[ ]   [ ]   [ ]                        [ ]      [ ]   [ ]
Heart — Love Alive
Album: Little Queen
Avg rating:
7.5

Your rating:
Total ratings: 1333









Released: 1977
Length: 4:15
Plays (last 30 days): 2
The sky was dark this morning
When I raised my head
I stood at the window- darkness was my bane
Suddenly a sunbeam arch
Thrilled me to my weary heart
It was the prettiest thing I'd ever seen
I knew I had to keep my love
Keep my love alive
Keep my love- keep my love alive
Baby I want you to roll me
Hold me in your love
No more habits, promises and jive
Ever since I was a baby girl
Wanted one thing most in this world
It was to keep my love- keep my love alive
I want to keep my love- keep my love alive
Keep my love- keep my love alive
You're up there under the spotlight
Your silver trophy shines
With all you got, my lord! you must get high
You need a whole lot more than money
You need more than to survive
You gotta keep your love
Keep your love alive!
Comments (78)add comment
 tazmondpembroke wrote:
Hey Bill, sorry I gotta tune off for a while and play my vinyl album 'Little Queen'. You keep playing tracks that segue my heart somewhere else. 'Barracuda' was underestimated as the drive behind the whole album - what an intro! By the time I get to 'Sylvan Song' memories of Fleetwood Mac are insignificant. This is a beautiful album. Seattle again!

 Long Live Seattle & RP of course...+1 to 9 as I+11 the volume(one of the benefits of working from home...Heart sounds great cranked!!


Hey Bill, sorry I gotta tune off for a while and play my vinyl album 'Little Queen'. You keep playing tracks that segue my heart somewhere else. 'Barracuda' was underestimated as the drive behind the whole album - what an intro! By the time I get to 'Sylvan Song' memories of Fleetwood Mac are insignificant. This is a beautiful album. Seattle again!
 Bev_and_Wendy wrote:
The intro is identical to 'The Width of a Circle' by David Bowie.
 

Pretty much, yeah.
 Bev_and_Wendy wrote:
The intro is identical to 'The Width of a Circle' by David Bowie.
 
Similar, maybe.  Identical, nah.
The intro is identical to 'The Width of a Circle' by David Bowie.
 medoras wrote:
How easy it is to forget just how good Heart and Ann Wilson's vocals really are.

When Robert Plant agrees, it's hard to argue.
 

Their rendition of Stairway to Heaven at the Kennedy Center tribute was very powerful. Plant had tears in his eyes for much of it .
saw them when they toured after this album. They were a rock n' roll powerhouse back then... they opened up their show at the Omni in Atlanta with a cover of Zepp's "Rock n' Roll".... they delivered the goods and were the queens of rock in my teens, had a crush on Nancy! Loved her cameo scene in her husband Cameron Crowe's  movie "Fast Time's at Ridgemont High"
Nancy Wilson has IMHO never gotten the immense credit she's due for her guitar skills; Heart fans know it, but she just doesn't get mentioned enough elsewhere - stunning talent!
This album was such an inspiration. The summer of 1977 I was in the middle east, this music kept me grounded. Just the best. 
This song does not get played too often
This song is way too short.
 memoryboxer wrote:
I was 17 when this came out. The Wilson sisters took me to heaven on all levels. Musically versatile, poetically lyrical, and exquisitely beautiful to ice the cake. The first 5 albums were fantastic then and hold up decades later. Lovely lovely stuff.
 
16 for me but yea...
Mein Gott, die hatte ich nicht mehr auf dem Schirm. Gro├čartige 8
I was 17 when this came out. The Wilson sisters took me to heaven on all levels. Musically versatile, poetically lyrical, and exquisitely beautiful to ice the cake. The first 5 albums were fantastic then and hold up decades later. Lovely lovely stuff.
Put me on a desert island with only 10 albums - This would be one of the 10 albums
Jeez, it really feels good to have contributed again and feel like I'm 'allowed' to use this great radio station without guilt. Just had to say it. Kick in if you can.
Oh, and great old song by 'Heart'. 
What a sweet voice!
41 years have passed already? Time flies!
 Rockit9 wrote:
One of the best chick albums ever
 
https://dingo.care2.com/pictures/causes/1238/1237012.large.jpg
"I represent that remark!"
One of the best chick albums ever
How easy it is to forget just how good Heart and Ann Wilson's vocals really are.

When Robert Plant agrees, it's hard to argue.
 Wilfrue wrote:
Things I learned in my 40s... Heart was a damn good band. And the sisters still got it going on.

 
I feel fortunate that I discovered them as soon as they released records, though my friends at that time mostly overlooked them. As is often the case with bands that get commercial airplay, the best music doesn't get on the air. They have some absolute gems, with their musicianship and soaring harmonies. Listening to them on vinyl through a good stereo is just divine.
So good to hear this on a cold, gray morning as Winter reminds us it's supposed to be in charge — it's been unusually balmy and snow-free so far this year, to the point where no one can remember one quite like this — and I rejoice how this group inspires me still...
Working away here with Radio Paradise playing in the background.  Every now and then a song comes on that stops me in my tracks to switch screens and learn the identify of a song....   just the first few bars and I'm hooked.   Love this version... really don't remember hearing it before but really enjoyable.  
Things I learned in my 40s... Heart was a damn good band. And the sisters still got it going on.
 Bleyfusz wrote:
Medievalisms aside, sounds like we could need more Heart around here.
 
