Nick of Time [Bonus Videos/DVD Audio]

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All Music Guide
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
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
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/24/2004
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 724359931692
  • Catalog Number: 99316

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Nick of Time
  2. 2 Thing Called Love
  3. 3 Love Letter
  4. 4 Cry on My Shoulder
  5. 5 Real Man
  6. 6 Nobody's Girl
  7. 7 Have a Heart
  8. 8 Too Soon to Tell
  9. 9 I Will Not Be Denied
  10. 10 I Ain't Gonna Let You Break My Heart Again
  11. 11 The Road's My Middle Name
  12. 12 Thing Called Love
  13. 13 Love Letter
  14. 14 Nick of Time
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bonnie Raitt Primary Artist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Background Vocals, Slide Guitar
Crosby & Nash Background Vocals
Graham Nash Background Vocals
Herbie Hancock Piano
John Jorgenson Guitar
David Lasley Background Vocals
Bill Bergman Alto Saxophone
Arthur Adams Guitar
Sweet Pea Atkinson Background Vocals
Larry John McNally Background Vocals
Kim Wilson Harp
Michael Ruff Keyboards
Sir Harry Bowens Background Vocals
Tony Braunagel Percussion, Drums, Timbales
Fran Christina Drums
Paulinho Da Costa Conga
Chuck Domanico Acoustic Bass
Dennis Farias Trumpet
Ricky Fataar Percussion, Drums
Marty Grebb Tenor Saxophone
The Heart Attack Horns Track Performer
Preston Hubbard Bass
James "Hutch" Hutchinson Bass
Michael Landau Guitar
Jay Dee Maness Pedal Steel Guitar
Johnny Lee Schell Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Vocals
Greg "Frosty" Smith Baritone Saxophone
Scott Thurston Keyboards
Don Was Keyboards
Arnold McCuller Background Vocals
John Berry Jr. Trumpet
Jerry Williams Piano
Technical Credits
John Hiatt Composer
Bonnie Raitt Composer, Producer
David Lasley Composer
Bonnie Hayes Composer
Larry John McNally Composer
Michael Ruff Composer
Rory Michael Bourke Composer
Ed Cherney Engineer
James Guthrie Mastering
Alan Licht Liner Notes
Doug Sax Mastering
Don Was Producer
Tommy Steele Art Direction
Michael Reid Composer
Jerry Lynn Williams Composer
Julie Lasley Composer
Eddie Escalante Authoring
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Smooth, Gritty, Haunting & Classic....

    Everything about this 1989 masterpiece from Bonnie Raitt & company spoke of hard won recognition and the art of making great records in the studio. Don Was helped Bonnie Raitt realize her potential and a clear eyed Bonnie delivered with her most heart felt collection to date. Incorporating rock, pop, soul & funk with a master slide guitarist tied these songs all together and tapped into what many American women(and allot of us guys to) had not heard on record in years. This DVD and some extras are a treat to the ears. I hear so much more going on here in this special refined version. It seemed this gem needed a face lift(it originally was recorded low so the new NICK OF TIME is a sonic pleasure and it sure gets the added kick it needs with Don, Ed and Bonnie adding just that much more....

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