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Comment: Portrait/CBS Records, FR 35555, stereo, 1978, LP Vinyl Record. Record like new except one light hairline that doesn't affect sound. Gatefold jacket like new except minor corner wear. Songs: Cook With Fire~High Time~Hijinx~Straight On~Dog & Butterfly~Lighter Touch~Nada One~Mistral Wind. Satisfaction guaranteed.
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  • Label: Portrait
  • ASIN: B003UJ9JPK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)

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Portrait 35555: Dog And Butterfly by Heart

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Another highly recommended purchase to add to your Heart music library.
John Mockler
This was one of the best albums by Heart, it ranks in my top 5 of all time by the band.
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Track 8, Mistral Wind, which closes out the album, is another song that I like a lot.
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84 of 86 people found the following review helpful By David Kenner on July 3, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Sony Legacy has finally gotten around to remastering some of the Heart back catalog with improved sound and extra tracks. Being an old school Heart fan from way back in the beginning, I'm only too happy to replace my old CDs with the new improved versions.
While "Little Queen" was a little spotty in places, and "Magazine" was really only half an album, "Dog & Butterfly" was easily the band's best long player since their debut. It's highlighted by two of their strongest singles, the title track and "Straight On". The closing track, "Mistral Wind" is probably the favorite among a lot of the group's 70s fan base. It's kind of their "Stairway To Heaven".
The main concern with any reissue is sound quality. This remaster sounds terrific, from the funky opening lick of "Hijinx", to the soft gentle acoustics of "Nada One".
Aside from the improved sound quality, Sony is advertising several more reasons to buy the reissues. There are previously unreleased bonus tracks: this disc's best bonus track is a 1978 live recording of "Heartless". It shows Heart's ability to pull off faithful live renditions of their hits. Then there's a never before released ballad called "Feels". The Wilsons and Sue Ennis later reworked this track and turned it into the forgettable "Johnny Moon" from their 1983 "Passionworks" album. As presented here, it's very similar in arrangement to "Lighter Touch" which may be one reason it was passed over for release originally. The last bonus track is a 50 second acoustic guitar piece called "A Little Bit". This aptly titled track was recorded four years after the rest of the tracks here and it's inclusion on this disc is puzzling.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Johny Bottom on December 27, 2000
Format: Audio CD
If you are only a casual Heart listener you may be familiar with the title track and 'Straight On' thanks to the radio. However 'Dog & Butterfly' should be listened the whole way through to be appreciated. The second side should not be divided into separate tracks ('Dog & Butterfly', 'Lighter Touch', 'Nada One', and finally 'Mistral Wind'), but should be listened to the whole way through to truly reach the place where Ann's vocals want to take you.
You'll never hear finer vocal work than Ann Wilson, and you'll be hard pressed to find better Ann Wilson than 'Dog & Butterfly'. Her haunting voice brings forth such emotions as wanting, hurting, and yearning, but also demands attention, and can grow into a rage. If there is a better female vocalist than Ann Wilson I never heard her, and probably no one else has either.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Timothy T. Ward on December 7, 2007
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Of course now Dog & Butterfly is a rock classic, but in 1978 the Wilson sisters wanted to keep doing what they love and make a record that was significant in their career. They achieved their accomplishment with an idea to create an album that was half melodic and half cut your teeth Rock'n'Roll. Besides the radio hit "Straight On,"(#18 on the singles chart)they made an album that brims with sophisticated imagery and melodies that visit both camps on many of the songs. My favorite tracks would be "High Time," the Zeppelinish "Mistral Wind," and the title track, which is a masterpiece of a song as it combines string acoustics with Ann's poetry and fades into a serene backdrop of sound effects. A significant piece of the band's history was the end result, and as Ann Wilson said several years back during an interview on the Bravo network, "It was a bottleneck time because Creem magazine was starting to write about us and we had a Rolling Stone cover or two, and there was the question of women being relevant to rock and women being credible in rock. They weren't sure about us, and so that album really was the one where we felt like we had to push. We had to prove ourselves."
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Bob on December 1, 1999
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I've been listening to this album for 20 years and have still not grown tired of it. The second half is a tour de force that still blows me away -- starting with the classic Dog & Butterfly followed by three of the most incredible songs to never get airtime -- Lighter touch, Nada One, and Mistral Wind. I would buy this album just to listen to Mistral Wind over and over again. If you don't have this album, buy it now! You will not be sorry.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 9, 1998
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There are many reasons to buy this album. It is a great concept work, with one side being rockers and the other side gentle ballads. What makes this cd really exciting though is a song called "Mistral Wind." It is a swirling melodic piece that whispers soft and finally peaks with thunderous abandon. The lyrics for this song are "visually exciting." A beautiful and poignant story painted with words and music. "Mistral Wind" is quite simply the most beautiful....song, I have ever heard. Heart in my opinion, is one of the great talents of rock and roll music. BUY THIS!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 9, 1999
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What does a band do when they're equally good at electric rock and acoustic? For Heart, they showcased both styles in this 5-star album. While "Stright On" and the title song were the best known, the overall best song is the finale, "Mistral Wind". Here an acoustic whisper builds into a fierce electrical scream and then comes back down with a beautiful piano and chime ending. Every time I hear this one I go into an almost hypnotic state. "Mistral Wind" is Heart's un-sung masterpiece, a hauntingly beautiful song.
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