The Essential Heart

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The Essential Heart
Greatest hits album by Heart
Released November 26, 2002
Recorded 1975 - 1995
Genre Hard rock, folk rock, power pop, pop rock
Length 2:37:44
Label Sony Music
Producer Mike Flicker
Ron Nevison
Keith Olsen
Richie Zito
Duane Baron & John Purdell
John Paul Jones
Heart
Heart chronology
Heart Presents a Lovemongers' Christmas
(2001)
The Essential Heart
(2002)
Alive in Seattle
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

The Essential Heart is a greatest hits compilation album released by the American rock band Heart in 2002, part of Sony BMG's The Essential series. The album was officially certified gold and platinum by the RIAA on June 11, 2011. The collection spans the band's history from 1975 through 1995 and the package includes two compact discs. In 2008, the album was re-released as part of the Limited Edition 3.0 series which added a third bonus disc of songs. The track list is arranged in chronological order.

In 2009, the album was released on Blu-spec CD.

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1[edit]

  1. "Crazy on You" – 4:54
  2. "Magic Man" – 5:30
  3. "Dreamboat Annie (Reprise)" – 3:49
  4. "Barracuda" – 4:23
  5. "Little Queen" – 5:13
  6. "Kick It Out" – 2:46
  7. "Love Alive" – 4:25
  8. "Heartless" – 5:00
  9. "Straight On" – 5:06
  10. "Dog & Butterfly" – 5:21
  11. "Silver Wheels" – 1:25
  12. "Even It Up" – 5:12
  13. "Rock and Roll (Live)" – 5:57
  14. "Tell It Like It Is" – 3:55
  15. "Unchained Melody (Live)" – 4:32
  16. "This Man Is Mine" – 3:06
  17. "How Can I Refuse?" – 3:54
  18. "Allies" – 4:41

Disc 2[edit]

  1. "What About Love" – 3:41
  2. "Never" – 4:04
  3. "These Dreams" – 4:14
  4. "Nothin' at All" – 4:13
  5. "If Looks Could Kill" – 3:43
  6. "Alone" – 3:40
  7. "Who Will You Run To" – 4:06
  8. "There's the Girl" – 3:50
  9. "I Want You So Bad" – 4:19
  10. "All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You" – 5:07
  11. "Wild Child" – 4:29 (Romeo's Daughter cover)
  12. "I Didn't Want to Need You" – 4:07
  13. "Stranded" – 3:56
  14. "Secret" – 4:14
  15. "You're the Voice" (live) – 5:07
  16. "Will You Be There (In the Morning)" – 4:28
  17. "Black on Black II" – 3:53
  18. "Ring Them Bells" featuring Layne Staley (of Alice in Chains) – 3:51
  19. "The Road Home" (live) (edit) – 3:34

Disc 3 [Limited Edition 3.0 version only][edit]

  1. "Sylvan Song" - 2:12
  2. "Dream of the Archer" - 4:31
  3. "Bebe le Strange" - 3:40
  4. "Mistral Wind" (live) - 7:15
  5. "Hit Single" - 2:35
  6. "Strange Euphoria" - 2:45
  7. "City's Burning" - 4:25
  8. "Strong, Strong Wind" - 4:28

References[edit]

  1. ^ Campbell, Al. The Essential Heart at AllMusic