The Road Home (Heart album)

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The Road Home
Live album by Heart
Released August 29, 1995
Recorded Backstage Club, Seattle, Washington, August 12-16, 1994
Genre Acoustic rock
Length 74:37
Label Capitol
Producer John Paul Jones
Heart chronology
Desire Walks On
(1993)
The Road Home
(1995)
These Dreams: Greatest Hits
(1997)
The Road Home
Video by Heart
Released 1995
Recorded Moore Theatre, Seattle, Washington
Genre Acoustic rock
Length 88:58
Label Capitol
Director Joel Gallen
Producer Douglas C. Forbes
Heart video chronology
If Looks Could Kill
(1988)
The Road Home
(1995)
Alive in Seattle
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B[2]
Q 3/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4/5 stars[4]

The Road Home is a live album released in 1995, the fourteenth album overall by the rock group Heart. It chronicles a club performance in the "unplugged" style given in their home city of Seattle. It was produced by John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin, and contains acoustic versions of many of the band's hits including "Alone", "Barracuda", and "Dreamboat Annie". The album reached number eighty-seven on the U.S. Billboard 200.

In 1995 a VHS was released under the same name and with the same cover containing another concert from the same tour. The video was reissued in DVD in 2003.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Dreamboat Annie (Fantasy Child)"   Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson 3:35
2. "Dog and Butterfly"   A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Sue Ennis 6:00
3. "(Up on) Cherry Blossom Road" (previously unreleased) Amy Jill Jordan 5:04
4. "Back to Avalon"   A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Kit Hain 3:55
5. "Alone"   Tom Kelly, Billy Steinberg 4:45
6. "These Dreams"   Martin Page, Bernie Taupin 5:20
7. "Love Hurts" (The Everly Brothers cover) Felice Bryant, Boudleaux Bryant 4:30
8. "Straight On"   A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Ennis 5:10
9. "All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You"   Robert John "Mutt" Lange 3:40
10. "Crazy on You"   A. Wilson, N. Wilson 5:13
11. "Seasons" (Elton John cover) Elton John, Taupin 3:40
12. "River" (Joni Mitchell cover) Joni Mitchell 3:40
13. "Barracuda"   A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Roger Fisher, Michael DeRosier 4:40
14. "Dream of the Archer" (includes uncredited excerpt of "Sylvan Song" during the intro) A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Fisher 5:37
15. "The Road Home" (unlisted bonus track, previously unreleased) A. Wilson 4:35
16. "Never" (Japanese edition bonus track) A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Greg Bloch, Holly Knight 5:19

VHS track listing[edit]

  1. unlisted introduction interview with Ann & Nancy Wilson
  2. "River"
  3. "Dog and Butterfly"
  4. "(Up on) Cherry Blossom Road"
  5. "Back to Avalon"
  6. "Alone"
  7. "These Dreams"
  8. "Dreamboat Annie (Fantasy Child)"
  9. "Seasons"
  10. "Dream of the Archer"
  11. "Love Alive"
  12. "All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You"
  13. "Straight On"
  14. "Mistral Wind" (A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Ennis, Fisher)
  15. "Barracuda"
  16. "Love Hurts"
  17. "Crazy on You"
  18. "The Road Home"

DVD bonus material[edit]

  1. The Road Home - electronic press kit
  2. "Crazy on You" - live from The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
  3. "The Road Home" - live from Later with Greg Kinnear

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Position
1995 Oricon Japanese Albums Charts[5] 20
RPM100 Albums (Canada)[6] 49
Billboard 200 (USA)[7] 87

Certifications[edit]

Country Organization Year Sales
USA RIAA 1999 Gold (+ 500,000)[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stephen Thomas, Erlewine. "Heart - The Road Home review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved June 14, 2014. 
  2. ^ Eddy, Chuck (September 8, 1995). "Music Review: 'The Road Home' Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved April 21, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Heart - Road Home CD Album". CD Universe. Retrieved April 21, 2013. 
  4. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 372. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  5. ^ "ハートのアルバム売り上げランキング" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved June 9, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Top Albums/CDs - Volume 62, No. 12, October 23 1995". Library and Archives Canada. October 23, 1995. Retrieved June 16, 2014. 
  7. ^ "The Road Home Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved June 16, 2014. 
  8. ^ "RIAA Searchable database: search for "The Road Home"". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved June 16, 2014.