Lords of Metal
Arrow Lords of Metal

ANN WILSON covers QUEEN's 'Love Of My Life' with VINCE GILL

21-04-2022

HEART frontwoman Ann Wilson has released her rendition of QUEEN’s “Love Of My Life”, featuring vocals from Vince Gill. The track is taken from Wilson’s forthcoming album, “Fierce Bliss”, due out April 29 via Silver Lining Music.

Watch “Love Of My Life” below.

Ann says: “‘Love Of My Life’ is a beautiful song about endless love. It was my honor to duet with Vince Gill on this song; an unforgettable experience for which I’m grateful.”

Wilson has always enjoyed bringing new life and verve to classic songs, and with “Love Of My Life” she has helped fashion a definitive version which stands toe-to-toe with the original.

“I had the idea for the QUEEN song ‘Love Of My Life’ as a duet, so I just tried to picture who would be ’the male angel’ that would sing the other part of it,” explains Wilson. “I thought how great the song would be if it was stripped down and just sung with soul, and it had to be Vince Gill because he’s got that voice, that soul.”

Watch the previously released “A Moment in Heaven” and “Greed” below.

One of the premier hard rock vocalists of all-time, Wilson smashed boundaries with her band HEART, the eight-times platinum, 35-million-plus-selling Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame trailblazers who formed in 1973. During a decades-long career, Wilson rode the roller coaster of fame, fortune and madness, learning both joyous and hard, hard lessons along the way. Fast forward to summer 2020 and a meeting with legendary veteran “artist’s lawyer” Brian Rohan provided the catalyst for “Fierce Bliss”’s creation.

Ann says: “Brian recommended people to me that knew people in Nashville, so I met these guys like famed Nashville session guitarist Tom Bukovac and Tony Lucido at those Muscle Shoals Sound Studio sessions. I’d never met them before, and they really inspired me. It was like a big door opening.”

With the musical chemistry organically established, “Fierce Bliss” came together quickly. “I had originally intended to go in, record a few songs and see what I had, but it just took on this life,” remarks Wilson. “At Sound Stage in Nashville, Kenny Wayne Shepherd came in and played on a couple songs. He was a whole other influence coming in. He just played his butt off, and with the gospel singers and everything else coming together, the whole project just started to grow.”

Wilson continues: “I’d known Warren Haynes from GOV’T MULE for a while. We’d written a couple songs together with GOV’T MULE playing, and those rounded out the record. So all of a sudden, where there was no record before, suddenly I had eleven cool songs that I really liked.”

“Fierce Bliss” track listing:

01. Greed
02. Black Wing
03. Bridge Of Sighs
04. Fighten For Life
05. Love Of My Life (feat. Vince Gill)
06. Missionary Man
07. Gladiator
08. Forget Her
09. A Moment In Heaven
10. Angel’s Blues*
11. As The World Turns

* Available on CD and digital formats only

Ann Wilson – Vocals
Tom Bukovac – Guitar
Tony Lucido – Bass
Sean T Lane – Drums, Percussion & Bike
Gordon Mote – Keyboards
Tim Lauer – Keyboards

Produced by Ann Wilson and Tom Bukovac
“Gladiator” and “Angel’s Blues” produced by Ann Wilson and Warren Haynes

Mixed by Chuck Ainlay
Recorded by Chuck Ainlay at Fame Studios, Muscle Shoals, AL and Soundstage, Nashville, TN
“Gladiator” and “Angel’s Blues” recorded by Joe Paterno at Power Station, Waterford, CT
“Black Wing” recorded by Sean Walker at Uberbeatz, Lynnwood, WA
Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, Edgewater, NJ
Executive producer: Jim Zumwalt

Musicians who appear on “Fierce Bliss”:

Vocals – Vince Gill on “Love Of My Life”
Lead Guitar – Kenny Wayne Shepherd on “Bridge Of Sighs” and “Missionary Man”
Guitar – Warren Haynes on “Gladiator” and “Angel’s Blues”
Guitar – Tyler Boley on “Black Wing”
Keyboards – Danny Louis on “Gladiator” and “Angel’s Blues”
Keyboards – Dan Walker on “Black Wing”
Bass – Jorgen Carlsson on “Gladiator” and “Angel’s Blues”
Bass – Andy Stoller on “Black Wing”
Drums – Matt Abts on “Gladiator” and “Angel’s Blues”
Choir – The Rev Nathan Young Singers on “Missionary Man”

Social media