Private Audition

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Private Audition
Studio album by Heart
Released June 5, 1982
Recorded Studio 56, Los Angeles,
Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco, California,
Kaye Smith Studios, Seattle, Washington, October 1981–March 1982
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
Private Audition
Singles from Private Audition
  1. "This Man Is Mine" / "America"
    Released: May 1982
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2.5/5 stars[3]

Private Audition is the sixth studio album, released by the 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 USA.

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



Additional musicians[edit]

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


  • 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



  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.