8084 Hearts
Produced by John Hug
Released on 1981
US CHART POSITION #8
Find it at GEMM
8084 w. picture sleeve
[high resolution scan]
 

H ere it is, Marty Balin’s biggest hit. It’s fluffy soft, the sort of melt-in-your-mind pop that Bob Welch was making, well deserving of the one-hit-wonder tag. The B side is actually a nonalbum track, “Freeway,” that rocks pretty hard for faceless product. Unfortunately, the musical landscape of the ‘80s endured a lot of directionless energy like this as veteran artists sought to position themselves for the future. There must have been some grumbling that the crumbling Starship get out of the way and let the young punks have at it. Today, “Hearts” is a hardened artifact, likely to turn up on compilations of romantic mood music from the early ‘80s alongside the themes for American Hero and Arthur.

TRACK LISTING

  1. HEARTS    (Jesse Barish)    3:54
  2. FREEWAY    (T. Turrell/E. Burgeson)    3:36

CREDITS

Tom Flye -- engineer

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
US 1981 EMI America 7" 8084 picture sleeve
UK 1981 EMI 7" EA126 picture sleeve
AUS'L 1981 EMI America 7" AMI533  
CAN 1981 EMI America 7" A8084  
GER 1981 EMI America 7" 1A 006 86391 picture sleeve
NZ 1981 EMI America 7" F8084  

 

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