From My Heart

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From My Heart
Studio album by Kathy Mattea
Released January 1985
Recorded 1984
Genre Country
Length 30:05
Label Mercury
Producer Allen Reynolds
Kathy Mattea chronology
Kathy Mattea
(1984)
From My Heart
(1985)
Walk the Way the Wind Blows
(1986)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3/5 stars[2]

From My Heart is the second album by American country music singer Kathy Mattea. It was released in 1985 on Mercury Records. Singles from the album include "It's Your Reputation Talkin'", "He Won't Give In" and "Heart of the Country". Like her self-titled debut before it, From My Heart peaked at #42 on the Top Country Albums charts. "Ball and Chain" is a cover of an Elton John song, from his 1982 album Jump Up!.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "It's Your Reputation Talkin'" (Mitch Johnson, Harry Shannon) – 2:45
  2. "I Believe I Could Fall in Love (With Loving You)" (Gary Burr) – 2:44
  3. "Trail of Tears" (Roger Cook, Allen Reynolds) – 3:30
  4. "Never Look Back" (Tom Campbell, Jim Photoglo, Wendy Waldman) – 3:19
  5. "Heart of the Country" (Donny Lowery, Waldman) – 3:56
  6. "Ball and Chain" (Elton John, Gary Osborne) – 2:58
  7. "When I'm over You (What You Gonna Do)" (Mark Germino, Chuck Kuening) – 3:17
  8. "Talkin' to Myself" (Richard Allen, Frank Saulino, Jim Valentini) – 2:16
  9. "He Won't Give In" (Johnny Pierce) – 2:28
  10. "If I Hadn't Met You" (Randy Goodrum) – 2:52

Personnel[edit]

  • Kathy Mattea – vocals, guitar, background vocals
  • Mark Casstevens – guitar
  • Charles Cochran – organ, piano
  • Sonny Garrish – guitar
  • John Barlow Jarvis – piano
  • Chris Leuzinger – guitar
  • Hargus "Pig" Robbins – piano, organ
  • Brent Rowan – guitar
  • Milton Sledge – drums
  • Bobby Wood – organ
  • Bob Wray – bass
  • Gary VanOsdale – viola
  • Carl Gorodetzky – violin
  • Roy Christensen – cello
  • George Binkley III – violin
  • Jonathan Edwards – background vocals
  • Wendy Waldman – background vocals
  • Mac McAnally – background vocals
  • Pat McManus – background vocals
  • John Thompson – background vocals
  • Jim Photoglo – background vocals
  • Allen Reynolds – background vocals

Production notes[edit]

  • Produced by Allen Reynolds
  • Mastered by John Eberle
  • Duke Duczer – assistant engineer, mixing
  • Mark Miller – engineer, mixing

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1985) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 42

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