Kathy Mattea (album)

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Kathy Mattea
Studio album by Kathy Mattea
Released March 22, 1984
Recorded 1983
Genre Country
Length 31:30
Label Mercury
Producer Rick Peoples, Byron Hill
Kathy Mattea chronology
Kathy Mattea
(1984)
From My Heart
(1985)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3/5 stars[2]

Kathy Mattea is the debut album by American country singer Kathy Mattea. It was released in 1984 (see 1984 in country music) on Mercury Records. It includes the singles "Street Talk", "Someone Is Falling in Love", "You've Got a Soft Place to Fall", and "That's Easy for You to Say". The song "(Back to the) Heartbreak Kid" was later released in 1986 by Restless Heart from their self-titled debut album.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Street Talk" (Lee Domann, Ralph Whiteway) – 2:44
  2. "Someone Is Falling in Love" (Lee Domann, Pebe Sebert) – 3:05
  3. "You've Got a Soft Place to Fall" (Kerry Chater, Bob McDill, H. Moore) - 3:02
  4. "Takin' the Givin' Away" (Bob DiPiero, J. Wood) – 3:15
  5. "You Know That I Do (And I Know That You Won't)" (Pete McCann) – 3:02
  6. "Full Time Love" (Bob DiPiero, Tim Krekel) – 2:56
  7. "Somewhere Down the Road" (Tom Snow, Cynthia Weil) – 3:38
  8. "That's Easy for You to Say" (B. Clifford, D. Hodges) – 3:09
  9. "(Back to The) Heartbreak Kid" (Van Stephenson, Tim DuBois) - 3:09
  10. "God Ain't No Stained Glass Window" (Mark Germino) – 3:38

Personnel[edit]

  • Kathy Mattea – vocals, guitar, background vocals
  • Mark Casstevens – guitar
  • Gregg Galbraith – guitar
  • Jon Goin – guitar
  • Chris Leuzinger – guitar
  • Dale Sellers – guitar
  • Sonny Garrish – pedal steel guitar
  • David Briggs – piano
  • Bobby Wood – piano
  • Spady Brannan – bass
  • Alan Rush – bass
  • Gene Chrisman – drums
  • Tommy Wells – drums
  • Curtis Young – background vocals
  • Wade McCurdy – background vocals
  • Pat McManus – background vocals
  • Marcy Cates – background vocals
  • Margie Cates – background vocals
  • Nashville String Machine – strings; arranged by D. Bergen White

Production notes[edit]

  • Produced by Rick Peoples, Byron Hill
  • Engineered by Mike Poston, Joe Scaife, George W. Clinton, Jim Cotton
  • Mastered by Tom Coyne


Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 42

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