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Date: June 25th, 1986
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Venue: NHK Hall
Title: The Art Of Love
Artwork: Yes (front only)
Size: 447 MB
01. If Looks Could Kill
02. The Wolf
03. Straight On
04. Nothin' At All
05. These Dreams
07. Bebe Le Strange
08. Even It Up
10. What About Love
11. Magic Ma
13. Crazy On You
14. Rock And Roll
Ann Wilson (vocals)
Nancy Wilson (guitar, keyboards, and vocals)
Howard Leese (guitar & keyboards)
Mark Andes (bass)
Denny Carmassi (drums)
(1) 1986-06-25 Tokyo (SB/FM)
1986 was one of Heart's years they did not like as a band because the record company was trying to micro manage and force the girls to do and play what they thought the band should play. Ann Wilson was being hounded by the label about her weight and the band was starting to write a lot less rocking songs and a lot more ballad type of songs. It's not that they were not good songs. It was just that their creative freedom was being taken away and they were very unhappy how the industry and label was treating and running them.
With all the above paragraph being said, they rocked out in this show. It sounds a lot different than their 1986 American shows to me too. Without doing more research into what they played in America, I really cannot say whether the setlist in Japan was different or not. But they played a lot of the songs that had made them famous since 1976. It was about a half and half setlist between old and newer songs at the time. But they really were rocking out this night.
The only issue I have with theis recording is someone has clipped the audio. Looking at the waveform, it was either over EQ'ed or over amplified. I'd venture to say most listeners would not notice this because the audio isn't distorted. But there parts in the the show I noticed that had some slight distortion or maybe a problem from a cassette tape transfer? The recording has excellent sound and stereo speraration too. I'm listening to "Bebe Le Strange" right now and the girls and it sounds incredible.
I made a second copy of this show using -12db in the Compressor setting in Audacity. But I'm going ahead and uploading the original copy because the compression is taking too much of the high frequencies away for my taste. As "Even It Up" plays now, it starts off with the audio issue I was just referring to. I can't tell if it is due to the audio clipping or not? And it does not ruin the excellent recording. It just makes it a little less perfect.
I've always loved Heart. And any band that plays at least one Led Zeppelin tribute song, usually as good as Led Zeppelin did in the studio I might add, is awesome in my book! These girls I've seen and recorded a number of times. And every last time they were perfection in action on stage. They have not lost the ability to hit the high notes or play the songs just like they did in their starting years. And no matter whoever else they have on instruments through the years, they always pull off the classic heart sound without a hitch. Plus the sisters have made some superb music and newer songs as they've progressed through the years too. Maybe they aren't as well known as their older hits, but they are just as great sounding anyhow.
I hope you enjoy the show...
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