Private Audition

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Private Audition
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Studio album by Heart
Released June 5, 1982
Recorded October 1981–March 1982
Studio Studio 56, Los Angeles,
Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco, California,
Kaye Smith Studios, Seattle, Washington
Genre Hard rock, folk rock
Length 39:07
Label Epic
Producer Connie & Howie (Nancy Wilson, Ann Wilson, Sue Ennis, Howard Leese)
Heart chronology
Greatest Hits Live
(1980)Greatest Hits Live1980
Private Audition
(1982)
Passionworks
(1983)Passionworks1983
Singles from Private Audition
  1. "This Man Is Mine" / "America"
    Released: May 1982
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide2.5/5 stars[3]

Private Audition is the sixth studio album, released by hard rock band Heart, released in 1982. The album was on the U.S. Billboard 200 for fourteen weeks, peaking at number twenty-five.[4] It contained the hit single "This Man Is Mine". It is the last Heart album to feature longtime members Mike DeRosier and Steve Fossen, who left after the recording of the album and were replaced by Denny Carmassi and Mark Andes. The album has sold around 400,000 copies in the United States.

In 2009, Private Audition was re-released on the Beat Goes On label as a double CD with their subsequent album Passionworks. Prior to this, Private Audition had been out of print for a number of years and was the most difficult of Heart's CDs to obtain.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."City's Burning"Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Sue Ennis4:25
2."Bright Light Girl"A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Ennis3:22
3."Perfect Stranger"A. Wilson, Ennis3:52
4."Private Audition"A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Ennis3:21
5."Angels"A. Wilson, Ennis2:59
6."This Man Is Mine"A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Ennis3:02
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
7."The Situation"N. Wilson, Michael DeRosier4:17
8."Hey Darlin' Darlin'"A. Wilson, Ennis4:00
9."One Word"N. Wilson4:32
10."Fast Times"A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Ennis4:03
11."America"A. Wilson, Ennis2:34

Personnel[edit]

Heart[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Sue Ennis – piano on track 11, producer
  • Lynn Wilson – background vocals

Production[edit]

  • Shelly Yakus – engineer
  • Dave Thoener – engineer, mixing at Record Plant NY, mastering assistant
  • Rob Perkins – assistant engineer
  • Brian Foraker – assistant engineer and mixing
  • Steve Marcantonio – mixing
  • Greg Calbi – mastering at Sterling Sound

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, Jim. "Heart – Private Audition review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved June 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ Connelly, Christopher. "Album Reviews: Heart – Private Audition". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on May 18, 2007. Retrieved June 2, 2014. 
  3. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon & Schuster. p. 372. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  4. ^ a b "Private Audition Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Top Albums/CDs – Volume 36, No. 22, July 10, 1982". Library and Archives Canada. July 10, 1982. Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Artist Chart History – Heart". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 20, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b c "Private Audition Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved June 3, 2014.