Home (Delaney & Bonnie album)

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Home
Studio album by Delaney & Bonnie
Released May 1969
Recorded 1969, Stax Studios, Memphis, TN
Genre Classic rock/Soul
Label Stax
Producer Don Nix, Donald "Duck" Dunn
Delaney & Bonnie chronology
Home
(1969)
The Original Delaney & Bonnie & Friends
(1969)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B+[2]

Home is the debut album by husband-and-wife singers Delaney & Bonnie, released on the Stax label (catalog no. STS-2026). Most of the album was recorded at Stax Studios in Memphis, Tennessee from February to November 1968 with additional overdubs in July 1969, and features many of Stax's house musicians, including Donald "Duck" Dunn, Steve Cropper, Booker T. Jones, and Isaac Hayes.

The album's cover photo shows Delaney and Bonnie with Delaney's grandfather, John Bramlett, in front of the log cabin in Pontotoc, Mississippi where Delaney grew up.

Stax released two singles from the album in the U.S., "It's Been a Long Time Coming" (1969) and "Hard to Say Goodbye" (1970). (The latter was issued to capitalize on the success of Delaney and Bonnie's later recordings for Atco/Atlantic, which once had a partnership with Stax.) "Just Plain Beautiful" b/w "Hard to Say Goodbye" was also issued as a single in the UK in 1969.

Home was remastered and re-released by Stax / Universal on CD, including several bonus tracks, in 2006. Unfortunately someone thought it prudent to remaster in MONO only (although the cover states "AAD/Stereo), all previous vinyl, tape and CD issues were in stereo. The album's two US single A-sides are also included in the Stax compilation box set The Complete Stax/Volt Soul Singles, Vol. 2 - 1968-71.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "It's Been a Long Time Coming" (Delaney Bramlett, Bonnie Bramlett) - 2:26 - Recorded February 7, 1968
  2. "A Right Now Love" (Bonnie Bramlett, Homer Banks) - 2:19 - Recorded August 6, September 13, 1968
  3. "We Can Love" (Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd) - 2:23 - Recorded August 6, September 13, 1968, July 2nd 1969
  4. "My Baby Specializes" (Isaac Hayes, David Porter) - 3:15 - Recorded February 27, 1968
  5. "Everybody Loves a Winner" (Booker T. Jones, William Bell) - 4:45 - Recorded November 1, 1968, July 1, 1969
  6. "Things Get Better" (Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd, Wayne Jackson) - 2:22 - Recorded February 27, 1968
  7. "Just Plain Beautiful" (Steve Cropper, Bettye Crutcher) - 2:09 - Recorded August 6, September 13, 1968
  8. "Hard to Say Goodbye" (Bonnie Bramlett, Carl Radle) - 2:30 - Recorded August 7, 1968, July 1, 1969
  9. "Pour Your Love on Me" (Homer Banks, Bonnie Bramlett) - 2:47 - Recorded August 7, September 13, 1968, July 2nd 1969
  10. "Piece of My Heart" (Bert Berns, Jerry Ragovoy) - 4:45 - Recorded November 1, 1968, July 1, 1969

Personnel[edit]

  • Jim Terry - saxophone

Production[edit]

  • Producer: Don Nix, Donald "Duck" Dunn
  • Recording Engineer: Ron Capone
  • Art Direction: Jamie Putman
  • Photography: Barry Feinstein
  • Cover Design: Tom Wilkes
  • Liner Notes: Michael Point

Special thanks to the friends of Delaney & Bonnie and Leon Russell.

References[edit]

  1. ^ link
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (January 29, 1970). "Consumer Guide (7)". The Village Voice (New York). Retrieved April 29, 2013.