Track Listing Revealed For Forthcoming Heart Box Set
The upcoming Heart box set ‘Strange Euphoria’ will deliver an embarrassment of riches for both hardcore fans and casual fans alike, thanks to the inclusion of a number of previously unreleased or hard to find tracks.
‘Strange Euphoria’ is set for a June 5 release and a newly released tracklisting reveals that the set will feature 56 tracks on four CDs plus a DVD of the rare 1976 ‘Dreamboat Annie’ television performance.
The audio will be spread across three discs, with exciting news that an additional fourth bonus disc titled ‘Heart Zeppish,' available only on the Amazon edition of the collection, will contain five of the legendary Led Zeppelin covers that have become a staple of the Heart live shows.
It’s hard to think of an artist better equipped to sing the Led Zeppelin catalog than Ann Wilson. Zeppelin tracks have been a familiar sight in the Heart setlist for decades and Ann shared with us her particular admiration for the ‘Led Zeppelin IV’ album during an interview last summer.
“I felt that that album just had it all – I think it was the most original album that they had done so far then. Before then, they’ve always been a blues band, you know. So, I think when ‘Zeppelin IV’ came, they were still a blues band, like on ‘When the Levee Breaks’ and ‘Black Dog.’ But they really took it to their own new original level. A song like ‘Stairway’ and ‘Going to California,’ those things were just … that ‘When the Levee Breaks,’ ‘Going to California’ and ‘Battle of Evermore’ could all exist on the same album was pretty brilliant to me.”
‘Strange Euphoria’ include many of the expected hits, but often, they're either live or demo versions, offering a new twist on familiar favorites. The career-spanning box features songs from many of the Heart albums, including their two most recent, 'Jupiter's Darling' and 'Red Velvet Car.'
One of the most interesting inclusions might be the song ‘Through Eyes and Glass,’ one of Ann Wilson’s earliest compositions from the pre-Heart ‘Ann Wilson & The Daybreaks.’ She sang vocals and also played flute on the track, which was released independently in 1969.
Tracks from Ann and Nancy’s Lovemongers side project, a collaboration with longtime associate Sue Ennis, will also be included and additionally, Ann and Nancy’s solo work is represented with a track apiece.
Previously unreleased studio recordings and live tracks round out the set, with highlights including a live version of the band’s ‘80s hit ‘Never’ featuring a guest appearance from former Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones.
The Wilson sisters contribute track-by-track commentary for the new set, which will be a nice precursor to the band’s summer tour and the new ‘Fanatic’ studio album, which is set for release this fall.
‘Strange Euphoria’ Track Listing:
1. 'Through Eyes And Glass' (by Ann Wilson & The Daybreaks)
2. 'Magic Man' (demo)
3. 'How Deep It Goes' (demo)
4. 'Crazy On You' (demo)
5. 'Dreamboat Annie (Fantasy Child)' + 'Dreamboat Annie Reprise (edit)'
6. 'Love Alive'
7. 'Sylvan Song'
8. 'Dream Of The Archer'
9. 'White Lightning And Wine' (live at the Aquarius)
10. 'Barracuda' (live from BBC Radio Concert)
11. 'Little Queen'
12. 'Kick It Out'
13. 'Here Song' (demo)
14. 'Heartless' (demo)
15. 'Dog & Butterfly' (acoustic demo)
16. 'Straight On'
17. 'Nada One'
1. 'Bebe le Strange'
2. 'Silver Wheels II'
3. 'Even It Up'
4. 'Sweet Darlin''
5. 'City's Burning'
7. 'Love Mistake'
8. 'Lucky Day' (demo)
9. 'Never' (live, with John Paul Jones)
10. 'These Dreams'
11. 'Nobody Home'
13. 'Wait For An Answer'
14. 'Unconditional Love' (demo)
15. 'High Romance' (demo)
16. 'Under The Sky' (demo)
17. 'Desire Walks On' ("Beach demo" version)
1. 'Kiss' (by The Lovemongers)
2. 'Sand' (live) (by The Lovemongers)
3. 'Everything' (live) (by Nancy Wilson)
4. 'She Still Believes' (live)
5. 'Any Woman's Blues' (demo) (with the Seattle Blues Revue Horns)
6. 'Strange Euphoria'
7. 'Boppy's Back' (demo)
8. 'Friend Meets Friend' (live) (by The Lovemongers)
9. 'Love Or Madness' (live)
10. 'Skin To Skin'
11. 'Fallen Ones'
13. 'Lost Angel' (live)
14. 'Little Problems, Little Lies' (by Ann Wilson)
15. 'Queen City'
16. 'Hey You'
17. 'Avalon' (Reprise)
1. 'Going to California'
2. 'Battle Of Evermore'
3. 'What Is And What Should Never Be'
4. 'Immigrant Song'
5. 'Misty Mountain Hop'