Slipstream (Bonnie Raitt album)

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Slipstream
Bonnie Raitt -Slipstream.jpg
Studio album by Bonnie Raitt
Released April 10, 2012
Recorded 2010-2011 at Ocean Way Recording and The Garfield House
Genre Rock, blues rock, americana
Length 57:49
Label Redwing Records
Producer Bonnie Raitt, Joe Henry
Bonnie Raitt chronology
Souls Alike
(2005)
Slipstream
(2012)
Dig in Deep
(2016)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 74/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
American Songwriter 4/5 stars[3]
Blurt 7/10 stars[4]
The Boston Globe (positive)[5]
Chicago Tribune 3/4 stars[6]
Entertainment Weekly A−[7]
Paste (8.5/10)[8]
Q 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (2-star Honorable Mention)[9]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[10]

Slipstream is the sixteenth studio album by Bonnie Raitt, released in April 2012.[11] American Songwriter Magazine praised it as "her best album in years and one of the best of her 40-year career."[12]

Two singles were released from the album, Gerry Rafferty's "Right Down the Line", and "Used to Rule the World", both of which charted on the Billboard Triple A chart.[13] The album also spawned a highly successful concert tour. The Slipstream Tour was the 82nd best-selling American tour of 2012 earning 11.3 million dollars and selling 201,313 tickets.[14]

Critical Acclaim[edit]

The album was listed at No. 22 on Rolling Stone's list of the top 50 albums of 2012, saying "As young stars like Adele and Katy Perry cover her songs, Raitt continues what she’s been doing, more or less, for 40-plus years." [15]

The album won for the Grammy Award for Best Americana Album at the 2013 Grammy Awards.[16]

Commercial performance[edit]

Debuting at No. 6 on the Billboard 200, Slipstream became Raitt's highest-charting album in 18 years.[17] It also debuted at No. 1 on both the Rock Albums and Blues Albums charts.[18][19] selling around 63,000 copies. The album has sold 334,000 album in the US as of January 2016.[20]

Slipstream became the 106th best-selling album and 9th best-selling independent album in the United States in 2012.[21][22] Slipstream was also the best-selling Blues album of 2012, and Bonnie Raitt was the best-selling Blues artist of 2012.[23][24]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Used to Rule the World" (Randall Bramblett) - 4:17
  2. "Right Down the Line" (Gerry Rafferty) - 5:29
  3. "Million Miles" (Bob Dylan) - 6:26
  4. "You Can't Fail Me Now" (Loudon Wainwright III, Joseph Lee Henry) - 4:18
  5. "Down to You" (George Marinelli, lyrics Raitt, Randall Bramblett) - 3:59
  6. "Take My Love with You" (Gordon Kennedy, Wayne Kirkpatrick, Kelly Price) - 4:24
  7. "Not Cause I Wanted To" (Al Anderson, Bonnie Bishop) - 3:37
  8. "Ain't Gonna Let You Go" (Al Anderson, Bonnie Bramlett) - 5:59
  9. "Marriage Made in Hollywood" (Paul Brady, Michael O'Keefe) - 4:55
  10. "Split Decision" (Anderson, Gary Nicholson) - 4:35
  11. "Standing in the Doorway" (Bob Dylan) - 5:24
  12. "God Only Knows" (Joseph Lee Henry) - 4:26

Personnel[edit]

  • Bonnie Raitt - vocal (1-12), electric slide guitar (1-3, 5, 8, 10, 11), arrangement (2), acoustic guitar (3), tambourine (10)
  • Mike Finnigan - Hammond B3 (1, 2, 6-10), backing vocal (1), clavinet (2), piano (5), organ (5), Wurlitzer (6, 8, 9)
  • George Marinelli - electric guitar (1, 2, 5-7, 9), harmony vocals (2, 5), acoustic guitar (6, 9), backing vocals (6), shakers (8), mandolin (9)
  • Johnny Lee Schell - electric guitar (1)
  • James "Hutch" Hutchinson- bass (1, 2, 5, 6, 8-10), upright bass (7)
  • Ricky Fataar - drums (1, 2, 5, 6, 8-10), timbales (2), tambourine (9, 10)
  • Luis Conte - percussion (1, 2, 6)
  • Maia Sharp - backing vocal (2, 6, 9), harmony vocal (7)
  • Bill Frisell - electric guitar (3, 4, 11)
  • Greg Leisz - acoustic guitar (3, 4), pedal steel (11)
  • Patrick Warren - piano (3, 11, 12), Wurlitzer (4), pump organ (7), keyboards (11, 12)
  • David Piltch - upright bass (3, 4, 11)
  • Jay Bellerose - drums (3, 4, 11)
  • Gang - handclaps (5)
  • Al Anderson - acoustic guitar (6-8), lead solo (7), harmony vocal (10), electric guitar (10)
  • Jeff Young - backing vocal (6)
  • Paul Brady - harmony vocal (9)

