Comments on: Bonnie Raitt: Dig in Deep – 20th Solo Album Review https://thebluesblogger.com/4375/bonnie-raitt-dig-in-deep-20th-solo-album-review Reflective Blues & Jazz Revue ... Mon, 04 Sep 2017 19:46:27 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 By: The Blues Bloggerhttps://thebluesblogger.com/4375/bonnie-raitt-dig-in-deep-20th-solo-album-review/comment-page-1#comment-2511731 Sun, 28 Feb 2016 19:06:14 +0000 http://thebluesblogger.com/?p=4375#comment-2511731 Glad you liked the review Jeff…Thank you so much for adding your fantastic comments. It’s been more than a week since I first heard DIG IN DEEP, and I find myself listening to it everyday… I’m still hooked. It’s going to be one of those albums that Bonnie Raitt fans find themselves talking about for a long while. Very inspiring album indeed…

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By: Jeff Bilbyhttps://thebluesblogger.com/4375/bonnie-raitt-dig-in-deep-20th-solo-album-review/comment-page-1#comment-2511722 Sun, 28 Feb 2016 11:56:14 +0000 http://thebluesblogger.com/?p=4375#comment-2511722 Very well said review, at one point we all have to come to terms with loss and this superb collection of American “roots” music. The singing and musicianship is exceptional in that it’s not slick but almost a live right in the studio feel. There seems to be so much joy through all the regrets and loss, hope and renewal and that helps heal so many of us that have gone through this in our lives. DIG IN DEEP is remarkable in its candor on subjects that aren’t always easy to spell out. This music is full of Funk, Soulful R & B, blues-rock to straight ahead rock, gorgeous ballads. Two striking covers, INXS’s “Need you tonight”(sensual vocals and steamy slide guitar work their magic along with George Marinelli’s swirling guitar work and Los Lobos”s “Shakin Shakin’ Shakes” is a great rock almost rockabilly workout dueling guitars again a highlight to this awesome romp. I love the tune “All alone with something to say”, this needs to be on radio, its a beautiful song and Bonnie just feels this groove. “What you’re doin’ to me” is pure fun with the great Jon Cleary joining in as he does with the opening funk rock gem “Unintended consequence of love”, co-written with Bonnie, they work so well together. Yeah, I do feel some of that Little Feat love making its way through Dig in Deep. “Undone”, the Bonnie Bishop penned lyrics that Bonnie Raitt chose to sing is a perfect Raitt vehicle in the “I can’t make you love” sentiment, such a heartbreaking song and will melt you down, the phrasing and anguish combine to just give you the chills. I’m also loving the new political rocker “The comin’ round is going through”, right from the opening line “You got a way of running your mouth, you rant and rave, you let it all out”, I know Bonnie is pissed off and rightly so. Another highlight among so many highlights and then we hit the closing ballads, both again exceptional songs and words that hit so hard when it comes to dealing with life, loss, regrets, things we could have changed but really couldn’t in the long run, looking right at yourself in the mirror and owning up but moving on and making yourself better somehow. Bonnie Raitt has been doing this for so long, its so easy to say, oh they all sound alike, so doesn’t Keith Richard’s guitar, but its all in the way you pick out these great songs and somehow find new ways to say things that set Bonnie Raitt apart(not to mention that slide guitar she plays, man!) All the things you like about Raitt are magnified on DIG IN DEEP, the vocals stand right out in the mix , solo’s put in there when they need to be, this is one of the best of the year for sure, I’m hoping radio stations across the country support Bonnie’s music, music has changed so much. DIG IN DEEP is a rare thing and needs to be listened to on repeat to take it all its shine…

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