This year marks the 40th anniversary of the U.S. release of Heart‘s debut album, Dreamboat Annie, and in celebration of the milestone, the band released a new vinyl version of the record on Friday. The reissued LP is pressed on 180-gram vinyl and comes housed in an old-school gatefold sleeve that includes the lyrics to the album’s songs.
In addition to a standard black-vinyl version of the Dreamboat Annie LP, a limited-edition, red-vinyl version of the record can be purchased exclusively at uDiscoverMusic.com. Only 500 copies of the latter LP will be available worldwide.
Dreamboat Annie got its initial release in Canada in August 1975, and hit stores in the U.S. in February of the following year. The album peaked at #7 on the Billboard 200, and yielded three singles, including two of Heart’s most enduring tunes — “Magic Man” and “Crazy on You,” which reached #9 and #35, respectively, on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Dreamboat Annie‘s title track, meanwhile, made it to #42 on the Hot 100. The album has gone on to sell more than 1 million copies in the U.S.
As previously reported, Heart will release a new studio album called Beautiful Broken on July 8 that’s made up mostly of reworked versions of older tunes by the band, plus a few new songs.
Meanwhile, Heart’s busy 2016 tour itinerary continues on June 24 and 25 with a couple of concerts in Massachusetts, followed by a four-concert run of U.K. dates in late June and early July. The band then will kick off the expansive Rock Hall Three for All trek with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and Cheap Trick on July 14 in Clarkston, Michigan.
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