) 7. Sylvan Song 8. Dream Of The Archer 9. Love Alive 10. Cry To Me 11. Straight On

Disc 2: 1. Dog & Butterfly 2. Nada One 3. Bebe le Strange 4. Even It Up 5. Sweet Darlin’ 6. Silver Wheels 7. Rockin’ Heaven Down 8. This Man Is Mine 9. City’s Burning 10. How Can I Refuse 11. Allies

Disc 3: 1. Almost Paradise (Love Theme From Footloose) – Mike Reno & Ann Wilson 2. Nothin’ At All 3. All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You 4. Kiss – The Lovemongers 5. The Oldest Story In The World 6. The Perfect Goodbye 7. Hey You 8. WTF 9. Walkin’ Good – featuring Sarah McLachlan 10. Rock Deep (Vancouver) 11. Tell It Like It Is

Disc 4: 1. Crazy On You (Live) 2. Heartless (Live) 3. Never (Live) 4. What About Love (Live)  5. These Dreams (Live) 6. Alone (Live) 7. Unchained Melody (Live) 8. Misty Mountain Hop (Live) 9. Rock And Roll (Live) 10. Black Dog (Live) 11. Stairway To Heaven (Live at the Kennedy Center)

Added October 25th 2014: I received my copy of The Box Set Series today (picture) and the “Never” (live) is from “Night at Sky Church” DVD/Blu-Ray, so indeed that song has never been released on CD. The two tracks after that could’ve been credited the same way. Both “What About Love” and “These Dreams” (with Alison Krauss) are from that same DVD, but have been released to radio-stations on CD. The booklet lists these two tracks as released on the “Night at Sky Church CD Sampler”. Doesn’t really count eh? The box folds out nicely and has a booklet about Ann & Nancy. Several pictures can be found, but actually no one but Ann & Nancy can be found on them.

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23 December 2012 ~ 1 Comment


It's been quite a year, hasn't it?

It’s been quite a year, hasn’t it?

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22 July 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Classic rock group Heart keeps the beat in a busy year

Ann Wilson 2012

From the Miami Herald: Lead singer Ann Wilson, 62, still found time to chat while on tour.

“It’s sort of mind-boggling,” she said on the phone from Los Angeles. “I have a telescopic sense of time. I just kicked off this thing in my own life way back in ’76, and I haven’t ever stopped. It’s very amazing to have a retrospective and memoir coming out. That’s one of the most intense parts for us.”

The original philosophy for the book was easy, Wilson says: Tell it like it is. “If we’re going to write a whitewash and leave everything out, what’s the point? It’s a pretty wide open story of growing up, dealing with some pretty hard issues, vulnerability, triumph, failure, love, pain, all those things. It’s all in there.”


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20 June 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Podcast with Nancy Wilson

Nancy Wilson

Nancy was on Mark & Brian yesterday, talking about Strange Euphoria and  scoring movies and Nancy’s BDAY gift to Ann. Click here to listen: http://www.markandbrian.com/blog.asp?id=33807&spid=16121


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07 June 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Billboard.com article about Fanatic

Nancy in the studio

Here are the highlights of the just released news article on billboard.com:

  • Sarah McLachlan guesting on a track called “Walking Good.”
  • 10 songs to make the final cut from 20 that were recorded
  • “Fanatic” is “pretty rock heavy.
  • There are only two ballads on it.
  • A song about Pennsylvania.
  • There’s one about Vancouver.
  • The additional songs recorded for the album will be used as bonus tracks for various editions of “Fanatic.”

Read the entire article here, with more news about “Strange Euphoria” and “Kicking and Dreaming”

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27 May 2012 ~ 7 Comments


“Strange Euphoria”

Sony Legacy has made a one hour radio program about “Strange Euphoria” for promotion. You can hear the entire program by going to this AIRPLAYDIRECT.COM website. At the end of part 3 the Heartmongers are treated to a FULL listen to the title track of “Fanatic“. You can skip to that part 3, but you have to listen to the entire part 3 until the song is played (which is a treat on its own!). Enjoy everyone! This is ROCKING indeed!

This radioshow seems to be a longer version of the podcast.

Leave a comment to let everyone know what you like best about the song :)

Thanx to Seattleboy for the scoop!

Here’s a YouTube someone made with the song:


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17 May 2012 ~ 0 Comments

New interview with Ann

Ann Wilson

A selection from the interview at RockChicago.Net:

Q: Which album that you’ve recorded means the most to you and why?

Ann: Well, of course, our brand new one that’s coming out in October, means the most to me at this point, because it’s brand new and it’s what we’re doing at the moment called Fanatic out on Sony on October 2nd. If I had to choose an older album, which I think was what you really were asking, I think it would probably be Bebe le Strange, because that was the album where I got to play bass on a couple songs like “Even it Up” and I got to be actually more than a singer on that record, and we had more of a production voice on that one too, I think. That was a pretty cool punk album.

Q: On June 5th, you release a brand new box-set Strange Euphoria. How did that come about?

Ann: Well, we’ve been wanting to do a box-set for years, you know, and not just a compilation of hits, but a real box-set that has all kinds of stuff you’ve never heard before, you can’t get anywhere else; demos, alternate versions, funny stuff, live versions; just creepy stuff, but just stuff from our personal archives. It took us a while to get it together, but we finally did! If I can only get it in my hand; it’s really awesome.

Q: What’s next for you and Heart?

Ann: Well, with the new box-set and the new book coming out this year; our first memoir coming out, and our new tour, there is so many stuff coming out this year that years spoken for, and probably most of next year. So that’s about far in advance as I can imagine.

Much more on RockChicago.Net

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