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Takin' My Time
Original release: 1973 
Remastered re-release: March 5, 2002
Produced by John Hall
 
1. You've Been In Love Too Long
2. I Gave My Love A Candle
3. Let Me In
4. Everybody's Cryin Mercy
5. Cry Like A Rainstorm
6. Wah She Go Do
7. I Feel The Same
8. I Thought I Was A Child
9. Write Me A Few Of Your Lines/ Kokomo Blues
10. Guilty
 
You've Been in Love Too Long - 3:40
(Clarence Paul, William Stevenson and Ivy Hunter) Bonnie Raitt - vocal Paul Barrere - electric rhythm guitar John Hall - electric lead guitar Freebo - fender fretless bass Bill Payne - electric piano John Hall, Bonnie Raitt - back-up vocals Jim Keltner - drums Milt Holland - tambourine 
 
I Gave My Love a Candle - 4:20
(Joel Zoss)
Bonnie Raitt - vocal
Freebo - Fender fretless bass
Bill Payne - piano
Earl Palmer - drums
John Hall - electric guitar, Mellotron
 
Let Me In - 3:33
(Y. Baker)
Bonnie Raitt - vocal
Taj Mahal - acoustic bass
John Hall - electric guitar
Bill Payne - piano
Earl Palmer - drums
Freebo - tuba, horns arranged and played by George Bohanan (trombone), Oscar Brashear (flugelhorn), Ernie Watts (soprano sax)
 
Everybody's Crying Mercy - 3:25
(Mose Allison)
Bonnie Raitt - vocal
Taj Mahal - harp
Freebo - Fender fretless bass
Earl Palmer - drums
Bill Payne - piano
Bonnie Raitt, John Hall, Taj Mahal, Freebo, Bill Payne - back-up vocals
 
Cry Like a Rainstorm - 3:50
(Eric Kaz)
Bonnie Raitt - vocal
Taj Mahal - harp
Bill Payne - piano, organ
Freebo - Fender fretless bass
John Hall - acoustic guitar
Earl Palmer - drums
Sam Clayton - congas
 
Wah She Go Do* - 3:15
(McCarth Lewis)
Bonnie Raitt - vocal
Freebo - Fender fretless bass
Bill Payne - organ
Van Dyke Parks - inspiration, piano, and body english John Hall - electric guitar Jim Kietner - drums Milt Holland - timbales, shakers, claves Horns transcribed from Splish Splash version Conducted by Kirby Johnson Horns played by Anthony Terran, Glenn Ferris, Joel Peskin, Martin Krystall, Robert Hardaway, Bud Brisbois Bonnie Raitt, John Hall, Van Dyke Parks - back-up vocals 
 
I Feel The Same - 4:39
(Chris Smither)
Bonnie Raitt - vocal
Lowell George - electric slide guitar
Bill Payne - electric and acoustic piano Freebo - Fender fretless bass Earl Palmer - drums Milt Holland - tablas
 
I Thought I Was a Child - 3:44
(Jackson Browne)
Bonnie Raitt - vocal, acoustic guitar
John Hall - electric guitar
Freebo - Fender fretless bass
Bill Payne - piano
Earl Palmer - drums
Sam Clayton - congas
 
Write Me a Few of Your Lines / Kokomo Blues - 3:36 (Fred McDowell) Bonnie Raitt - vocal, bottleneck electric and acoustic guitars Freebo - Fender Fretless bass Jim Keltner - drums John Hall - electric and acoustic rhythm guitars Hand-clapping - Bonnie Raitt, John Hall, Carrol Farhat, Carl Huston, Nat Seligman
 
Guilty - 2:58
(Randy Newman)
Bonnie Raitt - vocal
Freebo - Fender fretless bass
Lowell George - electric slide guitar
Paul Barrere - electric rhythm guitar
Earl Palmer - drums
Horns arranged and conducted by Kirby Johnson Horns played by Anthony Terran, Glenn Ferris, Joel Peskin, Martin Krystall Bill Payne - piano
 
 
* "Wah She Go Do is from the album 'Splish Splash' by Calypso Rose, SR 7776, distributed and manufactured in the USA by Straker Calypso, Earl Harris; Jamaica, Long, Island, New York.
 
Produced by John Hall
Mixed at Village Recorders, West L.A.
Mixdown engineer - Rick Heenan
Tracks Recorded at Sunset Sound, Hollywood Engineered by John Haney* and Wayne Daily (*"Gave My Love a Candle, "Cry Like a Rainstorm," "I Feel the Same" and Guilty) Overdubs recorded at Warner Bros. Recording Studios, N. Hollywood Engineered by Lanky Lindstrot Mastered at the Mastering Lab by Doug Sax and Arnie Acosta, June-July, 1973