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The upcoming Heart box set Strange Euphoria will deliver an embarrassment of riches for both hardcore fans and casual fans alike, thanks to the inclusion of a number of previously unreleased or hard to find tracks.

Strange Euphoria is set for a June 5 release and a newly released tracklisting reveals that the set will feature 56 tracks on four CDs plus a DVD of the rare 1976 ‘Dreamboat Annie’ television performance.

The audio will be spread across three discs, with exciting news that an additional fourth bonus disc titled ‘Heart Zeppish’ will contain five of the legendary Led Zeppelin covers that have become a staple of the Heart live shows.

It’s hard to think of an artist better equipped to sing the Led Zeppelin catalog than Ann Wilson. Zeppelin tracks have been a familiar sight in the Heart setlist for decades and Ann shared with us her particular admiration for the ‘Led Zeppelin IV’ album during an interview last summer.

“I felt that that album just had it all – I think it was the most original album that they had done so far then. Before then, they’ve always been a blues band, you know. So, I think when ‘Zeppelin IV’ came, they were still a blues band, like on ‘When the Levee Breaks’ and ‘Black Dog.’ But they really took it to their own new original level. A song like ‘Stairway’ and ‘Going to California,’ those things were just ... that ‘When the Levee Breaks,’ ‘Going to California’ and ‘Battle of Evermore’ could all exist on the same album was pretty brilliant to me.”

Strange Euphoria include many of the expected hits, but often, they’re either live or demo versions, offering a new twist on familiar favorites. The career-spanning box features songs from many of the Heart albums, including their two most recent, ‘Jupiter’s Darling’ and ‘Red Velvet Car.’

One of the most interesting inclusions might be the song ‘Through Eyes and Glass,’ one of Ann Wilson’s earliest compositions from the pre-Heart ‘Ann Wilson & The Daybreaks.’ She sang vocals and also played flute on the track, which was released independently in 1969.

Tracks from Ann and Nancy’s Lovemongers side project, a collaboration with longtime associate Sue Ennis, will also be included and additionally, Ann and Nancy’s solo work is represented with a track apiece.

Previously unreleased studio recordings and live tracks round out the set, with highlights including a live version of the band’s ‘80s hit ‘Never’ featuring a guest appearance from former Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones.

The Wilson sisters contribute track-by-track commentary for the new set, which will be a nice precursor to the band’s summer tour and the new ‘Fanatic’ studio album, which is set for release this fall.

Their timeless anthem ‘Barracuda’ recently landed at No. 41 on our list of The Top 100 Classic Rock Songs.

Strange Euphoria Track Listing:

Disc 1:
1. ‘Through Eyes And Glass’ (by Ann Wilson & The Daybreaks)
2. ‘Magic Man’ (demo)
3. ‘How Deep It Goes’ (demo)
4. ‘Crazy On You’ (demo)
5. ‘Dreamboat Annie (Fantasy Child)’ + ‘Dreamboat Annie Reprise (edit)’
6. ‘Love Alive’
7. ‘Sylvan Song’
8. ‘Dream Of The Archer’
9. ‘White Lightning And Wine’ (live at the Aquarius)
10. ‘Barracuda’ (live from BBC Radio Concert)
11. ‘Little Queen’
12. ‘Kick It Out’
13. ‘Here Song’ (demo)
14. ‘Heartless’ (demo)
15. ‘Dog & Butterfly’ (acoustic demo)
16. ‘Straight On’
17. ‘Nada One’

Disc 2:
1. ‘Bebe le Strange’
2. ‘Silver Wheels II’
3. ‘Even It Up’
4. ‘Sweet Darlin”
5. ‘City’s Burning’
6. ‘Angels’
7. ‘Love Mistake’
8. ‘Lucky Day’ (demo)
9. ‘Never’ (live, with John Paul Jones)
10. ‘These Dreams’
11. ‘Nobody Home’
12. ‘Alone’
13. ‘Wait For An Answer’
14. ‘Unconditional Love’ (demo)
15. ‘High Romance’ (demo)
16. ‘Under The Sky’ (demo)
17. ‘Desire Walks On’ (“Beach demo” version)

Disc 3:
1. ‘Kiss’ (by The Lovemongers)
2. ‘Sand’ (live) (by The Lovemongers)
3. ‘Everything’ (live) (by Nancy Wilson)
4. ‘She Still Believes’ (live)
5. ‘Any Woman’s Blues’ (demo) (with the Seattle Blues Revue Horns)
6. ‘Strange Euphoria’
7. ‘Boppy’s Back’ (demo)
8. ‘Friend Meets Friend’ (live) (by The Lovemongers)
9. ‘Love Or Madness’ (live)
10. ‘Skin To Skin’
11. ‘Fallen Ones’
12. ‘Enough’
13. ‘Lost Angel’ (live)
14. ‘Little Problems, Little Lies’ (by Ann Wilson)
15. ‘Queen City’
16. ‘Hey You’
17. ‘Avalon’ (Reprise)

Disc 5:
1. ‘Going to California’
2. ‘Battle Of Evermore’
3. ‘What Is And What Should Never Be’
4. ‘Immigrant Song’
5. ‘Misty Mountain Hop’

From: Ultimate Classic Rock
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March 17, 1969 - A four-song performance is filmed for TV Byen in Denmark (aired on May 19, 1969)
March 21, 1969 - Zeppelin’s debut TV appearance on "How It Is"
March 25, 1969 - Filming session for the Supershow
March xx, 1970 - The band turns down many TV offers worth large sums
March 05, 1971 - Led Zeppelin started a 12-date "Thank You" tour for British fans, appearing at the clubs from their early days and charging the same admission prices as in 1968. The first show was at Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland where they played songs from their upcoming fourth album, including the first public performances of Black Dog, Stairway To Heaven, Going To California and Rock And Roll.
March 12, 1972 - Page and Plant rehearse some songs with the Bombay Orchestra
March 25, 1973 - Led Zeppelin finally release Houses of the Holy after production issues with the album cover
March 28, 1973 - Led Zeppelin released Houses Of The Holy in the UK. The album title was a dedication by the band to their fans who appeared at venues they dubbed "houses of the holy". Houses Of The Holy has now been certified 11 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for US sales in excess of 11 million copies.
March xx, 1974 - The band decide to release a double album due to the amount of left over studio material
March 29, 1975 - Led Zeppelin saw all six of their albums in the US Top 100 chart in the same week, alongside their latest album Physical Graffiti at No.1. Physical Graffiti has now been certified 16 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for US sales in excess of 16 million copies.
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March xx, 1976 - Jimmy speaks with reporters mentioning the new album due out called Presence
March 31, 1976 - Presence is released
March 28, 1977 - Zeppelin arrive in Dallas, Texas to rehearse before opening the eleventh tour of the US
March xx, 1978 - Robert and John spend some time hanging around the Midlands
March 26, 1979 - Robert takes lead vocal at a Bad Company gig in Birmingham
March 04, 1980 - John Bonham makes a TV appearance on "Alright Now" with Bill Connolly
March 26, 2006 - Readers of Total Guitar magazine voted the guitar solo by Jimmy Page in Led Zeppelin’s Stairway To Heaven as the greatest guitar solo of all time. The 1971 track was voted ahead of tracks by Van Halen, Queen, Jimi Hendrix and The Eagles. On the 20th anniversary of the original release of the song, it was announced via US radio sources that the song had logged up an estimated 2,874,000 radio plays - back to back, that would run for 44 years solid.
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