CMJ (1/5/04, p.6) - Ranked #9 in CMJ's "Top 20 Most-Played Albums of 1979".
Also available in a 3-pack with LITTLE QUEEN and BEBE LE STRANGE.
Producers: Mike Flicker, Heart, Mike Fisher.
Heart's third release, 1978's DOG AND BUTTERFLY, completed the trilogy of Heart's classic '70s albums begun with DREAMBOAT ANNIE and LITTLE QUEEN (not counting the spotty MAGAZINE which was not a band-approved release). Along with a host of other new rock bands (Foreigner, Boston, Cheap Trick, etc.), Heart helped fill the void for hard rock bands left by Led Zeppelin's late-'70s absence, all the while ignoring such musical trends as disco.
DOG AND BUTTERFLY was another strong album for Heart, spawning such FM radio hits as "Straight On," and the acoustic title track. It would be the last album issued by the original line-up (guitarist Roger Fisher left after the album's subsequent tour).