Bonnie Raitt - Bonnie Raitt Returns With 'Slipstream' After Lengthy Hiatus10 April 2012
Bonnie Raitt Returns With 'Slipstream' After Lengthy Hiatus
Slipstream marks Raitt's first full-length release "without a boss." Slipstream will be released on the veteran songwriter's own label, Redwing Records and she has produced the majority of the album herself. NY Daily News suggests that this may be to the detriment of the album, noting that it has a lightness of touch that doesn't always work. A cover of Gerry Rafferty's 'Right Down the Line' has apparently been treated with the same lightness as her own tracks and the suggestion is that Rafferty's song doesn't benefit from Raitt's "flip reggae arrangement."In an interview with the Washington Post, Bonnie has explained how she came to work with the album's co-producer Joe Henry. "I was about a month away from thinking of calling and I got the contact from my office saying Joe wants to speak to you," Raitt explained. "And I just thought it was so synchronistic. It was one of those really great times, a really great phone call." Talking about her plans to tour in support of the album, Bonnie also added "I'm as excited about this tour as I was the time I had my first album."
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