Heart – Beautiful Broken (July 8, 2016)

heart_bbHeart‘s 16th album, Beautiful Broken, has been officially announced and scheduled for a July 8 release. Metallica‘s James Hetfield is a guest on the record, as part of a collection that aims to bring “new life” to a selection of songs from the band’s archives. The press release from Heart’s new label Concord Records reveals that Beautiful Broken finds Heart dusting off seven cuts from their catalog, while mixing in three new songs. “Those songs may have fallen through the cracks, in a way, because of where radio was at the time when they were first released,” explained Ann. “Rediscovering those songs, I found ways they emotionally still speak to me.

“I felt these songs were poetic pieces that were lost in translation with the sounds of the ’80s, which was harder and more digital,” added Nancy. “We wanted to drape them in velvet, and make them shine.”

Hetfield’s contribution comes in the form of the title track (and first single) a new version of a song previously released as a bonus song from 2012’s Fanatic. “It blows the previous version out of the water,” said Nancy. “James just took the song on, and what he added was perfect with a bite and a rock accent.

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