Desire Walks On

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Desire Walks On
Studio album by Heart
Released November 16, 1993
Recorded Bad Animals Studio, Seattle, Washington, 1992-1993
Genre Hard rock, pop rock, folk rock
Length 57:51
Label Capitol
Producer Duane Baron, John Purdell, Don Grierson
Heart chronology
Rock the House Live!
(1991)
Desire Walks On
(1993)
The Road Home
(1995)
Singles from Desire Walks On
  1. "Black on Black II"
    Released: November 1993 (promo only)
  2. "Will You Be There (In the Morning)"
    Released: November 1993
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
People (favourable)[2]

Desire Walks On is the eleventh studio album by the American rock band Heart. Released in 1993, it yielded four singles: "Will You Be There (In the Morning)", which reached No. 39 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, "Black on Black II", which hit No. 4 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart,[3] "Back to Avalon" and "The Woman in Me", which failed to make the Hot 100 but "bubbled under" at No. 105. The album peaked at number No. 48 in the U.S.[4] and marked a return to being predominantly written by lead members Ann and Nancy Wilson.

Layne Staley, lead vocalist of the Seattle grunge band Alice in Chains, sings with the Wilson sisters on the cover of Bob Dylan's "Ring Them Bells".

The original European 1993 release and the US 2001 re-release were expanded to add Spanish language versions of "The Woman in Me" and "Will You Be There (In the Morning)", the latter in a remixed format.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Desire"     0:18
2. "Black on Black II"   Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Lisa Dalbello 3:51
3. "Back to Avalon"   A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Kit Hain 3:40
4. "The Woman in Me"   Michael Clark, John Bettis 4:00
5. "Rage"   A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Sue Ennis 5:01
6. "In Walks the Night"   A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Daniel O'Brien, Tina Harris 6:01
7. "My Crazy Head"   A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Ennis 4:31
8. "Ring Them Bells"   Bob Dylan 3:49
9. "Will You Be There (In the Morning)"   Robert John "Mutt" Lange 4:29
10. "Voodoo Doll"   A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Amy Sky, John Capek 4:52
11. "Anything Is Possible"   A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Dalbello 5:00
12. "Avalon (Reprise)"   A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Hain 0:31
13. "Desire Walks On"   A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Ennis 5:06
European release bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
14. "La Mujer Que Hay en Mi"   Clark, Bettis 4:02
15. "Te Quedaras (En La Mañana)"   Lange 4:40

Personnel[edit]

Heart[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Schuyler Deale - bass guitar
  • John Purdell - keyboards, backing vocals, producer
  • Dalbello - backing vocals on "Black on Black II", "Anything Is Possible"
  • Duane Baron - backing vocals, producer, engineer
  • Layne Staley - 3rd lead vocal on "Ring Them Bells"
  • Ella Marie Gray, Simon James - violins
  • Walter Gray - cello
  • Timothy Hale - viola
  • Cole Chance Steichen - bell tree

Production[edit]

  • Mick Guzauski - mixing
  • Duane Baron & John Purdell - mixing of track 8 at Devonshire Studios, Hollywood, California
  • Mike Shipley - mixing of track 9 at A&M Studios, Hollywood, California
  • Ed Brooks, Gregor Visconty, Tom McGurk, Todd Lemkuhl - assistant engineers
  • George Marino - mastering at Sterling Sound, New York
  • Don Grierson - executive producer

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Country Organization Year Sales
USA RIAA 1995 Gold (+ 500,000)[15]
Canada CRIA 1993 Gold (+ 50,000)[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. "Heart - Desire Walks On review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved June 12, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Picks and Pans Review: Desire Walks on". People. November 22, 1993. Retrieved June 12, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Desire Walks On Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved June 14, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Desire Walks On Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved June 14, 2014. 
  5. ^ "ハートのアルバム売り上げランキング" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved June 9, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Heart – Desire Walks On (album)". Swedishcharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved June 14, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Artist Chart History - Heart". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 20, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Top Albums/CDs - Volume 58, No. 23, December 18, 1993". Library and Archives Canada. December 18, 1993. Retrieved June 14, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Heart – Desire Walks On". Hitparade.ch (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved June 14, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 58, No. 19, November 20, 1993". Library and Archives Canada. November 20, 1993. Retrieved June 14, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Single – Heart, Will You Be There (In the Morning)". Charts.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved June 9, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 59, No. 7, March 07 1994". Library and Archives Canada. March 7, 1994. Retrieved June 14, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Heart – Will You Be There (In the Morning) (song)". Charts.org.nz. Media Control Charts. Retrieved June 14, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Heart – Will You Be There (In the Morning) (song)". Australian-charts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved June 14, 2014. 
  15. ^ "RIAA Searchable database: search for "Desire Walks On"". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved June 14, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Gold Platinum Search for Desire Wals On". Music Canada. Retrieved June 14, 2014.