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Essential Heart [Box set, Limited Edition, Original recording remastered]

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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (186 customer reviews)

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listen  2. Magic Man (Album Version) 5:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Dreamboat Annie (reprise) (Album Version) 3:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen10. Dog & Butterfly 5:21$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Silver Wheels (Album Version) 1:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Even It Up 5:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Rock And Roll (Live) 5:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Tell It Like It Is (Album Version) 3:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen18. Allies 4:41$0.99  Buy MP3 

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listen  2. Never (Album Version) 4:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. These Dreams (Album Version) 4:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen  7. Who Will You Run To (Album Version) 4:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. There's The Girl (Album Version) 3:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. I Want You So Bad (Album Version) 4:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You (Album Version) 5:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Wild Child (Album Version) 4:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. I Didn't Want To Need You (Album Version) 4:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Stranded (Album Version) 3:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen16. Will You Be There (In The Morning) (Album Version) 4:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Black On Black II (Album Version) 3:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Ring Them Bells (Album Version) 3:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
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Ann Wilson and her younger sister, Nancy Wilson first showed the world that women can rock when their band Heart stormed the charts in the '70s with hits like "Crazy on You," "Magic Man," "Barracuda," ‘Straight On,” “Even It Up,” “Kick It Out” and so many more. They continued topping the charts through the ... Read more in Amazon's Heart Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 26, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Box set, Limited Edition, Original recording remastered
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Sony
  • Run Time: 151 minutes
  • ASIN: B00007E8W2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (186 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,088 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

The baddest babes in rock had two eras of success, their '70s Mushroom/Portrait/Epic period and their '80s Capitol years. This 2-CD set brings it all together for the first time: Barracuda; Crazy on You; Magic Man; What About Love?; These Dreams; Who Will You Run To; Heartless; Straight On; Even It Up; Alone; Stranded , and 26 more. Over two hours of hard-rockin' Heart!

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69 of 71 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great overview (and response to another post) December 13, 2002
Format:Audio CD
I know there have been way too many Heart collections released as of late. (I think they must be in a competition with Donna Summer to see who can repackage their material the most.) However, this is still by far the BEST compilation out there. All the hits are represented--even lesser known ones--and I'm THRILLED that they included the reprise of "Dreamboat Annie" since the orchestral part towards the end of the song is absolutely gorgeous. They also included the great "Allies" from PASSIONWORKS, as well as one of my favorite Heart rockers, "Wild Child" from BRIGADE. There are also several great photos of Ann, Nancy, and the band from earlier in their career (no big-hair photos from the 80's, fortunately) and well-written liner notes. My only complaint about this collection and every other one out there is that there was a version of "There's the Girl" I heard on the radio that added the following lines to the chorus: "She's setting you up, my friend. She's gonna break your heart again," and I have yet to find any collection that includes that special version. Oh well....
In response to the other poster who was upset over the different vocals represented on disc two, please remember that "Never" and "Nothin' At All" had both an album version and a single version. This collection represents the ALBUM versions of the tracks, so there was no messing around on Sony's part. When I got rid of my silver disc of HEART and purchased the gold disc several years back, I noticed that they had replaced the album versions with the single versions (with the different vocal). No big deal to me because they're both good. If, however, you're partial to the single versions, I recommend hunting down the gold disc of HEART or GREATEST HITS: 1985-1995.
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43 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heart's best of many "Greatest Hits" compilations July 28, 2006
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THE BAND: Ann Wilson (lead vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, violin, harp, percussion), Nancy Wilson (guitars, vocals, mandolin, bass, keyboards) and assorted band members throughout the decades - including Roger Fisher (guitar), Steve Fossen (bass), Michael DeRosier (drums), Howard Leese (guitars, keyboards), Mark Andes (guitar, bass), Denny Carmassi (drums).

