SLIPSTREAM By Bonnie Raitt

Slipstream is Bonnie Raitt’s first album in seven years. Why the delay? Who knows, but we Bonnie Raitt fans welcome this CD. The strongest track is Bonnie Raitt’s reggae-flavored cover of Gerry Rafferty’s “Right Down the Line” (see and hear below). I’m also fond of “Take My Love With You.” I’m less enamored with Bonnie Raitt’s attempts to sing the blues. Let’s hope it doesn’t take Bonnie seven more years to put out another CD! GRADE: B+
1 Used To Rule the World 4:17
2 Right Down the Line 5:29
3 Million Miles 6:26
4 You Can’t Fail Me Now 4:18
5 Down To You 3:59
6 Take My Love With You 4:24
7 Not Cause I Wanted To 3:37
8 Ain’t Gonna Let You Go 5:59
9 Marriage Made In Hollywood 4:55
10 Split Decision 4:35
11 Standing In the Doorway 5:24
12 God Only Knows 4:26

10 thoughts on “SLIPSTREAM By Bonnie Raitt

  1. Deb

    Saw her on Colbert’s show last night (the rerun from Monday night, I guess). Is that Joni Mitchell’s “Down to You” or a different song with the same title?

    1. george Post author

      I wish Bonnie Raitt would just bring out a CD of covers, Bill. She can “reinterpret” other people’s songs and make them new.

  2. Beth Fedyn

    They’ve been playing tracks from Slipstream on WKLH’s Rock ‘n Roll Roots for the past couple of weeks. I agree – it’s great!

    1. george Post author

      Our local “Adult Contemporary” radio station has been playing SLIPSTREAM on heavy rotation, Beth. I agree with you: it’s great!


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