Desire Walks On

Desire Walks On is the eleventh studio album by the American rock band Heart. Released in 1993, it yielded four singles: "Will You Be There (In the Morning)", which reached No. 39 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, "Black on Black II", which hit No. 4 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart, "Back to Avalon" and "The Woman in Me", which failed to make the Hot 100 but "bubbled under" at No. 105. The album peaked at number No. 48 in the U.S. and marked a return to being predominantly written by lead members Ann and Nancy Wilson. The album was certified gold for 500,000 copies sold in the U.S.

Layne Staley, lead vocalist of the Seattle grunge band Alice in Chains, sings with the Wilson sisters on the cover of Bob Dylan's "Ring Them Bells".

The original European 1993 release and the US 2001 re-release were expanded to add Spanish language versions of "The Woman in Me" and "Will You Be There (In the Morning)", the latter in a remixed format.

This is the final Heart studio album to feature long time member Howard Leese. Aside from the Wilson sisters, Leese is the longest serving member of Heart.

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Track listing

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Desire"   0:18
2. "Black on Black II" Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Lisa Dalbello 3:51
3. "Back to Avalon" A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Kit Hain 3:40
4. "The Woman in Me" Michael Clark, John Bettis 4:00
5. "Rage" A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Sue Ennis 5:01
6. "In Walks the Night" A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Daniel O'Brien, Tina Harris 6:01
7. "My Crazy Head" A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Ennis 4:31
8. "Ring Them Bells" Bob Dylan 3:49
9. "Will You Be There (In the Morning)" Robert John "Mutt" Lange 4:29
10. "Voodoo Doll" A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Amy Sky, John Capek 4:52
11. "Anything Is Possible" A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Dalbello 5:00
12. "Avalon (Reprise)" A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Hain 0:31
13. "Desire Walks On" A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Ennis 5:06
European release bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
14. "La Mujer Que Hay en Mi" Clark, Bettis 4:02
15. "Te Quedaras (En La Mañana)" Lange 4:40

Personnel

Heart

Additional musicians

  • Schuyler Deale - bass guitar
  • John Purdell - keyboards, backing vocals, producer
  • Dalbello - backing vocals on "Black on Black II", "Anything Is Possible"
  • Duane Baron - backing vocals, producer, engineer
  • Layne Staley - 3rd lead vocal on "Ring Them Bells"
  • Ella Marie Gray, Simon James - violins
  • Walter Gray - cello
  • Timothy Hale - viola
  • Cole Chance Steichen - bell tree

Production

  • Mick Guzauski - mixing
  • Duane Baron & John Purdell - mixing of track 8 at Devonshire Studios, Hollywood, California
  • Mike Shipley - mixing of track 9 at A&M Studios, Hollywood, California
  • Ed Brooks, Gregor Visconty, Tom McGurk, Tod Lemkuhl - assistant engineers
  • George Marino - mastering at Sterling Sound, New York
  • Don Grierson - executive producer

Certifications

Country Organization Year Sales
USA RIAA 1995 Gold (+ 500,000)
Canada CRIA 1993 Gold (+ 50,000)

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