"These Dreams" by Heart is the 33rd music video I've created so far. As I learn more and more about how to create and build these videos, this one is most definitely hands down my best work to date. (IMO). I really enjoyed building this video. It's not often that I can creatively step outside the box without it appearing that I was on some kind of weird drug. In this case, the "strange and bizarre" works very well with this song.
"These Dreams", released in January 1986 was a much different style of music for the hard rockin' sister duo of Ann and Nancy Wilson. This power ballad written by Bernie Taupin (Elton John's lyricist), and co writer Martin Page ("We Built This City" Starship), was first offered to Stevie Nicks who turned it down. Heart took
the song, and it became their first #1 hit, spawning two more successful power ballads for the band "Alone" and "All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You".
Ann typically handled lead vocals, but when they heard the demo the group thought it suited Nancy's voice. Nancy had a nasty cold when she first recorded her vocals, but their producer Ron Nevison liked some of the raspiness. When Nancy was feeling better, they recorded more takes in her healthy voice, with Nancy doing her best to re-create the raspy parts Nevison liked.
Hope you all enjoy it.