THE DISCS: (2002) 37 tracks on 2 discs (disc-1 at 79:15, disc-2 at 78:44). Included with the discs is a 6-page foldout containing several band pictures, a 3-page intro from 'Rolling Stone' editor David Wild, what songs came from which albums, and thank you's. Digitally remastered sound. Previous labels include Mushroom, Sony and Capitol. This release - Epic/Capitol label.

ALBUM REPRESENTATION: Dreamboat Annie (4 songs), Little Queen (4), Magazine (1), Dog & Butterfly (2), Bebe le Strange (1), Greatest Hits: Live (3), Private Auditions (1), Passionworks (2), Heart (5), Bad Animals (4), Brigade (5), Rock The House - Live (1), Desire Walks On (3), The Road Home (1).

COMMENTS: Heart is in the same ranks as several other well known artists (i.e. Aerosmith, Chicago, Rush, Motley Crue and Kiss come to mind) with their "Best Of" compilations - and I have to ask how much is enough? To date I know of the following Heart compilations: "Essential Heart", "Greatest Hits: Live", "Greatest Hits 1976-83", "Greatest Hits 1985-95", "The Collection", "The Definitive Collection", "Love Songs", "Ballads & Greatest Hits". With that being said, hands down, this "Essential" collection is THE best one of the bunch. It covers their entire career - from their debut in 1975 ("Dreamboat Annie") through 1994's live and unplugged "The Road Home".
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71 of 78 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Essential Plus Non-Essential March 28, 2003
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When I review a `greatest', `best of', or in this case, `essential', CD I try to consider two aspects of the CD. The first aspect is whether the CD is good in and of itself, and the other is what the CD brings to the collected works of the artist or artists.
This collection is more comprehensive than Heart's previous greatest hits collection. Thus this collection adds another CD of material, much of which is good and worthy of having. Of course, you can hardly go wrong with any Heart music, hard rockers that have been around since the mid-70s. Many of their songs are now standards on classic rock stations and rate as some of the best songs in rock. While nearly anyone reading this review should know those classics, some of the better known are `Barracuda' (that riff is absolutely classic), `Magic Man', `Heartless', `What About Love', `Alone', `Never', and if I don't stop now I'll be repeating the entire CD list. All of their biggest hits are on this CD.
The difficulty is whether this CD meets the standard of `essential'. Certainly the `essential' part of the CD is here, but so are a number of songs that might be good, but are hardly essential. However, I've noticed that some business manager somewhere has creatively figured out that if Heart offers greatest hits CDs with few greatest hits, and they offer this one with two CDs worth that truly contain the greatest hits with some other songs to fill out two CDs, the choice will force most people looking for depth to buy this CD. It's unfortunate that the original Heart CD `These Dreams: Heart Greatest Hits', which really had the greatest hits on a single CD, no longer appears to be available.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A must own!
Published 2 days ago by wfulton
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent cd
You can forget another compilation.
This is it. If you like Heart you must
bought this one inmediately.
Excellent cd.
Published 6 days ago by mariano rodriguez
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good buy!
Published 7 days ago by Rondon
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!!!
The Essential Heart is just one more album for a collection of truly GREAT music by Heart. Continuous great songs thro out making an album you will listen to again and again right... Read more
Published 16 days ago by bassin87111
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't miss this one
The actual "best ever" Heart's songs file.
Published 16 days ago by William Valencia
5.0 out of 5 stars I Heart it!
Heart is essential to any music collection. Their voices are unmatched!
Published 20 days ago by Tina
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Heart CD. I own more than one copy...
If you love listening to Ann & Nancy Wilson and the rest of the band Heart this is a great CD. I actually bought several copies of this CD so I could have one copy in the house... Read more
Published 24 days ago by G. A. Croft
5.0 out of 5 stars Great songs!
Great songs on it! I loved it!
Published 25 days ago by Donna
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Wilson Sisters Don't Record Bad Albums
Published 1 month ago by Frank Poletz
5.0 out of 5 stars loved the fact that it was a doubble disc CD ...
loved the fact that it was a doubble disc CD but disappointed that it came with the case dammaged.
Published 1 month ago by charles prince
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