Hearts in Armor

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Hearts in Armor
Studio album by Trisha Yearwood
Released September 1, 1992
Recorded 1991
Genre Country
Length 37:23
Label MCA Nashville
Producer Garth Fundis
Trisha Yearwood chronology
Trisha Yearwood
(1991)
Hearts in Armor
(1992)
The Song Remembers When
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune 4/4 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly A+[3]
Los Angeles Times 3.5/4 stars[4]
Q 3/5 stars[5]
Robert Christgau (choice cut)[6]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[7]

Hearts in Armor is the second studio album by country singer Trisha Yearwood.

Four of its tracks found spots in the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in 1992 and 1993: "Wrong Side of Memphis" rose to #5, "Walkaway Joe" to #2, "You Say You Will" to #12, and "Down on My Knees" to #19. The album rose to #12 in the Billboard country albums chart.

The album was released immediately following Yearwood's divorce with her first husband, and has been considered one of her greatest albums. It was met with mostly positive reviews by critics. The album includes a variety of styles, including slow ballads and fast up-tempo material.[8] Three of the album's tracks feature guest harmony vocalists: "Woman Walk the Line" (originally performed by Emmylou Harris on her album The Ballad of Sally Rose) features background vocals from Harris. "Walkaway Joe" features vocals from Eagles vocalist Don Henley, and Raul Malo of The Mavericks is featured on "For Reasons I've Forgotten" and "Wrong Side Of Memphis".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Wrong Side of Memphis" (Gary Harrison, Matraca Berg) — 2:46
  2. "Nearest Distant Shore" (Harrison, Tim Mensy) — 3:23
  3. "You Say You Will" (Beth Nielsen Chapman, Verlon Thompson) — 3:38
  4. "Walkaway Joe" (Vince Melamed, Greg Barnhill) — 4:19
  5. "Woman Walk the Line" (Emmylou Harris, Paul Kennerley) — 4:31
  6. "Oh Lonesome You" (Jamie O'Hara, Kieran Kane) — 2:58
  7. "Down on My Knees" (Chapman) — 3:52
  8. "For Reasons I've Forgotten" (O'Hara) — 3:56
  9. "You Don't Have to Move That Mountain" (Keith Whitley) — 3:37
  10. "Hearts in Armor" (Jude Johnstone) — 4:23

U.S. Special Edition Track listing[edit]

  1. You Say You Will 3:39
  2. The Woman Before Me 3:47
  3. When Goodbye Was A Word 3:10
  4. Walkaway Joe 4:21
  5. Down On My Knees 3:54
  6. That's What I Like About You 2:38
  7. Woman Walk The Line 4:33
  8. You Don't Have To Move That Mountain 3:38
  9. Hearts In Armor 4:22
  10. Wrong Side Of Memphis 2:46
  11. Like We Never Had A Broken Heart 3:41
  12. Fools Like Me 3:38
  13. Nearest Distant Here 3:26
  14. She's In Love With The Boy 4:07
  15. Lonesome Dove 3:34

Personnel[edit]

Musical[edit]

Technical[edit]

  • Garth Fundisproducer, mixing
  • Linell — assistant engineer
  • Sheri McCoy — stylist
  • Señor McGuire — photography
  • Scott Pascahll — production assistant
  • Denny Purcell — mastering
  • Randee St. Nicholas — photography
  • Dave Sinko — assistant engineering, mixing

Chart positions[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 12
U.S. Billboard 200 46
Canadian RPM Country Albums 7

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions
US Country CAN Country
1992 "Wrong Side of Memphis" 5 4
1993 "Walkaway Joe" 2 2
"You Say You Will" 12 24
"Down on My Knees" 19 21

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