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Nick of Time

Bonnie RaittAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)

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With the release of her nineteenth album, Slipstream, Bonnie Raitt is starting anew. The album marks her return to studio recording after seven years; it's coming out as the launch of her own label, Redwing Records; and it delivers some of the most surprising and rewarding music of her remarkable career, thanks in part to some experimental sessions with celebrated producer Joe ... Read more in Amazon's Bonnie Raitt Store

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  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B000002UU5
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,850 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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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Nick of Time is the watershed moment in Bonnie Raitt's recording career, the sound of a survivor finding new focus and purpose in her art after nearly 20 years of generally superb, commercially underachieving recordings. An exquisite interpretive singer and formidable guitarist who'd long ago honed her bluesy chops, Raitt raised the stakes by mixing the usual gourmet spread of smart cover choices with her own candid songs--and she knocked one over the fence with the opening track, the album's title song and a moving confession of a boomer's anxieties about age, death, and the impermanence of love. "Nick of Time" catapulted a feisty rock tomboy into a new station that made her as admired by female fans as the stage door johnnies who'd long loved her rock technique, and she covered the bet with other outside songs from John Hiatt ("Thing Called Love"), Bonnie Hayes ("Love Letter," "Have a Heart"), and Jerry L. Williams ("Real Man") that resonated with her persona as a tough, smart, but ultimately tender woman. --Sam Sutherland

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After 17 years of impressing blues fans and nibbling at the pop charts, Raitt reached #1 and won four Grammys with this 1989 triumph. The title hit and smash Something to Talk About join Thing Called Love; Have a Heart; Real Man , and more of her best!

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23 of 24 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
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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GRAITT RAITT May 12, 1998
Format:Audio CD
This cd looking back, was just a primer for what bonnie raitt was all about and the songs on this cd capitalized and hit
an emotional button so many Americans were missing in music.
Bonnie captures her love for so many styles of music, particually R & B styles and rock/blues and country/blues she
has done for so many years without much recognition. Bonnies emotions really pour out of this great record, no wonder she took off after this set! Although many talk about the song "NICK OF TIME" as being somewhat soft, supermarket tribe,
just listen to the words to this masterpiece of songwriting
and the flow makes more sense, reminds me of an Anita Baker
at times. All people needed to do was connect on a cut and
they sure did with "thing called love". The video was all over
the country with VH1 pushing it on heavy rotation. I overheard
college guys talking about NICK of TIME in a music store as
they looked the cd over. They were all excited about her slide
guitar playing so I knew it was breaking through to the public.
At the same time "have a heart" was a minor radio hit, not
quite making a top 40 hit but close. This song tapped into
some heavy feelings as well that many had lived through or
going through. The roadhouse blues of Real Man, the classic
R & B styles of "i will not be denied", the jazzy, "I won't
let you break my heart again" gave so much about who Bonnie
was but to dig deeper and listen to "Love Letter" and the blues
closer "The road is my middle name" and you got a collection
of haunting blues/rock with some funk and R & B thrown into
a smash stew that finally got Bonnie Raitt a new fan base
and some long time fans finally smiling.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Some of the best Bonnie Raitt tracks
A classic mid 80s album. Some of the best Bonnie Raitt tracks.
Published 22 days ago by Phil Grabmiller
1.0 out of 5 stars DID NOT RECEIVE ANYTHING. WISH TO PURCHASE THE ALBUM. HUH
WRONG ITEM...NO ITEM. Hey. I wish to purchase the ALBUM. What happened?
I WISH TO PURCHASE THE ALBUM........
Published 25 days ago by yellomustang
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Great service and product!
Published 26 days ago by Timothy P.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love anything by Bonnie
Published 2 months ago by Jennifer Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars great songs and voice
love Bonnie Raitt...she has such a bluesy voice and great songs
Published 2 months ago by Val
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
The best of Bonnies older works, good songs and cool guitar a must if you are a fan
Published 2 months ago by Raymond W. Butcher
5.0 out of 5 stars Breakthrough Album
Excellent album. This was the breakthrough for Bonnie Raitt.
Published 3 months ago by Stephen Moore
5.0 out of 5 stars oh Bonnie
This is the voice I come to when I want to feel empowered as a woman. Nick of Time is a mainstay in my library of nurturing tunes. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Silvetta Ann Kekow
4.0 out of 5 stars A winner for Raitt
Bonnie Raitt at the top of her game, with some great tunes. Definitely one her best albums and a must have for a fan.
Published 3 months ago by Tim Howard
3.0 out of 5 stars Her big breakthrough
After battling personal issues, Bonnie cleaned up and thoroughly revived her career with Nick of Time. Read more
Published 3 months ago by T. McCool
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