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Heart - Greatest Hits
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
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Joan G. from INVERNESS, FL
Reviewed on 8/8/2006...
all their best!
Telling it like it is
Shari | St Cloud, MN | 07/21/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This compilation package is that good that I bought both the CD and the cassette. The cassette, you may ask why, is due to the 3 tracks that were left off the disc, "Strange Euphoria", "Hit Single", and the beautiful "Unchained Melody." Why those three were left off the disc, I don't know. I know a CD can carry up to 78 minutes of music and I don't believe that by leaving the missing three off the disc that they would exceed the time."
Heart's greatest during their prime--and they play live too!
Daniel J. Hamlow | Narita, Japan | 06/20/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Four years and five albums into their career, the Seattle quintet led by those fiesty rock angel/devils the Wilson sisters, released a greatest hits collection (originally a double album) featuring singles on one record, live and new studio material on the other. Had they waited two more albums and included material from Private Audition and Passionworks, this would be a complete Sony/Epic compilation.The selection of studio singles is reasonable, although again, I wonder why "Even It Up" had to be a single. The sequence of the ferocious and biting "Barracuda," gentle acoustic interlude "Silver Wheels" and galloping bluesy-rock of "Crazy On You" demonstrates the repertoire they established, be it rocking demons or softly singing angels. With "Magic Man" and "Heartless," their blues roots show through, and it's dreamy ballads like "Dog & Butterfly" that show that other side of them.Then comes the live material, taken from various venues between August and September 1980, including LA, Seattle, and Las Vegas. A rousing version of "Bebe Le Strange" outdoes the original studio recording, especially the chugging guitar solo accompanying the "Ah, rock baby" segment.Within the live material is their cover of Aaron Neville's ballad "Tell It Like It Is", which became at that time their highest charting single. I like it but it seems unjust that considering their rock roots, they had to do something pop, complete with horns, to crack the Top Ten once again. At least that fiery guitar solo rockified it a little.A live version of "Mistral Wind" from Dog & Butterfly follows, and the guitar solo is like a blistering rock tidal wave, over which Ann lets loose with all emotion. I wonder if there were any lighters waving during this song.The same is true for "Sweet Darlin'," which highlights Ann's vocal talents. Despite the kind of even distribution of songs in the studio songs section, this is clearly a showcase for Bebe Le Strange.Then comes three cover songs, heralded by Ann's singing, "We're going to do old rock and roll for you. Is everybody feeling alright?" They do a rollicking and rocking medley of the Beatles' "I'm Down" and Little Richard's "Long Tall Sally." Ann is a real hellcat on the latter.The album closes with a barn-burning version of Led Zeppelin's "Rock And Roll" as a dedication to John Bonham, who had died that same year. Fitting, as Zeppelin was a prime influence of theirs. And hear those cheers when those legendary drum beats boom! Ann's strong vocal power is felt when she sings, "lonely lonely lonely" immediately before the drum solo. A fiery guitar solo and flurry of drums end this classic number.Three recordings were deleted due to CD space limitations. While I have no quarrel with the deletion of a selection consisting of weird nonsense talk and the minimalist jam "Strange Euphoria", their cover of the Righteous Bros' "Unchained Melody" should have been included.Next up would be an audition of a private kind. Stay tuned."