is State of the Heart singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter's second album. It is much more country sounding than her preceding basically folk début . Hometown Girl State of the Heart eventually rose to the #28 position on the Billboard Country Albums chart, with four of its tracks finding places within the Hot Country Singles chart. Chronologically, they were "How Do" at #19, "Never Had It So Good" at #8, "Quittin' Time" at #7, and "Something of a Dreamer" at #14.
Track listing [ edit ]
All songs written by Mary Chapin Carpenter unless noted.
How Do" - 2:09 "
Something of a Dreamer" - 2:56 "
Never Had It So Good" (Carpenter, John Jennings) - 4:04 "Read My Lips" - 3:05
"This Shirt" - 3:48
Quittin' Time" ( Robb Royer, Roger Linn) - 3:52 "Down in Mary's Land" - 2:27
"Goodbye Again" - 4:47
"Too Tired" - 2:28
"Slow Country Dance" - 4:00
"It Don't Bring You" - 4:45
Production [ edit ]
Mary Chapin Carpenter, John Jennings - producers
Bob Dawson - production assistance, recording, mixing
Ted Jensen - mastering
The band [ edit ]
Mary Chapin Carpenter - acoustic guitars, lead & backing vocals John Jennings - electric & acoustic guitars, synthesizers, backing vocals, bass ("Too Tired"), piano ("This Shirt")
Peter "Tex Luigi" Bonta -
accordion, keyboards, acoustic guitar ("How Do") Jon Carroll - organ, piano, keyboards
Rico Petrucelli - bass, fretless bass
Robbie Magruder - drums, percussion
Additional personnel [ edit ]
Mike Auldridge -
dobro, pedal steel ("Slow Country Dance") Tommy Hannum - pedal steel ("How Do")
Rickie Simpkins - fiddle, mandolin
Shawn Colvin - backing vocals Kim Miller, David Premo, Bruce Myers, Steven Day - string quartet ("Goodbye Again")
William Zsembery -
French horn Strings Written, Arranged & Conducted By Rico Petrucelli
Chart performance [ edit ]
Billboard Top Country Albums 28
Billboard 200 183
References [ edit ]