Label: Leroy Records - MTD7362 • Format: CD Album • Country: US • Genre: Rock, Pop •
Hearts of Stone has been called "the best album Bruce Springsteen never recorded", Abraham, Martin And John - Marvin Gaye - Love Songs which is not quite accurate.
More to the point, this record pointed the way to the kind of music the reincarnated " Little Steven " would begin making in the early s.
Van Zandt asked photographer Frank Stefanko to shoot the album cover art, after meeting Stefanko when they worked together with Springsteen on Darkness on the Edge of Town.
Although hailed Lingotieres - Luciano Pagliarini - Vu Feier an Eisen (de fer et de feu) critics, when Johnny severely injured his hand and was unable to tour and promote it, the album did not sell well enough for Epic to renew the Jukes' contract.
The bouncy third track belies its Gordie Fleming - Dance To The Accordion "I Played the Fool" makes very good use of bass and horns to carve a distinctive sound. The title track, which might have Got To Be A Better Way Home - Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes - Hearts Of Stone LIVE a smash hit had it been released by its author, was demoed by Springsteen and the E Street Band, along with "Talk To Me", at the Record Plant on October 14,then given to Van Zandt to take to the Jukes' recording session nearby .
Van Zandt combined the base rhythm tracks from the tape with Southside's vocals and brass by the Miami Horns. It did not make the charts. Pointing the way to the sound they would embrace on their next record, the record's final track, "Light Don't Shine", is light on horns and relies more on detailed guitar, alongside a soft-voiced, reflective Johnny.
This song would, ironically, prove to be something of an Got To Be A Better Way Home - Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes - Hearts Of Stone LIVE . The Jukes created well-received records after this. However, they were simply not able to crack the national consciousness La Mañana - Al Bano* - En Español sell enough records to justify true star-level backing.
They have bounced from label to label in the decades since, and scratch out their existence in little known bars not much higher in stature than the clubs they played on the way up. Their peak was not very high nor very long, but the Jukes, with a little help from their friends, left this one brilliant document to make sure that their contribution to the music of the Jersey Shore would not be forgotten.
In Rolling Stone voted Hearts of Stone among the top albums from — Additionally, the track "Working Girl" was originally recorded during these sessions and appears on Southside's release Missing Pieceswhich contains the recordings made during the lost sessions. The liner notes state the song is from the "Hearts of Stone" sessions and the track features the clear presence of Steven Van Zandt on harmony vocals.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes. Retrieved 19 September Retrieved 20 August Song by Song. London: Penguin Group.
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