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Joe D. (designafficionado) from LOS ANGELES, CA
Reviewed on 9/9/2012...
Dreamboat Annie was Heart's first (and best) album which showcases their impressive vocals and vocal range, their talent for rocking hard, and for mixing folk elements with pop, rock and soul. This is a "concept" album from start to finish, each song telling a story and flowing easily to the last track. The standout cuts include Dreamboat Annie, Magic Man, Crazy On You, Soul Of the Sea, How Deep It Goes. A must have for 70's rock/music fanatics.
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Susan L. (suzieleigh) from WENDELL, MA
Reviewed on 8/21/2009...
Great original music from the 70's. Really enjoying listening to it.
Heart rocks, plain and simple
B. E Jackson | Pennsylvania | 04/28/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I know a lot of people out there are thinking "How can female singers in a rock band actually *rock*? It's because the songs are definitely written in a highly exciting, electric guitar-dominated way with a LOT of energy and passion, identical to any of the popular rock bands at the time such as Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, and Deep Purple.
Besides, if Heart doesn't really rock, then why is it that whenever I hear a song such as "Magic Man" I get a strong urge to live the same kind of lifestyle ALL the crazy rock stars do? This music most definitely rocks.
Of course the band can also whip out tender atmospheric ballads as well, such as "Dreamboat Annie", a song I will always associate with the one and only time a tornado ever hit my area.
This song came on the radio, suddenly the frequency went static and haywire, I got confused, and BAM! One second later all heck broke loose outside as the wind severely picked up, and telephone poles knocked down with wires lying everywhere. Strong memories are connected to that crazy, crazy night as a result of this song.
"Crazy on You" is just BETTER with that acoustic intro leading into those crashing guitar riffs. Seriously, I hate when radio stations remove that intro. The song's just not the same.
Something about this album... I can't quite figure out what it is that's so *awesome* about it. This music is just... unlike anything else I've ever heard. It must be the fact the lead singers are two talented female musicians packing the SAME kind of excitement and relentless rock energy as any male-dominated heavy rock band. As a result, this album in particular is one of Heart's best albums.
And hey!! The entire album is good, not just the three hit songs! "Dreamboat Annie (Reprise)" is basically the same thing as the version we all know and love except it's slowed down slightly and features piano and orchestration. "White Lightning and Wine" is a *perfect* rock song.
"Sing Child" has a wild Robin Trower-like guitar jam in the middle of it, along with a surprising choice to include flutes for a few seconds right before breaking out into a heavy guitar solo. I LOVE the entire instrumental section here. "Soul of the Sea" is a dreamy and delicate ride of pure atmosphere and fantasy. I love it.
I guess "(Love Me Like Music) I'll Be Your Song" is the weakest selection here. A slightly sappy ballad, but not *too* bad. It's still enjoyable.
You *need* to hear Heart's Dreamboat Annie to find out how female musicians rock out the correct way."
Dreamboat Annies still floating
B. E Jackson | 04/07/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album could not be better. It starts out with the classic "Magic Man" which is one of the best songs in rock. Then heads to one of three Dreamboat Annies this one is quite slow and emotional. Then there's Crazy On You a hard rocking song that never loses its energy. Soul Of The Sea is a hidden gem it took me a while to get into this song but I finally listened to it all the way through and it is genius! Then the second Dreamboat Annie it's more of a rock song than the previous one. White Lightning And Wine it's more of a drinking song than anything else. (Love Me Like Music) I'll Be Your Song is next and it's one of those songs where you just sit back and enjoyt it. SING CHILD SING, SING CHILD SING It is one heck of a rocker. How Deep It Goes has a lot of emotion running through it. Then the final Dreamboat Annie probably the best one of the three It contains so many twists and turns in its orchestrated style that it's hard to stop listening to.
1.Magic Man 10/10
2.Dreamboat Annie (Fantasy Chlid) 10/10
3.Crazy On You 10/10
4.Soul Of The Sea 9/10
5.Dreamboat Annie 10/10
6.White Lightning And Wine 10/10
7.(Love Me Like Music) I'll Be Your Song 10/10
8.Sing Child 10/10
9.How Deep It Goes 7/10
10.Dreamboat Annie (Reprise) 10/10"