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|Heart Dreamboat Annie Live |
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Led by sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson, Heart broke down barriers and redefined what it meant to be a rock star. Now, they revisit their very first triumph, live on stage, in front of an ecstatic audience. Thrill as they play... more »
Video document of 2007 live LP performance
hyperbolium | Earth, USA | 10/23/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Heart's April 2007 stage performance of their 1976 debut LP has been issued as both a CD and this DVD. Please check the CD listing (Dreamboat Annie Live) for a review of the musical content.
The DVD edition includes the full contents of the CD: a start-to-finish run-through of the "Dreamboat Annie" LP, plus encore covers of Led Zeppelin, The Who and Pink Floyd, and Heart's ode to "Stairway to Heaven," "Mistral Wind." In addition, the DVD opens with a contemporary interview of Ann and Nancy Wilson in which they discuss the band's early days, an interview with the original LP producer, Mike Flicker, and a montage of vintage photos. The encores are introduced by additional interview footage in which the Wilson sisters discuss their early influences. All in all, there's 82 minutes of performance and interview footage.
Both the interviews and concert are shot in wide-screen, and the audio is available in both stereo and 5.1 surround. Recorded in front of a hand-picked audience of Heart fan club members, the band is charged up (Nancy Wilson proves herself to be an especially animated guitarist), and the intercut shots of the crowd add to the overall excitement. A few members of the audience turn up on a bonus feature, "Heart Mongers Speak," in which they're interviewed post-concert. A low resolution photo gallery is also provided on disc.
The DVD is a nice bonus for Heart completists, but with the band letting the album itself take center stage, the visual element isn't essential to enjoying this nostalgic run-through of this classic LP. [©2007 hyperbolium dot com]"
Timothy T. Ward | 11/23/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Heart's debut album is still my favorite of all their recordings, and this concert of the album being performed in it's entirety is pure magic from start to finish. Dreamboat Annie was always their most psychedelic and their most organic feeling album. Now Heart bring these wonderful, poetic songs to life again and also showcase how far they've came as musicians by enhancing on their own brand of rock they first created 30 years ago, especialy on "Sing Child," which one might call this concert's highlight as the violin section they included gives this updated live version a Dave Matthews Band kind of groove and leading into Ann Wilson's amazing flute solo very reminiscent of Jethro Tull. One might also call the highlight of this show taking place during the encore instead, in which Heart pay tribute to Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and The Who, and they play these cover versions of their influences with such craft and passion that they make these classic tunes feel like their own. You don't even necessarily have to be a big Heart fan to enjoy this show. Quite simply, if you're a lover of classic rock in general, then you will love this concert."
Heading out to somewhere...
TomMonger | Scranton, PA USA | 12/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ann and Nancy Wilson prove that, after over 30 years, the rock and roll magic is still there and hotter than ever! "Dreamboat Annie" put Heart on the map back in 1976. To be able to relive that magic with Ann and Nancy Wilson is an honor. The sound and video quality is superb! And the additional Zep songs make this DVD even more special! This is definitely a requirement for any Heart collection :)"
DBA live is Amazing!!!!
AnglerGadwy | 11/30/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love this DVD. Ann and Nancy are amazing and give an awesome performance. The sound and video quality are excellent. This is a must have for any Heart fan and a must have for anyone starting to like Heart. Much love to Ann and Nancy!!!"