Worrisome Heart

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Worrisome Heart
MGardot Worrisom Heart.jpg
Studio album by Melody Gardot
Released 2006 (Independent), February 26, 2008 (Verve/Universal)
Recorded November 2005–May 2006
Genre Jazz, blues
Length 33:14
Label Verve/UCJ
Producer Melody Gardot, Glenn Barratt
Melody Gardot chronology
Some Lessons: The Bedroom Sessions
(2005)Some Lessons: The Bedroom Sessions2005
Worrisome Heart
Live from SoHo
(2009)Live from SoHo2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
The Boston Globe(favorable)[3]
The Guardian4/5 stars[4]
Metro3/5 stars[6]
The New York Times(favorable)[7]
Washington Post(favorable)[8]
The Times4/5 stars[9]

Worrisome Heart is the debut album of jazz singer-songwriter Melody Gardot. It was released independently in 2006 and later re-released on Verve Records in 2007 and 2008. The album contains new recordings of songs previously released on Gardot's first extended play release, Some Lessons: The Bedroom Sessions as well as unreleased tracks.


Speaking of how the album first came to be made, in November 2008 Gardot told noted British jazz/soul writer Pete Lewis of Blues & Soul that: "It was created independently of a record company. It was made privately. So my only intention, or my only goal, was to make a record that at the end of the day I was happy with. And the way that the instrumentation was decided on was based on what I heard in my head, and what I thought would feel the best. So I guess having it released is kinda like having somebody publish your diary in a way!"[10]

The tracks "Wicked Ride", "Some Lessons" and "Goodnite" were re-recorded for this album and are not the versions that appear on the Some Lessons EP. The 2006 independent release has a longer running time of 41:40 as it included the new version of "Wicked Ride", as well as the hidden track "Sorry State", which were omitted when released by Verve Records. The album cover and track listing were changed for a promotional release in 2007 and again for its eventual official release under the label in 2008.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Melody Gardot.

1."Worrisome Heart"4:21
2."All That I Need Is Love"2:36
4."Sweet Memory"3:21
5."Some Lessons"5:23
6."Quiet Fire"4:13
7."One Day"2:02
8."Love Me Like a River Does"4:06
Total length:33:14


  • Melody Gardot – vocals, guitar, piano, vox organ, producer
  • Joel Bryant – Fender Rhodes, Hammond organ, Wurlitzer
  • Ron Kerber – clarinet, tenor saxophone
  • Matt Cappy – trumpet
  • Patrick Hughes – trumpet
  • Stan Slotter – trumpet
  • Jef Lee Johnson – guitar
  • Barney McKenna – guitar
  • Mike Brenner – lap steel guitar
  • Kurt Johnston – dobro
  • David Mowry – dobro
  • Paul Klinefelter – bass
  • Ken Pendergast – bass
  • Diane Monroe – violin
  • Charlie Patierno – drums, percussion
  • Glenn Barratt – engineer, mixing, producer
  • Dave Gerhart – engineer
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering

Credits adapted from AllMusic.[11]

Chart positions[edit]

Charts (2008–2010) Peak positions
U.S. Billboard 200 80[12]
U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers 4[12]
U.S. Billboard Top Jazz Albums 2[12]
UK Albums Chart 172[13]
French Albums Chart 8[14]
German Albums Chart 44[15]
Norwegian Albums Chart 31[14]
Swedish Singles Chart 25[16]


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ BBC review
  3. ^ The Boston Globe review
  4. ^ The Guardian review
  5. ^ JazzTimes review
  6. ^ Metro review
  7. ^ The New York Times review
  8. ^ Washington Post review
  9. ^ The Times review
  10. ^ "Melody Gardot: Melody Cool", Pete Lewis interview with Melody Gardot, Blues & Soul #1071, November 2008
  11. ^ "Worrisome Heart Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  12. ^ a b c "Artist Chart History - Melody Gardot". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-05.
  13. ^ Chart Log UK: G Zobbel.de
  14. ^ a b Steffen Hung. "Melody Gardot - Worrisome Heart". lescharts.com. Retrieved 2012-03-15.
  15. ^ "Album Top 50 - Alle Musikvideos - Chart". MTV.de. Archived from the original on March 7, 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-15.
  16. ^ Melody Gardot on Swedish Charts