Worrisome Heart

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This article is about the album. For the song, see Worrisome Heart (song).
Worrisome Heart
Studio album by Melody Gardot
Released 2006
February 26, 2008
Recorded November 2005-May 2006
Genre Jazz, blues
Length 33:14
Label Verve Records/UCJ
Producer Melody Gardot, Glenn Barratt
Melody Gardot chronology
Some Lessons: The Bedroom Sessions
Worrisome Heart
Live from SoHo
Worrisome Heart (2006)
Studio album by Melody Gardot
Released 2006
Length 41:40
Label Independently Released
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
BBC (favorable)[2]
The Boston Globe (favorable)[3]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[4]
JazzTimes (favorable)[5]
Metro 3/5 stars[6]
The New York Times (favorable)[7]
Washington Post (favorable)[8]
The Times 4/5 stars[9]

Worrisome Heart is the debut album of jazz singer-songwriter Melody Gardot. It was released independently in 2006 and later re-released on Verve Records in 2007 and 2008. The album contains new recordings of songs previously released on Gardot's first extended play release, Some Lessons: The Bedroom Sessions as well as unreleased tracks.


Speaking of how the album first came to be made, in November 2008 Gardot told noted United Kingdom jazz/soul writer Pete Lewis of Blues & Soul that: "It was created independently of a record company. It was made privately. So my only intention, or my only goal, was to make a record that at the end of the day I was happy with. And the way that the instrumentation was decided on was based on what I heard in my head, and what I thought would feel the best. So I guess having it released is kinda like having somebody publish your diary in a way!"[10]

The tracks "Wicked Ride", "Some Lessons" and "Goodnite" were re-recorded for this album and are not the versions that appear in the Some Lessons EP. The 2006 independent release has a longer running time of 41:40 as it included the new version of "Wicked Ride", as well as the hidden track "Sorry State", which were removed when release under Verve Records. The album cover and track listing were changed for a promotional release in 2007 and again for its eventual and final release in 2008 under the label.


All songs written and composed by Melody Gardot. 

No. Title Length
1. "Worrisome Heart"   4:21
2. "All That I Need Is Love"   2:36
3. "Gone"   2:50
4. "Sweet Memory"   3:21
5. "Some Lessons"   5:23
6. "Quiet Fire"   4:13
7. "One Day"   2:02
8. "Love Me Like A River Does"   4:06
9. "Goodnite"   3:04
10. "Twilight"   1:01
Total length:

Chart positions[edit]

Charts (2008–2010) Peak positions
U.S. Billboard 200 80[11]
U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers 4[11]
U.S. Billboard Top Jazz Albums 2[11]
UK Albums Chart 172[12]
French Albums Chart 8[13]
German Albums Chart 44[14]
Norwegian Albums Chart 31[13]
Swedish Singles Chart 25[15]