Get to the Heart

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Get to the Heart
Studio album by Barbara Mandrell
Released August 19, 1985
Recorded June 1985 (Nashville, TN)
Genre Country pop
Label MCA
Producer Tom Collins
Barbara Mandrell chronology
Greatest Hits
(1985)
Get to the Heart
(1985)
Moments
(1986)
Singles from Get to the Heart
  1. "Angel in Your Arms"
    Released: July 1985
  2. "Fast Lanes and Country Roads"
    Released: October 1985
  3. "When You Get to the Heart"
    Released: February 1986

Get to the Heart is the eighteenth studio album by American country artist Barbara Mandrell. The album was released in August 1985 on MCA Records and was produced by Tom Collins. It was Mandrell's first solo studio release since 1984's Clean Cut (which was released just months prior to her car accident in September 1984), and spawned three singles between 1985 and 1986.

Background and content[edit]

Get to the Heart was recorded in June 1985 in Nashville, Tennessee.[1] As like her previous releases, the album consisted of ten tracks of material. The song themes were derived from the perspective of the working class American citizen and were mixed with a Country pop arrangement. The singles "Angel in Your Arms" and "Fast Lanes and Country Roads" specifically followed this format.[2] The album's title track "When You Get to the Heart" was a duet with American country music group, The Oak Ridge Boys. The song was also the album's closing track. Get to the Heart was released on a LP album with five songs available on each side of the record. It has not since been reissued on a compact disc.[3]

Release[edit]

Get to the Heart spawned three singles between summer 1985 and winter 1986. The first single from the album was the track "Angel in Your Arms", which was released in July 1985. The single peaked at #8 on the Billboard Magazine Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and #22 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart. "Fast Lanes and Country Roads" was the second single released in October 1985, peaking at #4 on the Billboard Country Singles chart and #2 on the Canadian Country Chart. The final single released was the title track that included The Oak Ridge Boys. The song reached #20 on Billboard 's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and reached the Top 40 in Canada.[4] Get to the Heart was released in August 1985 following the success of the lead single.[3] The album peaked at #25 on the Billboard Magazine Top Country Albums chart shortly after its release.[5]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "I'm a Believer" – 3:06
  2. "Fast Lanes and Country Roads" – 3:38
  3. "I'd Fall in Love Tonight" – 3:02
  4. "Don't Look in My Eyes" – 2:52
  5. "Angel in Your Arms" – 3:19
Side two
  1. "For Your Love" – 3:23
  2. "If They Grow Tired of My Music" – 3:50
  3. "You, Only You" – 3:36
  4. "Survivors" – 4:15
  5. "When You Get to the Heart" – 3:50

Sales chart positions[edit]

Album
Chart (1985) Peak
position
[5]
U.S. Top Country Albums 25
Singles
Year Song Chart positions
US Country CAN Country
1985 "Angel in Your Arms" 8 22
"Fast Lanes and Country Roads" 4 2
1986 "When You Get to the Heart" 20 33

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barbara Mandrell recording sessions". Country Music.Blogspot. Retrieved 12 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Get to the Heart > Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 12 January 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Get to the Heart by Barbara Mandrell". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 12 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Billboard chart positions > singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 12 January 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "Get to the Heart album positions". Allmusic. Retrieved 12 January 2010.