Heart (Heart album)
|Studio album by Heart|
|Released||July 6, 1985|
|Recorded||January–April 1985 at The Record Plant, Los Angeles and The Record Plant, Sausalito, California|
|Singles from Heart|
|Rolling Stone||(unfavorable) |
|The Rolling Stone Album Guide|||
Heart is the self-titled eighth studio album, released by Heart. Released in 1985, the album continued the band's transition into mainstream hard rock, a genre that yielded the band its greatest commercial success. Marking the band's Capitol Records debut, it spent 92 weeks on the U.S. Billboard 200 and became the only Heart album so far to hit number one, reaching quintuple platinum status. It also yielded the first number-one single for the band, "These Dreams", along with four other hit singles: "If Looks Could Kill", "What About Love", "Never", and "Nothin' at All". The latter three cuts also made the U.S. top ten.
"Never" and "Nothin' at All" remixes
The tracks "Never" and "Nothin' at All" both have alternate mixes (as featured in their music videos), and these mixes had also been pressed onto some early release runs of the album, be it on LP, CD or cassette. One may get a copy with both songs in their original mixes; both in their alternate mixes, or only one song in a different mix. Copies with serial No. SL-12410, for example, features the alternate mix for "Never", but the original mix for "Nothin' at All". It appears that the original mix of "Nothin' at All" only appeared on various editions of early LP and cassette runs, and more featured on the "Essentials" Collection. The 45 RPM record featured the remix, thus receiving the most airplay on Top-40 radio formats of that day. The two different versions of "Nothin' at All" greatly differ from one another, rather than the two mixes of "Never" which are similar. The original mix of "Nothin' at All" features a very subdued lead vocal from Ann Wilson, with no ad-libs and extras. Howard Leese's guitar solo is also very tame and mellow/melodic. In the remix, a vibrant alternate lead vocal take from Wilson is featured with striking embellishments; Leese's guitar solo is vastly different. Drum treatment was mixed with restraint in the original, with heavy reverb as to blend with other instruments; louder, dryer and "cuts-through" on the remix. But while these two versions greatly differ from one another, the underscoring rhythm tracks are exactly the same, hence it appears the two final mixes do not derive from different basic track recording sessions.
- "If Looks Could Kill" (Jack Conrad, Bob Garrett) – 3:42
- "What About Love" (Brian Allen, Sheron Alton, Jim Vallance) – 3:41
- "Never" (Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Greg Bloch, Holly Knight) – 4:07
- "These Dreams" (Martin Page, Bernie Taupin) – 4:15
- "The Wolf" (A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Howard Leese, Mark Andes, Denny Carmassi, Sue Ennis) – 4:03
- "All Eyes" (A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Bloch, Knight) – 3:55
- "Nobody Home" (A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Ennis) – 4:07
- "Nothin' at All" (Mark Mueller) – 4:13
- "What He Don't Know" (A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Ennis) – 3:41
- "Shell Shock" (A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Leese, Andes, Carmassi, Ennis) – 3:42
- Ann Wilson – lead and backing vocals
- Nancy Wilson – backing and lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin
- Howard Leese – electric guitar, keyboards, mandolin, backing vocals
- Mark Andes – bass guitar
- Denny Carmassi – drums
- Peter Wolf – piano, synthesizer
- Mickey Thomas – backing vocals on "What About Love", "Shell Shock", and "All Eyes"
- Johnny Colla – backing vocals on "Nothin' at All" and "These Dreams"
- Grace Slick – backing vocals on "What About Love"
- Lynn Wilson Keagle – backing vocals
- Holly Knight – keyboards
- Frankie Sullivan – solo guitar on "Nobody Home", additional guitar on "Nothin' at All"
- Produced by Ron Nevison
- Engineered by Ron Nevison, Mike Clink and Brian Foraker
- Mastered by Mike Reese at The Mastering Lab
|Australian Albums Chart||37|
|Canadian Albums Chart||22|
|German Albums Chart||57|
|Swedish Albums Chart||22|
|UK Albums Chart||19|
|U.S. Billboard 200||1|
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December 21–27, 1985
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