I first learned of this while watching DirecTV's channel 101 where they show lots of music related programs, and original concerts. I saw 'Heart - Dreamboat Annie' in the programming guide, and thought hmmm,, what's this? When I started watching it I couldn't believe it. Here was Heart performing their first album in sequence, start to finish. I was pleasantly floored. When I learned it was available on DVD, I was thrilled.
I have seen Heart live in various stages of their career, and oh sure I've heard Magic Man and Crazy On You live plenty of times,,, but have I ever seen, or heard Heart backed with strings, and all the instrumentation to perform all the songs on Dreamboat Annie? NO, not ever!!!!
So, do you need to be a complete Heart fan to enjoy this? Probably not, but it surely helps if you are a fan, and are familiar with the album. To me, it is a pure gem. Hearing songs like 'Soul Of The Sea', and 'How Deep It Goes' makes me appreciate, and love the album even more than I did. Watching them perform it live 30 years later also made me realize just how lush and accomplished some of the songs are especially for being a debut album! It also shows that a truly great album doesn't sound a bit dated, even after 30 years.
Also incuded on the DVD are interviews providing some insight to the albums creation, and at the end of the albums live performance, you are treated to Heart covering Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and The Who too!!
This is just a great idea, and here's hoping there will be many more in the 'Legendary Live Album' series. Imagine some of the possibilities??
I would pay triple the cost of this DVD, if not more... Blu-Ray please please please???
Addendum: and now the Blu-Ray is available.....thank you !