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Heart - Strange Euphoria [Box Set] (2012) Lossless

15-11-2015, 19:44
Music | Folk | Rock | FLAC / APE

Title: Strange Euphoria [Box Set] (3CD Only)
Year Of Release: 2012
Label: Sony Music [88691937362]
Genre: Rock, Folk Rock, Hard Rock
Quality: FLAC (image+.cue+.log,scans)
Total Time: 03:19:51
Total Size: 1,42 GB

Review by Thom Jurek , AMG:
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.



1. Through Eyes & Glass (by Ann Wilson & The Daybreaks)
2. Magic Man (Demo) (Previously unreleased)
3. How Deep It Goes (Demo) (Previously unreleased)
4. Crazy On You (Demo) (Previously unreleased)
5. "Dreamboat Annie (Fantasy Child) + Dreamboat Annie Reprise (Edit) (Previously unreleased)
6. Love Alive
7. Sylvan Song
8. Dream Of The Archer
9. White Lightning And Wine (Live at The Aquarius) (Previously unreleased)
10. Barracuda (Live from BBC Radio Concert) (Previously unreleased)
11. Little Queen
12. Kick It Out
13. Here Song (Demo) (Previously unreleased)
14. Heartless (Demo) (Previously unreleased)
15. Dog & Butterfly (Acoustic demo) (Previously unreleased)
16. Straight On
17. Nada One


1. Bebe Le Strange
2. Silver Wheels II
3. Even It Up
4. Sweet Darlin'
5. City's Burning
6. Angels
7. Love Mistake
8. Lucky Day (Demo) (Previously unreleased)
9. Never (Live, with John Paul Jones) (Previously unreleased)
10. These Dreams
11. Nobody Home
12. Alone
13. Wait For An Answer
14. Unconditional Love (Demo) (Previously unreleased)
15. High Romance (Demo) (Previously unreleased)
16. Under The Sky (Demo) (Previously unreleased)
17. Desire Walks On (Beach Demo version) (Previously unreleased)


1. Kiss (by The Lovemongers)
2. Sand (Live) (by The Lovemongers)
3. Everything (Live) (by Nancy Wilson)
4. She Still Believes (Live) (Previously unreleased)
5. Any Woman's Blues (Demo) (with the Seattle Blues Revue Horns) (Previously unreleased)
6. Strange Euphoria
7. Boppy's Back (Demo) (Previously unreleased)
8. Friend Meets Friend (Live) (by The Lovemongers) (Previously unreleased)
9. Love Or Madness (Live) (Previously unreleased)
10. Skin To Skin (Previously unreleased)
11. Fallen Ones
12. Enough
13. Lost Angel (Live) (Previously unreleased)
14. Little Problems, Little Lies (by Ann Wilson)
15. Queen City
16. Hey You
17. Avalon (Reprise)

Heart - Strange Euphoria [Box Set] (2012) Lossless

Heart - Strange Euphoria [Box Set] (2012) Lossless

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Bart Klaren   User offline   15 November 2015 21:10

please also provide 320kbps cbr mp3
for this great album

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