Album Details

March 14, 1994
Pop/Rock, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Album Rock, Blues-Rock

Album Review

On the follow-up to the follow-up (and another million-selling number one hit), Bonnie Raitt contributes more than her usual share of original songs, writing four songs herself and setting a lyric of her husband's to music for a fifth. Elsewhere, she draws on such strong writers as Richard Thompson and Paul Brady, all for a collection devoted to devotion. Song after song expresses passion, usually with happy results -- this is not the album of a woman with the blues. Even when she's dressing down a parent in her own "Circle Dance," Raitt offers forgiveness and understanding. There, and in other songs, the object of her emotions rarely seems to be perfect, but she takes that in and loves him, anyway. Co-producer Don Was provides a detailed production in which single elements -- an accordion, a harmony vocal by Levon Helm or David Crosby -- effectively color arrangements and complement Raitt's always soulful singing.
William Ruhlmann, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Love Sneakin' up on You
  2. Longing in Their Hearts
  3. You
  4. Cool, Clear Water
  5. Circle Dance
  6. I Sho Do
  7. Dimming of the Day
  8. Feeling of Falling
  9. Steal Your Heart Away
  10. Storm Warning
  11. Hell to Pay
  12. Shadow of Doubt