Album of the Day
Nick Of Time
After a decade's worth of albums for Warner Bros., Bonnie Raitt had established a reputation as a musician's musician – but had yet to earn widespread public recognition. That changed with 1989's NICK OF TIME. Produced by Don Was, the set is an ideal showcase for Raitt's blues-inspired singing and guitar work, neatly balancing down-to-earth charm with studio craftsmanship. Though the opening title track and closing “The Road's My Middle Name” are the only songs bearing Bonnie's writing credit, the performances here all ring with passion and authenticity. Grammy voters certainly took note, bestowing three awards on the collection including Album of the Year. Today we'll wish Bonnie Raitt a happy birthday with her multi-platinum comeback release, NICK OF TIME.