Hand-selected by Dion, the songs of Heroes includes 15 early rock classics and all of artists he pays tribute to have been inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame.
Heroes is Dion's own personal tome of an era that shattered all conceptions of music that came before it. The specially packaged CD and DVD set are alive with his vivid stories of the early days of rock n' roll, and his reverence for the musicians is palpable. "I put a collection of my favorite songs and stories together," says Dion modestly. "These are my Heroes." Together, they play like a history lesson of the most exciting kind, bringing new life to the work of the greatest guitar innovators whose mark is still felt today. On the 50th anniversary of his first hit single, Dion felt compelled to tell the story of these musicians beyond just the notes on a page or the licks in a familiar tune. Heroes is an homage to the innovators and pioneers of this era. "The band and I set out to capture the original intent, essence and passion of these first generation rockers," explains Dion. "While we stayed true to the arrangements, approach and sounds, we let it rip - we didn't copy the solos or simply take a snapshot of the songs. I want to give people a glimpse of who Cliff Gallup was; James Burton; and Scotty Moore, guitar innovators who infused fire into the music of Gene Vincent, Ricky Nelson and Elvis Presley."