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HEART's ANN WILSON released single “A MOMENT IN HEAVEN”

Album 'Fierce Bliss' released on Silver Lining on March 29th

04-04-2022

Ann Wilson released her new single, “A Moment in Heaven”, taken from the upcoming album, Fierce Bliss, released on March 29th via Silver Lining Music. The album cover artwork is done by Roger Dean, who also insipred the first logo of NWOBHM band Venom. 

Watch “A Moment in Heaven” below.

“’A Moment in Heaven’ tells the story of a one-hit-wonder in the star-maker machinery of Hollywood: the sublime cruelty of transient fame.” – Ann Wilson

“A Moment in Heaven” carries a specific point of reference for Wilson but could easily apply to anyone who has seen their career
suddenly bathed in a bright beam of glory before the spotlight is abruptly moved elsewhere. “It’s one of those anti-Hollywood screed
things,” offers Wilson, “the meat grinder of the music image maker machine and what it feels like to be on the inside of that. All of a
sudden, it’s ‘happening’ on all thrusters, you’ve got a number one record and everyone’s pouring champagne telling you how much you

‘deserve this.’ You’re in heaven! But then the cruel reality comes down… what’s the next one? Can you follow that? It’s all about the short-
lived glamour and ecstasy of being successful in the rock business.”

Watch the previously released “Greed” Wilson 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”

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