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The Best Of Bonnie Raitt  On Capitol 1989 - 2003
Released: September 30, 2003  
Catalog info: Capitol 90491  
 
1. Thing Called Love (3:50) 
2. Nick Of Time (4:04) 
3. Love Letter (4:05) 
4. Have A Heart (4:47) 
5. Something To Talk About (3:47) 
6. I Can’t Make You Love Me (5:31) 
7. Not The Only One* (4:09) 
8. Love Sneakin’ Up On You (3:40) 
9. You (4:27) 
10. Dimming Of The Day (3:39) 
11. Love Me Like A Man (Live) (4:48) 
12. Spit Of Love (4:41) 
13. One Belief Away* (3:56) 
14. Lover’s Will* (3:36) 
15. I Can’t Help You Now (3:11) 
16. Gnawin’ On It (4:44) 
17. Silver Lining* (3:35) 
18. Hear Me Lord (5:31)
*Radio Edit Version  
 
 
Nick Of Time Released: 1989  Produced by Don Was  Recorded and Mixed by Ed Cherney
 
THING CALLED LOVE  (John Hiatt)  Slide Guitar/Vocal: Bonnie Raitt. Bass: James “Hutch” Hutchinson. Drums: Ricky Fataar. Acoustic Guitar/Vocals: Johnny Lee Schell. Percussion/Timbales: Tony Braunagel.
 
NICK OF TIME (Bonnie Raitt)  Piano/Vocal: Bonnie Raitt. Bass: James “Hutch” Hutchinson. Drums/Percussion: Ricky Fataar. Congas: Paulinho Da Costa. Guitar: Michael Landau. Background Vocals: Arnold McCuller and Sir Harry Bowens.
 
LOVE LETTER  (Bonnie Hayes)  Slide Guitar/Vocal: Bonnie Raitt. Bass: James “Hutch” Hutchinson. Drums: Ricky Fataar. Guitar: Johnny Lee Schell, Michael Landau and Arthur Adams. Keyboards: Scott Thurston. Background Vocals: Sir Harry Bowens and Sweet Pea Atkinson. The Heart Attack Horns (Alto Sax: Bill Bergman, Trumpet: Dennis Farias, Baritone Sax: Greg Smith and Trumpet: John Berry, Jr.) Tenor Sax: Marty Grebb.
 
HAVE A HEART (Bonnie Hayes)  Vocal: Bonnie Raitt. Bass: James “Hutch” Hutchinson. Drums: Ricky Fataar. Keyboards: Scott Thurston. Percussion: Paulinho Da Costa. Background Vocals: Arnold McCuller and David Lasley   
 
 
Luck Of The Draw Released: 1991  Produced by Don Was and Bonnie Raitt Recorded and Mixed by Ed Cherney
 
SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT (Shirley Eikhard)  Vocal/Slide, Acoustic and Electric Guitars: Bonnie Raitt. Bass: James “Hutch” Hutchinson. Drums: Ricky Fataar, Curt Bisquera. Acoustic Guitar: Stephen Bruton. Percussion: Debra Dobkin. Backing Vocals: Sweet Pea Atkinson, Sir Harry Bowens, David Lasley and Bonnie Raitt.
 
I CAN’T MAKE YOU LOVE ME (Michael Reid/Allen Shamblin)
Vocal: Bonnie Raitt. Piano/Additional Keyboards: Bruce Hornsby. Hammond C3: Benmont Tench. Bass: James “Hutch” Hutchinson. Drums: Tony Braunagel. Percussion: Paulinho Da Costa. Backing Vocals: David Lasley, Arnold McCuller and Bonnie Raitt.
 
NOT THE ONLY ONE* (Paul Brady)
Vocal: Bonnie Raitt. Electric Guitar: Richard Thompson. Acoustic Guitar: Mark Goldenberg. Piano/Hammond C3: Benmont Tench. Bass: James “Hutch” Hutchinson. Drums: Ricky Fataar. Percussion: Debra Dobkin. Backing Vocals: Paul Brady, David Lasley, Arnold McCuller and Bonnie Raitt.
 
 
Longing In Their Hearts Released: 1994  Produced by Don Was and Bonnie Raitt Recorded and Mixed by Ed Cherney
 
LOVE SNEAKIN’ UP ON YOU (Tom Snow and Jimmy Scott)
Vocal/Slide Guitar: Bonnie Raitt. Bass: James “Hutch” Hutchinson. Drums: Ricky Fataar. Keyboards: Scott Thurston. Electric Guitar: George Marinelli. Percussion: Paulinho Da Costa. Background Vocals: Arnold McCuller, Sweet Pea Atkinson, Sir Harry Bowens, David Lasley and Bonnie Raitt.
 
