April 21, 2009

New Heart Next Year

Well its about time! I love these ladies and can't wait to see what they come up with. There new album will be released in summer of 2010, there last one was "Jupiter's Darling" way back in 2004.

Here is part of an interview with Nancy:

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Rock 'n' roll sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart have been making music together for more than 30 years, but they have rarely shared the vocal spotlight.

Ann did most of the singing, while guitarist Nancy occasionally contributed backing vocals. The formula served them well, producing such classic-rock chestnuts as "Barracuda" and "Crazy on You."

But things will be a little different for the group's next album, on which they are currently working. Nancy will take a greater share of the vocal duties as the sisters experiment more with harmonies.

"It's just a way of reinventing, and having more fun, and taking some of the pressure off of Ann as a singer," her younger sister said in a recent interview with Reuters.

"As you probably can imagine, her voice is really a gift from above. It's an instrument like few others. To couch a vocal style together more would be something fresh and new and more fun. Harmony singing is my favorite thing to do in music!"

Wilson described her vocal style as "more limited," although she has sung lead on a handful of tunes including the 1985 chart-topping power ballad "These Dreams." The sisters also notably traded off each other on their cover of Led Zeppelin's "Battle of Evermore."

"I love singing, and whenever I can sing some more vocal leads I always covet the chance. But it's always got to be the perfect fit for a voice like mine," she said.


drewzepmeister said...

That's awesome that they're working on a new album! From what I've read here, sounds like this will be an interesting album. Can't wait to hear it!

classicrockforthesoul said...

Hope Ann is still doing okay (health-wise).
It kind of sounds from what Nancy's saying that maybe something is going on... or perhaps she just wants to sing lead on more songs. That's kind of odd to me, but I guess only time will tell!
Looking forward to that album.

Bond said...

Nice...I look forward to it

Starrlight said...

Nancy is married to Cameron Crowe, one of my all time favorite directors. She contributes to his soundtracks regularly.

Heart was a big part of my growing up. Mom used to get pissed at dad and jack my ass out of bed (in the middle of the night) to drive from Salt Lake City Utah to SAN FRANCISCO...cause she had to listen to Dreamboat Annie while going back and forth across the Golden Gate to calm down.

And people call me dramatic ;)

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

Drew, I can't wait. Maybe we can see them this summer.

Classic, I hope so too. I would imagine years of singing would have some sort of affect on one's vocal chords.

Hi Bond! Me too.

STARR! I love your mom! Dreamboat Annie is very special to me as a driving in the car song too! I was driving from CA to Oregon to move in with my boyfriend and had been on the road for 20 hours straight, dying to get back there to see him (we had been apart only four days...lol).
Anyhow, it was the break of day and I drove over this hill and the sun was coming up and I could see the valley or Oregon below me and "Dreamboat Annie" came on at that moment. I think of it every time I hear the song....

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