07 August 2016 ~ 3 Comments

COLORED VINYL GALORE

The label Friday Music, that has already brought us vinyl re-releases of Dreamboat Annie, Little Queen and Heart, is now really making us all look for more storage space by releasing four colored vinyls in the USA. At the moment no international outlets are carrying the releases, unlike the releases before these. Even more of a challenge is the fact that three of them are supposed to be currently only available at ccvinyl.com, claiming to be the exclusive seller.

August 5th 2016: Little Queen (180 Gram Audiophile Translucent Gold Vinyl/Gatefold Cover): Amazon.com

August 29th 2016: Bebe Le Strange (180 Gram Vinyl, Limited Edition, Gatefold LP Jacket, White Vinyl): CCvinyl.com | Amazon.com!

August 29th 2016: Dog & Butterfly (180 Gram Vinyl, Limited Edition, Gatefold LP Jacket, Blue Vinyl): CCvinyl.com | Amazon.com (but not available)

August 29th 2016: Passionworks (180 Gram Vinyl, Limited Edition, Gatefold LP Jacket, Translucent Purple Vinyl): CCvinyl.com | Amazon.com!

Here’s a picture of the Translucent Gold Vinyl Little Queen

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18 March 2016 ~ 3 Comments

2 CD’s incoming for collectors

The well known Dutch vinyl label “Music on Vinyl” has a little sister: “Music on CD”. This company has given us great 180grams vinyl Heart releases recently. Now they’ve given Heart a try on CD. Last year that gave us “Bebe Le Strange”, pictured below, and this year we get two more: Dog & Butterfly and Little Queen. These are the same as the 2004 released with extra tracks, so only get them when you missed out on those or want the special jewel cases of the 2015/2016 releases.

Added April 6th 2016: “Passionworks” is added to the release-schedule!

The 2015 Dutch CD release of Bebe Le Strange

The 2015 Dutch CD release of Bebe Le Strange

Added August 7th 2016:

Dog and Butterfly and Passionworks on "Music on CD" 2016 releases

Dog and Butterfly and Passionworks on “Music on CD” 2016 releases

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12 September 2015 ~ 2 Comments

Bebe Le Strange on 180 grams Vinyl

Bebe Le Strange cover from the label.

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)
Pre Order on Amazon.com: Click here

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.

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10 July 2015 ~ 1 Comment

Ann & Nancy talk about Dog & Butterfly book

The book can be purchased in Hardcover or Paperback at Heart-Music.com, or as an Ebook at several outlets, including iTunes.

Two different types of paperback editions (2009 and 2014) can be found on Amazon.com.

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19 April 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Dog & Butterfly vinyl reissue: May 2015

70s Heart

70s Heart

Heart’s 1978 Classic album “Dog & Butterfly” will get a new run on vinyl starting May 25th 2015. The Dutch release on the label “Music on Vinyl” will have the following features: 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl / Gatefold Sleeve / Insert. This label released “Fanatic” on vinyl in 2012 and just very recently “Little Queen”.

Updated May 2nd 2015: the release can now be found on the label’s website.

The pre-sale links: for Amazon.co.uk click here and Amazon.de click here.

Updated May 27th 2015: Amazon.com has it listed.

And here’s my copy:

2015 D&B release on "Music on Vinyl" label.

2015 D&B release on “Music on Vinyl” label.

 

 

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07 October 2014 ~ 1 Comment

Heart selling 40 years of memorabilia

NANCY WILSON STAGE AND VIDEO WORN JACKET WITH STAG

From: “STRANDED”

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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06 October 2013 ~ 6 Comments

1978 Pittsburgh show to be released

Very likely not an Ann & Nancy approved release, but legal somewhere, otherwise this would not hit the shelves next week. There is a reason this is not listed on Amazon.com. Actually if we have to believe Amazon.co.uk the same show is released on 2 separate labels within one week! Though the track lists aren’t the same. This music has been on international iTunes for quite a while now.

Click to see on amazon.co.uk. Out October 14th on Plastic Soho / Nova Sales & Distribution (UK) Ltd

Click to see on amazon.co.uk. Out October 14th on Plastic Soho / Nova Sales & Distribution (UK) Ltd

Amazon: Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson first showed the world that women can rock when their band, Heart, stormed the charts in the 70 s with hits like Crazy on You, Magic Man, Barracuda, Straight On, and so many more. Not only did the Wilson sisters lead the band, they wrote the songs and played the instruments too, making them the first women in rock to do so. This concert performed at the Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA on October 16, 1978 features all of their greatest hits from the 70s. 18 tracks/2CD! Disc 1: 1. Cook With Fire 2. High Time 3. Heartless 4. Devil Delight 5. Straight On 6. Magic Man 7. Love Alive 8. Magazine 9. Mistral Wind 10. Dog and Butterfly. Disc 2: 1. Silver Wheels 2. Crazy on You 3. Kick It Out 4. Barracuda 5. White Lightning and Wine 6. Rock And Roll 7. Band Intros 8. Without You.

 

Click to see on amazon.co.uk. Out October 7th on Smokin'

Click to see on amazon.co.uk. Out October 7th on Smokin’

AmazonHaving achieved worldwide sales in excess of 30 million albums, and scoring 20 top ten singles and seven albums, Heart were inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 2013. This superb live broadcast was made right at the height of Hearts most successful period, in late 1978. The concert took place at Pittsburgh’s prestigious Civic Arena, a venue that could accommodate about 16,000 fans for concert performances. Initially there was group called The Army, based near Seattle in the north-west of the USA, which by 1971 featured bassist Steve Fossen and vocalist/guitarist Ann Wilson in its line-up. The Army eventually mutated into Heart, when Anns sister Nancy joined the band in 1974. In addition to singing, both Wilson sisters were multi-talented performers contributing guitar, keyboards, violin, mandolin, harmonica and autoharp amongst a plethora of instruments. By the time their first album, Dreamboat Annie, was released in 1976 the bands membership had solidified to include Roger Fisher on lead guitar, Howard Leese (another multi-instrumentalist) and drummer Michael DeRosier. The platinum-selling album was a triumph and spawned no less than three hit singles, Crazy On You, Magic Man and the title track. Unusually, Hearts second album was released twice! In 1977, they broke their recording contract with Mushroom and signed to Portrait Records. Consequently Mushroom cobbled together and released an album of unfinished studio recordings and live tracks, entitled Magazine. Heart promptly took them to court and the album was replaced the following year by one containing proper finished recordings. In the meantime their new label, Portrait, released the bands Little Queen album. It was another million-seller and included the bands best-known song, the single Barracuda which became a number 11 hit in 1977. Love Alive and Kick It Out are also featured herein. The new version of the Magazine album, released in 1978, was yet another major hit, reaching number 17 on the Billboard charts; three of the albums strongest cuts, the title track, Devil Delight and Heartless are included in this broadcast. Later the same year came an even bigger hit, the double-platinum selling Dog and Butterfly. There were two singles, the title track and Straight On; both are included in this performance, together with album highlights High Time and Mistral Wind. Finally, acknowledging their debt to Led Zeppelin, is a version of that bands hard-driving classic Rock ‘n’ Roll. After many twists and turns over subsequent years, the line-up featured on this recording reunited on 18th April 2013 to perform versions of Crazy On You and Barracuda at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. 14 tracks/ 1CD: 1. High Time 2. Heartless 3. Devil Delight 4. Straight On 5. Magic Man 6. Love Alive 7. Magazine 8. Mistral Wind 9. Dog and Butterfly. 10. Crazy on You 11. Kick It Out 12. Barracuda 13. White Lightning and Wine 14. Rock And Roll.

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