Heart includes: Nancy Wilson (vocals, acoustic & electric guitars); Ann Wilson (vocals); Mark Andes (bass); Denny Carmassi (drums); Roger Fisher, Michael Fisher, Steve Fossen, Howard Leese, Mike Derosier.
Additional personnel: Randy Waldman (piano); Jimmy Johnson (bass); Carlos Vega (drums); Peter Asher (percussion).
Producers include: Peter Asher, Mike Flicker, Michael Fisher, Heart, Keith Olsen.
Includes liner notes by Ann Wilson.
Personnel: Ann Wilson (vocals, background vocals); Nancy Wilson (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, background vocals); Randy Waldman (piano); Carlos Vega (drums); Peter Asher (percussion); Frank Cox (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: George Massenburg.
Liner Note Author: Ann Wilson.
Recording information: Can-Base Studio, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (07/1975-??/1983); Can-Base Studios, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (07/1975-??/1983); Coliseum, Seattle, WA (07/1975-??/1983); Goodnight, L.A., Van Nuys, CA (07/1975-??/1983); Kaye Smith Studios, Seattle, WA (07/1975-??/1983); KKaye Smith Studios, Seattle, WA (07/1975-??/1983); Mushr (07/1975-??/1983); Mushroom Records, Studios, Vancouver, British Columbia, (07/1975-??/1983); Ocean Way Recording, Los Angeles, CA (07/1975-??/1983); Sea-West Studios, Seattle, WA (07/1975-??/1983); Studio 55, LA (07/1975-??/1983).
Illustrator: Steven Adler.
Photographers: Don Hunstein; Art Maillet; Pete Howard; Chris Walter; Heart; Mark Van S.
Unknown Contributor Role: John Kalodner.
Heart had a pair of greatest-hits collections to their credit by 1997, but both did not contain all the renowned studio versions of their classic hits from the '70s (both 1980's Heart Greatest Hits: Live on Epic and 1997's Greatest Hits on Capitol contained half studio and half live material). 1998's Greatest Hits on Epic/Legacy finally corrected this once and for all -- collecting all of Heart's '70s studio hits on a single disc. Nearly all of the songs have become classic rock staples, the best-known being the Zep-esque rockers "Crazy on You," "Barracuda," and "Magic Man," while the more subdued acoustic material ("Dreamboat Annie," "Love Alive," "Dog & Butterfly") showcases the immense talents of vocalist Ann Wilson. Other notables include "Kick It Out," "Heartless," "Bebe le Strange," "Straight On," and "Even It Up," while an all-new studio cut recorded in 1998 ("Strong, Strong Wind") and a live cover of Led Zeppelin's "Rock and Roll" from 1980 are included as bonuses. While Heart may have enjoyed their biggest commercial success in the '80s with pop-oriented material, their more straight-ahead '70s work, showcased on Greatest Hits, has stood the test of time incredibly well. [A 1998 release added two bonus tracks, a cover of "Tell It Like It Is" and a live version of "Rock & Roll."] ~ Greg Prato