Jealous Haters Since 1998!
Home | News | Reviews | Day In Rock | RockNewsWire | Singled Out | Feeds
Heart - Strange Euphoria Box Set

by Kevin Wierzbicki

.
Heart fans have been waiting a long time for some type of comprehensive career retrospective and now it finally comes in the form of this 3-CD/1-DVD box set personally curated by Ann and Nancy Wilson. The CD portion of the set offers a nice mix of original cuts along with previously unreleased versions of known songs, presented more or less in chronological order. Fully half of the songs on CD1 will be new to fans' ears, beginning with the pre-Heart cut "Through Eyes and Glass" by Ann Wilson & the Daybreaks and continuing on with demo versions of big hits "Magic Man," "Crazy on You," "Heartless," "Dog & Butterfly" and live takes on "Barracuda" and "White Lightning and Wine." The other two CDs cover the lengthy span between the Bebe le Strange album right up to last year's Red Velvet Car, juxtapositioning huge radio hits like "Never," "Alone" and "These Dreams" with demos of "Desire Walks On," "Unconditional Love," "High Romance" and a take on "Any Woman's Blues" that features the Seattle Blues Revue Horns. Several cuts by spinoff group the Lovemongers are included as is a live version of Nancy's "Everything" and the original studio version of Annie's "Little Problems, Little Lies." The CDs hold a total of 51 cuts that make for a terrific collection in and of them selves but it doesn't end there; fans who remember when "Magic Man" and "Crazy on You" first stormed onto radio will go absolutely gaga for the DVD. Titled The Second Ending featuring Heart and filmed before a small audience in a television studio, the 1976 show finds the band performing cuts from Dreamboat Annie, giving their all to an audience that, being unfamiliar with the songs, react politely but reservedly, completely unaware that they're seeing a group that will soon explode as one of the biggest on the planet. Ann Wilson acknowledges this with her between-song patter, advising the crowd that Heart is just now "oozing down from Canada" where they have just started to break big. The band rocks hard during the film but there's also a certain innocence on display that would not be palpable in later Heart shows. The box includes a photo-filled booklet that comes with song-by-song annotation from Ann and Nancy.


Heart - Strange Euphoria Box Set
Rating:


Share this article


More articles for this artist .


...end


advertisement


advertisement

.
News Reports
.

Day in Rock: Scott Weiland and Bumblefoot Supergroup Release Video- Ozzy Fires Back At Original Black Sabbath Drummer- AC/DC Told By Malcolm Young To Make New Album For Him- more

Day in Pop Lady Antebellum Star Hillary Scott's Bus Catches Fire- Miley Cyrus Reacts To Report Justin Bieber Got Her Pregnant- New Star Wars: Episode VII Trailer Goes Online- Rihanna- more

Yesterday's Day in Rock: Taylor Swift Reveals Her Mother Has Cancer- Rich Homie Quan Surrenders To Police Over Alleged Nightclub Assault- Justin Bieber Duets With Ariana Grande- Mumford & Sons- more

 Subscribe To Day in Rock


advertisement

.
Top Rock News Stories

Today's Full Day in Rock Report

Scott Weiland and Bumblefoot Supergroup Art of Anarchy Release Video

Ozzy Fires Back At Original Black Sabbath Drummer

AC/DC Told By Malcolm Young To Make New Album For Him

Slayer Streaming New Song 'When the Stillness Comes'

Incubus and Deftones Announce Summer Tour

Nick Menza Reveals More Details About Failed Megadeth Reunion

Eddie Van Halen Talks New Van Halen Live Album

Def Leppard Kick Off Spring Tour

Metallica's Lars Ulrich Jams With Royal Blood

Queensryche Frontman Says New Album Is A 'Raging Animal'

Megadeth Reveal New Studio Video

Top Pop News Stories

Today's Full Day in Pop Report

Lady Antebellum Star Hillary Scott's Bus Catches Fire

Miley Cyrus Reacts To Report Justin Bieber Got Her Pregnant

New Star Wars: Episode VII Trailer Goes Online

Rihanna Releases 'American Oxygen' Video

Marcus Mumford Working On Hip-Hop Project

Diplo Reveals Story Behind Robert Plant Collaboration Selfie

James Taylor Announces U.S. Tour Dates

Nicki Minaj And Meek Mill Engagement Speculation Sparked Online

Avril Lavigne Releases New Video 'Fly' In Support of Special Olympics

Keith Urban, Kelly Clarkson, Steven Tyler To Be ACM Presenters

Jason Isbell Announces New Album 'Something More Than Free'

Latest Reviews

Recent Reviews and Interviews

Trauma Interview

Album of the Week: Bad Brains Self-Titled Debut Album

December in Red - The Way Out

Battleaxe - Power From the Universe Reissue

SOKO Interview

Road Trip: Historic Savannah

The Compulsions - Dirty Fun

Rock Reads: Morbid Tales! A Tribute to Celtic Frost

Death Penalty - Death Penalty

On The Record: The Wild Beyond

Album of the Week: Pink Floyd's The Wall

Click Here to Buy T-Shirts!

Tell a Friend about this page - Contact Us - Privacy - antiMusic Email- Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2015 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved. antiMusic works on a free link policy for reprinting of our original articles, click here for details. Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.