Storms (Nanci Griffith album)

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Studio album by Nanci Griffith
Released 1988
Recorded Ocean Way Studio, Nashville, Tennessee
Genre Country pop
Length 37:44
Label MCA
Producer Glyn Johns
Nanci Griffith chronology
One Fair Summer Evening
Late Night Grande Hotel

Storms is singer-songwriter Nanci Griffith's eighth album. In it she heads in a third musical direction, that of pop music. Griffith, whose background is primarily folk music, turned toward country music in her preceding four or five albums, and here, again, ventures into a little different style. Griffith enlisted the talents of noted rock music producer Glyn Johns for the musical style change. The album landed at #42 on the Billboard Country Albums chart, and at #99 on the Pop Albums chart in 1989.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau C+ [2]

Writing for AllMusic, critic Lindsay Planer notes that although her change in style was not well received by purists, Griffith "unfurled some of her finest musical stories to date."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Nanci Griffith; except where indicated

  1. "I Don't Wanna Talk About Love" (Griffith, James Hooker) – 4:08
  2. "Drive-In Movies and Dashboard Lights" – 3:14
  3. "You Made This Love a Teardrop" – 3:12
  4. "Brave Companion of the Road" – 3:20
  5. "Storms" (Eric Taylor) – 3:10
  6. "It's a Hard Life Wherever You Go" – 4:01
  7. "If Wishes Were Changes" (Griffith, James Hooker) – 3:47
  8. "Listen to the Radio" – 3:48
  9. "Leaving the Harbor" – 3:28
  10. "Radio Fragile" (Griffith, James Hooker) – 5:36

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 42
U.S. Billboard 200 99


  1. ^ a b Iyengar, Vik. "Storms - Nanci Griffith". AllMusic. Retrieved October 23, 2011. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: Nanci Griffith". Retrieved September 29, 2013.