"Two," written by soul star Ne-Yo - a Heart song must have integrity and depth to make it onto one of their albums.
New songs were written, of course, such as "I Jump." But their new label, Concord, asked that their first new album for the company revisit less-well-known songs from the Heart catalog.
"That sounded great and unique, especially since I had been going over some of our old songs being remastered for reissue," Nancy says.
Then again, Ann and I have always been rebellious, never looking to follow any beaten path.
Maybe just a bit in the '80s, where we had to wonder where our artistic integrity had gone, but we're old-fashioned rebels." because I was busy falling in love and not totally on deck with all of the decision-making and songwriting.
"Some of these songs, like 'Sweet Darlin' ', I hadn't thought of in decades, so the idea of remaking them sounded cool.
Then Ann chimed in about wanting strings that sounded like Paul Buckmaster," the renowned arranger behind silvery Elton John orchestral works such as "Levon." So they reached out to Buckmaster himself.
"Making records for ourself" is where the sisters are these days, says Nancy Wilson.
"It always seemed as if we were catering to something.
It can't just be like ice cream melting on a hot sunny day." Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, and Cheap Trick, p.m.