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CD Review of Heart’s ‘Fanatic’: Magic, Man

October 3, 2012

As sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson of  Heart hit three dozen years as recording artists, can they still rock?

Straight on, baby.  The Wilson sisters sound as good as ever in my book on Fantatic, their 14th studio album, new from Legacy Recordings.

In an age of mindlessly repetitious and vaguely melodic dance pop, having Heart still standing as rock stalwarts feels almost like the “In your face, disco!” tour by Bruce Springsteen in ’78, when the masses all felt they “should be dancing, yeah.”

I mean, somebody’s got to keep the faith and hold the torch high, and Heart does it here, with incendiary rockers like the lead-off title track, bolstered by Ann’s still-belting voice and the crunching guitar riffs of Nancy and co-writer Ben Mink. (more…)