YOU (Bob Thiele, Jr., John Shanks and Tonio K)
Vocal/Acoustic Guitar: Bonnie Raitt. Bass: James “Hutch” Hutchinson. Drums: Ricky Fataar. Electric Guitar: George Marinelli. Mutant Oud and Electric Surf Guitar: Mark Goldenberg. Percussion: Paulinho Da Costa. Song Arrangement, Synth Accordion and Pad: Bob Thiele, Jr. Background Vocals: Arnold McCuller, Sir Harry Bowens, David Lasley and Bonnie Raitt.
 
DIMMING OF THE DAY (Richard Thompson)
Vocal: Bonnie Raitt. Harmony Vocal: Paul Brady. First Acoustic Guitar: Mark Goldenberg. Second Acoustic Guitar: Richard Thompson. Acoustic Bass: Buell Neidlinger. Hammond C-3: Benmont Tench. Harmonium: Mitchell Froom.
 
 
Road Tested Released: 1995 Produced by Don Was and Bonnie Raitt Recorded and Mixed by Ed Cherney
 
LOVE ME LIKE A MAN (LIVE) (Chris Smither)
Vocal/Acoustic guitar: Bonnie Raitt. Bass: James “Hutch” Hutchinson 
 
 
Fundamental Released: 1998  Produced by Mitchell Froom, Bonnie Raitt and Tchad Blake Recorded and Mixed by Tchad Blake
 
SPIT OF LOVE (Bonnie Raitt)
Vocal/Slide Guitar/Keyboards: Bonnie Raitt. Rhythm Guitar: Steve Donnelly. Moog Bass: Mitchell Froom. Drums/Percussion: Pete Thomas. Background Vocal: Renee Geyer.
 
ONE BELIEF AWAY* (Bonnie Raitt/Paul Brady/Dillon O’Brian. With inspiration from the music of Oliver Mtukudzi)
Vocal/Acoustic guitar/Horn arrangement: Bonnie Raitt. Bass: James "Hutch" Hutchinson. Keyboards: Mitchell Froom. Drums/Percussion: Pete Thomas. Harmony Vocal: Jeff Young. The Texicali horns; Joe Sublett, tenor sax, Darrel Leonard, trumpet.
 
LOVER’S WILL* (John Hiatt)
Vocal/Slide Guitar/Horn arrangement: Bonnie Raitt. Rhythm Guitar: Steve Donnelly. Keyboards: Mitchell Froom. Drums/Percussion: Pete Thomas. Bass: Joey Spampinato. Trombone/Euphonium: Nick Lane. Trumpet: Richard Braun. Sax: Jimmy Roberts. Baritone Sax: Marty Grebb.
 
 
Silver Lining Released: 2002 Produced by Bonnie Raitt, Mitchell Froom and Tchad Blake Recorded and Mixed by Tchad Blake Assisted by Jacquie Blake, also Pro Tools engineer
 
I CAN’T HELP YOU NOW (Tommy Sims, Gordon Kennedy and Wayne Kirkpatrick)
Vocal/Electric Guitar: Bonnie Raitt. Bass: James “Hutch” Hutchinson. Drums/Percussion: Ricky Fataar. Electric guitar: George Marinelli. Keyboards/Background Vocals: Jon Cleary. Background Vocals: Tommy Sims and Bernard Fowler. Moog Synth/Clavinet: Mitchell Froom. Drum Loops: Gary Gold. Additional Drum Loops: Andy Scheps. Additional Overdubs on I Can’t Help You Now recorded by John Paterno, assisted by Craig Conard. Mixed by Tchad Blake at Real World Studios, Box, Wiltshire, England, assisted by Claire Lewis, Pro Tools: Jacquie Blake.
 
GNAWIN’ ON IT (Music by Bonnie Raitt and Roy Rogers/Lyrics by Bonnie Raitt)
Vocal/Slide Guitar (right speaker)/Horn Arrangement: Bonnie Raitt. Slide Guitar (left speaker): Roy Rogers. Bass: James “Hutch” Hutchinson. Drums/Percussion: Ricky Fataar. Electric Guitar: George Marinelli. Keyboards: Jon Cleary. Baritone Sax: Steve Berlin. Additional Sloppy Snare/Cross Stick: Gary Gold.
 
SILVER LINING* (David Gray)
Vocal/Slide Guitar/Organ Arrangement: Bonnie Raitt. Bass: James “Hutch” Hutchinson. Drums/Percussion: Ricky Fataar. Electric Guitar: George Marinelli. Keyboards: Jon Cleary. Marxophone/Reed Organ/Additional Piano: Mitchell Froom. Drum Loops: Gary Gold.
 
