Heart

Heart

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Rock group that was started in Seattle, in 1967, as "The Army" by bassist Steve Fossen, along with Roger Fisher on guitar, Don Wilhelm on guitar, keyboards and lead vocals, and Ray Schaefer on drums.

Changed name to White Heart, then to Hocus Pocus shortly before Ann Wilson's joining in 1970, then finally to Heart in 1972. Nancy Wilson joined after sitting in and auditioning in 1974.

Members: Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Craig Bartock, Dan Rothchild, Chris Joyner, Ben Smith
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Heart Discography

Albums

Heart Dreamboat Annie (Album, MiniAlbum) Mushroom Records (5) Canada 1975 Sell This Version
Heart Little Queen (Album, MiniAlbum) Portrait US 1977 Sell This Version
Heart Dog & Butterfly (Album) Portrait Canada 1978 Sell This Version
Heart Magazine (Album) Mushroom Records (5) Sweden 1977 Sell This Version
Series #14 Show #7 Heart Inner View(LP) Inner View Series #14 Show #7 1978 Sell This Version
Heart Bebe Le Strange (Album) Epic New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
Heart Private Audition (Album) Epic Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
Heart Passionworks (Album) Epic Japan 1983 Sell This Version
Heart Heart (Album) Capitol Records Mexico 1985 Sell This Version
Heart Bad Animals (Album) Capitol Records US 1987 Sell This Version
CO 89-08 Heart Superstar Concert Series(3xLP, Transcription) Westwood One CO 89-08 US 1989 Sell This Version
Heart Brigade (Album, Single) Capitol Records, Capitol Records Mexico 1990 Sell This Version
Heart Rock The House Live! (Album) Capitol Records US 1991 Sell This Version
Heart Desire Walks On (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records Canada 1993 Sell This Version
Heart The Road Home (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records Canada 1995 Sell This Version
Heart Heart Presents A Lovemonger's Christmas (Album) Beyond (3) US 2001 Sell This Version
Heart Alive In Seattle (Album) Epic, Legacy US 2003 Sell This Version
Heart Jupiters Darling (Album) Eagle Records, Eagle Records Japan 2004 Sell This Version
Heart Dreamboat Annie Live (Album) Eagle Records US 2007 Sell This Version
Heart Red Velvet Car (Album) Legacy Europe 2010 Sell This Version
Heart Fanatic (Album) Legacy US 2012 Sell This Version
Heart Beautiful Broken (Album) Concord Records Europe 2016 Sell This Version
Heart With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Heart With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Live At The Royal Albert Hall (Album) Eagle Records US 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Heart Dreamboat Annie (Single) Mushroom Records (5) Canada 1975 Sell This Version
K-6745 Heart Crazy On You / Sing Child(7", Single) Interfusion K-6745 Australia 1975 Sell This Version

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mikeyman66

mikeyman66

September 4, 2017
Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson are the creative spark behind Heart, a hard rock group who initially found success in the mid-'70s only to reach greater heights after engineering a major comeback a decade later. The daughters of a Marine Corps captain, Ann (born June 19, 1950) and Nancy (born March 16, 1954) grew up in both Southern California and Taiwan before the Wilson family settled in Seattle, Washington. Throughout their formative years, both were interested in folk and pop music; while Ann never took any formal music lessons as a child (she later learned to play several instruments), Nancy took up guitar and flute. After both sisters spent some time at college, they decided to try their hand as professional musicians, and while Nancy began performing as a folksinger, Ann joined the all-male vocal group Heart.

Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Heart was actually formed in 1963 by bassist Steve Fossen and brothers Roger Fisher and Mike Fisher; initially dubbed the Army, they later became White Heart before settling on simply Heart at the beginning of the '70s. After her arrival in the group, Ann became romantically involved with guitarist Mike Fisher; when Nancy joined in 1974, she in turn began a relationship with guitarist Roger Fisher. Soon after Nancy's arrival, Mike Fisher retired from active performing to become the band's sound engineer. After gaining a following in Vancouver, Heart was approached by Shelly Siegel, the owner of the Canadian label Mushroom and, augmented by keyboardist Howard Leese and drummer Michael Derosier, they recorded their debut album, Dreamboat Annie, in 1975.

After selling more than 30,000 copies north of the border, Mushroom issued the LP in the U.S., where it quickly achieved platinum status on the strength of the hit singles "Crazy on You" and "Magic Man." In 1977, Heart jumped ship to the CBS affiliate Portrait, resulting in a protracted legal battle with Siegel, who in 1978 released the unfinished LP Magazine on Mushroom shortly after the band issued its true follow-up, Little Queen, on Portrait. The single "Barracuda" was another massive hit, and like its predecessor, Little Queen sold over a million copies.

