12/06/2007

Heart - Dreamboat Annie 1976


Ann and Nancy Wilson Heart Dreamboat Annie 1976 Record Album
Heart Dreamboat Annie 1976 Record Album

Heart, Dreamboat Annie 1976

Ann and Nancy Wilson's debut album, Dreamboat Annie featuring Steve Fossen and Roger Fisher but the Wilson sisters were the true force behind the music. The front cover has the sisters back to back hinting that they are nude. Both are attempting to look sensual.

The Wilson sisters had many adults up in arms with the rumor that the sisters were witches and devil worshippers and that the lyrics in their songs were about the occult and the underworld. The albums hit song, Magic Man was supposedly about the devil and how he manipulated the innocent child to love him. Other songs on the album also were called out as well as future albums by the Wilson sisters. To this day, there are still whispers that Ann and Nancy Wilson worship the devil.

Whatever your belief, Heart had a powerful album with driving guitar and bass with potent lyrics which spawned, (Pardon the pun) monster hits, Magic Man, Dreamboat Annie, Crazy On You, and White Lightning And Wine.


Side One:
Magic Man
Dreamboat Annie (Fantasy Child)
Crazy On You
Soul Of The sea
Dreamboat Annie
Side two:
White Lightning And Wine
(Love Me Like Music) I'll Be Your Song
Sing Child
How Deep It Goes
Dreamboat Annie (Reprise)

The album's protective jacket had the lyrics printed on both side plus a little add on poem by Ann Wilson written in 1975.

Dreamboat Annie was powered by the hit single, Magic Man, and the mysterious man, (Or devil) the lyrics spoke about. You be the judge, here are the exaqct actual lyrics to the song.
Magic Man


Cold late night so long ago
When I was not so strong you know
A pretty man came to me
Never seen eyes so blue
I could not run away
It seemed we'd seen each other in a dream
It seemed like he knew me
He looked right through me
"Come on home, girl" he said with a smile
"You don't have to love me yet
Let's get high awhile
But try to understand
Try to understand
Try try try to understand
I'm a magic man."
Winter nights we sang in tune
Played inside the months of moon
Never think of never
Let this spell last forever
Summer lover passed to fall
Tried to realized it all
Mama says she's a worried
Growing up in a hurry
"Come on home, girl" mama cried on the phone
"Too soon to lose my baby yet my girl should be at home!"
"But try to understand
Try to understand
Try try try to understand
He's a magic man, mama
He's a magic man"
"Come on home, girl" he said with a smile
"I cast my spell of love on you a woman from a child!
But try to understand
Try to understand
I'm a magic man!"


The flip side had the album title lyrics and also another hit from the album.
Dreamboat Annie (Reprise)


Heading out this morning
into the sun
Riding on the diamond waves
little darlin' one
Warm wind caress her
Her lover it seems
Oh, Annie
Dreamboat Annie
my little ship of dreams
Going down the city sidewalk
alone in the crowd
No one knows the lonely one
whose head's in the clouds
Sad faces painted over
with those magazine smiles
Heading out to somewhere
won't be back
for awhile






Dreamboat Annie Heart Lyrics
Dreamboat Annie Heart Lyrics



LURKING AND ROCKING ON THE GRASSY KNOLL

2 comments:

  1. The Guy With No Car12/24/2007 2:48 PM

    It's amazing how songs can forge a connection between people. I was over at my local big-box hospital on Saturday getting a routine blood draw and the process started out as the usual name, why can't I find your insurance, oh it's under THIS name, you know the drill, until "Crazy on You" came on the radio that was playing in the background and I started echoing the bass line. The receptionist started talking about how much she liked the album when it first came out, and I told her I had listened to Dreamboat Annie more times than I cared to remember back in the day, and it just made a dreary process just a little bit better.

    Somewhere in the detritus of my life I have copies on vinyl and casette. I see the Amazon.com has this album available as a no-DRM MP3 download. After Christmas settles down I think I'll have to go get myself a new copy for the Naughties (you know the '00s).

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