Ann Wilson Taps "Immigrant Song" As First Single On Her Debut Solo Effort 'Hope & Glory"
"My love of Led Zeppelin is very much a matter of public record," says legendary vocalist Ann Wilson, so it's no surprise that she pays homage to the classic rock band on her first single from her solo debut 'Hope Glory' (Sept. 11th, ZOË/Rounder Records). Wilson, one of the few artists that can match the arresting talents of Robert Plant, puts a twist on the hard-hitting anthem "Immigrant Song".
Wilson explains, "(Producer) Ben Mink said, 'Why don't we just start you out like Yma Sumac and take the song way, way North African?' Our version starts a little like a little dot on the horizon, but by the time it's done you've been overrun by all the barbarians." (link)
Heart fans have already heard Immigrant Song on the following radio stations across the country!
103.5 WIMZ - Knoxville, Tennessee
100.7 The Bay - Baltimore, Maryland
95.5 KLOS - Los Angeles, California
105.5 K-Rock - Syracuse, New York
As I was riding in a car today we heard a Led Zepplin song followed by Barracuda from Heart. The announcer mentioned Ann Wilson's solo album and that the Zepplin tune Immigrant Song would be on it.
Looks like Hope & Glory is getting some airplay!