Restless Heart Announces Web-Only Release of Special Edition Live CD
August 16, 2007
Restless Heart fans who are quick with a mouse can order a special edition copy of the much anticipated "25 and Live!" CD only on www.restlessheartband.com. Just 1,000 copies of the new CD are included in this initial release which is also a celebration of the group's 25 years together.
Recorded in late 2006 at Riverside Hotel and Resort, Laughlin, Nev., the band's tenth album is a collection of 14 chart-topping, crowd-pleasing favorites presented the way every fan wants to hear Restless Heart – LIVE!
Choosing the final 14 cuts was no easy task. Through the years, Restless Heart put 26 hits on the country charts with 15 in the Top Ten. Cross-over success, rare in the music world, was also theirs with six songs making the adult contemporary charts, including taking the #1, #2 and #3 spots. The final album play list includes six tracks which rose to #1 on either the country or adult contemporary charts.
"We made the choices based on what we felt were the real fan favorites at our shows," said Larry Stewart, the band's lead singer. There were ample opportunities to gage fan reaction – Restless Heart was on stage for more the 100 performances in 2006 alone, including an around-the-world tour of military bases.
The album has all six country #1 songs – "That Rock Won't Roll," "I'll Still Be Loving You," "Why Does It Have To Be Wrong Or Right," "Wheels," "Bluest Eyes In Texas," and "Tender Lie." "Tell Me What You Dream," performed by drummer John Dittrich, never made the country list but was #1 on the adult contemporary chart. Another Dittrich crooned cut, "When She Cries," was covered on three charts - #2 on adult contemporary, #9 on country and #33 on the US Hot 100.
Other cuts (and their rankings) are "Dancy's Dream" (#5), "Fast Moving Train" (#4), "Let the Heartache Ride" (#23), "Long Lost Friend" (#16) and "New York Hold Her Tight" (#23). The only non-charted song "Hummingbird" always draws the great crowd reaction. "I get behind the drums with John and we both cut loose," said Stewart, "The fans love it."