Heart of Stone (Suzi Quatro song)

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"Heart of Stone"
Single by Suzi Quatro
from the album Main Attraction
B-side Remote Control
Released October 1982
Genre Rock, country rock
Length 4:07
Label Polydor
Writer(s) Chris Andrews, Suzi Quatro
Producer(s) Chris Andrews, Len Tuckey[1]
Suzi Quatro singles chronology
"Lipstick"
(1981)
"Heart of Stone"
(1982)
"Down at the Superstore"
(1983)

"Heart of Stone" is the twenty-sixth solo single by the American rock singer-songwriter and bass guitarist Suzi Quatro. It was originally released in October 1982, as the lead single from her eighth studio album, Main Attraction, only in the UK and Spain, and was also her first single release by the record label, Polydor.[2] It was written by Suzi Quatro and composed by the keyboardist Chris Andrews, whom also produced it. The single release features the song "Remote Control" as the B-side, which was also released on the album.

The song was recorded at The Studio Toppersfield, in Essex, England, while the mixing of the track was finished at The Townhouse, in London.

Background[edit]

The song is notably Quatro's last single to reach the top 75 in the UK. It is also one of only two Quatro's self composed singles to chart, the other being Mamma's Boy in 1980. Despite several TV appearances and some radio airplay Heart of Stone failed to climb no higher than #60 in the United Kingdom, and stayed in the charts for three weeks.[3]

Compilation appearances[edit]

As well as the song's single release, it has featured on a few compilation albums released by Suzi Quatro. It was initially included on "The Best Of Suzi Quatro", in 1984.[4] The song was then included on the 1991 compilation, "Rock Hard".[5] It was also included on the 4-disc box set "The Girl From Detroit City".[6]

Track listing[edit]

7" single (POSP 477)[7]
A. "Heart of Stone"
B. "Remote Control"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hendriks, Phil; Suzi Quatro, Len Tuckey, Chris Andrews, Michael Hoppen (2008). Main Attraction (CD booklet). Suzi Quatro. London, United Kingdom: Cherry Red Records. GLAM CD 68. 
  2. ^ Strong, Martin C. (2000). The Great Rock Discography (5th ed.). Edinburgh: Mojo Books. pp. 785–6. ISBN 1-84195-017-3. 
  3. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/archive-chart/_/1/1973-06-16/
  4. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Suzi-Quatro-The-Best-Of-Suzi-Quatro/master/755853
  5. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Suzi-Quatro-Rock-Hard/release/4472020
  6. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Suzi-Quatro-The-Girl-From-Detroit-City/release/6247031
  7. ^ Discogs: Suzi Quatro - Heart of Stone 7" Cover Images.

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