1983 Heart – Passionworks

Heart 1983Passionworks 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. 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. 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 USA.

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


How Can I Refuse (Ann Wilson; Nancy Wilson; Sue Ennis; Howard Leese; Mark Andes; Denny Carmassi) 3:54
2  Blue Guitar (Ann Wilson; Nancy Wilson; Sue Ennis; Howard Leese; Mark Andes; Denny Carmassi) 3:58
3  Johnny Moon (Ann Wilson; Nancy Wilson; Sue Ennis) 4:03
4  Sleep Alone (Ann Wilson; Sue Ennis) 4:15
5  Together Now (Ann Wilson; Nancy Wilson; Sue Ennis) 3:56
Allies (Jonathan Cain) 4:41
7  (Beat By) Jealousy (Ann Wilson; Sue Ennis) 3:24
8  Heavy Heart (Ann Wilson; Nancy Wilson; Sue Ennis; Keith Olsen) 3:52
9  Love Mistake (Nancy Wilson) 3:30
10  Language of Love (Ann Wilson; Nancy Wilson; Sue Ennis) 3:39
11  Ambush (Ann Wilson; Sue Ennis) 3:17


BassMark Andes
DrumsDenny Carmassi
GuitarHoward Leese
GuitarNancy Wilson
SynthesizerHoward Leese
VocalsAnn Wilson

Other Musicians

1 How Can I Refuse

SynthesizerDavid Paich

2 Blue Guitar

SynthesizerDavid Paich

3 Johnny Moon

SynthesizerDavid Paich

6 Allies

PianoDavid Paich
SynthesizerDavid Paich

10 Language of Love

SynthesizerDavid Paich

11 Ambush

SynthesizerSteve Porcaro

Liner Notes

Producer – Keith Olsen
Arranged By – Keith Olsen
Engineer – Brian Foraker, Dennis Sager, Keith Olsen
Mastered By – Greg Fulginiti

Art Direction – Tony Lane
Photography – Neal Preston
Photography (Black & White Prints) – Isgo Lepejian

Manufactured By – Epic Records
Manufactured By – CBS Inc.
Produced For – Pogologo Corporation
Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.
Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Carrollton, GA
Mastered At – Artisan Sound Recorders