It'll Come to You: The Songs of John Hiatt

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Barnes & Noble - Steve Klinge
John Hiatt must have had a tough time winnowing the selections for It'll Come to You, a collection of covers of his songs. With a career that stretches back to 1972, when Tracy Nelson and Mother Earth covered his "Thinking of You," and with a plenitude of possibilities -- from Bob Dylan to Paula Abdul, Iggy Pop to Three Dog Night none of whom made the cut -- Hiatt could have easily compiled several discs' worth of tunes. Instead, he kept to a manageable, and surprisingly coherent, 13. It'll Come to You begins with three new recordings -- Buddy & Julie Miller's roots-rocking romp on "Paper Thin," Patty Griffin's tender acoustic version of "Take It Down," and Robert ...
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Barnes & Noble - Steve Klinge
John Hiatt must have had a tough time winnowing the selections for It'll Come to You, a collection of covers of his songs. With a career that stretches back to 1972, when Tracy Nelson and Mother Earth covered his "Thinking of You," and with a plenitude of possibilities -- from Bob Dylan to Paula Abdul, Iggy Pop to Three Dog Night none of whom made the cut -- Hiatt could have easily compiled several discs' worth of tunes. Instead, he kept to a manageable, and surprisingly coherent, 13. It'll Come to You begins with three new recordings -- Buddy & Julie Miller's roots-rocking romp on "Paper Thin," Patty Griffin's tender acoustic version of "Take It Down," and Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise's funky take on the title track -- that reveal Hiatt's remarkable range. He's equally adept with barroom blues Eric Clapton and B. B. King's "Riding with the King" as with tears-in-your-beer ballads Rosanne Cash's "The Way We Make a Broken Heart", and he can be sharp-witted Nick Lowe's "She Don't Love Nobody" or nakedly sincere Freddy Fender's "Across the Borderline". Linda Ronstadt, Rodney Crowell, and Willie Nelson appear, as does Bonnie Raitt, thrice: Raitt not only rollicks through "Thing Called Love" but also plays guitar on Buddy Guy's "Feels like Rain" and Emmylou Harris's "Icy Blue Heart." Most of the songs here come from Hiatt's stellar '80s albums, including four from 1988's Slow Turning, but he's still going strong -- witness his simultaneously released Beneath This Gruff Exterior -- so there's plenty of room for a volume two or three, or four. And, as this set demonstrates, Hiatt's exemplary songwriting deserves them.
All Music Guide - Mark Deming
In the grand tradition of Leonard Cohen and Kris Kristofferson, John Hiatt is a singer/songwriter whose songwriting is more widely appreciated than his singing; while his craggy growl fits his material like a glove, it isn't the sort of instrument likely to get anybody on the radio, and as a result Hiatt has enjoyed a great deal more success as a writer than a performer. It says a lot about the regard with which Hiatt is held as a tunesmith that It'll Come to You: The Songs of John Hiatt is the third Hiatt tribute album to be released thus far, following Love Gets Strange: The Songs of John Hiatt and Rollin' into Memphis: Songs of John Hiatt note to whoever compiles the fourth Hiatt tribute -- please come up with a fresh subtitle. It'll Come to You combines three new recordings with ten previously released tracks, several of which also appeared on Love Gets Strange, and while one wouldn't argue with the rightness of Nick Lowe's "She Don't Love Nobody" and Emmylou Harris' "Ice Blue Heart," their presence doesn't speak well for the imagination of the folks who put this set together. The new recordings are strong and solid, especially Buddy and Julie Miller's edgy take on "Paper Thin" and a soulful interpretation of the title tune from Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise. Any album with songs as strong as "She Loves the Jerk," "Across the Borderline," "Feels Like Rain," and "The Way We Make a Broken Heart" is an album worth owning, and every performer on this set gives the tunes the passion and care that they deserve. If Love Gets Strange is a stronger album overall, It'll Come to You still makes a great case for the talent of John Hiatt, songwriter. And who knows, maybe this will encourage a few more people to pick up Bring the Family or Stolen Moments and hear the man sing his own stuff.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/13/2003
  • Label: Vanguard Records
  • UPC: 015707973526
  • Catalog Number: 79735
  • Sales rank: 128,430

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Paper Thin @@Buddy & Julie Miller (4:49)
  2. 2 Take It Down - Patty Griffin (4:05)
  3. 3 It'll Come to You @@Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise - Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise (3:20)
  4. 4 When We Ran - Linda Ronstadt (5:10)
  5. 5 Riding With the King @@Eric Clapton & B.B. King (4:26)
  6. 6 Feels Like Rain - Buddy Guy (4:36)
  7. 7 Thing Called Love - Bonnie Raitt (3:52)
  8. 8 Icy Blue Heart - Emmylou Harris (4:10)
  9. 9 She Loves the Jerk - Rodney Crowell (3:38)
  10. 10 The Way We Make a Broken Heart - Rosanne Cash (3:56)
  11. 11 The Most Unoriginal Sin - Willie Nelson (4:50)
  12. 12 She Don't Love Nobody @@Nick Lowe - Nick Lowe & His Cowboy Outfit (3:25)
  13. 13 Across the Borderline - Freddy Fender (2:54)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Ry Cooder Composer
John Hiatt Composer
Steve Buckingham Executive Producer
James Dickinson Composer
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