Story of My Heart

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Story of My Heart
Studio album by Mario Winans
Released June 24, 1997
Recorded 1996-1997
Studio LaCoCo, Silent Sound, Doppler Studios, D.A.R.P. Studios
Atlanta, Georgia
Vanguard Studios
Oak Park, Michigan
Giant Recording Studios
New York City, New York
Genre R&B
Length 65:54
Label Motown
Producer Mario Winans, Trackmasters
Mario Winans chronology
Story of My Heart
Hurt No More
(2004)Hurt No More2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link

Story of My Heart is the debut studio album by R&B singer Mario Winans. The album was released on June 24, 1997 under Motown Records.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Prayerlude" (Mario Winans) (0:59)
  2. "Every Now and Then" (Mario Winans, Kenneth "Hicklo" Hickson) (4:16)
  3. "Stay with Me" (Mario Winans) (4:32)
  4. "Arouse Me" (Mario Winans) (4:41)
  5. "Don't Know" (Mario Winans, Artie Hoyle) (3:59)
  6. "Love Man" (Mario Winans) (4:34)
  7. "I Wanna Be Your Man" (Interlude) (Mario Winans) (0:55)
  8. "You Never Know" (Mario Winans, Kenneth "Hicklo" Hickson) ((3:56)
  9. "Come Back Home" (Mario Winans, Kenneth "Hicklo" Hickson) (4:43)
  10. "My Sweetheart" (Mario Winans) (3:36)
  11. "Don't Know Remix" (featuring Mase and Allure) (Mario Winans, Mason Betha, Samuel Barnes, Jean-Claude Olivier) (4:35)
  12. "It's All Good" (Mario Winans, Kenneth "Hicklo" Hickson) (3:48)
  13. "Don't Take Your Love Away" (Mario Winans, Kenneth "Hicklo" Hickson) (3:45)
  14. "One Last Chance" (Mario Winans, Kenneth "Hicklo" Hickson) (3:57)
  15. "Love Is in the Air" (Mario Winans, Kenneth "Hicklo" Hickson) (5:26)
  16. "Loving Arms" (Mario Winans, Kenneth "Hicklo" Hickson) (3:58)
  17. "Take My Breath Away" (Mario Winans, Kenneth "Hicklo" Hickson) (4:14)


  • Mario Winans: All instruments and drum programming on all songs except "Don't Know (Remix)", executive producer
  • Donyell Boynton: Additional keyboards on "Don't Take Your Love Away"
  • Poke And Tone: Drum programming on "Don't Know (Remix)"
  • Timothy "Tyme" Riley: Keyboards on "Don't Know (Remix)"
  • Brian Smith: Recording engineer
  • Paul D. Allen: Recording engineer, mixing
  • Carlton Lynn: Recording engineer
  • Bryan Frye: Recording engineer
  • Robin Moore: Recording engineer, mixing
  • Alvin Speights: mixing
  • Vernon Mungo: mixing
  • Andre Harrell: Executive producer
  • Edward "Eddie F." Ferrell: Executive producer, A&R direction
  • Perri "Pebbles" Reid: Executive producer
  • Andrew "Sugar Dice" Ramhdanny: Executive producer
  • Herb Powers: Mastering
  • Elli Hershko: Photography
  • David Harley: Art direction, design


  • "Every Now and Then" contains a sample of "Make Me Say It Again Girl" as performed by The Isley Brothers
  • "Don't Know" contains a sample of "With You in Mind" as performed by Acoustic Alchemy
  • "Don't Know (Remix)" contains an interpolation of "A Day in the Life" as performed by Diamond D featuring Brand Nubian
  • "It's All Good" contains a sample of "I'll Be Good to You" as performed by The Brothers Johnson
  • "Don't Take Your Love Away" contains an interpolation of "Westchester Lady" as performed by Bob James
  • "One Last Chance" contains a sample of "Sarah Victoria" as performed by Acoustic Alchemy