State of the Heart

State of the Heart

by Mary Chapin CarpenterMary Chapin Carpenter


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Carpenter, a folkie, eventually turned to the country market, especially on her third album, Shooting Straight in the Dark. On this, her second, she's still in transition, which makes her more thoughtful than the average country singer and catchier than the average folkie, especially on her breakthrough country hit, "Never Had It So Good." Also includes "Quittin' Time," "Something of a Dreamer," and "How Do."

Product Details

Release Date: 05/26/1989
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074644422825
catalogNumber: 44228
Rank: 50735


  1. How Do
  2. Something of a Dreamer
  3. Never Had It So Good
  4. Read My Lips
  5. This Shirt
  6. Quittin' Time
  7. Down in Mary's Land
  8. Goodbye Again
  9. Too Tired
  10. Slow Country Dance
  11. It Don't Bring You

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mary Chapin Carpenter   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Mike Auldridge   Dobro,Pedal Steel Guitar
Shawn Colvin   Background Vocals
Peter Bonta   Guitar,Accordion,Keyboards
Tommy Hannum   Pedal Steel Guitar
John Jennings   Synthesizer,Bass,Guitar,Piano,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Guitar (Electroacoustic)
Robbie Magruder   Percussion,Drums
Kim Miller   Strings,Background Vocals
Rico Petrucelli   Bass,Fretless Bass Guitar
Rickie Simpkins   Fiddle,Mandolin
Jon Carroll   Organ,Piano,Keyboards
David Premo   Strings,Background Vocals
William Zsembery   French Horn
Bruce Myers   Strings,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Mary Chapin Carpenter   Producer
John Jennings   Producer
Roger Linn   Composer
Rico Petrucelli   Arranger
Robb Royer   Composer
Bill Johnson   Art Direction
Ken Fredette   Reissue Design
John Ewards Jennings   Composer
Bob Dawson   Producer,Engineer

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