Nick Of Time
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Nick Of Time

October 4, 2005

  Song Title
Nick Of Time
Thing Called Love
Love Letter
Cry On My Shoulder
Real Man
Nobody's Girl
Have A Heart
Too Soon To Tell
I Will Not Be Denied
I Ain't Gonna Let You Break My Heart Again
The Road's My Middle Name

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: October 4, 2005
  • Release Date: October 4, 2005
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • Copyright: (C) 2005 Capitol Records, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 42:52
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  • ASIN: B000T021CQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,307 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! March 18, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Unless you were born after 1989 or else have dropped in from another planet since then, you have probably heard the song "Love Letter" from this album. It's only the most gritty, earthy, and outstanding torch song in rock. It was also the lead single from this album, and the rest of the album is no letdown. The songs here run the gamut from experienced toughness to aching vulnerability, hitting a lot of bases in between. Raitt's expressive singing and first-rate guitar playing take these quality songs and drive them home very effectively.
"Nick Of Time" dominated the Grammy awards and the charts in 1989, and rightfully so. It is one terrific album and earned Bonnie Raitt recognition that was long overdue. She labored long in relative obscurity before hitting it big with this one. Built on solid rock tinged with blues and country overtones, the songs here all feature mature lyrics delivered with real feeling. Listen to the title song. Nobody over thirty can fail to identify with those words. "Love Letter" is my personal favorite song, but I also especially like "Thing Called Love", "Cry On My Shoulder", "Nobody's Girl", "Have A Heart" and "I Will Not Be Denied".
This is a truly outstanding album. Give it a listen and I think you'll agree. Very highly recommended.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This lady needn't worry about Time... March 8, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Bonnie Raitt just gets better with age. An old adage that could've been written for her. Her physical beauty, her love for her craft, her passion just get stronger, truer, more penetratingly *honest*.
She is one of the best blues guitarists I've ever listened to; her playing is pure emotion - not just technical skill.
Her talent makes her unique in a world of copies. She sings the powerful, sexy, yet purely feminine song of any woman, all women. Her music speaks of things we all know: love, pain, failure, regret, loss, but also growth, self-discovery, getting older, getting wiser. Renewal.
This is one of her best CD's to-date, though perhaps not *the* best. I believe Bonnie still has more songs to write... in her life as well as her studio.
A gifted musician.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Grammy win gives Bonnie big breakthrough January 13, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Bonnie's recording career with Warner career had ended with some critics thinking that she was finished as a recording artist. They - and Warner - were proved wrong with this, her Capitol debut album, which was more successful than any of her Warner albums. The basic blues-rock style is still there, but this album is a little smoother, so appealing to a wider public. Winning a Grammy award for this album further boosted Bonnie's career.

The album is mainly filled with moody ballads, perhaps reflecting Bonnie's personal life when the album was recorded although Bonnie only wrote two songs - the first track (Nick of time) and the last track (The road's my middle name). The tempo picks up slightly for Thing called love (a John Hiatt song, not to be confused with the completely different Johnny Cash song with a similar title), Real man and The road's my middle name.

Apart from singing, Bonnie plays an instrument on most tracks - one of piano, guitar or slide guitar. Bonnie is supported by a variety of musicians, usually between three and five per track. Two tracks feature just one instrument each, giving them a folksy feel. On Nobody's girl, Bonnie sings while Chuck Domanico plays acoustic bass. On I ain't gonna let you break my heart again, Bonnie sings while Herbie Hancock plays piano.

This is an excellent album, well deserving of all the accolades - but then, a lot of Bonnie's earlier music deserved such accolades and didn't get them.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bonnie Raitt - Nick Of Time - 2004 DVD-Audio February 19, 2008
By D. May
Format:DVD Audio
Excellent job on the production of this DVD-Audio - 3 videos, complete lyrics on-screen, fantastic sound from both the enhanced stereo and multi-channel mixes. If you loved this album when it hit shelves back in 1989, you can't go wrong with this enhanced version. Just make sure your home theater is 5.1 & DVD-Audio compatible to get the maximum effect!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best of Bonnie Raitt January 28, 2005
Format:Audio CD
This isn't a compilation of Greatest Hits, but it could be. Even if all the tracks on this wonderful release were not commercial hits, Bonnie Raitt proves with this one that she can play with the big boys and come out unscathed.

Nothing tops "Have A Heart", a fantastic performance of a great song, which always makes me sigh, no matter how many times I've heard it. There is a longing, a need for love in Raitt's vocals that just grabs you by the throat and makes you listen.

Other stand-outs are the appropriately named title track, "Nick of Time", the more bluesy-raunchy "Real Man" and the melancholic "Nobody's Girl". But there's really not a bad song on this CD.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Essential Blues Rock Cd July 9, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Nick Of Time by Bonnie Raitt is probibly one of the essential blues-rock cd's of all time. Songs such as Thing Called Love and Love Letter draw a perfect line between blues and rock. meanwhile songs such as Have A Heart and Nick Of Time are perfect along side hits by Michael Bolton and Gloria Estefan on easy listening radio. and theres even some folkish/country style songs on there too. In short a great Cd. One that deserved it's Grammy for album of the year (it won in 1990 for the music of 1989)
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5.0 out of 5 stars My Favorite Bonnie Raitt record
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Published 8 days ago by Misty Parsons
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Bonnie Raitt
Bonnie Raitt had always been one of my favorite artists. I have Nick of Time on CD so when I saw it on MP3 I had to buy it.
Published 10 days ago by Princess Reader
5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic
a classic...grammy winning.. one of her best and will remain revelent for yeats.if you dont have this one, get it!
Published 2 months ago by opal
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorites
I was asked recently to list my favorite 10 albums, and this one made the list. Bonnie Raitt is one of my favorite singers and this album showcases her talent very well.
Published 3 months ago by E. Turner
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
If you don't own this album buy it. I replaced an old casette I had. I am glad I did.
Published 5 months ago by Anne M. Gustafson
5.0 out of 5 stars Still one of my favorite artists
I was introduced to Bonnie Raitt when I was young; now I'm 60 and she's still one of my favorites. Her blend of country, rock & roll & the blues is perfect. Love this album. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Sadie
5.0 out of 5 stars Bonnie Raitt at her best
This was an old record of Bonnie Raitt's and I bought it for the memories. Hearing her was like an old friend come to visit. Enjoy this album
Published 7 months ago by Stephen Paul West
5.0 out of 5 stars #1 Fav Release
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this release. I have a girls woe day and play Bonnie, Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt, Rickie Lee Jones and Paula Cole. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Sparkle
5.0 out of 5 stars Maturity = Lowered Expectations --
"I ain't no Queen of Sheba" . . . "You ain't no prince charmin'".

This lady is the only woman who can play slide guitar as nasty as a man. Read more
Published 9 months ago by JNagarya
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