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Bonnie Raitt - Nick Of Time: 25th Anniversary Edition 180g LP - direct audio

Bonnie Raitt - Nick Of Time: 25th Anniversary Edition 180g Vinyl LP

Capital Records

  • $ 2498


Bonnie Raitt Nick Of Time: 25th Anniversary Edition on 180g Vinyl LP

25th Anniversary Edition Remastered from the Original Tapes by Ron McMaster

Pressed at QRP on Dead-Quiet, Flat 180g LP: "This is the Definitive Reissue" Says Analog Planet's Michael Fremer

It's not often that an artist makes the album of her lifetime almost two decades into a legendary career. But for Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Bonnie Raitt, that's exactly what happened with 1989's Nick of Time. After building a loyal audience in the '70s and '80s through tireless touring and nine critically acclaimed records, Raitt teamed up with a new label (Capitol Records, home of the Beatles and Frank Sinatra) and a new producer (Don Was, who has since worked with the likes of Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones).

The result was Nick of Time, an album that gave voice to a rarely-heard adult female sensibility, and perfectly married Raitt's blues roots to a sound encompassing rock, pop, and R&B that managed to be both sophisticated and funky. The title song in particular marked a breakthrough for Raitt; "I was touched by a friend’s dilemma, running out of time to have a child," she says, "and the whole subject of aging hadn’t really been written about in pop songs." The bold new direction of "Nick of Time" opened the door to a whole new fan base for Raitt - the New York Times called the song "the artistic peak in a career of unusual integrity," and it remains a radio staple to this day. "In many ways," she says, "this song changed my life."

From first listen, it was apparent that Nick of Time was something special, but when it won three trophies at the 1990 Grammy awards - for Album of the Year, Best Female Rock Vocal, and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance - it turned into a phenomenon. Within weeks after the awards, the album shot to Number One on the Billboard charts, and went on to sell more than five million copies, establishing Bonnie Raitt as the superstar her fans always knew she deserved to be.

This 25th anniversary edition of Bonnie Raitt's 1989 masterwork Nick Of Time was remastered from the original tapes by Ron McMaster at Capitol Records and comes pressed on 180g vinyl courtesy of Quality Record Pressings.

“This reissue is weightier on bottom compared to the original but it doesn’t scream “bass”. It just adds weight lacking in the original. Better yet, the very top end is far cleaner and airier than the original without sounding as if the EQ was grossly pushed. The amount of inner detail revealed—listen to how clearly and easily you can hear the background singers as individual entities—something neither of the previous releases managed as well. This is the definitive reissue.”
—Michael Fremer, Analog Planet, August 2014

Bonnie Raitt Nick Of Time - 25th Anniversary Edition Track Listing:

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


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