The Best of Bonnie Raitt on Capitol 1989-2003 [Australia]

The Best of Bonnie Raitt on Capitol 1989-2003 [Australia]

by Bonnie Raitt


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The Best of Bonnie Raitt on Capitol 1989-2003 gathers the biggest and brightest moments of her time at Capitol Records, including definitive hits such as "Thing Called Love," "Nick of Time," "Something to Talk About," and "Love Sneakin' Up on You" as well as newer material like "Time of Our Lives" and "Hear Me Lord" from her 2002 album Silver Lining. The collection is fairly egalitarian, taking a roughly equal amount of tracks from each of her seven albums for the label, including 1995's Road Tested, which is represented by "Love Me Like a Man," "Rock Steady," and "I Believe I'm in Love With You." This approach might be too even-handed for Raitt fans expecting more songs from albums such as Luck of the Draw and Nick of Time, though it does give the album context and a nice chronological flow. Nitpicking aside, as the first collection of her best-known material, The Best of Bonnie Raitt on Capitol 1989-2003

Product Details

Release Date: 06/24/2003
Label: Emd Int'l
UPC: 0724358211320
catalogNumber: 582113
Rank: 28624

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bonnie Raitt   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Slide Guitar
Paul Brady   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Bruce Hornsby   Keyboards
Richard Thompson   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
David Lasley   Background Vocals
Renee Geyer   Background Vocals
Sweet Pea Atkinson   Background Vocals
Kim Wilson   Harmonica,Vocals
Alex Acuña   Conga,talking drum
Benmont Tench   Piano,Hammond Organ
Curt Bisquera   Drums
Harry Bowens   Background Vocals
Rick Braun   Trumpet
Tony Braunagel   Timbales
Stephen Bruton   Acoustic Guitar
Glen Clark   Harmonica,Keyboards,Vocals
Jon Cleary   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Paulinho Da Costa   Conga
Debra Dobkin   Percussion,Vocals
Chuck Domanico   Acoustic Bass
Ricky Fataar   Guitar,Percussion,Drums
Bernard Fowler   Background Vocals
Mitchell Froom   Organ,Piano,Harmonium,Keyboards,Clavinet,Moog Synthesizer,Wurlitzer,Marxophone,Reed Organ,Moog Bass
Mark Goldenberg   Acoustic Guitar
Marty Grebb   Baritone Saxophone
James "Hutch" Hutchinson   Bass,Bass Guitar,Vocals
Michael Landau   Guitar
Nick Lane   Trombone,Euphonium
George Marinelli   Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Voices
Buell Neidlinger   Acoustic Bass
Johnny Lee Schell   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Keith Scott   Tremolo
Tommy Sims   Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Joey Spampinato   Bass
Pete Thomas   Percussion,Drums
Scott Thurston   Keyboards
Jimmy Roberts   Saxophone
Steve Donnelly   Guitar
Andrew Scheps   Drum Loop
Bob Thiele   Synthesizer Accordian
Andy Abad   Guitar
Arnold McCiller   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Chris Smither   Composer
Paul Brady   Composer
John Hiatt   Composer
Bonnie Raitt   Composer,Producer,Horn Arrangements
Richard Thompson   Composer
Tom Snow   Composer
Larry John McNally   Composer
Shirley Eikhard   Composer
Tonio K.   Composer
Kim Wilson   Composer
Tchad Blake   Producer,Engineer
Ed Cherney   Engineer
Mitchell Froom   Producer
David Gray   Composer
Gordon Kennedy   Composer
Wayne Kirkpatrick   Composer
John Paterno   overdub engineer
Mike Reid   Composer
Tommy Sims   Composer
Don Was   Producer
Oliver Mtukudzi   Composer
Norman Moore   Art Direction
Gretchen Peters   Composer
Bob Thiele   Arranger,Composer
John Shanks   Composer
Teron Beal   Composer
Jimmy Scott   Composer
James Allen Shamblin   Composer
Alan Light   Liner Notes

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The Best of Bonnie Raitt on Capitol 1989-2003 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is outstanding. It has some of her best works. It is a great mixture of songs and clearly shows her talent. This is a CD you can listen to again and again. If you are thinking about it, you must be a Bonnie Raitt fan so just buy it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought the European version of this new USA release and the sound has improved, especially the first couple of Bonnie's Capitol releases, "NICK OF TIME"(now this sounds so much better with the added punch of remastering and all the selections are stand outs. Although her newer material featured here over the past 5 years received much less radio play and media buzz and non-existent videos to promote, its still very high quality Raitt and every bit as good as her "radio hits" during the first half of the 90's. From beginning to end of these 18 songs, this collection makes you smile, there really is only ONE Bonnie Raitt, slide guitar master and incredible vocalist, still after all these years into such a brillant career. I'm looking forward to many more Best of's!! Highlights are everywhere but I do love the inclusion of "Gnawin on it", "Have a Heart", "Love Letter" and Bonnie's increasing love of African textures in her music featuring "One belief Away" and the newer "Hear me lord". Bonnie is one classy lady that refuses to sell out for the money but cherishes the past musical greats who paved the way for all these current cast of 15 min fame money grappers. Although many of these collaborations were Don Was produced or co-produced, Bonnie chose to avoid the trappings of repeating herself with Was and went on to make many more creative blues based pop/ rockers, R&B nuggets and Funky songs, not to mention what she can do to a ballad! This long overdue set looks as good as it sounds.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Its nice to have all these great songs finally on one cd from the Capitol Years. Every one of these songs deserve to be on this, I wish she would put out a huge box set as a Barnes reviewer nicely put it. I'm sure the record companies could dig up all kinds of gems with so many recordings under her belt, not to mention all the recordings she done with so many in the musical world. Surely Warner Bros.(Bonnie's old label would work with her). She's also done so many live shows as well, surely there is a treasure chest full of great takes on songs. But for now this classic CD collection of some of Bonnie's best will more than do. Bonnie keeps on pushing herself and even though music has turned ugly on itself, the likes of Bonnie Raitt will forge on and keep those that love this kind of music chugging along. This belongs in everyones collection, excellent all the way through!
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