Epic Records/Legacy Recordings Announce the Release of Strange Euphoria, the First Definitive Career-Spanning Retrospective of Heart

By on May 11, 2012

EPIC RECORDS/LEGACY RECORDINGS ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF 
STRANGE EUPHORIA, THE FIRST DEFINITIVE CAREER-SPANNING 
RETROSPECTIVE OF HEART, CURATED BY
ANN WILSON AND NANCY WILSON


Historic 3CD/1DVD Box Set Available Everywhere Tuesday, June 5

Rare Footage!  – Watch the album cover photoshoot of 
“Little Queen” come alive!

Watch the DVD version from Strange Euphoria of 
“Magic Man” from 1976

Strange Euphoria – Song by song descriptions by 
Ann and Nancy Wilson

Epic Records and Legacy Recordings proudly announce the release of Strange Euphoria, the first definitive career-spanning, multi-label boxed set retrospective chronicling the seminal American rock band Heart, personally curated by Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson.
A carefully-considered anthology of biggest hits and best-loved songs set alongside deep catalog treasures, rarities, demos and live performances, Strange Euphoria, three compact discs and one DVD in a deluxe box, will be available everywhere Tuesday, June 5.
“In all the years we have been making music we have seen trends come and go,” said Ann Wilson. “We have always felt that to try and chase the latest ‘it’ sound is pointless, and we have tried to remain true to ourselves as songwriters and musicians. Sometimes we have had amazing success and heard ourselves on the radio…other times not so much, but the music is always playing in our house. In this box we have included many things that until now have never seen the light of day. Also here are our favorite deep tracks and live moments that really speak to who we are on the stage and the connection between us and the people who show up to rock. Enjoy this collection. It has many facets just like we do, but the spirit running through it is all Heart.”
Ann Wilson and her younger sister, Nancy Wilson, first showed the world that women can rock when their band Heart stormed the charts in the 1970s with hits like “Crazy on You,” “Magic Man,” “Barracuda,” ‘Straight On,” “Even It Up,” “Kick It Out,” and many more.  Not only did the Wilson sisters lead the band, they wrote the songs and played the instruments, making them the first women in rock to do so.  Heart continued topping the charts through the ’80s and into the ’90s with huge hits like “These Dreams,” “Alone,” “Never,” and a string of other hits that showcased the sisters’ enormous talents as both musicians and singers. Along the way, Heart sold more than 35 million records, had 21 top 40 hits, sold out arenas worldwide, and profoundly influenced the sound and direction of American rock music while inspiring women (and guys too!) around the world to rock out in bands of their own.

Heart were 2008 recipients of VH1 Rock Honors, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Northwest Grammy Foundation, and received ASCAP’s award for Excellence in Songwriting in 2009.
In August 2010, Red Velvet Car, the first new studio album in six years from Heart, entered the Billboard 200 best-selling album charts at #10, becoming the seventh Top 10 album of the group’s career. The group’s first album for Legacy Recordings, Red Velvet Car marked the return of the group to the Sony Music Entertainment family, reaching #1 in sales on Amazon.com in September.
What’s made Heart endure across four decades and 13 studio albums, from Dreamboat Annie (1976) through Red Velvet Car (2010), is simply the quality of the music and the Wilsons’ ability to connect to the emotions and experiences of their audience. Strange Euphoria represents the first time Ann and Nancy have personally curated a collection of their work and is the only time they’ve opened up their vaults for demos and rarities never heard by the public. The set includes song-by-song annotations, anecdotes, and commentary by the Wilson sisters.

