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Heart – Never/These Dreams (German 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 27th April 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

“NEVER”

“Never” is the name of a song recorded by rock band Heart. It was released as the second single from the band’s self-titled 1985 album Heart. The song is an aggressive rock number with an uplifting lyric to a person who has been discouraged by love. Like their previous single “What About Love”, the music video for “Never” was placed in heavy rotation on MTV.

“Never” became Heart’s biggest U.S. hit at the time, peaking at number four on the Billboard Hot 100. It marked the first time that Heart earned two consecutive top-ten hits, and also the first time a Heart album generated two top-ten singles.

The songs harmonic chorus highlights not only Ann Wilson’s powerhouse vocal talent but also the vocal stamina of sister Nancy, who maintains a soprano harmony throughout the course of the song.

“Never” & “Nothin’ At All” both have alternate mixes (as featured on their music videos as well as the 7″ single), and these mixes had also been pressed onto some early release runs of the “Heart” album, beit on LP, CD or cassette. One may get a copy with both songs in their original mixes; both in their alternate mixes, or only one song in a different mix. Copies with serial No. SL-12410, for example, features the alternate mix for “Never”, but the original mix for “Nothin’ At All”. Whereas the two different versions of “Nothin’ At All” greatly differ from one another, the two mixes of “Never” are quite similar. Recently, the original album mix was featured on the “Essentials” Collection.

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 Never U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #4
1985 Never U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #2

 

“THESE DREAMS”

In 1985, Martin Page (who co-wrote several other pop hits, including “We Built This City” and “King of Wishful Thinking”) and Bernie Taupin (longtime collaborator of Elton John) wrote the music and lyrics to the song now known as “These Dreams.” At the time, Page and Taupin were under contract to Columbia Records and the record company offered the song to Stevie Nicks, who expressed no interest in recording it. Heart had just recently signed with Capitol Records. While the band had previously recorded their own material, they were impressed by “These Dreams” and agreed to use it on their upcoming album.

The song marked the first Heart single on which lead vocals were performed by Nancy Wilson instead of Ann Wilson. According to The Billboard Book of Number One Hits by Fred Bronson, when it came time for Nancy Wilson to record her vocal, she was suffering from a cold and her voice sounded somewhat raspy and gravelly. After the song reached its peak of success, producers reportedly wanted Nancy to recreate the gravelly sound on future recordings, asking her, “Can’t you just get sick again?”

“These Dreams” was released as the third single from Heart’s 1985 album Heart. Following two consecutive US top-ten singles, the song elevated the band’s success even further, becoming Heart’s first single to hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on March 22, 1986. It also became Heart’s first (and, to date, only) number one song in the US Adult Contemporary chart and peaked at number sixty-two in the UK Singles Chart; however, a re-issue released in 1988 reached number eight.

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 These Dreams U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1986 These Dreams U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary Tracks #1
1986 These Dreams U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #2

 

SIDE A:
Never (Extended Remix) 5:05
Remix – Ron Nevision
Written-By – Connie (4)Knight*, Bloch*

These Dreams 4:12
Written-By – B. Taupin*, M. Page*

SIDE B:
Never (Remix) 4:05
Remix – Ron Nevision
Written-By – Connie (4)Knight*, Bloch*

These Dreams (7″ Version) 3:46
Written-By – B. Taupin*, M. Page*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Capitol Records – 12 CL 482
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: Germany
Released: 1988
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock
Credits: Producer, Engineer – Ron Nevision

NOTES:
Original versions appear on the LP “HEART”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
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

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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Heart – Nothin’ At All (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 26th April 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

“Nothin’ at All” is the name of a song recorded by rock band by Heart. It was released as the fourth single from the band’s self-titled 1985 album Heart, and the fourth song from the album to hit the U.S. top-ten, peaking at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100. It failed to reach the Top 75 in the UK, hitting number 76 in the UK Singles Chart, however a re-issue released in 1988 reached number 38.

Lyrically it is a love song which describes a new relationship which falls into place without effort or conflict. The song’s title phrase is employed both when the narrator describes the new relationship as being like “nothin’ at all” (that she’s ever previously expereinced), and also when she asks the song’s subject what he did to make falling in love so easy, his response is “nothin’ at all”. The song’s music video received heavy rotation on MTV and this single was the last big hit from the Heart album.

SIDE A:
Nothin’ At All (Extended Remix) 5:10
Remix – Ron Nevison
Written-By – Mark Mueller

SIDE B:
The Wolf 4:03
Written By – Wilson-Wilson-Leese-Andes-Carmassi-Ennis

Nothin’ At All (Single Version) 4:10
Remix – Ron Nevison
Written-By – Mark Mueller

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 Nothin’ At All U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #10
1986 Nothin’ At All U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #40
1986 Nothin’ At All U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks #6

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Capitol Records – 12CL 406
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1985
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop/Rock
Credits: Producer, Engineer – Ron Nevison

NOTES:
Featured on the Capitol album “HEART”
Management: Front Line Management/Trudy Green Management

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
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

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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Heart – What About Love (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 25th April 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.

SIDE A:
What About Love (Extended Version) 5:27

SIDE B:
What About Love 3:41

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 What About Love U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #10
1985 What About Love U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #3

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Capitol Records – SPRO 9427
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock
Credits: Engineer – Ron Nevison
Producer – Ron Nevison
Written-By – Allen*, Vallance*, Alton*

NOTES:
From the forthcoming LP “HEART” ST-12410
Promotional Copy Not For sale

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
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

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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