RECORDINGS ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF
HEART'S RED VELVET CAR
THE FIRST NEW
IN SIX YEARS
FROM ANN & NANCY WILSON,
EVERYWHERE TUESDAY, AUGUST 31
Recasting Classic Heart Catalog
Physical & Digital Editions
Legacy Recordings proudly announces the release of Red
Velvet Car, the first new studio album in six years from the
groundbreaking Seattle-based band Heart, available everywhere on Tuesday,
The release of Red Velvet Car heralds Legacy's
forthcoming reissues of the classic Heart catalog in new physical and digital
For their first new album since 2004's Jupiter's Darling, the first ladies of arena
rock took an acoustic approach to a collection of songs inspired by the world around
them, arranged for an assortment of strings including guitar, mandolin, dobro,
banjo, fiddle, viola, cello and autoharp, all played by Nancy Wilson and the
album's producer, Grammy winner Ben Mink.
Nine of the album's songs were written for, and appear
for the first time on Red
Velvet Car. The album's closer, "Sand," is a newly
recorded version of a song originally written and recorded by the Lovemongers,
Ann and Nancy's 1990's acoustic side project.
Tracks on Red Velvet Car include "Death Valley,"
"Safronia's Mark," "Red Velvet Car," "Queen
City," "Sunflower," "Wheels," "There You
Go," "WTF," "Hey You" and "Sand."
Car marks the return of Heart to the Sony Music Entertainment family.
Heart's last Sony-related release was 1983's Passionworks on Epic Records.
"It feels good to have Sony Music holding our new
baby. It's sort of like coming home, since we worked with them on Little Queen, Dog and Butterfly, Bebe le Strange, Private Audition and Passionworks, among others," said
Ann Wilson. "We're excited about taking it on the road. A fresh sound with
all the original Heart magic."
"This album feels so right for the times,"
said Nancy Wilson. "We can't wait to share this one with the world!"
Heart will be performing songs from Red Velvet Car, as well as classics from
the band's repertoire, at selected Lilith Fair dates and in headline concerts
across the U.S. and Canada from July through September. Tour details available on the Heart website.
Car is slated for late summer release.
Ann Wilson and her younger sister, Nancy Wilson, first
showed the world that women can rock when their band Heart stormed the charts
in the '70s with hits like "Crazy on You," "Magic Man,"
"Barracuda," ‘Straight On," "Even It Up," "Kick
It Out" and so many more. Not only did the Wilson sisters lead the
band, they wrote the songs, and played the instruments too, making them the
first women in rock to do so. Heart continued topping the charts through
the ‘80s and into the ‘90s with huge hits like "These Dreams,"
"Alone," "What About Love," "If Looks Could
Kill," "Never," and a string of other hits that showcased the
sisters' enormous talents as both musicians and singers. Along the way, Heart
sold more than 30 million records, had 21 top 40 hits, sold out arenas
worldwide, and had a profound influence on rock music.