Nick of Time

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Prior to Nick of Time, Bonnie Raitt had been a reliable cult artist, delivering a string of solid records that were moderate successes and usually musically satisfying. From her 1971 debut through 1982's Green Light, she had a solid streak, but 1986's Nine Lives snapped it, falling far short of her usual potential. Therefore, it shouldn't have been a surprise when Raitt decided to craft its follow-up as a major comeback, collaborating with producer Don Was on Nick of Time. At the time, the pairing seemed a little odd, since he was primarily known for the weird hipster funk of Was Not Was and the B-52's' quirky eponymous debut, but the match turned out to be ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Prior to Nick of Time, Bonnie Raitt had been a reliable cult artist, delivering a string of solid records that were moderate successes and usually musically satisfying. From her 1971 debut through 1982's Green Light, she had a solid streak, but 1986's Nine Lives snapped it, falling far short of her usual potential. Therefore, it shouldn't have been a surprise when Raitt decided to craft its follow-up as a major comeback, collaborating with producer Don Was on Nick of Time. At the time, the pairing seemed a little odd, since he was primarily known for the weird hipster funk of Was Not Was and the B-52's' quirky eponymous debut, but the match turned out to be inspired. Was used Raitt's classic early-'70s records as a blueprint, choosing to update the sound with a smooth, professional production and a batch of excellent contemporary songs. In this context, Raitt flourishes; she never rocks too hard, but there is grit to her singing and playing, even when the surfaces are clean and inviting. And while she only has two original songs here, Nick of Time plays like autobiography, which is a testament to the power of the songs, performances, and productions. It was a great comeback album that made for a great story, but the record never would have been a blockbuster success if it wasn't for the music, which is among the finest Raitt ever made. She must have realized this, since Nick of Time served as the blueprint for the majority of her '90s albums.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 077779126828
  • Catalog Number: 91268
  • Sales rank: 8,411

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bonnie Raitt Primary Artist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Background Vocals, Slide Guitar
Graham Nash Background Vocals
Herbie Hancock Piano
John Jorgenson Guitar
David Lasley Background Vocals
Bill Bergman Horn, Alto Saxophone
Arthur Adams Guitar
Jerry Williams Piano
Sweet Pea Atkinson Background Vocals
Larry John McNally Background Vocals
Kim Wilson Harmonica, Harp
Michael Ruff Keyboards
Sir Harry Bowens Background Vocals
Tony Braunagel Percussion, Drums, Timbales
Fran Christina Drums
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion, Conga
David Crosby Background Vocals
Swamp Dogg Piano
Chuck Domanico Bass, Acoustic Bass
Dennis Farias Trumpet, Horn
Ricky Fataar Percussion, Drums
Marty Grebb Tenor Saxophone
The Heart Attack Horns Horn
Preston Hubbard Bass
James "Hutch" Hutchinson Bass
Michael Landau Guitar
Jay Dee Maness Pedal Steel Guitar, Steel Guitar
Arnold McCutler Background Vocals
Johnny Lee Schell Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Vocals
Greg Smith Horn, Baritone Saxophone
Scott Thurston Keyboards
Don Was Keyboards
Arnold McCuller Background Vocals
John Berry Jr. Trumpet, Horn, Background Vocals
Bill Gergman Horn
Technical Credits
Ed Cherney Engineer
Greg Fulginiti Mastering
The Heart Attack Horns Contributor
Don Was Producer, Audio Production
Tommy Steele Art Direction
Steve Hoffman Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    So smooth

    I just love listening to this album. This performer hits all the right notes and makes them her own, and so mellow and soulful or swinging. I love Bonnie.

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