CD 3 starts with "Kiss" and "Sand" from the Lovemongers recorded in 1997, and ends with "Hey You" and "Avalon (Reprise)" from Heart's 2010 album Red Velvet Car. The 1990s offered a bit of a change for the sisters. Whereas Heart was a mix of electric and acoustic, they formed the Lovemongers for mostly acoustic numbers. And in 1995, Nancy decided to take a break from touring for a while to focus on her family. Ann continued touring with a band under a few names. Heart reformed in 2002 and hit the road again, releasing an album in 2004 (Jupiters Darling) and then Red Velvet Car. I am a huge fan of Red Velvet Car and am looking forward to Fantatic which is available in another couple of weeks.
To say that Ann and Nancy have been busy since the 1970s has to be one of the biggest understatements of the year—14 albums over the span of 1975 to 2012. All along the way, they've managed to keep fans new and old along for the ride. I can't say I'm a fan of every Heart song, but out of nearly 40 years of music to choose from they've done an amazing job of making things interesting. And the fact that they started with vinyl records and are now distributing their music on CD and as MP3s is astounding from a technical perspective as well.
The DVD included in the set is a concert filmed at Washington State University back in February or March of 1976. I'm always amused by watching television from the 1970s when compared to today, but this is much like a time capsule after seeing them live in July 2012. Ten different tracks are included (if you include the lead-up to "Heartless") and though the video may be a bit rough, the stereo sound comes across great for songs like "Heartless," "Dreamboat Annie," "Crazy On You," and "Magic Man." Comparing then and now, I was just as impressed seeing them nearly 36 years later to hear some of the same songs live on stage. Ann has crazy vocals and Nancy can still shred on the guitar. In many ways I think they sound better today than they did back in 1976 in this concert!