After 1978's Dog & Butterfly, both of the Wilson/Fisher romances ended and Roger Fisher left the group. In 1980, Heart issued Bebe le Strange; following a lengthy U.S. tour, both Fossen and Derosier exited and were replaced by ex-Spirit and Firefall bassist Mark Andes and former Gamma drummer Denny Carmassi. After 1982's Private Audition and 1983's Passionworks slumped, the group was largely written off by industry watchers, and moved to Capitol Records.

In 1985, however, Heart emerged with a self-titled effort that ultimately sold more than five million copies on its way to launching four Top Ten hits: "What About Love?," "Never," the chart-topping "These Dreams," and "Nothin' at All." 1987's Bad Animals continued their comeback success; "Alone" was another number one hit, and both "Who Will You Run To" and "There's the Girl" achieved considerable airplay as well. Brigade, issued in 1990, featured the number two smash "All I Want to Do Is Make Love to You," as well as the Top 25 hits "I Didn't Want to Need You" and "Stranded." In the early '90s, the Wilson sisters took a brief hiatus from Heart to form the Lovemongers, an acoustic quartet fleshed out by Sue Ennis and Frank Cox; in 1992, they issued a four-song EP that included a cover of Led Zeppelin's "The Battle of Evermore." Heart returned in 1993 with Desire Walks On, on which Andes and Carmassi were replaced with bassist Fernando Saunders and drummer Denny Fongheiser. With 1995's The Road Home, Heart enlisted onetime Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones to produce a live acoustic set, reprising hits like "Dreamboat Annie," "Crazy On You," and "Barracuda."

Heart was on hiatus by the late '90s, as the Wilson sisters concentrated on the Lovemongers, issuing a pair of albums: 1997's Whirlygig and 1998's Here Is Christmas. But Heart wasn't completely silent: they were the subject of one of the better episodes of VH1's Behind the Music; a pair of best-of sets were issued (1998's Greatest Hits covered their early classics, while their later years were spotlighted on 2000's Greatest Hits: 1985-1995), and their music continued to pop up in movie soundtracks (2000's The Virgin Suicides, among others). In 1999, Nancy released her first solo album, Live at McCabe's Guitar Shop, and a year later penned the score to her husband Cameron Crowe's hit motion picture Almost Famous, while Ann continued to play with others -- in the summer of 2001, she participated in the A Walk Down Abbey Road: A Tribute to the Beatles tour, which also featured Todd Rundgren, John Entwistle (the Who), and Alan Parsons (the Alan Parsons Project). Heart returned to active recording for Jupiters Darling, released on Sovereign Artists in 2004, and issued Dreamboat Annie Live (a live performance of tracks from the band's debut album, recorded in Los Angeles in 2007) three years later. Red Velvet Car, an all-new collection of original material, was released in August 2010.

Heart picked up the pace in 2012. In June, Legacy released the retrospective box set Strange Euphoria. In September, the Wilson sisters became authors with the publication of their memoir, Kicking and Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul, and Rock & Roll. Capping off the year was Fanatic, a collection of all-new studio material that appeared in October. A seasonal Christmas album, Home for the Holidays, appeared in 2014. The Wilson sisters and a host of collaborators completed the recording of a new album in early 2016. Entitled Beautiful Broken (for a bonus cut from Fanatic), the album included ten tracks that balanced new material and re-recordings of songs that originally appeared on albums between 1980-1984 -- the band felt they weren't captured correctly the first time. The set also featured a guest appearance from Metallica's James Hetfield on the title cut. Beautiful Broken was released by Concord in July.
cckwriter

cckwriter

May 7, 2015
Heart had an album that came pout in the 80's called "The Art Of Love" I do not see it listed here. What is it worth?
LeoLady2007

LeoLady2007

January 11, 2014
I agree with Rich and Bladerunner; amazing band, outstanding vocals and high time to get credit where credit is due! I just went to another website where this one person wrote dozens of negative comments, must not have a life! In particular, people panned 'These Dreams', which is one of my favs! I checked, it was #1, so I must not be the only one that likes it. I have been doing some covers of their songs [not near as good, but I don't break any eardrums either], and someone asked me to sing 'Mr...[something]. They showed me video, but I am not familiar and can't find it. I just read they are from WA, like me, so didn't know that as well. All I know is Ann and Nancy Wilson have amazing God-given gifts, far more than most award winners.
Rich.C

Rich.C

February 7, 2011
edited over 6 years ago
One of the most under-rated rock bands in existence, formed in the mid 1970s by rock Godesses Ann & Nancy Wilson, Heart have produced so many memorable tracks that I simply dont have long enough to talk about all of them!! my favourites would have to be..... "These dreams" "There's the girl" "Black on black" "If looks could kill", "Dog & Butterfly" "Crazy on you" "Secret" and the unforgettable "Alone" Theyve produced a score of albums over the years with the best probably being "Bad Animals" in 1987. Hearts early sound was very much influenced by bands like led Zeppelin & Fleetwood Mac, and their stage persona was very much akin to Robert Plant & Jimmy Page. Still touring to this day Heart are a band worth checking out if you like your led zep style rock.

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