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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Heart live video Nissan Pavilion Bristow Virginia August 8-27-08 "Love Reign Over Me" (Who cover!)

I thought Heart was the best band of the night but then again they are my favorite of the three bands that played last night (Cheap Trick, Heart, Journey). They played a great set list mixing old standards (Barracuda, Straight On [final song..wailing version]), their 80s hits (Alone, Never, These Dreams) and two choice covers (Led Zeppelin's Going to California and the Who's Love Reign Over Me). I thought Ann Wilson's voice was particularly well preserved.. she still had a good amount of the range that she's always had even if she seemed a bit frustrated during the closing Straight On at perhaps an inability to hit a note or two..it must be mentioned that she had also played the night before..I was also struck by Ann's graciousness even going as far as thanking the crowd "..coming out in these hard times..its not easy.. but I think its worth it.." Nancy Wilson has always been my favorite and she looked and sounded great (she sang "These Dreams" which she introduced somewhat sheepishly/embarassed as a "love song").. Nancy contributed electric guitar (though it seemed to me she did not do the heavy lifting), acoustic guitar (on an intro I think to Straight On her playing seemmed so reminiscent of Led Zeppelin), and even some real choice harmonica... I was basically gobsmacked- as the british say- to finally see Heart live and they more than lived up to my expectations from about a quarter century of listening to them...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was somewhere in front of you and was amazed at these incredible women! My boyfriend took me to see them and now I understand why he was so excited about the concert. Wow! Lin

Rockin' Donna said...

That's beacuse.. HEART Rawks!! Always Have.. Always Will...

Go check out their website.. @ heart-music.com

Rockin' Donna

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