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Sexy Men & Women of SS ~ FINALS/Round TWO I was given Heart as the band tosing from... though not everyone knows this song... so here's some background.. Dreamboat Annie Released February 14, 1976 Recorded July - August 1975 at Can-Base Studios, Vancouver, BC, Canada Dreamboat Annie was released following the success of the second single. Heart's first radio success earned them a spot opening a Montreal concert for Rod Stewart in October 1975. More Canadian airplay followed. The album sold an impressive 30,000 copies across Canada in its first few months. Mushroom then formed a US division and released Dreamboat Annie on Valentine's Day 1976 in the Seattle area, where Heart's members had lived and played before relocating to Canada in the early 1970s. The album was played by Seattle stations KISW and KZOK and promptly sold another 25,000 copies in the local area. The success of the album indirectly lead to a break between the band and label. The first cracks appeared when the group tried to renegotiate their royalty rate to be more of what a platinum band should be earning. Michael Fisher, who was Ann's boyfriend, stepped aside as de facto manager and Ken Kinnear was hired. Mushroom's tough stance in negotiations, and their opinion that the band was a one-hit wonder. The relationship broke down completely when the label bought a full-page ad in Rolling Stone. The ad used a photo similar to the one on the Dreamboat Annie album cover, showing Ann and Nancy back to back with bare shoulders. The caption under the photo read "It Was Only Our First Time". The band had not been consulted and was furious with the double meaning of the caption. Since the label could no longer provide Flicker as producer as the contract specified, the band took the position that they were free to move to another label and signed with Portrait. Mushroom insisted that the band was still bound to the contract which called for two albums. So, Mushroom released Magazine with incomplete tracks, studio outtakes and live material and a disclaimer on the cover. The band got a federal injunction to recall the album, but not before about 50,000 copies had been sold. The court eventually decided that the band could sign with Portrait, but that they did owe Mushroom a second album. The band returned to the studio to re-record, remix, edit, and re-sequence the recordings. Magazine was re-released in 1978 and sold a million copies in less than a month. Shelley Siegal, the promoter behind the "First Time" ad, died a few months after the re-release, and Mushroom Records went bankrupt a few years later. The episode had at least one more repercussion. Not long after the ad appeared, a radio promoter asked Ann about her lover – he was referring to Nancy, thus implying that the sisters were incestuous lesbian lovers. The encounter infuriated Ann who went back to her hotel and penned the words to what became Heart's signature song, "Barracuda". Track listing All songs written by Ann & Nancy Wilson except where noted. Side one "Magic Man" - 5:28 "Dreamboat Annie (Fantasy Child)" - 1:10 "Crazy on You" - 4:53 "Soul of the Sea" - 6:33 "Dreamboat Annie" - 2:02 Side two "White Lightning and Wine" - 3:53 "(Love Me Like Music) I'll Be Your Song" - 3:20 "Sing Child" (A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Steve Fossen, Roger Fisher) - 4:55 "How Deep it Goes" (A. Wilson) - 3:49 "Dreamboat Annie (Reprise)" - 3:50 I had the vinyl album when it first came out, but it unfortunately got lost in moves over the years. I've now got Dreamboat Annie on cd, & still love listening to the story unfold to music, for this is a story played out thru the songs.