Better Than Home

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Better Than Home
Beth Hart - Better Than Home.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 13, 2015[1]
GenreBlues rock,[2] blues,[3] soul[3]
Length48:58
LabelProvogue/Mascot Label
ProducerRob Mathes and Michael Stevens
Beth Hart chronology
Live in Amsterdam
(2014)
Better Than Home
(2015)
Fire on the Floor
(2016)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[2]
Blues Rock Review8/10 stars[1]

Better Than Home is the seventh solo studio album by American singer-songwriter Beth Hart. Hart's husband and her manager convinced her to work with the production team of Rob Mathes and Michael Stevens, whom she had met when she performed at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2012. Hart had worked with Kevin Shirley for her last three albums, but she was persuaded to try a different team and go a different direction.[4] The production team challenged Hart to leave behind the darker themes and to "write more about my joy and what I believe in and what my love is."[4] Hart was pushed to write songs that came from a different source, from when she was happy or having a good time.[4] One song on the album, "Tell Her You Belong to Me", took her a year and a half to write.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Beth Hart.

No.TitleLength
1."Might as Well Smile"4:01
2."Tell 'Em to Hold On"4:24
3."Tell Her You Belong to Me"5:56
4."Trouble"4:42
5."Better Than Home"4:37
6."St. Teresa"5:07
7."We're Still Living in the City"4:20
8."The Mood That I'm In"3:55
9."Mechanical Heart"4:16
10."As Long as I Have a Song"3:25
11."Mama This One's for You"3:26
Total length:48:09

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015) [6] Peak
position
Austria Album Chart 11
Denmark Albums Chart 39
Dutch Albums Chart 1
France Album Chart 39
German Album Chart 11
Norway Album Chart 16
Sweden Album Chart 47
Switzerland Album Chart 5
UK Albums Chart 33
US Billboard 200[7] 133
US Billboard Blues Album Chart[8] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Roos, Meghan (April 10, 2015). "Beth Hart: Better Than Home Review". Blues Rock Review. Retrieved June 20, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Better Than Home - Beth Hart". AllMusic.com. Retrieved June 20, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Piovano, Filippo (April 7, 2016). "Review: Beth Hart: Better Than Home". The Metropolist. Retrieved June 20, 2016.
  4. ^ a b c Graff, Gary (April 7, 2015). "Exclusive: Listen to Beth Hart's New Album 'Better Than Home'". Billboard. Retrieved June 20, 2016.
  5. ^ Ball, Lauren (April 20, 2016). "Beth Hart". American Songwriter. Retrieved June 20, 2016.
  6. ^ "Better Than Home by Beth Hart - Music Charts". ACharts.co. Retrieved June 20, 2016.
  7. ^ "Beth Hart - Chart History - Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved June 20, 2016.
  8. ^ "Beth Hart - Chart History - Blues". Billboard. Retrieved June 20, 2016.