Steady On (Shawn Colvin album)

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Steady On
Steady On Shawn Colvin.jpg
Studio album by Shawn Colvin
Released October 17, 1989
Genre Rock, Contemporary Folk
Length 44:09
Label Columbia
Producer John Leventhal, Steve Addabbo
Shawn Colvin chronology
Steady On
Fat City
(1992)Fat City1992
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Steady On is the 1989 debut album by American singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin. In addition to launching Colvin's career the album won the award for Best Contemporary Folk Album at the 33rd Grammy Awards in February 1991. Allmusic calls the album, "a must have for anyone who loves acoustic music created in the grand tradition of Joni Mitchell and James Taylor."[1] Notable guest appearances include Suzanne Vega and Bruce Hornsby.

The album reached 111 on the Billboard 200 in 1989. The title track was released as a single and in 1990 reached 30 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart and 23 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Steady On" (Colvin, Leventhal) – 4:59
  2. "Diamond in the Rough" (Colvin, Leventhal) – 5:02
  3. "Shotgun Down the Avalanche" (Colvin, Leventhal) – 5:02
  4. "Stranded" (Colvin) – 4:03
  5. "Another Long One" (Colvin) – 3:46
  6. "Cry Like an Angel" (Colvin, Leventhal) – 4:52
  7. "Something to Believe In" (Colvin, Leventhal) – 4:12
  8. "The Story" (Colvin, Leventhal) – 3:59
  9. "Ricochet in Time" (Colvin) – 3:11
  10. "The Dead of the Night" (Colvin) – 5:03



Year Chart Position
1989 Billboard 200 111[citation needed]

Release history[edit]

date format label catalog #
CD Columbia CK-45209
Columbia FC 45209
CD Columbia CO45209
1989 CS Columbia FCT-45209
1995 CD Columbia 45209
2001 CD Sony 4661422
2008 CD Sbme Special MKTS. 725020


  1. ^ a b c McCartney, Kelly, "Review: Steady On, Shawn Colvin", Allmusic (accessed August 19, 2008

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