Slow Turning

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Slow Turning
Studio album by John Hiatt
Released August 30, 1988
Recorded May 20, 1988-June 6, 1988
Ronnie Milsap's Groundstar Labs, Nashville, Tennessee
Genre Rock
Length 48:45
Label A&M
Producer Glyn Johns
John Hiatt chronology
Bring the Family
Slow Turning
Stolen Moments
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau B+ [2]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars [3]

Slow Turning was singer-songwriter John Hiatt's ninth album, released in 1988. It provided Hiatt's only significant radio hit with the title track, which features the memorable line "I'm yelling at the kids in the back, 'cause they're banging like Charlie Watts". The single "Slow Turning" was also featured in the 2002 motion picture drama the The Rookie which starred Dennis Quaid. "Feels Like Rain" would later be covered by Buddy Guy on an album of the same name and was featured in the 2004 Kate Hudson movie Raising Helen. "Drive South" would become a country hit for Suzy Bogguss in the early 1990s. "Icy Blue Heart" was covered by Emmylou Harris in her 1989 album Bluebird, with backing vocals by Bonnie Raitt. Ilse DeLange recorded "It'll Come To You"" and "Feels Like Rain" on her live album "Dear John". Though not credited on the album cover, Hiatt is backed by The Goners.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by John Hiatt, except "Tennessee Plates", written by John Hiatt and Mike Porter.

  1. "Drive South" – 3:55
  2. "Trudy And Dave" – 4:25
  3. "Tennessee Plates" – 2:57
  4. "Icy Blue Heart" – 4:34
  5. "Sometime Other Than Now" – 4:25
  6. "Georgia Rae" – 4:26
  7. "Ride Along" – 3:31
  8. "Slow Turning" – 3:36
  9. "It'll Come To You" – 3:29
  10. "Is Anybody There?" – 5:01
  11. "Paper Thin" – 3:35
  12. "Feels Like Rain" – 4:51



  1. ^ Deming, Mark. Slow Turning at AllMusic. Retrieved August 12, 2011.
  2. ^ "Consumer Guide, John Hiatt reviews". Robert Christgau. Retrieved August 12, 2011. 
  3. ^ Guterman, Jimmy (October 6, 1988). "John Hiatt: Slow Turning : Music review". Rolling Stone (RS 536). Archived from the original on October 2, 2007. Retrieved August 12, 2010.