HEART – Heart [Japanese SHM-CD] (fresh rip full)
Some time ago, Universal Japan started a reissue campaign of various ’80s Rock artists / albums from their back catalog, now pressed on high quality SHM-CD and sold at a nice price.
Among the artists in the reissue campaign there’s HEART, and their essential self-titled album “Heart” from 1985.
In 1985, Heart made a dramatic comeback, fueled by an equally dramatic alteration to their traditional sound. A successful hard rock band in the late ’70s, the group had nearly fallen off the face of popular music in the early ’80s before deciding to make a transition towards more mainstream pop&rock.
The result was their self-titled record, “Heart”, which brought the Wilson sisters group its greatest commercial success, reaching quintuple platinum status and becoming their first and only chart topper.
Mid-Eighties… let’s go radio-friendly, melodic and with lots of AOR melodies, keyboards and a glossy, huge production.
There’s no need to talk more about it, songs like the killer melodic rock opener “If Looks Could Kill”, the wonderful ‘Never’, ‘Nothin’ at All’, “All Eyes”, are all must haves for fans of the ’80s.
Of course we have the exquisite ‘What About Love’, Heart’s greatest hit ‘These Dreams’, and the underrated ‘Nobody Home’.
The latter is the closest to a power ballad on the album, driven by an electric piano which leads the way under Ann Wilson’s melodic vocals, the song gives the album that added dimension as a sweet but sad song complete with a soaring lead guitar by guest Frankie Sullivan (Survivor).
“Heart” already sounds terrific with the excellent production by master Ron Nevison, but this Japanese on SHM-CD will blown you away.
This is a great opportunity to get these classic, must have albums on quality SHM-CD for a regular price. Order now, all are limited edition.
A MUST HAVE
UNIVERSAL MUSIC Japan ~ UICY-25531
01 – If Looks Could Kill
02 – What About Love
03 – Never
04 – These Dreams
05 – The Wolf
06 – All Eyes
07 – Nobody Home
08 – Nothin’ at All
09 – What He Don’t Know
10 – Shell Shock
Ann Wilson – lead and backing vocals
Nancy Wilson – vocals, guitars, mandolin
Howard Leese – guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
Mark Andes – bass
Denny Carmassi – drums
Peter Wolf – piano, synthesizer
Mickey Thomas (Starship) – backing vocals
Grace Slick – backing vocals
Johnny Colla – backing vocals
Lynn Wilson Keagle – backing vocals
Holly Knight (Device) – keyboards
Frankie Sullivan (Survivor) – solo guitar on 7
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