Released: Aug 1983
Heart moved into straight-up AOR with this eighth album, employing that '80s guitar sound (just barely echoed, antiseptically clean) and whispered verse/anthemic chorus style that is now and forever linked to that decade, regardless of musical genre. That means that Passionworks may not be what you want to spin on "Awesome '80s Night," but maybe "Forgettable '80s Night." For some reason, this album used to be the hardest Heart record to find. Fans of the band are directed to the end of "Sleep Alone."