John Hiatt : John Hiatt - Greatest Hits: The A&M Years '87-'94

John Hiatt : John Hiatt - Greatest Hits: The A&M Years '87-'94

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Hiatt,John ~ Greatest Hits
Unlike Capitol's 1998 release, The Best of John Hiatt, which contained several inferior re-recordings of older tunes, this Hiatt best-of contains the original versions of most of his best-known tunes. The 18-track collection contains healthy dollops of 1987's Bring the Family (with Nick Lowe, Ry Cooder, and Jim Keltner) and 1988's Slow Turning, including "Memphis in the Meantime," "Thing Called Love," "Drive South," and "Tennessee Plates." It's filled out with material from the more recent Stolen Moments ("Real Fine Love") and Perfectly Good Guitar (the title track and "Buffalo River Home"). Mercifully, only one track ("Angel Eyes") is culled from his goofy live album, Hiatt Comes Alive at Budokan?. Hiatt's hound-dog voice and his ability to attract superior players adds luster, but it's the gems from his knockout songwriting run from the late '80s and early '90s that make this an essential disc, particularly for those who don't own the individual albums. --Robert Baird

1. [3:59] Memphis In The Meantime
2. [4:38] Perfectly Good Guitar
3. [4:11] Thing Called Love
4. [3:36] Slow Turning
5. [4:21] Real Fine Love
6. [4:46] Through Your Hands
7. [5:11] Buffalo River Home
8. [4:50] Feels Like Rain
9. [2:56] Tennessee Plates
10. [4:09] Thank You Girl
11. [3:53] Drive South
12. [4:12] Lipstick Sunset
13. [4:26] Child Of The Wild Blue Yonder
14. [3:35] Paper Thin
15. [4:51] The Rest Of The Dream
16. [4:02] Have A Little Faith In Me
17. [4:32] Something Wild
18. [5:08] Angel Eyes (Live (1994/State Theater, Portland, ME))

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