Restless Nights (Karla Bonoff album)

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Restless Nights
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 1979
RecordedThe Sound Factory, Los Angeles
GenreFolk rock, pop rock,
easy listening, adult contemporary
ProducerKenny Edwards
Karla Bonoff chronology
Karla Bonoff
Restless Nights
Wild Heart of the Young
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]

Restless Nights is the second album by singer/songwriter Karla Bonoff. The album peaked at No. 31 on the Billboard albums chart.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Karla Bonoff, except where noted.

1."Trouble Again"Bonoff, Kenny Edwards3:37
2."Restless Nights" 5:18
3."The Letter" 2:47
4."When You Walk in the Room"Jackie DeShannon3:00
5."Only a Fool" 6:07
6."Baby Don't Go"Bonoff, Kenny Edwards3:19
7."Never Stop Her Heart" 4:49
8."Loving You" 3:26
9."The Water Is Wide"Traditional4:56


AllMusic's William Ruhlmann retrospectively called the first track, "Trouble Again", "a gem (as Linda Ronstadt proved when she recorded it)" but concluded that the album "did not represent the leap that would have been required to vault Bonoff into the ranks of her star friends."[1]

Rolling Stone's Don Shewey dismissed Bonoff's work as "sappy, MOR schlock." Though "Trouble Again" and "Baby Don't Go" are "fast, fun and disposable — i.e., everything a pop single should be. The remainder of Restless Nights is insufferable sludge."[3]



  1. ^ a b Restless Nights at AllMusic
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1995). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Albums, 3rd Edition, p. 41. Billboard Books, New York. ISBN 0-8230-7631-8
  3. ^ Shewey, Don. "Restless Nights", Rolling Stone, December 13, 1979, p. 86.