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Phases and Stages


Reviewed by Margaret Moser, December 27, 2002, Music


The Essential Heart (Columbia Legacy) They didn't just bust stereotypes, the Seattle-born Wilson sisters demanded -- and got -- success in the male-dominated genre of hard rock in the Seventies and Eighties. They exude a blazing sexuality on this 2-CD package, starting with the wildly romantic "Crazy on You." Thirty-seven songs later, they were undisputed rock & roll royalty, with glittering jewels like "Even It Up," "Magic Man," and "What About Love?" Music as nostalgic as it is explosive.

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