Dreamboat Annie

October 24, 2000 | Format: MP3

$7.99
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5:28
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1:10
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4:53
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6:33
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2:01
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3:53
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3:20
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4:55
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3:49
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3:50

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: January 23, 1987
  • Release Date: January 23, 1987
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • Copyright: (C) 1976 Capitol Records, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 39:52
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  • ASIN: B000T00N12
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (126 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,406 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

This is one of my favorite albums of all-time.
Darrel Drumm
Heart was a breath of fresh air and achieved a unique balance in their music throughout their history.
J O'Malley
This song makes me wish they would still make music that sounds like this everytime I hear it.
Morton

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64 of 74 people found the following review helpful By Daniel J. Hamlow HALL OF FAME on June 2, 2003
Format: Audio CD
After getting into Heart's eponymous breakthrough album long ago, I decided to go back in time and pick up their early stuff, and was it a revelation! A different sound, more pure rock and blues,... were these really the same women who did the raging "If Looks Could Kill"?
A fiery bluesy guitar opens on one of their all-time classics. "Magic Man" is about a girl who's spellbound with a man of her dreams, to the chagrin of her mother. That pulsing bass keeping rhythm works to advantage on this bluesy rock number. Ann and Nancy's choir-like vocals highlight the second part of the song, after the pause. Then that pulsing guitar that rises until Ann starts singing the chorus again: "But try to understand/Try to understand/Try try try to understand/I'm a magic man." Aw yeah!
Then comes version 1 of 3 of the title track, this one the short Fantasy Child version, which opens with ocean waves, a gentle acoustic guitar, and Ann proving she can do a quiet ballad as well as rock out.
This then segues into their second great single, which should've risen higher than the Top 40--"Crazy On You." It dwells on the safety of having one's partner throughout the madness of a chaos and trouble-torn world, "bombs and the devils", and personal "the kids keep coming." It's quicker than "Magic Man" and between the two, I favour this tune. It is alternately poignant, "Wild man's world is crying in pain/What you gonna do when everyone is insane/So afraid of wanting, so afraid of you/What you gonna do....?
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Richard Glenn on July 5, 2009
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This Cd is a classic for those of us that were there when it first hit the record stores. I remember un boxing it as a clerk for the Wherehouse Records. It sold like hotcakes. Great album by a great new band. I also liked the fact that it was on an indapendent record lable "Mushroom Records"

It would have been nice if they could have added that touch to this Cd release. I would rate this 10 on my scale 1-10

Again the whole album is awesome and only showed the pure power of a band led by the sisters Wilson.

Jazzman3
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Brian D. Rubendall HALL OF FAME on January 11, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Heart's first album "Dreamboat Annie" is the best of their original studio albums. The songs "Magic Man," and "Crazy on You" were the two big hits, and two of the best of their career. But there are other fine songs among the rest, particularly the title track (which appears in three different versions) the pretty ballad "I'll Be Your Song," "Soul of the Sea" and "How Deep it Goes." What really places this album above most of the Heart catalog is the freshness of the songwriting. The band would never again produce a set of material as consistent or original as this one.
Overall, I would recommend "Dreamboat Annie" as the first Heart purchase for anyone interested in the band. Outside of their various greatest hits packages, it is THE one album to own.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Stanton VINE VOICE on January 9, 2008
Format: Audio CD
When Dreamboat Annie showed up on the scene there weren't many truly great female rockers out there. Then the Wilson Sisters showed up and turned things around.
I remember the first time I heard 'Magic Man'! Wow! There was nothing else like it... and still isn't. Every last bit of their possible talents were showcased on this album in a story type form, gliding from one song to the next and keeping the Dreamboat Annie theme going throughout.
I still listen to this CD a lot.. and still love it. It really speaks to what rock and roll is all about. Kudos to the girls for their timeless creation!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Mike on July 19, 2009
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For me this album is more than just a great debut album. Heart, in my opinion, were probably the last great rock band to emerge before the rise of disco, new wave, MOR, and punk, and this album shows them at their best. Heart certainly were more than just the "arena rock" brand that they were unfortunately lumped into, and they certainly were more than just Ann & Nancy Wilson and just a bunch of guys, which, I'm sorry to say, is what Heart has been ever since 1980; the sound of Heart indeed going the way of arena rock, hair metal, and adult contemporary.

The original lineup; Ann Wilson - the lead singer extraordinare and flute player, Nancy Wilson on rhythm and acoustic guitars, Roger Fisher on lead guitar, Steve Fossen on bass, the multi-talented Howard Leese on second lead guitar, keyboards, and string arrangements, and Mike DeRosier on drums; created a sound that for Heart and indeed for the Dreamboat Annie album, seemed to be the culmination of rock and roll. Equal parts the harsh sounds put forth by Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, The Who, and Black Sabbath; the folk sensibilities of Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, and Joan Baez; the stunning command of pop harmony and arrangement in the great tradition of The Beatles, The Beach Boys, and Crosby Stills Nash & Young, and the downright innovation of progressive rock bands like Yes, The Moody Blues, Genesis, & Jethro Tull. Heart's sound seemed to synthesize all of the elements, yet come out totally original.

As for Dreamboat Annie, this is definitely their best album. The next 3 albums done by the original lineup all have their moments of sheer brilliance ("Barracuda", "Mistral Wind", "Heartless", "Love Alive"... just to name such moments...), yet they all lack the cohesiveness of Dreamboat Annie.
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