Hearts in Mind

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Hearts in Mind
Studio album by Nanci Griffith
Released October 11, 2004 / February 1, 2005 (US)
Genre Folk, country
Length 46:44 / 51:01 (US)
Label New Door
Producer Nanci Griffith, Pat McInerney
Nanci Griffith chronology
The Complete MCA Studio Recordings
Hearts in Mind
Ruby's Torch
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 5/5 stars[1]
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[8]
BBC Music (positive)[3]
Entertainment Weekly C+[4]
The Music Box 3.5/5 stars[5]
Paste (positive)[6]
PopMatters 7/10 stars[7]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[2]
Uncut 2/5 stars[9]
USA Today 4/4 stars[10]

Hearts in Mind is an album by folk-country singer Nanci Griffith, which was released in Ireland and the United Kingdom on October 11, 2004. It was later released in the USA on February 1, 2005 featuring the bonus track "Our Very Own".[1]. As with Griffith's 2001 album Clock Without Hands, Vietnam is a recurring theme ("Old Hanoi", "Heart of Indochine").

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Nanci Griffith; except where indicated

  1. "Simple Life" (Griffith, Elizabeth Cook) 3:06
  2. "Angels" (Tom Kimmel, Jennifer Kimball) 4:34
  3. "Heart of Indochine" 3:48
  4. "Beautiful" 4:10
  5. "Back When Ted Loved Sylvia" (LeAnn Etheridge) 4:15
  6. "Mountain of Sorrow" (Julie Gold) 3:50
  7. "Old Hanoi" 3:39
  8. "Before" (Griffith, LeAnn Etheridge) 2:43
  9. "I Love This Town" (Clive Gregson) 3:21
  10. "Rise to the Occasion" (Ron Davies) 3:18
  11. "Love Conquers All" (Griffith, Charley Stefl) 2:50
  12. "Last Train Home" 3:06
  13. "Big Blue Ball of War" 4:05
  14. "Our Very Own" (Griffith, Keith Carradine) *(US Release Only) 4:15


  • Nanci Griffith - vocals, acoustic guitar
The Blue Moon Orchestra
  • LeAnn Etheridge - acoustic guitar, bass, harmony vocals
  • Clive Gregson - acoustic and electric guitar, dobro, mandolin, accordion
  • Ron de la Vega - bass
  • James Hooker - piano, organ, synthesizer
  • Pat McInerney - drums, percussion