Luck of the Draw (album)

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Luck of the Draw
Luck Of The Draw (Official Album Cover) by Bonnie Raitt.png
Studio album by Bonnie Raitt
Released June 25, 1991 (1991-06-25)
Recorded September 1990–February 1991
Genre Blues rock
Length 53:39
Label Capitol
Producer
Bonnie Raitt chronology
Nick of Time
(1989)Nick of Time1989
Luck of the Draw
(1991)
Longing in Their Hearts
(1994)Longing in Their Hearts1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune 3.5/4 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly A[3]
Los Angeles Times 3.5/5 stars[4]
Robert Christgau A[5]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[6]

Luck of the Draw is the eleventh album by Bonnie Raitt, released in 1991.

After being nominated for Grammy awards in four different categories for the album Nick of Time, Raitt went for a creative retreat in Northern California to begin work on Luck of the Draw. "I did it on purpose to see if I could come up with anything," Raitt said in 1991. "In case I won, I wanted to make sure that I had done some writing and didn't feel that Nick of Time was a fluke. I didn't want to win just 'cause I quit drinking and spent twenty years not making any money, you know? There wasn't enough. So I basically forced myself to go to songwriting boot camp. There were three of four days when it didn't happen — but because I didn't have alcohol or unhappiness or anything to get in the way, it started to open up and I started three of the four songs of mine that are on this album. And then it didn't matter if I won or not, because I had proved to myself that it was okay."

The album surpassed Nick of Time's commercial success, having sold seven million copies in the United States alone by 2010, and was supported by a 180-date tour from 1991 to 1993. It replicated much of her U.S. success overseas as well, selling two million in France and Italy. It remains Raitt's biggest-selling recording to date.

In the liner notes, Raitt dedicated this album to the late blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan, "still burning bright".

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Something to Talk About" Shirley Eikhard 3:47
2. "Good Man, Good Woman" 3:33
3. "I Can't Make You Love Me"
5:32
4. "Tangled and Dark" Bonnie Raitt 4:52
5. "Come to Me" Raitt 4:20
6. "No Business" John Hiatt 4:24
7. "One Part Be My Lover" 5:06
8. "Not the Only One" Paul Brady 5:03
9. "Papa Come Quick (Jody and Chico)"
2:43
10. "Slow Ride"
  • Bonnie Hayes
  • Larry McNally
  • André Pessis
3:59
11. "Luck of the Draw" Paul Brady 5:17
12. "All at Once" Raitt 5:03
Total length: 53:39
Notes

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producers: Bonnie Raitt, Don Was
  • Engineer: Ed Cherney
  • Assistant engineers: Ray Blair, Dan Bosworth
  • Mixing: Ed Cherney
  • Assistant Mixing Engineer: Bryant Arnett
  • Mastering: Doug Sax
  • Arrangers: Greg Adams, David Campbell
  • Art direction: Tommy Steele
  • Design: Jeffery Fey
  • Logo: Margo Chase
  • Lettering: Margo Chase

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions
US
[18]
US AC
[19]
US Rock
[20]
UK
[21]
1991 "Something to Talk About" 5 5 12
"I Can't Make You Love Me" 18 9 50
"Slow Ride" 28
1992 "Not the Only One" 34 2
"Come to Me" 10
1993 "All At Once" 17

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[22] 4× Platinum 400,000^
United States (RIAA)[23] 7× Platinum 7,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Awards[edit]

Grammy Awards

Year Winner Category
1991 "Good Man, Good Woman" Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
1991 Luck of the Draw Best Female Rock Vocal Performance
1991 "Something to Talk About" Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

References[edit]

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  23. ^ "American album certifications – Bonnie Raitt – Luck Of The Draw". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved October 16, 2016.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH