Red Velvet Car

Red Velvet Car is the fourteenth studio album by American hard rock band Heart, released worldwide on August 31, 2010 by Legacy Recordings. It peaked at No. 10 on the US Billboard 200 chart, and at No. 3 on the US Rock Albums Chart,[9] making it Heart's first top 10 hit in two decades. It contains the Billboard US Adult Contemporary Chart hit single "Hey You" (No. 26)[10] and the Top Selling Rock Singles Chart hit "WTF" (No. 16).

Red Velvet Car
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 31, 2010
RecordedOctopus' Garden (Los Angeles, California),
Lochinkop Studios (Vancouver, Canada) 2009–2010.
GenreHard rock, folk rock
LabelLegacy (US)
Eagle (Europe)
ProducerBen Mink
Heart chronology
Playlist: The Very Best of Heart
Red Velvet Car
Strange Euphoria
Singles from Red Velvet Car
  1. "WTF"
    Released: August 2010
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[3]
Los Angeles Times3.5/4 stars[5]
Now3/5 stars[6]
PopMatters7/10 stars[7]
Uncut3/5 stars[8]

The album was released with differing track lists according to format in different territories: the standard US CD release features 10 tracks, the European CD and US download version contain 12 tracks, whilst the Japanese CD and some exclusive download versions contain 13 tracks. Though the 13th track is "Listening" on the Japanese CD, some exclusive download versions substitute this for a live 2010 version of "Crazy on You".

Track listingEdit

1."There You Go"Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Craig Bartock3:36
2."WTF"A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Bartock, Ben Mink3:26
3."Red Velvet Car"A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Mink2:59
4."Queen City"A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Bartock4:16
5."Hey You"N. Wilson, Mink4:13
6."Wheels"A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Sue Ennis, Mink3:06
7."Safronia's Mark"A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Bartock3:54
8."Death Valley"A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Mink3:53
9."Sunflower"N. Wilson, Mink3:42
10."Sand" (Lovemongers cover)A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Ennis, Frank Cox4:07
Bonus tracks
11."Closer to the Sun" (Target store exclusive in U.S.A./ European and Canadian CD release)A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Bartock, Mink4:52
12."In the Cool" (Target store exclusive in U.S.A./Canadian CD release)A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Bartock3:54
13."Bootful of Beer" (European, Canadian and Japanese CD release/download version)A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Mink2:55
14."Listening" (Japanese CD release/some download versions) 4:55



  • Additional personnel :
  • Craig Bartock – Dobro on "Safronia's Mark"
  • Geddy Lee – whistle on "Death Valley"


  • Producer – Ben Mink
  • Engineer and Mixed by David Leonard
  • Second Engineer – Patrick MacDougall
  • Assistant Engineers – Andrew Bodkin, David Eaman, Masa Fukudome, Matthew MacDougall and Melanie Mullens.
  • Mastered by Craig Waddell at Gotham City Studios (Vancouver, Canada).
  • Cover Image – Jesse Higman
  • Package Design – Amber McDonald
  • Photography – Amber McDonald and Randee St. Nicholas



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  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Heart - Red Velvet Car review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved June 29, 2014.
  3. ^ Sheffield, Rob (August 30, 2010). "Heart - Red Velvet Car". Rolling Stone. Retrieved June 29, 2014.
  4. ^ "Heart, "Red Velvet Car"". Billboard. September 10, 2010. Retrieved June 29, 2014.
  5. ^ Wood, Mikael (August 30, 2010). "Album review: Heart's 'Red Velvet Car'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 29, 2014.
  6. ^ Gillis, Carla (September 2, 2010). "Heart - Red Velvet Car". Now. Retrieved June 29, 2014.
  7. ^ Kott, Crispin (November 4, 2010). "Heart: Red Velvet Car". PopMatters. Retrieved June 29, 2014.
  8. ^ Staunton, Terry (October 2010). "Heart - Red Velvet Car". Uncut (161): 94.
  9. ^ a b c d "Red Velvet Car Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved June 29, 2014.
  10. ^ a b "Red Velvet Car Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved June 29, 2014.
  11. ^ "Heart chart history".
  12. ^ "Chart Log UK: H & Claire- Hysterix". Retrieved March 6, 2012.
  13. ^ ハートのアルバム売り上げランキング (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved June 9, 2014.