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Artist: Heart

Title: The Essential Heart

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Heart The Essential Heart Album Cover


Category: AOR/Arena Rock

Year: 2002

Label: Epic/Capitol/Legacy

Catalog Number: E2K 61557


Nancy Wilson Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin, Autoharp, Piano, Keyboards, Synthesizer, Bass
Ann Wilson Vocals, Guitar, Violin, Autoharp, Flute, Keyboards, Bass, Percussion
Roger Fisher Guitar
Mark Andes Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Denny Carmassi Percussion, Drums
Michael Derosier Percussion, Drums
Steve Fossen Bass, Percussion
Howard Leese Synthesizer, Guitar, Mandolin, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals, Mellotron
Layne Staley Vocals on "Ring Them Bells"

Avaliable as a standard 2 CD or limited edition 3 disc set


Disc 1
1.  Crazy On You  
2.  Magic Man  
3.  Dreamboat Annie reprise  
4.  Barracuda  
5.  Little Queen  
6.  Kick It Out  
7.  Love Alive  
8.  Heartless  
9.  Straight On  
10.  Dog & Butterfly  
11.  Silver Wheels  
12.  Even It Up  
13.  Rock & Roll live  
14.  Tell It Like It Is  
15.  Unchained Melody live  
16.  This Man Is Mine  
17.  How Can I Refuse  
18.  Allies  

Disc 2
19.  What About Love?  
20.  Never  
21.  These Dreams  
22.  Nothin' At All  
23.  If Looks Could Kill  
24.  Alone  
25.  Who Will You Run To  
26.  There's The Girl  
27.  I Want You So Bad  
28.  All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You  
29.  Wild Child  
30.  I Didn't Want To Need You  
31.  Stranded  
32.  Secret  
33.  You're The Voice live  
34.  Will You Be There (In The Morning)  
35.  Black On Black II  
36.  Ring Them Bells  
37.  The Road Home edit  

Disc 3
38.  Sylvan Song  
39.  Dream of The Archer  
40.  Bebe Le Strange  
41.  Mistral Wind live  
42.  Hit Single  
43.  Strange Euphoria  
44.  City's Burning  
45.  Strong Strong Wind  

If you see any errors or omissions in the CD information shown above, either in the musician credits or song listings (cover song credits, live tracks, etc.), please post them in the corrections section of the Heavy Harmonies forum/message board.

The music discographies on this site are works in progress. If you notice that a particular Heart CD release or compilation is missing from the list above, please submit that CD using the CD submission page. The ultimate goal is to make the discographies here at Heavy Harmonies as complete as possible. Even if it is an obscure greatest-hits or live compilation CD, we want to add it to the site. Please only submit official CD releases; no bootlegs or cassette-only or LP-only releases.

EPs and CD-singles from Heart are also welcome to be added, as long as they are at least 4 songs in length.

Existing comments about this CD

From: AOR freaky Date: March 8, 2004 at 6:59
This is of course a truly BRILLIANT compilation from Heart ! Very recommended ! The best songs, all remastered, how can you go wrong with this one ! SUPERB !

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From: Blue Charvel Date: March 8, 2004 at 16:52
Disc 1 seems a hell of a lot more essential than the Top 40 wuss-a-thon on disc 2, but then I like to rock and stuff. To me, Heart will always be the band that put out Barracuda, Magic Man, Crazy On You, etc.

From: Knuckles Date: March 8, 2004 at 18:42
Just a quick comment.I agree with the rocker side of Heart as mentioned.Just to point out How can I refuse and Straight on are my personal fav.

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From: Jez Date: April 16, 2004 at 14:52
About as good as a double retrospective could be - this has everything a casual listener could want (although the brilliant 'Lighter Touch' from Dog & Butterfly is absent).

From: Big Papa K Date: June 29, 2004 at 1:35
This is excellent how the discs are split up. Disc one is the rawer and more original Heart with some of their best rock songs. Disc two contains all the big hits from their comeback period, picking out all the classic AOR tunes from that time. 10/10

From: Nanteau Date: July 13, 2004 at 17:34
What's the missing song for me is BAD ANIMALS from the same titled album. By the way, can someone tell me about their new album "Jupiter's darling" --I really don't know what to think about it; this is not quite what I expected...

From: AOR freaky Date: July 13, 2004 at 17:47
Dear Nanteau : about the new Heart CD. It's a very difficult affair : some love it, others don't. Me, hmm. .. , I'm disappointed. It all depends what Heart you love most. The Heart from Barracuda etc. or the eighties Heart with songs as Never, If Looks Could Kill, What About Love etc. ? I prefer the Heart from the eighties and then their new one is a big disppointment. It's rather raw, acoustic and laid back. Forget the mainstream eighties AOR sound. If it that is what you want, pass on it !

From: TIM (2) Date: July 14, 2004 at 4:14
I agree with Freddy. I was never a big fan of the early stuff but even as an album in it's own right the new one is lacking some good hooks and melodies, and sounds very raw compared to their 80's stuff. This "Essential Heart" is the greatest hits to have if you want one. There are about 5 different 'best of..' albums doing the rounds, but this is bar far the most complete...

From: Federico Date: October 20, 2004 at 12:05
This band intoduce me to aor and hard rock, so I will always love them. This is a very good compilation. It's impossible include all their gems in 37 tracks. I am a big fan of the eighties stuff, so in my opinion the songs missing here are Sleep alone(wonderful),The night,You ain't so tough, the wolf. From their early days Cooked with fire,city is burning and High time. My favorite album is for sure the self titled.

From: Propane Date: December 2, 2004 at 19:44
Blue Charvel has it right. I am so disappointed with these girls.

From: Carlos A. Date: July 22, 2006 at 12:55
Preciosa recopilacion de esta ańeja banda, aca hay para todos los gustos : folk, rock, pop, AOR, Melodic Hardrock, vaya que estas chicas han experimentado con todo..., me impresiono bastante escuchar "You're The Voice" tema de The Alan Parsons Project magistralmente, que digo, excelentemente convertido al estilo Wilson 9.7/10

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