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Hearts of Stone

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Download links and information about Hearts of Stone by The Asbury Jukes, Southside Johnny. This album was released in 1978 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock, Rock & Roll genres. It contains 9 tracks with total duration of 34:27 minutes.

Artist: The Asbury Jukes, Southside Johnny
Release date: 1978
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock, Rock & Roll
Tracks: 9
Duration: 34:27
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Got to Be a Better Way Home 3:20
2. This Time Baby's Gone for Good 3:26
3. I Played the Fool 3:26
4. Hearts of Stone 4:28
5. Take It Inside 3:20
6. Talk to Me 3:59
7. Next to You 3:38
8. Trapped Again 4:18
9. Light Don't Shine 4:32

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There was always a touch of the underdog about Southside Johnny Lyon — back in the late ‘70s, he played the scrappy middleweight to his hometown buddy Bruce Springsteen’s undisputed champion. Though the top ranks eluded him, Southside was the real deal in those days — and 1978’s Hearts of Stone, his third album, may be his best effort overall. With Miami Steve Van Zandt back as producer, Johnny and his Jukes further refine their classic blend of hard-core R&B and street-level rock. These tracks owe as much to Memphis as South Jersey for inspiration — their molten grooves and soulful guitar licks recall the glory years of Otis Redding and similar Stax Records titans. The Asbury Jukes play with panache, fusing their sprawling horn section into a blistering brass machine. Southside turns in sweaty yet sleek vocal performances, rasping through the upbeat tracks and barely holding back a sob on the ballads. “Take It Inside,” “Got to Be a Better Way Home” and “I Played the Fool” are blazing showstoppers; “Talk to Me” and the title song (both contributed by Springsteen) smolder with Latin-tinged melodrama.