HEAR ME LORD (Oliver Mtukudzi)
Vocal/Slide Guitar: Bonnie Raitt. Lead Guitar: Andy Abad. Bass: James “Hutch” Hutchinson. Drums/Percussion/Background Vocals: Ricky Fataar. Electric Guitar/Background Vocals: George Marinelli. Keyboards/Background Vocals: Jon Cleary. Congas/Talking Drum: Alex Acuña. Additional Background Vocals: Tommy Sims.
 
This collection on Capitol represents some of the most fertile and satisfying times of my life and career. Not many people get the kind of turnaround I've enjoyed since Nick of Time, especially in a business that eats its young-- and old.  I know how lucky I am to have had such validation and opportunity and I'd like to give credit and thanks to the many people who helped bring these albums to life:  First, to the amazing songwriters, musicians, singers, co-producers, engineers, art directors, photographers, publishing and production assistants who had everything to do with making these records special.  To Ky, Paul, Doug and my hearty, stellar road crew, who help us get the music out to the fans and keep them coming back for more. They are unsung heroes…  To my massive attack of a management team…career, business, political and personal, who keep me on track instead of at sea. To Kathy, Ron, Annie, Peter, Melissa, Mary, Bill T, Kate, Lisa T, Sheba, Paul Goldman, Mary Katherine Aldin, Jeffrey Hersh, Stan, Don P, and Jerry and Paul and all their staff. Special mention to Danny Goldberg, Nat Weiss and Joe Smith, who greatly helped keep me in the game.  Throughout my six albums and now this Best Of, I've relied on the always steady, enthusiastic support of my friends at Capitol Records - the current team being Andy Slater, Jon Polk, Mark Di Dia, John Ray, Judi Kerr, Joe McFadden, Steve Nice, Mark Rizzo, Devin Franchino, Rick Camino, and Jaime Feldman. Past and present, you've given me the respect and follow through that has made all the difference.  Special thanks to Norman and Danielle at DesignArt, Dana Tynan and Ann Cutting for helping to create this beautiful package. And to Tommy Steele for your years of great help and design advice.   About the musicians. On most of these albums, I used my longtime touring band, which has everything to do with why they sound great. Ricky Fataar and Hutch Hutchinson have been the stunning rhythm section for all but Fundamental, and George Marinelli is the other lead and rhythm guitarist on Longing, Road Tested and Silver Lining. We've had amazing keyboardists all along…Scott Thurston and Benmont Tench get special mention for the first three…And now Jon Cleary has rounded out my current grandslam of a band, carving a deep pocket on Silver Lining and out here on the road. I also want to thank Don Was, Ed Cherney, Mitchell Froom and Tchad Blake for their deep friendships and brilliance.  And lastly, I thank you the fans, for the honor it is having this much fun making a living.  -Bonnie
 
Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering Art Direction & Design: Norman Moore, DesignArtLA.com  Photography: Dana Tynan, Ann Cutting, Merlyn Rosenberg  Management: Ron Stone and Kathy Kane for Gold Mountain Entertainment Mail & Business: PO Box 626, Los Angeles, CA 90078  bonnieraitt.com  *Radio edit version: Due to time restrictions, the edited for radio versions of several songs had to be used to keep the overall CD length within the manufacturer's guidelines.  

THING CALLED LOVE © 1987 (John Hiatt) Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc. (BMI) All rights reserved. Used by permission.  

NICK OF TIME © 1989 (Bonnie Raitt) Kokomo Music (ASCAP) All rights reserved. Used by permission.  
 
LOVE LETTER © 1989 (Bonnie Hayes) Irving Music (BMI) / Monster Music (ASCAP) / Bob-A-Lew Songs (ASCAP) All rights reserved. Used by permission.  
 
HAVE A HEART © 1989 (Bonnie Hayes) Monster Music (ASCAP) / Bob-A-Lew Songs (ASCAP) All rights reserved. Used by permission.  
 
SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT © 1985 (Shirley Eikhard) Canvee Music admin. by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (SOCAN) / EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI) All rights reserved. Used by permission.  
 
I CAN’T MAKE YOU LOVE ME © 1991 (Michael Reid and Allen Shamblin) BMG Songs / Almo Music Corp. / Brio Blues Music / Hayes Street Music (ASCAP) All rights reserved. Used by permission.  
 
NOT THE ONLY ONE* © 1983 (Paul Brady) Almo Music Corp. (ASCAP) All rights reserved. Used by permission.  
 
