Posted by DjPaulT on April 25th, 2012
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985
R E Q U E S T
“What About Love” is a song recorded by the rock band Heart, and released in June 1985. The band’s “comeback” single, it was the first Heart track to reach the top 40 in three years, and their first top 10 hit in five. It was released as the first single from the band’s self-titled 1985 album, Heart, as well as their first hit single on their new record label, Capitol Records.
The song was originally recorded in 1982 by Canadian rock group Toronto, of which songwriters Sheron Alton and Brian Allen were members. (The other songwriter, Jim Vallance, was not a member of Toronto, though he played drums on Toronto’s recording of the song.) However, Toronto elected not to release their version, upsetting Alton and Allen. They subsequently left the band and the song was offered to Heart who turned it into a worldwide hit. Toronto’s original version appears as a bonus cut on the CD Toronto: The Greatest Hits.
Grace Slick and Mickey Thomas, co-lead vocalists of Starship at the time, provide additional background vocals on the song.
The song’s sound marked a considerable change in the musical direction for Heart, moving from the hard rock and folk rock of their earlier work to a more polished, power-ballad sound. “What About Love” received extensive airplay on MTV and returned Heart to the Top-10 of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 for the first time in five years, peaking at #10.
The song peaked at #14 on the UK Singles Chart upon its re-release in 1988.
The song’s chorus was featured in a series of Swiffer WetJet TV commercials from late 2010 into the following year. The campaign followed a series of previous Swiffer commercials using popular songs of the ’70s and ’80s.
What About Love (Extended Version) 5:27
What About Love 3:41
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
|1985||What About Love||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||#10|
|1985||What About Love||U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks||#3|
Label: Capitol Records – SPRO 9427
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 RPM
Style: Pop Rock
Credits: Engineer – Ron Nevison
Producer – Ron Nevison
Written-By – Allen*, Vallance*, Alton*
From the forthcoming LP “HEART” ST-12410
Promotional Copy Not For sale
Find The 12″ On DISCOGS
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi
You can help show your support for this blog by making a donation using PayPal. Thank you for your help.