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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the greatest debuts of all time
Dreamboat Annie (1976.) Heart's first album.
In the mid seventies, two sisters named Ann and Nancy Wilson joined an all-male group that had previously gone under the name Army and White Heart. Although they had joined an all-male group, they quickly became the dominant members of the band. The band name was changed to Heart, and they eventually got a record deal -...
Published on 18 Mar 2005 by Rocker_Man

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2.0 out of 5 stars its a rip off
having not played it yet cant really comment but cant see anywhere on case where it says remaster so whos kidding who
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the greatest debuts of all time, 18 Mar 2005
This review is from: Dreamboat Annie (Audio CD)
Dreamboat Annie (1976.) Heart's first album.
In the mid seventies, two sisters named Ann and Nancy Wilson joined an all-male group that had previously gone under the name Army and White Heart. Although they had joined an all-male group, they quickly became the dominant members of the band. The band name was changed to Heart, and they eventually got a record deal - but it was on a little-known Canadian label known as Mushroom. The band's debut release, Dreamboat Annie, was released in 1976. How would this album fare in a world in which rock and roll was mostly considered a male-oriented genre? Read on for my review.
To put it simply, this is an excellent album. Although only ten tracks and forty mintues long, the album covers a lot of musical ground. The band manages to combine the classic hard rock stylings of the day with softer, more folk-oriented ones. This makes for a listening experience that is pleasing from start to finish. The first two big hits that the band scored, Crazy On You and Magic Man, can be found on this LP. But, as with most bands, there are many equally-good songs that aren't as popular. A good example of this is the bluesy rocker, White Lightning And Wine. One of the really good soft tracks the album has to offer is the sorely-underrated Soul Of The Sea. But the true attraction here would have to be the title track. Dreamboat Annie (the song) is divided into three, non-continuous parts which follow the same basic formula but throw in just enough new elements to keep things fresh. Many people call this album an essential rock classic, and why not? It rocks!
There is only one version of this CD readily available in America (as of September 11, 2004), and that's the original CD release. Since I don't really have any production quality issues, I don't really think there's a need for reissues of the band's material, at least not yet.
Whoever says women can't rock has obviously never listened to Heart. Their 1976 debut is one of their most popular albums, and one of their best ones, as well. If you're a fan of the band, or just of classic rock in general, this is one of those albums you really can't go wrong with.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dreamboat Indeed, 19 Oct 2010
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Many of the tracks on this stunning debut album are now rightly regarded as classics in the canon, and who could dispute that with the magnificent 'Magic Man' and 'Crazy on You' as the jewels in the crown?

But there is a whole lot more here than just those two major hits - the funky 'White Lightning and Wine' has never showcased Heart in more sexy style, and 'Soul of the Sea' reaches epic porportions in its beautiful harmonies and string arrangements. Three versions of the title track might seem like overkill, but with three very different approaches, you're actually left wanting a FOURTH when the album closes.

Ann and Nancy have rarely reached such a zenith since ('Dog and Butterfly', 'Little Queen', and new CD 'Red Velvet Car' are comparables), and with its 35th anniversary fast approaching, it's about time that this was given the deluxe remastering treatment it so richly deserves!! There must be tons of outtakes, demos and live tracks to add into this to make a fine package - if anyone with any influence is reading this, PLEASE get the men in suits to listen!!!

Now, anyone for a remastered 'Magazine', with both 1977 and 1978 versions included - or am I really just dreaming??
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars classic rock and beautiful vocals, 7 Dec 1999
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I first heard Heart back in the seventies, and this album was their finest. A classic mixture of powerful, soaring female vocals and guitar-led rock, with the occasional acoustic interlude, the whole thing hangs together beautifully. If this music doesn't make you feel something, get a medical check-up pronto !!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Album., 2 May 2014
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I used to listen to this album many years ago, its was great getting re-acquainted, easy listening, enjoyed all of the tacks on this album, great music to unwind to.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lady Rock, 25 Feb 2014
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Music how it used to be. The origional Heart .
The first album from this Canadian rock band. So9me great ballads and memorable tracks.
A must for any rock fan.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Sounds, 6 May 2014
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Love the tracks, all in good order, well packaged, and arrived promptly. Would happily recommend. Have to play Crazy on You and Magic Man with the volume turned up. Gorgeous
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DREAM BOAT ANNIE, 30 Jun 2004
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AS SOON AS I HEARD THIS ALBUM BACK IN THE 70'S WHEN IT WAS RELEASED I KNEW I WOULD BE A LIFE LONG FAN OF THEIRS.
IT HAS AN EXCELLENT COMPILATION OF ROCK, BLUES AND BALLARDS THE WILSON SISTERS ARE A FORCE TO RECKON WITH. WELL WORTH THE BUY.....A VINTAGE ALBUM OF EXCELLENT CALIBRE
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic album, 25 Aug 2013
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One of my favourite groups and an album I have on vinyl and music cassette and just had to get on CD. Great group, great album.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the true greats, 28 Feb 2009
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All of Heart's first four studio albums are absolute classics. Folk, Rock and Blues combined to create an unforgettable experience. Dreamboat Annie, their amazing debut, featuring live favorites like 'Magic Man,' 'Crazy on You,' and 'White Lighting and Wine,' is one of the finest rock albums ever released.
As with all early Heart albums, the mixture of female vocals with fantasy lyrics and biting hard rock is impressive, memorable and undeniably fun.
There is no real filler on the disc, with the three versions of Title Track and the proggy 'Soul of the Sea,' showing off the band's impressive musical chops and songs like 'Sing Child Sing,' exploring the heavy Rock that made Heart such a force to be reckoned with, you can't really go wrong here.
A highly recommended album, in fact its a lot of Heart Fan's hands down favorite.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love their music!, 17 April 2013
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Great music. Still sounds as fresh and new as it did over 30 years ago! Would highly recommend it to everyone who appreciates good music from talented artists!
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