Best Of John Hiatt CD (1998)

Artist: John Hiatt

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Specifications

Label Emd/capitol
SKU 60135291
UPC 724385917929
UPC 14 00724385917929
Format CD
Release Date 8/25/1998
Links
Author John Hiatt
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Technical Info
CatalogID 8591792
Lable Name Capitol
Released 08/25/1998
Original Release 1998
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 70m : 58s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00724385917929
Musical Guests
The Persuasions
Ry Cooder
Rosanne Cash
Ashley Cleveland
Benmont Tench
Paul Carrack
Nick Lowe
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel includes: John Hiatt (vocals, acoustic, electric & tremelo guitars, acoustic & electric & Wurlitzer pianos); Rosanne Cash (vocals); Sonny Landreth (acoustic & electric guitar, 12-string guitar, slide guitar, steel guitar); Glen Ballard (acoustic & electric guitars, keyboards, programming); David Immergluck (electric, slide, pedal steel, lap steel & baritone guitars, mandolin, 3-stringed stick); Ry Cooder, Michael Landau (electric guitar); Ian McLagan (organ, Wurlitzer); Benmont Tench (organ); Paul Carrack (keyboards, background vocals); Davey Faragher (bass, loops, background vocals); Nick Lowe (bass, background vocals); Jim Keltner (drums); Lenny Castro (shaker, tamborine); The Persuasions, Ashley Cleveland (background vocals).
Producers include: Glen Ballard, John Chelew, Nick Lowe, John Hiatt, Davey Faragher.
Engineers include: Christopher Fogel, Larry Hirsch, Neil King.
Includes liner notes by John Hiatt.
"Have A Little Faith In Me" was nominated for the 1999 Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance and Best Rock Song.
Personnel: John Hiatt (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, electric piano); Scott Mathews (vocals, vibraphone, 6-string bass, drums); Rosanne Cash (vocals); David Immerglck (guitar, electric guitar, slide guitar, lap steel guitar, mandolin); Ethan Johns (guitar, drums); Doug Yankus, Martin Belmont, Matt Wallace , Michael Ward (guitar); Glen Ballard (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, keyboards, programming); Greg Leisz (acoustic guitar, 12-string guitar); Michael Landau, Ry Cooder (electric guitar); Ravi Oli (electric sitar); David Ranson (Fender Rhodes piano); Ian McLagan (organ, Wurlitzer organ); Todd Cochran, Benmont Tench (organ); Paul Carrack (keyboards, background vocals); Paul "Wix" Wickens (synthesizer); Nick Lowe (electric bass, background vocals); Jon Paris (bass guitar); Gary Ferguson (drums, shaker); Brian Macleod , Michael Urbano (drums, percussion); Brian McCloud, Jim Keltner, B.J. Wilson, Bobby Irwin (drums); Lenny Castro (shaker, tambourine); Shad T. Scott (programming); Davey Faragher, Dennis Locorriere, The Studio Sausages, Shaun Mariani, Mike Finnigan, Russ Taff, Shannon McNally, Ashley Cleveland, Jean McClain (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Clif Norrell; Glyn Johns; Jack Joseph Puig; Larry Hirsch; Matt Wallace ; Scott Mathews .
Recording information: Eden Studios; Ocean Way, Los Angeles, CA; Ronnie Milsap's Groundstar Labs, Nashville, TN; Tongue & G.
Photographer: Chapman Baehler.
Unknown Contributor Role: John Philip Shenale.
If there's any contemporary singer-songwriter deserving of the anthology treatment, it's John Hiatt. Not only has he created timeless works of passion and humor like BRING THE FAMILY and SLOW TURNING, he's provided career-turning hits for everyone from Bonnie Raitt to Buddy Guy. Here we get an overview of the Hiatt catalogue, and a glimpse at the breadth of Hiatt's compositional expertise.
The simple, poignant piano-based ballad "Have a Little Faith in Me" kicks things off nicely. The churning, gutbucket rock & roll of the acerbic "Memphis in the Meantime" showcases Hiatt's ability to rock with humor. The panoramic "Child of the Wild Blue Yonder" is representative of Hiatt's later, more polished work. Throughout this collection, Hiatt's rough, endearingly quirky voice lends a valuable idiosyncracy to these lyrically inventive roots-rock gems, which incorporate, rock, pop, soul and country to create an accessible but intelligent sound that is uniquely John Hiatt.
Professional Reviews
Entertainment Weekly (8/21-8/28/98, p.126) - "The title is a misnomber since Hiatt's been with Capitol only since '95 and this classiest of roots-pop singer-songwriters has been recording since the '70s....Suggested title: SOME OF THE BEST OF JOHN HIATT." - Rating: B
Q (10/00, p.144) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...[His] songs nearly always find love going very bad indeed....tracks such as 'Angel Eyes' are just the kind of songs you're doomed to hear on the radio just after your lover has disappeared with the VCR and the cat..."
Disc 1
1 Have A Little Faith In Me
2 Thing Called Love
3 Riding With The King
4 Cry Love
5 Slow Turning
6 Way We Make A Broken Heart, The - (with Rosanne Cash)
7 Memphis In The Meantime
8 Child Of The Wild Blue Yonder
9 Drive South
10 Angel Eyes
11 Buffalo River Home
12 Feels Like Rain
13 Love In Flames
14 Perfectly Good Guitar
15 Tennessee Plates
16 Take Off Your Uniform
17 Don't Know Much About Love

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