Strange Euphoria

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
It's almost astonishing that it took until 2012 for Strange Euphoria, the first multi-disc retrospective box set of Heart's five-decade-plus career, to arrive. The set contains three CDs and a live concert DVD entitled "The Second Ending," shot between February and March of 1976 for Washington State's KSWU-TV. Strange Euphoria is nearly everything a retrospective like this should be. It's packaged in a square white slipcase with the band's logo embossed in silver, and a die-cut heart dead center. The discs are encased in a quadra-fold cover, illustrated with a photo collage of album covers, band shots, singles, posters, etc. The 60-page book contains lots of rare photos, but...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
It's almost astonishing that it took until 2012 for Strange Euphoria, the first multi-disc retrospective box set of Heart's five-decade-plus career, to arrive. The set contains three CDs and a live concert DVD entitled "The Second Ending," shot between February and March of 1976 for Washington State's KSWU-TV. Strange Euphoria is nearly everything a retrospective like this should be. It's packaged in a square white slipcase with the band's logo embossed in silver, and a die-cut heart dead center. The discs are encased in a quadra-fold cover, illustrated with a photo collage of album covers, band shots, singles, posters, etc. The 60-page book contains lots of rare photos, but most importantly, it features a track-by-track commentary from Ann and Nancy Wilson on the songs they chose for the box. In a sense, these poignant observations are a teaser for both their forthcoming autobiography, Kicking and Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul and Rock & Roll, to be issued in September, and their upcoming album Fanatic, due in October 2012. The song choices here are chock-full of hits, balanced by numerous rarities, demos, and live cuts. Figuring fans had the hits, the Wilson sisters chose to focus on the demos of iconic tracks as "Magic Man," "How Deep It Goes," "Crazy on You," "Heartless," "Dog & Butterfly," "Desire Walks On," "Under the Sky," etc., from all different periods in the band's history. Some of these, particularly "Magic Man and "Crazy on You," are revelatory in their contrast to the album versions. Among the rarities are the opening track on disc one, "Through the Eyes & Glass," released as Ann Wilson & the Daybreaks, their first recorded single in 1969, and numerous "basement tape"-style demos of other material that was never released such as "Boppy's Back" and "Any Woman's Blues" the latter with the Seattle Blues Revue Horns. The live stuff is just as credible; check "Barracuda," "White Lightning & Wine," and "Never" with John Paul Jones, along with various selections from the Lovemongers' "Kiss," "Sand," "She Still Believes," and more. That said, it is live that Heart is at its most original, and would that there were more of this material. The DVD was Heart's portion of a public television documentary, but the clip finds them performing nine tunes, including fine versions of "Dreamboat Annie," "Sing Child," "Magic Man," and more. While the purchase of box sets is usually reserved for an act's most loyal following, Strange Euphoria is also a fantastic introduction to one of rock's most enduring bands.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/5/2012
  • Label: Sony Legacy
  • UPC: 886919373622
  • Catalog Number: 193736
  • Sales rank: 39,088

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Through Eyes and Glass - The Daybreaks (3:17)
  2. 2 Magic Man (3:13)
  3. 3 How Deep It Goes (4:43)
  4. 4 Crazy On You (4:50)
  5. 5 Dreamboat Annie (Fantasy Child)/Dreamboat Annie Reprise (3:14)
  6. 6 Love Alive (4:18)
  7. 7 Sylvan Song (2:14)