Amazon Exclusive preorder link for “Strange Euphoria” that contains disc of Led Zeppelin cover songs





TRACK LISTING
CD 1
1. Through Eyes And Glass (by Ann Wilson & The Daybreaks)
2. Magic Man (demo)*
3. How Deep It Goes (demo)*
4. Crazy On You (demo)*
5. Dreamboat Annie (Fantasy Child) + Dreamboat Annie Reprise (edit)*
6. Love Alive
7. Sylvan Song 
8. Dream Of The Archer
9. White Lightning And Wine (live at the Aquarius)*
10. Barracuda (live from BBC Radio Concert)*
11. Little Queen 
12. Kick It Out 
13. Here Song (demo)*
14. Heartless (demo)*
15. Dog & Butterfly (acoustic demo)*
16. Straight On
17. Nada One

CD 2 
1. Bebe le Strange 
2. Silver Wheels II 
3. Even It Up
4. Sweet Darlin’ 
5. City’s Burning 
6. Angels 
7. Love Mistake 
8. Lucky Day (demo)*
9. Never (live, with John Paul Jones)*
10. These Dreams
11. Nobody Home 
12. Alone 
13. Wait For An Answer 
14. Unconditional Love (demo)*
15. High Romance (demo)*
16. Under The Sky (demo)*
17. Desire Walks On (“Beach demo” version)*

CD 3
1. Kiss (by The Lovemongers)
2. Sand (live) (by The Lovemongers)
3. Everything (live) (by Nancy Wilson)
4. She Still Believes (live)*
5. Any Woman’s Blues (demo) (with the Seattle Blues Revue Horns)*
6. Strange Euphoria
7. Boppy’s Back (demo)*
8. Friend Meets Friend (live) (by The Lovemongers)*
9. Love Or Madness (live) *
10. Skin To Skin*
11. Fallen Ones
12. Enough 
13. Lost Angel (live)
14. Little Problems, Little Lies (by Ann Wilson)
15. Queen City
16. Hey You
17. Avalon (Reprise)
* previously unreleased
DVD
KWSU “The Second Ending – featuring Heart” program
circa February-March 1976
1. Pre Show
2. Heartless
3. White Lightning & Wine
4. Dreamboat Annie
5. Silver Wheels
6. Crazy On You
7. Sing Child
8. Soul Of The Sea
9. Devil Delight
10. Magic Man
TOUR DATES
May 31, 2012
Nokia Live – w/Alice In Chains, Billy Idol and Loaded (MUSICCARES BENEFIT)
Los Angeles, CA
June 29, 2012
Mystic Lake Casino
Prior Lake, MN
June 30, 2012
Grand Falls Casino Resort
Larchwood, IA
July 4, 2012
Saint Louis Riverfont
St. Louis, MO
July 6, 2012
Horseshoe Casino
Hammond, IN
July 7, 2012
Harrah’s Stir Cove
Council Bluffs, IA
July 8, 2012
Hudson Garden and Events Center
Littleton, CO
July 19, 2012
Great Jones County Fair
Monticello, IA
July 20, 2012
New Lenox Commons
New Lenox, IL
July 21, 2012
Moondance Jam
Walker, MN
July 23, 2012
PNC Pavilion
Cincinnati, OH
July 24, 2012
Artpark
Lewiston, NY
July 26, 2012
Stage AE
Pittsburgh, PA
July 27, 2012
LC Pavillion
Columbus, OH
July 28, 2012
Caesars Windsor
Windsor ON, Canada
August 9, 2012
Orange County Fair
Costa Mesa, CA
August 10, 2012
Agua Caliente Casino
Rancho Mirage, CA
August 11, 2012
Ironstone Vineyards
Murphys, CA
August 13, 2012
The Mountain Winery
Saratoga, CA
August 16, 2012
Northwest Washington Fair
Lynden, WA
September 7, 2012
Eastern Idaho State Fair
Blackfoot, ID
September 9, 2012
Northern Quest Casino
Airway Heights (Spokane) WA
September 10, 2012
Western Washington Fair
Puyallup, WA
September 11, 2012
Britt Fest
Jacksonville, OR
September 14, 2012
Kansas State Fairgrounds
Hutchinson, KS
September 15, 2012
The Joint @ Hard Rock
Catoosa (Tulsa), OK

Official website: www.Heart-Music.com


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