Longing in Their Hearts

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Longing in Their Hearts
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Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 22, 1994
RecordedAugust–October 1993
GenreBlues rock, country pop
ProducerBonnie Raitt, Don Was
Bonnie Raitt chronology
Luck of the Draw
Longing in Their Hearts
Road Tested
Singles from Longing in Their Hearts
  1. "Love Sneakin' Up On You"
    Released: 1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyB[2]
Robert Christgau(neither)[3]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[4]

Longing in Their Hearts is the twelfth album by Bonnie Raitt, released in 1994. The album contained the mainstream pop hit, "Love Sneakin' Up On You," which reached #19 on the Billboard singles chart, and "You", which remains to date her only UK Top 40 hit, peaking at No. 31.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Love Sneakin' Up On You" (Tom Snow, Jimmy Scott) – 3:41
  2. "Longing in Their Hearts" (Bonnie Raitt, Michael O'Keefe) – 4:48
  3. "You" (John Shanks, Bob Thiele Jr., Tonio K.) – 4:27
  4. "Cool, Clear Water" (Raitt) – 5:27
  5. "Circle Dance" (Raitt) – 4:11
  6. "I Sho Do" (Teenie Hodges, Billy Always) – 3:38
  7. "Dimming of the Day" (Richard Thompson) – 3:39
  8. "Feeling of Falling" (Raitt) – 6:17
  9. "Steal Your Heart Away" (Paul Brady) – 5:44
  10. "Storm Warning" (Terry Britten, Lea Maalfrid) – 4:31
  11. "Hell to Pay" (Raitt) – 4:03
  12. "Shadow of Doubt" (Gary Nicholson) – 4:26



  • Producers – Bonnie Raitt and Don Was
  • Production Coordination – Marsha Burns, assisted by Carrie McConkey.
  • Engineer and Mixing – Ed Cherney
  • Assistant Engineer – Dan Bosworth
  • Additional Engineers – Chris Albert, Dan Bosworth, Brad Cook and James Saez.
  • Recorded at Ocean Way Recording, Chomsky Ranch, The Convent and Record Plant (Los Angeles, CA); The Power Station (New York, NY)
  • Mix Assistant – Michael Reiter
  • Mixed at Record Plant
  • Mastered by Doug Sax at The Mastering Lab (Hollywood, CA).
  • Art Direction – Jeffrey Fey and Tommy Steele
  • Design – Jeffrey Fey
  • Photography – John Casado
  • Centerspread Painting – Clayton Campbell
  • Lettering Design and Logo – Tim Girvin Design, Inc.
  • Management – Jeffrey Hersh, Ron Stone and Jane Oppenheimer.

Other information[edit]

Stevie Nicks covered "Circle Dance" on her first ever live album, The Soundstage Sessions, which was released on March 31, 2009.


Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1994 The Billboard 200 1

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1994 "Love Sneakin' up on You" Adult Contemporary 2
1994 "Love Sneakin' up on You" Mainstream Rock Tracks 25
1994 "Love Sneakin' up on You" The Billboard Hot 100 19
1994 "Love Sneakin' up on You" Top 40 Mainstream 15
1994 "You" Adult Contemporary 15
1994 "You" The Billboard Hot 100 92


Grammy Awards

Year Winner Category
1994 Longing in Their Hearts Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
1994 Longing in Their Hearts Best Pop Vocal Album