Rock the House Live!

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Rock the House Live!
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Live album by Heart
Released October 5, 1991
Recorded November 28, 1990 at the Centrum, Worcester, Massachusetts
Genre Hard rock
Length 62:43
Label Capitol
Producer Richard Erwin, Heart
Heart chronology
Brigade
(1990)Brigade1990
Rock the House Live!
(1991)
Desire Walks On
(1993)Desire Walks On1993
Singles from Rock the House Live!
  1. "You're the Voice" (live) / "Call of the Wild (live)"
    Released: September 1991

Rock the House Live! is a live album released by the American hard rock band Heart in 1991. Was recorded at The Centrum, Worcester, MA, USA on November 28, 1990. The band performed a set of 22 songs[1] (including "The Way Back Machine" guitar solo by Howard Leese); but only 14 were used on the album, missing most of their recent successful singles "These Dreams", "Never", "Alone", "What About Love", "All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You" and their classic "Crazy on You", trying to demonstrate that Heart wasn't a band of ballad hits, but instead an arena rock staple. Instead of filling the album either with their early hard rock hits or their later pop ones, it is instead composed of less familiar songs from recent albums (six from Brigade, one from Bad Animals, two from Heart and one from Passionworks), it marked a sharp decline in sales after a period of success that began in 1985 with the release of the self-titled Heart.

The live version of "You're the Voice" was released as a single performing moderately well, reaching #20 on the US Mainstream Rock chart, whilst it was a minor hit in the UK reaching #56. The studio version was recorded in 1989 as part of the sessions for the Brigade album, and finally included on Greatest Hits: 1985–1995 cd, in July 2000.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly C−[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2.5/5 stars[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Wild Child" Robert John "Mutt" Lange, Craig Joiner, Anthony Mitman 5:20
2. "Fallen from Grace" Sammy Hagar, Denny Carmassi, Jesse Harms 4:26
3. "Call of the Wild" Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Howard Leese, Mark Andes, Carmassi, Sue Ennis 4:31
4. "How Can I Refuse?" A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Leese, Andes, Carmassi, Ennis 5:04
5. "Shell Shock" A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Leese, Andes, Carmassi, Ennis 4:15
6. "Love Alive" A. Wilson, Roger Fisher, N. Wilson 5:29
7. "Under the Sky" A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Ennis 3:05
8. "The Night" Hagar, Carmassi, A. Wilson, N. Wilson 6:51
9. "Tall, Dark Handsome Stranger" Holly Knight, Albert Hammond 3:56
10. "If Looks Could Kill" Jack Conrad, Bob Garrett 3:36
11. "Who Will You Run To" Diane Warren 4:17
12. "You're the Voice" Andy Qunta, Keith Reid, Maggie Ryder, Chris Thompson 5:59
13. "The Way Back Machine" Leese 0:57
14. "Barracuda" A. Wilson, Fisher, N. Wilson, Michael DeRosier 4:52

Personnel[edit]

Heart[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Richard Erwin – producer, live engineer
  • David Hewitt, Phil Gitomer, Sean Webb, Roger Binette – live engineers
  • Stanley Johnston – post-production engineer
  • Mike Clink, Ed Thacker – mixing at Can-Am Recorders
  • Jeff Poe – mixing assistant

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/heart/1990/the-centrum-worcester-ma-4bd03fe6.html
  2. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "Rock the House Live! – Heart". Allmusic. 
  3. ^ Browne, David (December 20, 1991). "Concerted Efforts". Entertainment Weekly. 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. ^ "Artist Chart History – Heart". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 20, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Top Albums/CDs - Volume 54, No. 25, November 23, 1991". Library and Archives Canada. November 23, 1991. Retrieved June 12, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Rock the House Live! Billboard Albums". AllMusic. Retrieved June 12, 2014. 
  8. ^ ハートのアルバム売り上げランキング (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved June 9, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Heart Billboard Singles". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-06-25. 
  10. ^ "Artist Chart History – Heart". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 20, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 54, No. 25, November 23, 1991". Library and Archives Canada. November 23, 1991. Retrieved June 12, 2014.