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Luck of the Draw
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|8. Not The Only One|
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|10. Slow Ride|
|11. Luck Of The Draw|
|12. All At Once|
As its title makes clear, the 1991 sequel to Bonnie Raitt's platinum breakthrough on Nick Of Time takes nothing for granted. Raitt had achieved sobriety, renewed commercial focus, and then the payday that the prior album yielded, but Luck Of The Draw mirrors an even fiercer determination to make music as if her life depended on it. Again teamed with producer Don Was, Raitt surpasses herself with her best album to date: her wonderfully lush, blues-rimmed voice and sinuous slide guitar wrap themselves around a dozen potent songs culled from a typically shrewd mix of writers including Paul Brady, John Hiatt, Bonnie Hayes, Shirley Eikhard, and Billy Vera, and Raitt herself turns in her most generous batch of originals yet. Sympathetic guests include Brady and Delbert McClinton on harmony vocals, Richard Thompson on guitar, and Heartbreaker Benmont Tench on organ, in a program including the sassy "Something to Talk About," the sultry "Slow Ride," a soaring "Not the Only One," and the heartbreaking "I Can't Make You Love Me." This isn't luck, it's artistry. --Sam Sutherland
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Six words: 'I Can't Make You Love Me.' Bonnie realizes what many women just can't-they can't make someone's heart feel something that it won't. When I first heard this song, I was completely mesmerized. Goose pimples covered my skin, my body stood still as her cool pain-drenched voice bled with agony. Even after a few years, my heart skips a beat each time I hear the opening notes to this melodic masterpiece.
'Let's Give Them Something To Talk About.' This is a cheeky tune about gossiping, nosy and rumor-spreading individuals. The upbeat melody is a finger-snapping, foot-tapping gem. Bonnie voice is gritty but pretty as usual-this one's a definite keeper.
'Not The Only One.' To her surprise she's not! Bonnie's smooth vocal delivery and upbeat melody make this tune one of my favorites on the entire album.
Pick this one up as well as her other recordings-She'll never disappoint.
Bonnie Raitt's long and enduring career as a singer/guitarist/writer/activist "LUCK OF THE DRAW" is a stand
out. Everything had just come together for Raitt, the Grammy's
showered on her not only fortune and fame but long sought after
credibility(with the public) and her new label Capitol spent the money to make
the money! The time was taken to make sure all those honors
weren't just a fluke but actually a Raitt reawakening to the
talents that lied within. Being sober and committed and using
some of the best talents in the business Bonnie was able to
help co-produce along with Don Was a very respectable follow-
up to "Nick of time". Every song here just oozes with feeling
and Bonnie is in an unstoppable groove and having now sold over
7 millions copies it is understandable just why it went on to
be so popular. "Something to talk about" and "I can't make you
love me", both were the sought after songs Bonnie has been trying to lay down for to many years ago to mention. The timing
was right as well for Bonnie's non-pretentious sound and voice
to hit in America. Adult Comtemporary and Adult Alternative radio station's impact and of course VH1 VIDEO SUPPORT,put her right into America's heartland where so many woman identified with all
her heartbreaking, blues sorrow and...rock blues style and many guys just couldn't believe a women could be such an aggressive slide guitar stylist. It all worked to perfection. The rock blues of "Slow Ride", The country rock blues bounce of "Good Man", the reality
of "All at once", the FUNK of "Tangled and Dark" spelled out a
rare musical talent that had just been tapped.Read more ›
Raitt's voice has fascinating purrs, growls and soaring tones. Her guitar playing is outstanding and her style defies classification. For example if you like Country you'd probably like her, but if you hate Country music you'd also like her. Go figure.
Bonnie Raitt is one of the most talented singer/songwriter/guitarists ever and why she isn't a bigger mega-star than she is just amazes me. She was the headline performer at our college homecoming in 1970 and she is still going strong strong strong. If you don't have any of her albums, this one is a sure winner to start with. Not a bad song in the bunch.
Bonnie's voice is powerful and rich. The songs are true to the heart and the soul. Need to relax? Listen to this. Need to feel better? Just listen. Want to feel sorry for yourself? Grab a beer and wallow in the Luck of the Draw.
I recommend this disc for anyone with a heartbeat. It will beat a little healthier after making a connection wtih Bonnie Raitt.
Most recent customer reviews
I first listened to this album on a road trip 'cross USA so everytime I play it now, it takes me back there, evoking the sights, smells, sounds of then. Read morePublished on Sept. 8 2005
This is Bonnie Raitts most fully realized collection as it
had everything going for it at the time. Read more
Without a doubt, this is the finest record Bonnie ever put out. From "I Can't Make You Love Me" to Slow Ride and Tangled And Dark, this record has something for everyone. Read morePublished on Feb. 16 2003 by Carl Johnson
From the "wink and a smile" attitude of "Something to Talk About" to the wistful acceptance of "All at Once," this one captures the essence of Bonnie Raitt. Read morePublished on Aug. 21 2002 by J. Carroll
This one deserves 10 stars not 5! It is definately Bonnie's #1! I have had this one since it came out! The same year I got my beautiful red haired daughter. What a year that was! Read morePublished on Aug. 14 2002 by Carol Hicks
I would like to say how great this company was about notifying me that they received my order and my CD was shipped the next day to me first class. I received it in three days. Read morePublished on July 18 2002 by Suzanne Costello
Ms. Raitt's voice makes you want to listen and dance. This album, with each song a work of art, lives up to her body of work. Really wonderful music.Published on May 1 2002 by Vincent Rowe
Something to Talk About" was the title hit for this ground-breaking album that really established Bonnie as a bankable artist. Read morePublished on April 27 2002 by Barron Laycock