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[25] 51
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[26] 14
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[27] 24
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[28] 34
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[29] 49
UK Albums (OCC)[30] 64
US Billboard 200[31] 6
US Top Blues Albums (Billboard)[32] 1
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[33] 1
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[34] 1
US Top Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)[35] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Critic reviews for Slipstream". Metacritic. Retrieved 16 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Slipstream at AllMusic
  3. ^ Morrison, Allen (2012-04-02). "Bonnie Raitt: Slipstream". American Songwriter. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  4. ^ Judge, Stephen (2012-04-10). "Bonnie Raitt - Slipstream". Blurt. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  5. ^ Merrill, Rob (2012-04-10). "Review: Bonnie Raitt back in music's 'Slipstream'". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  6. ^ Kot, Greg (2012-04-09). "Album review: Bonnie Raitt, 'Slipstream'". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  7. ^ Tucker, Ken (2012-04-13). "Slipstream review - Bonnie Raitt Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  8. ^ Gleason, Holly (2012-04-10). "Bonnie Raitt: Slipstream :: Music :: Reviews". Paste. Retrieved 2012-05-30. 
  9. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: Bonnie Raitt". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  10. ^ Hermes, Will (2012-04-10). "Slipstream". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  11. ^ Bonnie Raitt Prepares New Album
  12. ^ "Bonnie Raitt: Slipstream". American Songwriter. Retrieved 10 April 2012. 
  13. ^ "Bonnie Raitt: Chart History". Billboard (magazine). Retrieved 17 March 2013. 
  14. ^ "Top 200 North American Tours" (PDF). Pollstar. Retrieved 17 March 2013. 
  15. ^ 50 Best Albums of 2012: Bonnie Raitt, 'Slipstream' | Rolling Stone
  16. ^ Diversity And Talent Fill The American Roots Nominations
  17. ^ "Bonnie Raitt's #6 Debut is Her Highest in 18 Years". Shorefire. Retrieved 18 April 2012. 
  18. ^ "Rock Albums". Billboard. April 28, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Blues Albums". Billboard. April 28, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Upcoming Releases". Hits Daily Double. HITS Digital Ventures. Archived from the original on January 30, 2016. 
  21. ^ "Bonnie Raitt- Chart history". Billboard (magazine). Retrieved 18 May 2013. 
  22. ^ "Bonnie Raitt- Independent Chart history". Billboard (magazine). Retrieved 18 May 2013. 
  23. ^ Blues Albums : Jun 14, 2014 | Billboard Chart Archive
  24. ^ Blues Albums Artists: 2012 Year-End Charts | Billboard
  25. ^ "Ultratop.be – Bonnie Raitt – Slipstream" (in Dutch). Hung Medien.
  26. ^ "Bonnie Raitt – Chart history" Billboard Canadian Albums Chart for Bonnie Raitt.
  27. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Bonnie Raitt – Slipstream" (in Dutch). Hung Medien.
  28. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Bonnie Raitt – Slipstream". Hung Medien.
  29. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Bonnie Raitt – Slipstream". Hung Medien.
  30. ^ "Bonnie Raitt | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart
  31. ^ "Bonnie Raitt – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Bonnie Raitt.
  32. ^ "Bonnie Raitt – Chart history" Billboard Top Blues Albums for Bonnie Raitt.
  33. ^ "Bonnie Raitt – Chart history" Billboard Independent Albums for Bonnie Raitt.
  34. ^ "Bonnie Raitt – Chart history" Billboard Top Rock Albums for Bonnie Raitt.
  35. ^ "Bonnie Raitt – Chart history" Billboard Top Tastemaker Albums for Bonnie Raitt.

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