Dreamboat Annie Live is a live album recording of the debut album by AOR rock group Heart. It was recorded in April 2007 and is also available as a DVD.
Heart Dreamboat Annie Live
Magic Man – 5:52
Dreamboat Annie (Fantasy Child) – 1:23
Crazy on You – 4:42
Soul of the Sea – 6:34
Dreamboat Annie – 2:48
White Lightning & Wine – 3:38
(Love Me Like Music) I’ll Be Your Song – 3:38
Sing Child – 4:15
How Deep It Goes – 4:31
Dreamboat Annie (Reprise) – 4:15
Mistral Wind – 8:24
Goodbye Blue Sky – 3:54 (a cover of the Pink Floyd song from The Wall)
Black Dog – 4:51 (a cover of the Led Zeppelin song from Led Zeppelin 4)
Misty Mountain Hop – 5:01 (a cover of the Led Zeppelin song from Led Zeppelin 4)
Love, Reign O’er Me – 6:54 (a cover of The Who song from Quadrophenia)
The UK release that I have includes two bonus tracks
Love Alive – 4:52
Isolation – 4:12 (a cover of the John Lennon song from the Plastic Ono Band album)
This is a bit odd with the Dreamboat Annie songs followed by some unexpected live cover versions rather than revisiting some of Heart’s own better known later songs.
I prefer the approach taken by Primal Scream with Psychedlica. They played the album live and then brought together a short set of their other songs.
The covers are interesting initially but I fear that interest wanes over time. If you want to hear Zeppelin, Floyd or The Who, you will turn elsewhere in your album collection.
These classic albums played live are always a bit of a risk and opinions tend to vary based on the opinion of the original album and live albums in general. Some people are horrified that something can be changed or updated.
This isn’t an exact duplication of the studio album and I don’t want it to be. Ann Wilson’s voice has matured over the years and it’s huskier.
What People Say About Dreamboat Annie Live
Heart have never been a critics favourite so it’s no surprise that I haven’t seen this listed on the great live albums lists.
It is appreciated at Amazon although there are some dissenting voices.
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