Hearth is one Innovative Communication lp that never made it onto cd. Who knows why, it's a very fine recording. It's also one of the vinyl albums that were intended to be played at 45 rpm. I decided to rip this at 33 because I often play it at that speed and have always enjoyed the slower sound and, of course, the much longer track durations. One thing about this record that makes it a standout in the Banfi discography is that he pulled in additional musicians rather than his usual solo outing. This music is played by a quartet featuring guitar, lots of slap bass and a very fine drummer, Bruno Bergonzi, who must have been one of busiest drummers throughout the 80s. Also, Baffo had bit of fun with the title on the labels. Side 1 reads "Heart" and side 2 reads "Earth".