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Cover photography by Neal Preston
Studio album by Heart
Released August 20, 1983
Recorded Studio 56, Los Angeles
Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco, California, March–June 1983
Genre Rock, hard rock
Length 42:00
Label Epic
Producer Keith Olsen
Heart chronology
Private Audition
(1982)Private Audition1982
Singles from Passionworks
  1. "How Can I Refuse?" / "Johnny Moon"
    Released: August 1983
  2. "Allies" / "Together Now"
    Released: October 1983
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone2/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide2.5/5 stars[3]

Passionworks is the seventh studio album, released by the hard rock band Heart, in 1983. The album marks a shift in musical direction from hard rock and folk to mainstream rock. This album spent 21 weeks on the U.S. Billboard 200 and reached No. 39.[4] The single, "How Can I Refuse?" hit No. 44 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, and No. 1 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for 1 week.[5] Passionworks was the band's final album with Epic Records before their comeback-fueled move to Capitol Records. It is the first Heart album to feature Denny Carmassi and Mark Andes, who had replaced longtime members Mike DeRosier and Steve Fossen. The album has sold almost 500,000 copies in the United States.

In 2009, Passionworks was re-released on the Beat Goes On label as a double CD with the band's previous album Private Audition.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
1."How Can I Refuse?"Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Sue Ennis, Howard Leese, Mark Andes, Denny Carmassi3:52
2."Blue Guitar"A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Ennis, Leese, Andes, Carmassi3:54
3."Johnny Moon"A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Ennis4:00
4."Sleep Alone"A. Wilson, Ennis4:12
5."Together Now"A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Ennis3:50
Side two
6."Allies"Jonathan Cain4:44
7."(Beat by) Jealousy"A. Wilson, Ennis3:18
8."Heavy Heart"A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Ennis, Keith Olsen3:50
9."Love Mistake"N. Wilson3:28
10."Language of Love"A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Ennis3:38
11."Ambush"A. Wilson, Ennis3:14



Additional musicians[edit]

  • David Paichpiano on track 6, synthesizer on tracks 1-3, 6 and 10
  • Steve Porcaro – synthesizers on track 11, synthesizer programming
  • Lynn Wilson – backing vocals on track 6