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Road Tested [Single Disc]
     

Road Tested [Single Disc]

by Bonnie Raitt
 

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In a 24-year recording career, Bonnie Raitt had not previously released a live album, so this concert set was overdue. Coming off three multi-platinum studio albums, Raitt and Capitol pulled out all the stops, compiling a 22-track, double-disc package from dates recorded in July 1995 in Portland and Oakland. Raitt ranged over her career, reaching back to her early

Overview

In a 24-year recording career, Bonnie Raitt had not previously released a live album, so this concert set was overdue. Coming off three multi-platinum studio albums, Raitt and Capitol pulled out all the stops, compiling a 22-track, double-disc package from dates recorded in July 1995 in Portland and Oakland. Raitt ranged over her career, reaching back to her early folk-blues days and forward to the pop
ock songs that finally made her a big star in the late '80s and early '90s. She also shared the spotlight with such guests as Bruce Hornsby, Ruth Brown, Charles Brown, Kim Wilson of the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Bryan Adams, and Jackson Browne. But that didn't keep an artist who has spent the bulk of her career pleasing live audiences rather than cutting hits from displaying her personal warmth along with her singing and playing skills. She also introduced half a dozen songs new to her repertoire, including a surprising cover of Talking Heads' "Burning Down the House" and a few that had potential to help promote the album as singles, including "Never Make Your Move Too Soon" and "Shake a Little." Inexplicably, Capitol (which probably wished the album had been a more reasonably priced single disc) failed to bring the record home to consumers. The company's choice for a single was the anonymous Adams rocker "Rock Steady," done as a duet with him -- apparently, they were confusing Raitt with Tina Turner. As a result, the album stopped at gold, spending less than six months in the charts. Despite that commercial disappointment, it will be for many Bonnie Raitt fans an example of her at her best that effectively bridges the two parts of her career, and also a good sampler for first-time listeners.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/17/2005
Label:
Imports
UPC:
0724383607723
catalogNumber:
8360772
Rank:
15100

Tracks

  1. Thing Called Love
  2. Something to Talk About
  3. Never Make Your Move Too Soon
  4. Shake a Little
  5. Matters of the Heart
  6. Love Me Like a Man
  7. The Kokomo Medley
  8. My Opening Farewell
  9. Dimming of the Day
  10. Longing in Their Hearts
  11. Love Sneakin' Up on You
  12. Burning Down the House
  13. I Can't Make You Love Me
  14. I Believe I'm in Love with You
  15. Rock Steady
  16. Angel from Montgomery

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bonnie Raitt   Primary Artist
Jackson Browne   Guest Appearance
Bruce Hornsby   Guest Appearance
Ruth Brown   Guest Appearance
Kim Wilson   Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

Chris Smither   Composer
Jackson Browne   Composer
David Byrne   Composer
Jerry Harrison   Composer
John Hiatt   Composer
John Prine   Composer
Bonnie Raitt   Composer,Producer
Tom Snow   Composer
Shirley Eikhard   Composer
Mississippi Fred McDowell   Composer
Kim Wilson   Composer
Michael Ruff   Composer
Ed Cherney   Engineer
Will Jennings   Composer
Mike Reid   Composer
Don Was   Producer
Tina Weymouth   Composer
Gretchen Peters   Composer
Jimmy Scott   Composer

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