Jupiters Darling

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This article is about the Heart album. For the Esther Williams film, see Jupiter's Darling (film).
Jupiters Darling
Studio album by Heart
Released June 22, 2004
Recorded Whoville and Ice Station Zero, Seattle, Washington,
The Back Yard and Vaughn Verdi's House, Los Angeles, California
Genre Hard rock, folk rock
Length 62:04
Label Sovereign Artists (North America)
Eagle (Europe)
Victor (Japan)
Producer Nancy Wilson, Craig Bartock
Heart chronology
Alive in Seattle
(2003)
Jupiters Darling
(2004)
Love Alive
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly B+[3]
Mojo 3/5 stars[4]
Q 3/5 stars[4]
The Daily Vault (D)[5]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3/5 stars[6]

Jupiters Darling is the thirteenth studio album by the American rock band Heart, released in 2004 through the label Sovereign Artists. Sovereign Artist's Marketing Director, Paul Angles, simultaneously released their album via file sharing networks,[7] which were included in an amicus brief to the US Supreme Court.[8] Two promo singles were released simultaneously with the album: "The Oldest Story in the World" and "The Perfect Goodbye".[9] Heart performed the song "The Perfect Goodbye" with country star Wynonna Judd on CMT's Crossroads in the summer of 2004.[10]

This album marked a return to Heart's hard rock and folk rock roots; however, it only managed to sell roughly 175,000 copies and peaked at number 94 on the U.S. Billboard 200.[11] Since then the Sovereign Artists record company closed and stopped doing business. It has been reported (via band sources on www.heart-music.com) that Sovereign still owes Heart thousands of dollars.[citation needed]

The album cover bears an image of the Mandelbrot set, rotated so the main cardioid is oriented the same way a heart would normally be, with the cusp at top. The album cover art is seen briefly in the film Elizabethtown, for which Nancy Wilson did soundtrack music.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Make Me"   Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Craig Bartock 3:57
2. "Oldest Story in the World"   A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Bartock 3:53
3. "Things"   N. Wilson, Bartock 2:45
4. "The Perfect Goodbye"   A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Bartock 3:37
5. "Enough"   A. Wilson, Bartock 3:25
6. "Move On"   A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Bartock 5:00
7. "I Need the Rain"   N. Wilson, Bartock 4:20
8. "I Give Up"   A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Bartock, Sue Ennis, Ben Smith 3:50
9. "Vainglorious"   A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Bartock 3:57
10. "No Other Love"   Chuck Prophet 4:02
11. "Led to One"   N. Wilson, Bartock 2:56
12. "Down the Nile"   A. Wilson, N. Wilson 4:49
13. "I'm Fine"   N. Wilson, Bartock 2:59
14. "Fallen Ones"   A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Bartock 3:42
15. "Lost Angel"   N. Wilson 6:56
16. "Hello Moonglow"   N. Wilson, Bartock 1:56
  • Upon the album's initial release, an exclusive additional track, "Good Vibrations," was available for a limited time as a digital-only download.

Personnel[edit]

Heart[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

Production[edit]

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Position
2004 Top Independent Albums (USA)[11] 3
Billboard 200 (USA)[11] 94
UK Albums Chart[12] 120
Oricon Japanese Albums Charts[13] 222

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Heart - Jupiters Darling review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved June 19, 2014. 
  2. ^ Wild, David (September 16, 2004). "Albums Review: Heart - Jupiter's Darling". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on December 28, 2007. Retrieved June 19, 2014. 
  3. ^ Blumenfeld, Larry (July 16, 2004). "Jupiters Darling - Heart". EW.com. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved June 19, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Album reviews at CD Universe
  5. ^ Ehret, Michael (February 25, 2009). "Jupiters Darling - Heart". The Daily Vault.com. Retrieved June 19, 2014. 
  6. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 372. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  7. ^ "The Web's Most Intriguing Music-Related Issues & Destinations. This Week: Heart & Morpheus and The Wire's blogs.". The Tangled Web. Billboard.com. July 27, 2004. Retrieved June 21, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Jupiters Darling's Amicus Brief to the US Supreme Court". Retrieved March 5, 2011. 
  9. ^ Newman, Melinda (July 3, 2004). "Wilson Sisters Record New Heart Album For The Fans". Billboard: 13. Retrieved 2014-06-21. 
  10. ^ "Wynonna "Perfect Goodbye"". YouTube. CMT. March 7, 2008. Retrieved June 21, 2014. 
  11. ^ a b c "Jupiters Darling Billboard ALbums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved June 21, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Chart Log UK: H & Claire- Hysterix". Zobbel.de. Retrieved June 23, 2012. 
  13. ^ "ハートのアルバム売り上げランキング" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved June 9, 2014.