Bonnie Raitt's new CD pops & sparkles with a string of tasty tracks. The CD starts with an electrified new Randall Bramblett song "I Used to Rule the World." The second track is Gerry Rafferty's "Right Down the Line" with Luis Conte on percussion and Ricky Fataar on drums creating a bubbling bounce over which Bonnie's great guitar and her aching vocals throb, "'Cause you believed in me through my darkest night, put somethin' inside of me, You brought me into the light." Loudon Wainwright III & Joe Henry's "You Can't Fail Me Now" is a slow smoking blues, "I bit off more than I can chew; It's something that I tend to do when fewer words are what we need and how." "Down to You" rocks the house with a great shuffle, "Step out on the track in the pouring rain and when you get run over, well, you blame the train." Currently #1 in my personal top ten rotation, "Take My Love With You" smolders with a sexy seductive beat & an upbeat lyric, "I'll be your talisman; I'll be your lucky charm; Put it in your pocket; Put it in your heart." It's SO good I can't stop listening! "Not Cause I Wanted To" is a tear-in-your-beer weeper for every blue heart in the local universe. "Split Decision" is another stunning rocker with smashing electric lead guitar and Ricky Fataar's drums unleashed. "Slipstream" is so strong it will undoubtedly be on many "best of's" lists for 2012! Enjoy!