LOVE SNEAKIN’ UP ON YOU © 1994 (Tom Snow and Jimmy Scott) Lapsed Catholic Music (ASCAP) / Snow Music (BMI) / Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (ASCAP) All rights reserved. Used by permission.  
 
YOU © 1994 (Bob Thiele, Jr., John Shanks and Tonio K) Line One Publishing / EMI Virgin Music, Inc. / WB Music Corp. o/b/o itself and Behind Bars Music and Pressmancherry Music (ASCAP) / Line One Publishing controlled and admin. by EMI Virgin Music Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.  
 
DIMMING OF THE DAY © 1976 (Richard Thompson) Beeswing Music admin. by Bug Music (BMI)  
 
LOVE ME LIKE A MAN © 1995 (Chris Smither) EMI U Catalog o/b/o Itself and Homunuculus Music (ASCAP) All rights reserved. Used by permission.  
 
SPIT OF LOVE © 1997 (Bonnie Raitt) Open Secret Music (ASCAP) All rights reserved. Used by permission.  
 
ONE BELIEF AWAY* © 1997 (Bonnie Raitt, Paul Brady and Dillon O’Brian. With inspiration from the music of Oliver Mtukudzi) Open Secret Music (ASCAP) / Rondor Music (London) Ltd. (PRS) / Paradise Avenue Songs admin. by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI) Contains certain elements of “What’s Going On”, written by Oliver Mtukudzi, published by Tuku Music. All rights reserved. Used by permission.  
 
LOVER’S WILL* © 1983 (John Hiatt) Careers-BMG Music Publishing (BMI)  
 
I CAN’T HELP YOU NOW © 2001 (Tommy Sims, Gordon Kennedy and Wayne Kirkpatrick) Universal Music Corp. / Bo Cut Songs admin. and controlled by Universal Music Corp. / Bases Loaded Music / Tommy Sims Music / BMG Songs, Inc. (ASCAP) / Sell The Cow Music admin. by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI) All rights on behalf of Bo Cut Songs admin. and controlled by Universal Music Corp. All rights on behalf of Sell The Cow Music admin. by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. All rights reserved. Used by permission.  
 
GNAWIN’ ON IT © 2002 (Music by Bonnie Raitt and Roy Rogers / Lyrics by Bonnie Raitt) Open Secret Music (ASCAP) / Chops Not Chaps Music (BMI) All rights of Chops Not Chaps Music admin. by Bug Music, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.  
 
SILVER LINING* © 1999 (David Gray) Chrysalis Music Limited (ASCAP) All rights in the U.S. and Canada admin. by Chrysalis Music (ASCAP) International copyright secured. All rights reserved. Used by permission.  
 
HEAR ME LORD © 2001 (Oliver Mtukudzi) Tuku Music (PRS) All rights of Tuku Music admin. by Open Secret Music (ASCAP) All rights reserved. Used by permission.
 
Sweet Pea Atkinson appeared courtesy of Chrysalis Records (Track 3) and MCA Records, Inc./Karambolage Records (Track 8)  Steve Berlin appeared courtesy of Mammoth Records (Track 16) Sir Harry Bowens appeared courtesy of Chrysalis Records (Tracks 2, 3) and MCA Records, Inc./Karambolage Records (Tracks 8, 9)  Paul Brady appeared courtesy of Fontana PolyGram Records (Track 7) and Phonogram Limited (Track 10) Paulinho Da Costa appeared courtesy of A&M Records (Tracks 2, 4, 6, 8, 9)  Bruce Hornsby appeared courtesy of RCA Records (Track 6) Arnold McCuller appeared courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc. (Tracks 6, 7, 8, 9)  Roy Rogers appeared courtesy of Evidence Music (Track 16) Tommy Sims appeared courtesy of Positive Movement, Inc. (Tracks 15, 18)  Joey Spampinato appeared courtesy of NRBQ (Track 14)
 
THE BEST OF BONNIE RAITT (INTERNATIONAL) A version of The Best of Bonnie Raitt was released in the UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and other territories on May 30, 2003. Ask for it in your local record stores (outside the U.S. and Canada).  
Track list:
1. Thing Called Love
2. Nick Of Time
3. Nobody's Girl
4. Something To Talk About
5. Not The Only One
6. I Can't Make You Love Me
7. Love Sneakin' Up On You
8. You
9. Dimming Of The Day
10. Love Me Like A Man (Live)
11. Rock Steady (Live)
12. I Believe I'm In Love With You (Live)
13. Lover's Will
14. Spit Of Love
15. I Can't Help You Now
16. Silver Lining
17. Time Of Our Lives
18. Hear Me Lord