|New West Records releases John Hiatt's new full length album Same Old Man, his first album since 2005's critically acclaimed Master of Disaster, of which The Washington Post declared "Hiatt has written some of the best melodies of his career," and Time Out New York proclaimed "...his most vibrant and soulful album in years." Same Old Man will also be available as a Limited Edition 180 gram vinyl record.|
Same Old Man was recorded at Highway 61 Recordings and produced by John Hiatt. Appearing on the album are Kenneth Blevins on drums, Patrick O'Hearn on bass and Luther Dickinson on guitar, mandolin and national resonator. John's daughter, Lilly Hiatt, sings harmony on the songs "Love You Again" and "What Love Can Do."
This exclusive Deluxe package comes with the regular album on CD and a DVD containing six unreleased performances from Austin City Limits.
John Hiatt's career has spanned more than 30 years and his songs have been covered by everyone from Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, and BB King to Iggy Pop, Three Dog Night and The Neville Brothers. John Hiatt began his solo career with the 1974 album Hangin' Around the Observatory. Hiatt's landmark 1987 release Bring the Family received critical praise and was his first album to chart in the U.S. In 1993, Rhino Records released Love Gets Strange: The Songs of John Hiatt, which collected many of the cover versions of his songs that were recorded during the 80s and 90s. 2000's Crossing Muddy Waters was released on the independent imprint Vanguard Records to critical acclaim and called "An album of stunning acoustic folk-blues..." by Wall of Sound.