Fireworks

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)
1953   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 2017  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
      1  2  3
  4  5  6  7  8  910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 5 days, 8 hours ago
  • Rocktopia Te : @Berny did another lyric video for ROYAL HUNT. Pls. check out our news aection and watch the video on YouTube ... «link»
  • Hysteria : @ Rocktopia Team: GREAT SONG & VIDEO!!! Thanks for sharing!
  • Rocktopia Te : EXCLUSIVE Guild Of Ages music video premiere! Check out «link» ! Did you like the video? Please send us your comments!
  • Berny : Check out the new live reviews: http;//livereviews.rocktopia.co.uk
  • Berny : Download Fireworks #82 for FREE, incl. all 88 songs and the bonus magazine. Just go to "Free Downloads" in the TOP menu. : - >
  • Berny : Fireworks #83 is out NOW!
  • Rocktopia Te : Exclusive MOONSPELL UK video premiere on Rocktopia: Check out the latest news!
  • Berny : Check out the new video by Mass: 'When 2 Worlds Collide' ... «link»
  • Rocktopia Te : We prouldy present the new music video by American Tears! Check out our News Section ... «link»
  • Berny : Interviews with SLEEPING ROMANCE & VISIONS OF ATLANTIS ... «link» Enloy! :)
  • Rocktopia Te : There are now 6000 album reviews on Rocktopia!
  • Berny : Saxon, Gizmodrome, Skid Row, Night Ranger, Magnum, Joe Bonamassa & many more! Check out the latest LIVE reviews on Rocktopia! «link»
  • Rocktopia Te : Two news interviews in the Rocktopia Interviews Section: LITTLE CAESAR & GEISHAS IN VITRO. Enjoy! :) «link»
  • Berny : Fireworks #82 is our now! Check out the free interviews with Royal Hunt, Stryper, Kamelot, James Christian, Signal Red & Animal Drive!
  • Berny : @Johns Band: Many thanks for your purchase! Your copy will be sent to your registered address this week.
  • Johns Band : I paid for Fireworks 82 Magazine, when will it be sent. Best Regards - John
  • Berny : @Rob: Done! :)
  • robmckenzie : Hi Bernie, urgent change please. In the Moonkings concert review - please replace "the original John Syke's one" with "obviously his sublime '1987' album version"
  • Berny : Anyway, we posted 90+ album & live reviews in February. Please enjoy & share!
  • Rocktopia Te : Don't trigger CEB, you know what will happen ....
  • Berny : None that I am aware of ... BRUCE??? :D ;)
  • Hysteria : @ Berny: So no adult toys in the Rocktopis shop?? :D
  • Berny : Apologies for the "Shout Here" spammers. We'll take care of this issue asap.
  • Hysteria : Very cool video Berny!!
  • Berny : Check out our brand new lyric video for Royal Hunt's 'A Million Ways To Die'. \m/
  • Berny : We posted 242 reviews (225 albums & 17 live reviews) in January. Enjoy :)
  • Rocktopia Te : TENGGER CAVALRY UK music video premiere on Rocktopia! Check out the news section!
  • Berny : @impellitteri: Can you please contact me at «email» ? MAny thanks in advance!
  • impellitteri : Why?
  • impellitteri : I'm triyng to buy in the shop but I can't, a message say "user registration is disabled, it must be enabled in order to proceed"

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