  8. 8 Dream of the Archer (4:33)
  9. 9 White Lightning & Wine (6:02)
  10. 10 Barracuda (4:38)
  11. 11 Little Queen (5:13)
  12. 12 Kick It Out (2:46)
  13. 13 Here Song (1:35)
  14. 14 Heartless (4:55)
  15. 15 Dog & Butterfly (4:59)
  16. 16 Straight On (5:07)
  17. 17 Nada One (5:22)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Bebe Le Strange (3:41)
  2. 2 Silver Wheels Ii (1:25)
  3. 3 Even It Up (5:12)
  4. 4 Sweet Darlin' (3:19)
  5. 5 City's Burning (4:27)
  6. 6 Angels (3:01)
  7. 7 Love Mistake (3:27)
  8. 8 Lucky Day (3:31)
  9. 9 Never - John Paul Jones (4:10)
  10. 10 These Dreams (4:13)
  11. 11 Nobody Home (4:09)
  12. 12 Alone (3:40)
  13. 13 Wait For an Answer (4:31)
  14. 14 Unconditional Love (4:33)
  15. 15 High Romance (3:22)
  16. 16 Under the Sky (2:53)
  17. 17 Desire Walks On (5:01)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Kiss - Lovemongers (5:08)
  2. 2 Sand - Lovemongers (4:35)
  3. 3 Everything - Nancy Wilson (4:46)
  4. 4 She Still Believes (3:40)
  5. 5 Any Woman's Blues - Seattle Blues Revue Horns (4:01)
  6. 6 Strange Euphoria (2:45)
  7. 7 Boppy's Back (2:10)
  8. 8 Friend Meets Friend - Lovemongers (2:55)
  9. 9 Love or Madness (2:50)
  10. 10 Skin To Skin (4:22)
  11. 11 Fallen Ones (3:42)
  12. 12 Enough (3:26)
  13. 13 Lost Angel (6:53)
  14. 14 Little Problems, Little Lies - Ann Wilson (3:31)
  15. 15 Queen City (4:14)
  16. 16 Hey You (4:14)
  17. 17 Avalon (Reprise) (0:34)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Pre Show
  2. 2 Heartless
  3. 3 White Lightning & Wine
  4. 4 Dreamboat Annie
  5. 5 Silver Wheels
  6. 6 Crazy On You
  7. 7 Sing Child
  8. 8 Soul of the Sea
  9. 9 Devil Delight
  10. 10 Magic Man
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Heart Primary Artist
John Bayless Musician
Kit Hain Musician
Roger Fisher Musician
Mark Andes Musician
Denny Carmassi Musician
Gilby Clarke Musician
Frank Cox Musician
Michael DeRosier Musician
Schuyler Deale Musician
Sue Ennis Musician
Denny Fongheiser Musician
Steve Fossen Musician
John Hannah Musician
Tom Kellock Musician
Howard Leese Musician
Ric Markmann Musician
Duris Maxwell Musician
Scott Olson Musician
Fernando Saunders Musician
Brian Johnstone Musician
Dave Wilson Musician
Craig Bartock Musician
Mike Inez Musician
Ben Smith Musician
Jim Hill Musician
Kristian Attard Musician
Debbie Shair Musician
Tom Wendt Musician
Lisa Dalbello Musician
Herbie Johnson Musician
Geoff Fobert Musician
Darian Sahnaja Musician
Chris Blaine Musician
Bob Ombreck Musician
Tessie Bensussan Musician
Technical Credits
Heart Producer
John Paul Jones Producer, Engineer
Lovemongers Producer
Duane Baron Producer, Engineer
Dave Dysart Producer, Engineer
Brett Eliason Producer, Engineer
Michael Fisher Producer
Mike Flicker Producer, Engineer
Brian Foraker Producer, Engineer
Rolf Henneman Producer, Engineer
Jimmy Iovine Producer, Engineer
David Leonard Producer, Engineer
Ben Mink Producer, Engineer
Ron Nevison Producer, Engineer
Keith Olsen Arranger, Producer, Engineer
Rob Perkins Producer, Engineer
John Purdell Producer, Engineer
Bernie Taupin Composer
David Thoener Producer, Engineer
Ann Wilson Track Annotations
Shelly Yakus Producer, Engineer
Richie Zito Producer, Engineer
Al Quaglieri Tape Research
Nancy Wilson Producer, Track Annotations
Craig Bartock Producer
Tisha Fein Producer
Michael Kull Tape Research
A. Wilson Composer
Daniel Mendez Producer, Engineer
Terry Lickona Producer
Patrick McDougal Producer, Engineer
Barry Summers Executive Producer
R. Fisher Composer
N. Wilson Composer
H. Knight Composer
C. Bartock Composer
M. Derosier Composer
Jason Shavey Producer, Engineer
T. Kelly Composer
Joe Palmaccio Mastering
Vaughn Verdi Producer, Engineer
Long Vu Art Direction
Sue Wood Tape Research
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