This sounds pretty cool after all these years.  I need to form a band called "Medievalisms Aside".
 thewiseking wrote:
The talentless hacks behind Bon Jovi stole this for Wanted, Dead or Alive

 
Probably right about that.
The talentless hacks behind Bon Jovi stole this for Wanted, Dead or Alive
 thewiseking wrote:
these two had the chops!

 
Have.

this version of Stairway made Plant cry.
I absolutely LOVED that album and especially this song. The production is so clean, it is truly beautiful. (Goosebumps) What a good feeling to hear this tune again after so many years. Awesome, RP! Just awesome.
These older Heart songs really hold up well. Good stuff!
Early good stuff! Always liked the sisters & band. Girl Power 'n all MINUS the man hating. Classy.
Love this.
ever since I was a baby boy, wanted one thing most in this world, it was to keep my love alive {#Heartkiss}
Medievalisms aside, sounds like we could need more Heart around here.
these two had the chops!
 coloradojohn wrote:
How many times did we smitten teens sit there stoned staring at that fabulous album cover between bong-hits and beers? Still ROCKS

 
Not quite as many times as we did with their first album cover.
Uh .  that riff , that chord figure .

that is totally straight from "The Width of a Circle" by Bowie
 
Refreshing!
I've been really digging their first two records lately.
There is a good rockumentary on their carreer.  They could have been so much more if they would have had the correct producers.

This song is one of their best. 
8 > 9
 jab49 wrote:
Ok, it's 5:06PM at work in Perth, not many folks still here, so let's turn this up loud and get paid to listen to music!

 
u bastid!  {#High-five}
Ok, it's 5:06PM at work in Perth, not many folks still here, so let's turn this up loud and get paid to listen to music!
Thank you !!!!!M!!M
 Jelani wrote:
Really hearing a Zeppelin influence here that I never really paid attention to in the days when this was released.

 
Check out Ann and Nancy Wilson playing Stairway to Heaven at The Kennedy Center tribute to Led Zeppelin.

You can't help but be as impressed as Robert Plant clearly was.
I think she said uhh!
Couldn't select "11" so had to settle for 10. Sure, it brings back memories that add to the score, but the song itself is definitive of the genre. Thanks so much for playing it!!
Wherever do you folks get the idea that Heart was influenced in the least bit by Led Zeppelin? Can you imagine them in the same room together?
Hm, what's this video? Could it be? Is it so?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrUM-uvoI6w
Really hearing a Zeppelin influence here that I never really paid attention to in the days when this was released.
Soo Jethro indeed! :thumbsup:
Did she date Ian Anderson or somethin'?
Opening and guitar melody line is the same as Bowie's Width of a Circle
 jhorton wrote:
Haven't heard this great song in a million years!

Lot of Jethro Tull influence here. 
 
That 70's production style sounds so good in headphones.  
Haven't heard this great song in a million years!

Lot of Jethro Tull influence here. 
This and Even it Out are there best rockin tunes!
Saw them a few months back at HOB in Las Vegas, Still a great band!
 coloradojohn wrote:
How many times did we smitten teens sit there stoned staring at that fabulous album cover between bong-hits and beers? Still ROCKS

 
{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Devil_pimp}{#Cool}

Also Nancy just celebrated a birthday. 
How many times did we smitten teens sit there stoned staring at that fabulous album cover between bong-hits and beers? Still ROCKS
Heart  = Amazingly talented kick-ass rockers. This song is right up there with the best!
 
 molson wrote:
Nice Bill, one of their best!!!{#Bananajam}{#Drummer}{#Meditate}{#Music}

 
This was my first-time hearing of the band... My heart's still beatin' & bumpin' {#Hungry}
Nice Bill, one of their best!!!{#Bananajam}{#Drummer}{#Meditate}{#Music}
Truly outstanding
Sounds more 60's (e.g., Jethro Tull) than late 70's{#Sunny}
good to hear, like when you're on the road and scan in a terrific college station that's picking these golden oldies
The best of the many one-word named bands of the time, which is admittedly damning them with faint praise.  But I find Heart's songs far more listenable today than most of their contemporaries.
Talented kick ass rockers.
 h8rhater wrote:

Zeppelin influenced just about everything Heart did (and that's a good thing).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-2UjtFXl1E

https://www.google.com/search?q=heart+live+led+zeppelin&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8#q=heart+led+zeppelin+covers

 
Saw Heart a couple of times and the encores were usually  a Zep tune or two during there concerts. 
One of the best albums from 1977 - not the Heart your Mom told you about.
 deepwoodskev wrote:
Sounds like Zeppelin had an influence on this. The drums even have a Bonham sound to them.

 
Zeppelin influenced just about everything Heart did (and that's a good thing).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-2UjtFXl1E

https://www.google.com/search?q=heart+live+led+zeppelin&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8#q=heart+led+zeppelin+covers
Sounds like Zeppelin had an influence on this. The drums even have a Bonham sound to them.
Are they playing Renaissance Fairs these days?
Don't recall hearing this version in the past.. Pretty good.. Thanks Bill..
I like the addition of classic Heart to the playlist!
I love it when 'new' old music debuts on Radio Paradise. I love it when any sort of new music debuts here. Thanks for mixing it up so well, BillG.
first time for me
I haven't heard this in forever.  Nice.
My favorite Heart song!