Photos by Nick Tomecek
Ann Wilson nails the first two tracks on “Magazine.”
“Heartless,” the opening song, is my favorite on the record. This tune has just the right amount of sass with a lot of rock ’n’ roll.
In the night, I hear ‘em talk
The coldest story ever told
Somewhere far along this road, he lost his soul to a woman so heartless
I don't know if Valentine's Day is the right time but, after hearing this song, I aspire to be a woman this heartless.
If the album didn’t already have my heart, it steals it with “Devil Delight.” This tantalizing track has a dark soul, sealing Heart’s fate as a hard rock group.
These songs are a sexy way to start the rock group’s third studio album.
The album switches directions with “Just the Wine” and “Without You,” two slow-paced tracks with a lot of, well, heart. “Without You” flaunts the strength in Ann’s voice.
The B-side kicks off with the title track, a semi stripped-down song with an unexpectedly soft sound. It plays up Heart’s different aspects at different times and winds down with more than 1 minute of instrumentals.
It continues with “Here Song,” a brief, high-pitched interlude to “Mother Earth Blues.” In The Memphis Slim original, Ann’s voice sounds deep, smooth and powerful.
Nancy Wilson’s guitar combined with Ann Wilson’s vocals is dynamite.
The album concludes with Heart’s version of The Kiki Dee Band’s “I’ve Got the Music In Me.” Ann has a large, fun presence that gives this song new energy.
While I wouldn’t normally pair my little black dress with one of Heart’s rockin’ records, I knew the leopard heels would give this outfit flair.
It might be a Valentine’s Day outfit but, when I hear this record, I feel independent and empowered.
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