Monday, October 31, 2022

What About Love? Heart Review by Joe Viglione



What About Love
Heart Song Review by Joe Viglione [-] https://www.allmusic.com/song/what-about-love-mt0000335954
Exactly three years after their ninth Top 40 hit appeared on the charts, this gorgeous AOR ballad, "What About Love?", written by Allen/Alton and Vallance, initiated a year long stretch of four singles from the self-titled 1985 Ron Nevison produced comeback album, Heart. Capitol Records 45RPM #5481, "What About Love?", is the quintessential musical exploration of that elusive relationship element, the thing that is supposed to be the real glue in human intimacy. A great song is one which can connect with the public, and how many hopeless romantics haven't posed the questions inside this brilliant tune? The lover asks the importance of climbing up the ladder of life vs having someone to care for. The 3 minutes and 42 seconds herald a new sound for the group, the riff-rock of earlier signature tunes "Crazy On You", "Magic Man" and "Barracuda" is replaced with a smoother, more traditional style acceptable for radio of the day; the guitar lead majestically bolsters the title question, what about love? A great line like "The love I'm sending/ain't making its way to your heart" is something experienced by most who find themselves in this dilemma - with the Wilson sisters playing it for all its worth, Ann's impassioned vocals speaking volumes. Capitol Records struck platinum when Tina Turner reinvented Al Green in a big way the year before this, so it was no stretch for the label to take another pair of industry veterans and do the same. Both Turner and Heart found phenomenal success with their respective big ballads leading the charge. "What About Love?" was the perfect re-introduction to this talented ensemble, and a tremendous piece of songwriting which ushered in their new era with a touch of class.
May be an image of 2 people and text that says 'WHAT ABOUT LOVE? JOHN MILTON: OVERRATED. BIOCHEMICALLY, NO DIFFERENT THAN EATING LARGE QUANTITIES OF CHOCOLATE. whisper'
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