Best Of Bonnie Raitt CD (2003)

Artist: Bonnie Raitt

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In a career that spans four decades, Bonnie Raitt has won nine Grammy awards, sold over 15 million albums, been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and earned widespread critical acclaim as an expressive vocalist and formidable guitarist (she is one of the few women to play bottleneck slide guitar). Since the release of her self-titled debut in 1971, Raitt has adeptly mixed her own compositions with classic blues tunes and material from up-and-coming singer-songwriters.

1989's Nick Of Time was a pivotal album for Bonnie, marking numerous firsts. It was her first record for Capitol, her first collaboration with producer Don Was and brought Raitt her first Grammy wins. At the 1990 Grammy Awards, she took home three awards for the album and a fourth for a collaboration with John Lee Hooker. Within a month, Raitt had her first #1 album -- exactly 52 weeks after Nick Of Time's release and almost 19 years after her first record. The Best Of Bonnie Raitt features four songs from the quadruple-platinum Nick Of Time, the poignant title track, with its keen observations on aging and relationships, the rollicking John Hiatt-penned "Thing Called Love" and two Bonnie Hayes songs -- "Have a Heart" and "Love Letter."


Label Capitol Records
SKU 60613655
UPC 724359049120
UPC 14 00724359049120
Format CD
Release Date 9/30/2003
Author Bonnie Raitt
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Technical Info
Engineer Ed Cherney; Tchad Blake
CatalogID 90491
Lable Name Capitol
Released 09/30/2003
Original Release 2003
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00724359049120
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel includes: Bonnie Raitt (vocals, acoustic, electric & slide guitar, piano); Johnny Lee Schell (vocals, acoustic guitar); Arthur Adams, Michael Landau (guitar); Benmont Tench (Hammond C-3 organ); Bruce Hornsby, Scott Thurston (keyboards); James "Hutch" Hutchinson, Roy Rogers (bass); Ricky Fataar, Curt Bisquera (drums); Tony Braunagel (timbales, percussion); Paulinho Da Costa (congas); Debra Dobkin (percussion); Arnold McCuller, Sir Harry Bowens, David Lasley, Sweet Pea Atkinson (background vocals).
The Heart Attack Horns: Bill Bergman (alto saxophone); Marty Grebb (tenor saxophone); Greg Smith (baritone saxophone); John Berry Jr., Dennis Farias (trumpet).
Producers: Bonnie Raitt, Don Was, Mitchell Froom, Tchad Blake.
Includes liner notes by Alan Light.
Personnel: Bonnie Raitt (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, slide guitar, piano, background vocals); Johnny Lee Schell (vocals, acoustic guitar); Michael Landau, Andy Abad, Arthur Adams (guitar); Mark Goldenberg (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, oud); Richard Thompson (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Stephen Bruton (acoustic guitar); George Marinelli (electric guitar, background vocals); Roy Rogers (slide guitar); Paul Brady (gut-string guitar, background vocals); Jeff Scott Young (gut-string guitar); Jimmy Roberts (saxophone); Bill Bergman (alto saxophone); Marty Grebb (tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); Joe Sublett (tenor saxophone); Greg "Frosty" Smith, Steve Berlin (baritone saxophone); Darrell Leonard, B.S. Bull, Dennis Farias, John Berry, Jr. (trumpet); Nick Lane (trombone, euphonium); Mitchell Froom (piano, harmonium, Clavinet, reed organ, keyboards, Moog synthesizer); Benmont Tench (piano); Jon Cleary (keyboards, background vocals); Scott Thurston, Bruce Hornsby (keyboards); Buell Neidlinger (acoustic bass); Tony Braunagel (drums, timbales, percussion); Ricky Fataar (drums, percussion, background vocals); Pete Thomas (drums, percussion); Curt Bisquera (drums); Gary Gold (snare drum); Alex Acu¤a (congas, talking drum); Paulinho Da Costa (congas, percussion); Debra Dobkin (percussion); David Lasley, Ren?e Geyer, Arnold McCuller, Sir Harry Bowens, Sweet Pea Atkinson, Tommy Sims, Bernard Fowler (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Ed Cherney ; Tchad Blake.
Liner Note Author: Alan Licht.
Photographers: Ann Cutting; Dana Tynan; Marlene Rosenberg.
Unknown Contributor Roles: The Heart Attack Horns; Texicali Horns.
Arranger: Bob Thiele Jr.
THE BEST OF BONNIE RAITT ON CAPITOL 1989-2003 features Raitt's handpicked selections drawn from the era representing her greatest commercial success, kicking off with the three Grammy-winners from her Capitol debut, NICK OF TIME. Always an astute judge of other songwriters, this crimson-haired chanteuse cast a wide net and found chart success and airplay with covers of John Hiatt (the sassy shuffle "Thing Called Love"), Paul Brady (the Fleetwood Mac-like "Not the Only One"), and the little-known Bonnie Hayes (a simmering "Love Letter" and reggae-soaked "Have a Heart"). Other composers given the Raitt touch include Richard Thompson (a gorgeous "Dimming of the Day"), David Gray (the equally heartfelt "Silver Lining"), and Chris Smither (a live and acoustic "Love Me Like a Man").
Throughout, Raitt's amazing dexterity on electric and slide guitar are inescapable, particularly on the sizzling Roy Rogers duet "Gnawin' on It," which makes it all the more puzzling that Rolling Stone deigned to include Raitt on their list of "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time." Most impressive is "Hear Me Lord," on which this itinerant blues icon successfully switches gears into Afro-pop mode and delivers a bubbly and bright reading of Zimbabwean legend Oliver Mtukudzi's "Help Me Lord."
Artist Overview
Singer/guitarist Bonnie Raitt emerged from the Cambridge, MA, coffeehouse scene with a soulful and sexy sound that mixed blues, folk, and rock. After almost two decades in near-obscurity, her impassioned breakthrough into the pop world--1989's NICK OF TIME--was well-deserved and uncompromisingly tasteful, and it led to a decade of artistic and commercial success.
Disc 1
1 Thing Called Love
2 Nick Of Time
3 Love Letter
4 Have A Heart
5 Something To Talk About
6 I Can't Make You Love Me
7 Not The Only One
8 Love Sneakin' Up On You
9 You
10 Dimming Of The Day
11 Love Me Like A Man - (live)
12 Spit Of Love
13 One Belief Away
14 Lover's Will
15 I Can't Help You Now
16 Gnawin' On It
17 Silver Lining
18 Hear Me Lord

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