Fireworks

DVD & Blu-ray Reviews

Heart - 'Live At The Royal Albert Hall' http://www.rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/9d/4a/4f/Heart-Live-At-The-Royal-Albert-Hall-56-1504016542.jpg Hot

Added by Central Electronic Brain     August 29, 2017    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
8234   0   1   0   0   0

Captures Heart's first appearance at London's prestigious Royal Albert Hall.

This multi-format release captures Heart's first appearance at London's prestigious Royal Albert Hall which was part of their 2016 summer tour. Not only was it their first visit to the venue, but to make the occasion even more spectacular, it's also the first time the band had played with an orchestra – in this case the Royal Philharmonic.

Seattle's Wilson sisters seem to be like a fine wine – they just get better and better with age. Ann Wilson's vocals are as strong as ever and Nancy Wilson's guitar playing weaves a beautiful spell and mixes well with fellow band member Craig Bartock's more exuberant playing. It's obvious from the start that as the first few notes of 'Magic Man' kick in, the sisters are excited about this gig and that energy comes through in the music. The set-list encompasses a good spread of Heart's extensive back catalogue whilst also dipping into new material from the recent 'Beautiful Broken' release.

The camera and sound work on this release really bring out the magnificence of the Royal Albert Hall, both acoustically and architecturally, as well as showing the band very naturally with no odd camera angles or special effects. The orchestral re-arrangement of 'These Dreams' works extremely well as the string sections ebb and flow and the Wilson sisters' vocals power over the top. Another re-worked track, 'Heaven', receives equally spine tingling orchestral greatness and is visually enhanced as Nancy Wilson attacks her acoustic guitar in a Led Zeppelin-esque way with a bow. Of course, 'What About Love' and 'Alone', both epic in their own right, also have the Philharmonic makeover and sees the vast majority of the crowd singing along.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site


The band are not all strings and ballads here though, as they prove their Rocking heart (no pun intended!) is still pumping as they zip through 'Crazy On You' and new album title track 'Beautiful Broken'. The latter was, in fact, co-written by the Wilsons, Ben Mink and a certain James Hetfield! We also get a taste of the more traditional six-piece Heart as they return for their encores and pound out 'Barracuda' and closer 'Kick It Out'.

This band are certainly still going to be creating new music for a while to come yet, and whilst their set may be a little shorter timewise than some of their peers, the quality of the show is beyond reproach. This DVD has managed to capture the flavour of this occasion very well and also includes a bonus interview with the band. If you can live without seeing this visual spectacle, then you can also get it on CD. Let's hope Heart return to these shores again very soon.

Paul Sabin

Share this on the web.

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.

 


Comments (0)add comment

Write comment

security image
Write the displayed characters


busy

Member Login



Calendar

<<  December 2020  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
   1  2  3  4  5  6
  7  8  910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 1 month ago
  • Berny : Hello @zigma33, you should have received a download link two days ago. Could you pls check your inboxes? Many thanks, B. :)
  • zigma33 : Hi! I purchased your latest issue #92 yesterday but never received my download.
  • daveomd : Got it along with my download, everything looks great! Thanks, Dave
  • Berny : @daveomd: We sent you a mail immediately after your purchase, and have just sent another email now. Please contact me at «email» should you not receive it. Many thanks!
  • daveomd : I purchased your latest issue #92 but never received my download.
  • Berny : @Hysteria & @KI2000: Many thanks for your kind words! :)
  • Hysteria : Received my download copy almost immediately and downloaded 50 magazines for free. Cannot complain! Thanks guys!!!
  • KI2000 : Love the new issue guys, great magazine!
  • Berny : @Mugi89: Your confirmation mail was sent on the 22nd, I've just sent it again. Please contact me at «email» should you not receive it. Many thanks!
  • Mugi89 : Hi! I purchased my digital copy of issue 92 2 days ago but still didn't receive it. When am I gonna be able to download it? thanks
  • Berny : @zom414: Your mail was forwarded to the Fireworks team yesterday, I am going to ask them again. Sorry for the delay!
  • Berny : @Mitch Perry: Your order was received at 4AM local time. As stated on the order page, all payments have to be processed manually. Your copy of Fireworks 92 was added to your download section, many thanks for the purchase.
  • Berny : @RobC68: I sent you two emails explaining the situation. There's not much more I can do for you at the moment, so I'd suggest you stop buying the magazine. Thanks.
  • zom414 : Still not received the latest issue by post, I've emailed as well but not heard anything. Can you let me know what's happening please?
  • Mitch Perry : Can I have my download link, please? Issue 92 22 Sep 2020 07:57:11 BST Paypal Transaction ID: 1BS38875MX3700248
  • RobC68 : purchased issue 92 in download version. been waiting more than a day....PATHETIC SERVICE as it happens with every purchase!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Berny : @rgilman: Please check your e - mail for download instructions.
  • rgilman : Hello I bought the Deep Purple issue how do I download it? Thanks
  • Berny : @jharper36: Please check your e - mail.
  • jharper36 : Hi, i purchased the download of issue #92. How do I download it?
  • Berny : @loudjlopez: Sorry for the troubles, pls. check your mail. Many thanks!
  • loudjlopez@m : Any word on my digital download of issue 91. Paid on Saturday. It is Tuesday. Thanks
  • loudjlopez@m : Paid for Fireworks #91 for digital download. No word since Saturday and it is Monday.
  • Berny : @fdr: Magazines were sent on Monday. Thanks for your purchase and best regards, B. :)
  • fdr : Hi, yesterday (august 12th) I sent you a payment for 21GBP for the purchase of issues 91 and 82 of Fireworks magazine. (code 7D3182072X778721A) but still haven't received a word od confirmation. Can you please check?
  • Rocktopia Te : @kbm1983: Currently, all orders have to be be processed manually. This could take a few hours. Sorry for the delay, you shoulkd have received a mail containing download instructions by now. @ all: Pls. do not worry in case you see a PayPal transaction error message. Your order was received, pls. do not order the magazine twice. Many thanks for your understanding!
  • kbm1983 : Hi, I bought #91 earlier today but its still not in my downloads. Can you check it out please. Thanks!
  • Rocktopia Te : @ Man Shaped Wolf: You should have received a mail containing download instructions yesterday. Sorry for the delay!
  • Man Shaped W : Hey, same as defron but for 91 :) excited to read our review
  • Berny : @Defron: Can you pls. check your mail? Many thanks, B. :)

Only registered users are allowed to post

Follow Us

FacebookTwitterYoutubeGoogle

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site