Don Johnson ‎– Heartache Away

Epic ‎– EPC 650203 6
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Maxi-Single

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A1 Heartache Away
Written-By – S. Cochran*
A2 Love Roulette
Written-By – D. Johnson*, M. Leonard*
B Streetwise
Mixed By – Gordon FordyceWritten-By – C. Sandford*, C. Smith*, D. Betts*, D. Johnson*, M. Leonard*



Barcode: 5099765020366
LC 0199
side B contains a track not avalaible on the album.

A1, A2, B featuring with on solo guitar Stevie Ray Vaughan

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
34 06426 Don Johnson Heartache Away(7", Single) Epic 34 06426 US 1986 Sell This Version
07・5P-456 Don Johnson = ドン・ジョンソン* Don Johnson = ドン・ジョンソン* - Heartache Away = ハートエイク・アウェイ(7", Single) Epic 07・5P-456 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
650203 6 Don Johnson Heartache Away(12") Epic 650203 6 UK 1986 Sell This Version
34 06426 Don Johnson Heartache Away(7", Single) Epic 34 06426 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
34-06426 Don Johnson Heartache Away(7", Promo) Epic 34-06426 US 1986 Sell This Version


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December 16, 2016
edited 9 months ago
Heartbeat - Don Johnson (LP/CD)
Heartache away - Don Johnson (12”)
'Heartache away'
'Love roulette'
The big star of the ‘Miami Vice’ TV series put out a vanity CD in 1986. He had enough clout
at the time to get SRV, Bonnie Raitt, Ron Wood, Willie Nelson, Dweezil Zappa, Dickie Betts
and Michael Des Barres on his album to help sales. The big mystery is the non-album B-side,
the almost-7-minute-long ‘Streetwise’. SRV’s participation on this song has only now come to
light, 21 years after its release (and ‘discovered’ by yours truly…). The song is unavailable in
the US although it was used in an episode of ‘Miami Vice’, and on Johnson’s ‘Heart Beat’
home video. It’s not actually documented anywhere that SRV plays on this song, but a lot 7
points to it, not least the playing. The song features as the B-side of the European 12” release
of ‘Heartache away’ and ‘Love roulette’, the two songs from the album that SRV plays on.
Writing credit is given to Johnson’s band, plus Dickie Betts, who only plays on one song on
the album; ‘Love roulette’. In fact one can count three distinctive guitar parts on ‘Streetwise’.
There’s only one song on the album that credits so many guitar players; ‘Love roulette’. The
song also features a wind section, as do only two songs on the album; one is ‘Love roulette’.
It certainly appears that the line-up for ‘Streetwise’ and ‘Love Roulette’ are the same, and
include SRV. But the most convincing argument is the playing itself; the style and even some
of the phrasing is identical to SRV’s playing on James Brown’s ‘Living in America’ from the
previous year.