Heart: Beautiful Broken

On July 8, 2016, “Concord” label released “Beautiful Broken”, the sixteenth Heart studio album. It was recorded 2015 – 2016, at “Sunset Sound” in Hollywood, “Tom Tom” in Budapest, Hungary, and was produced by Dan Rothchild and Nancy Wilson.


  • Ann Wilson – lead and backing vocals, autoharp
  • Nancy Wilson – lead and backing vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, bowed acoustic guitar, marxophone, autoharp, handclaps, whispers 
  • Ben Smith – drums, percussion, claps, snaps
  • Craig Bartock – acoustic and electric guitars, 12-string acoustic guitar,  percussive guitar, claps, snaps, backing vocals
  • Chris Joyner – synthesizers, piano, Wurlitzer, Hammond B3, field organ, nylon-string guitar 
  • Dan Rothchild – bass, Moog bass, upright bass, additional synthesizer, Hammond B3, additional piano, acoustic and electric guitar, percussion, textures, handclaps
  • James Hetfield – lead and backing vocals
  • Paul Buckmaster – string arrangement
  • Hungarian Studio Orchestra – strings
  • Péter Illényi – conducting
  • Péter Kanyurszky – concertmaster
  • Ken Sluiter – additional textures, claps, snaps
  • Billy Mims – claps, snaps
  • Dwight Mikkelsen – copyist
  • Ken Sluiter – engineering, mixing
  • Bill Mims – additional engineering
  • Howie Weinberg – mastering
  • Gentry Studer – mastering engineering assistance
  • Chris Claypool – engineering assistance
  • Geoff Neal – engineering assistance
  • Greg Fidelman – additional engineering
  • Kurina Tamás – strings recording engineering
  • Brian McGuffey – artwork
  • Nancy Wilson – art direction
  • Anna Knowlden – photography
  • Dan Rothchild – photography

Track listing:

  1. Beautiful Version – Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Ben Mink, James Alan Hetfield
  2. Two – Shafer “Ne-Yo” Smith, Jesse “Corporal” Wilson, Adam “Royal Z’ Waldman
  3. Sweet Darlin – Ann Wilson
  4. I Jump – Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Dan Rothchild
  5. Johnny Moon – Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Sue Ennis
  6. Heaven – Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Sue Ennis
  7. City’s Burning – Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Sue Ennis
  8. Down on Me – Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Sue Ennis
  9. One Word – Nancy Wilson
  10. Language of Love – Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Sue Ennis

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