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…at the beginning of this month and you probably missed it!
Nancy: […] I feel lucky I got to be there for it all. And I would not EXACTLY regret it…. ok…maybe only a few brief clumsy moments. Especially when I may have hurt anyones feelings or been a self involved dick of a diva. But not so much…
Really. I’m happy to be alive playing my guitar and singing songs with this ocean in my ears.
On June 29th 2016 Heart performed in the capital of the UK, London. They packed the famous Royal Albert Hall and played several songs together with the famous Royal Philharmonic in front of a bunch of camera’s. Eagle Rock (the label that brought you “Night at Sky Church” and the European release of “Red Velvet Car” for instance) has announced the release of the DVD, Blu-Ray (and possible CD!):
Heart with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra | Live at The Royal Albert Hall
“Live performance from American rock band Heart, recorded in June 2016 at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the show features classic tracks including ‘Magic Man’, ‘Crazy On You’ and ‘Barracuda’.”
Pre-order (Region 1 | NTSC) at Amazon.com: DVD | Blu-Ray | CD (December 2nd)
Pre-order (Region 2 | PAL) at Amazon.co.uk: DVD | Blu-Ray | CD (NOVEMBER 25TH)
The Cover of the release
As a little taste I’m posting this unofficial recording of “Alone” made by Darren. He has combined several sources of fan-made footage. Unfortunately, the wail kinda went wrong, which makes me uncertain about this song being on the release.
From Amazon: In June 2016 Heart made their first ever live appearance at London’s famous Royal Albert Hall. To make the sold-out night even more special the band were accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra who added further depth and an epic scale to Heart’s songs. The set included hits, fan favorite and both new and reinterpreted tracks from their most recent album Beautiful Broken. The chemistry between band and orchestra added a truly magical quality to a concert that will live long in the memory of those Heart fans lucky enough to be present.
Ann Wilson (Vocals); Nancy Wilson (Guitar & Vocals)
Benjamin Smith (Drums); Daniel Rothchild (Bass); Craig Bartock (Guitar); Christopher Joyner (Keyboards)
With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Nick Davies
1. Magic Man 2. Heaven 3. Dreamboat Annie 4. What About Love 5. I Jump 6. Sweet Darlin’ 7. Two 8. These Dreams 9. Alone 10. Beautiful Broken 11. Mashallah! 12. Silver Wheels / Crazy On You 13. Sand 14. No Quarter 15. Barracuda 16. Kick It Out
Update October 11th:
And with this teaser, the CD has been confirmed!
Eagle Rock Entertainment release Heart – Live At The Royal Albert Hall With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on DVD, Blu-ray, CD and Digital Formats. This film captures not only Heart’s first-ever live performance at the Royal Albert Hall but is also the first concert film of Heart performing with a full orchestra. Live At The Royal Albert Hall With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra includes chart-topping songs like “These Dreams”, “Alone”, “What About Love”, “Barracuda”, “Magic Man”, “Dreamboat Annie”, and more!
Making their first live appearance at London’s Royal Albert Hall in June 2016 to a sold-out crowd, Heart was accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra who added further depth and epic scale to the band’s songs. The set included hits, fan favorites and both new and reinterpreted tracks from their most recent album Beautiful Broken.
The Line-Up for this special show features Ann Wilson (Vocals); Nancy Wilson (Guitar & Vocals); Ben Smith (Drums); Dan Rothchild (Bass); Craig Bartock (Guitar); Chris Joyner (Keyboards) and, of course, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Nick Davies. As a Bonus Feature, this release includes an interview with the band.
The chemistry between band and orchestra, that Live At The Royal Albert Hall With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra captures, added a truly magical quality to a concert that will live long in the memory of those Heart fans lucky enough to be present.
Yes, another legal but unauthorized release for the collecting Heartmongers! After a surge in CD’s and DVD’s these last years, we now get vinyl. Last time we got that was the 80s, right? Of course this novelty goes to the most circulated live audio: Portland 1987! (that resurfaced on CD just last year)
“DOL LIVE issues this two record set captured live at MEMORIAL COLLISEUM in Portland, Oregon 1987. Includes all the massive hits like “BARRACUDA”, “CRAZY ON YOU”, “NOTHING AT ALL”, “THESE DREAMS”, “WHO WILL YOU RUN TO”, “MAGIC MAN”, “ROCK AND ROLL” and many more. 20 songs in total. Hot to trot!”
Inwan: These titles are all being released by European/British music labels because of the provisions in the copyright laws of the UK and EC which exempt broadcast material. As such, the CDs are legitimate releases which are stocked by mainstream retailers such as Amazon. Be aware, however, that the artists themselves usually have no input into these releases, and the audio quality can vary widely from title to title. Look for Amazon reviews if you’re concerned about how a particular CD might sound.
Updated August 29th 2016:
Front Cover (photo by Michael Z)
Back Cover (photo by Michael Z). A pity they chose this picture from the 70s