Almost 40 years ago, I heard Heart sing “Magic Man” and I was floored. Over the decades, I’ve enjoyed Heart’s recordings. Ann and Nancy Wilson certainly qualify as survivors (like Cher) who continue to release new CDs and tour. Heart appeared at one of our local casinos a few months ago. Strange Euphoria collects demos and live versions of Heart’s music. If you’re a casual fan, you might prefer one of the GREATEST HITS CDs available. But, if you really love Heart, this box set is filled with rare goodies that will delight your ears.
Track Listings
Disc: 1
1. Through Eyes And Glass (by Ann Wilson & The Daybreaks)
2. Magic Man (demo)
3. How Deep It Goes (demo)
4. Crazy On You (demo)
5. Dreamboat Annie (Fantasy Child) + Dreamboat Annie Reprise (edit)
6. Love Alive
7. Sylvan Song
8. Dream Of The Archer
9. White Lightning And Wine (live at the Aquarius)
10. Barracuda (live from BBC Radio Concert)
11. Little Queen
12. Kick It Out
13. Here Song (demo)
14. Heartless (demo)
15. Dog & Butterfly (acoustic demo)
16. Straight On
17. Nada One
Disc: 2
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)
9. Never (live, with John Paul Jones)
10. These Dreams
11. Nobody Home
12. Alone
13. Wait For An Answer
14. Unconditional Love (demo)
15. High Romance (demo)
16. Under The Sky (demo)
17. Desire Walks On (“Beach demo” version)
Disc: 3
1. Kiss (by The Lovemongers)
2. Sand (live) (by The Lovemongers)
3. Everything (live) (by Nancy Wilson)
4. She Still Believes (live)
5. Any Woman’s Blues (demo) (with the Seattle Blues Revue Horns)
6. Strange Euphoria
7. Boppy’s Back (demo)
8. Friend Meets Friend (live) (by The Lovemongers)
9. Love Or Madness (live)
10. Skin To Skin
11. Fallen Ones
12. Enough
13. Lost Angel (live)
14. Little Problems, Little Lies (by Ann Wilson)
15. Queen City
16. Hey You
17. Avalon (Reprise)
Disc: 4
1. Going to California
2. Battle Of Evermore
3. What Is And What Should Never Be
4. Immigrant Song
5. Misty Mountain Hop

7 thoughts on “FORGOTTEN MUSIC #27: STRANGE EUPHORIA By Heart [3 CD/1 DVD Box Set]

  1. Randy Johnson

    Magic Man was a favorite of mine back then as well. The two ladies had a helluva band and never failed to entertain me. I must admit in recent years, say the last twenty, I haven’t listened much and didn’t know they still produced music. Straight radio is something I don’t listen too much anymore, preferring stations that focus on one style(mostly blues, old blues these days).

  2. Deb

    I suspect that I’m like most of our generation: A big fan of Heart in the late 1970s until the mid 1980s and then…nothing. However, it looks as if Disc #4 is full of Led Zeppelin covers. Is that right? If so, it might be worth a listen, just to hear Heart cover Led Zep!

  3. Jeff Meyerson

    If you’re a Heart fan you might want to check out Stewart O’Nan’s book THE ODDS, which features the main characters – a soon to be divorcing couple (or are they?) at Niagara Falls. A Heart concert is a semi-major plot point.


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