Home Plate

Home Plate

by Bonnie Raitt


Homeplate takes Bonnie Raitt even further down the path toward mainstream production than the unjustly maligned Streetlights, but, ironically, it works better than its predecessor. Perhaps that's because producer Paul A. Rothchild has helped Raitt craft a record that's unapologetically pitched at the mainstream, where Streetlights often seemed to be torn between two worlds. The great thing about that is, regardless of the production, the essentials of Raitt's music have not changed. It remains a wonderful hybrid of American music, built on a thoroughly impressive set of songs, all delivered with Raitt's warm, expertly shaded, and undeniably sexy singing. She's such an accomplished singer, she sells these songs through productions that are much slicker than those that graced her earlier records, plus with a supporting crew of studio musicians. This production will undoubtedly dismay listeners that just like the earthiness of Give It Up, but Homeplate is still a success because, even though the recording is glossier, Raitt and her music remain the same and, if you're looking for that, it's still irresistible.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/05/2002
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227838126
catalogNumber: 78381

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bonnie Raitt   Primary Artist,Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Slide Guitar
Emmylou Harris   Vocals,Background Vocals
Jackson Browne   Vocals,Background Vocals
John Sebastian   Autoharp,Harp
Tom Waits   Vocals,Background Vocals
John Hall   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Terry Reid   Vocals,Background Vocals
Jim Gordon   Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Harry Bluestone   Concert Master
George Bohannon   Trombone,Horn,Baritone Horn,Baritone Saxophone,Bass Trumpet
Rosemary Butler   Vocals,Background Vocals
Venetta Fields   Vocals,Background Vocals
Freebo   Bass,Guitar,Tuba,Vocals,Guitarron,Fretless Bass Guitar
Debbie Greene   Vocals,Background Vocals
John Herald   Vocals,Background Vocals
Jerry Jumonville   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Jeff Labes   Keyboards
Maxayn Lewis   Vocals,Background Vocals
Will McFarlane   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Robbie Montgomery   Vocals,Background Vocals
Jeff Porcaro   Percussion
Bill Payne   Accordion,Keyboards,Vocals
Joe Porcaro   Percussion
Greg Prestopino   Vocals,Background Vocals
J.D. Souther   Vocals,Background Vocals
Fred Tackett   Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Keyboards,12-string Guitar,fender rhodes
Willow VanDer Hoek   Vocals,Background Vocals
Dennis Whitted   Drums
William D. "Smitty" Smith   Piano,Keyboards
Dick Hyde   Trombone,Trumpet,Horn,Bass Trumpet
Gary Mallaber   Drums
Jai Winding   Piano,Keyboards,Clavinet

Technical Credits

Nick DeCaro   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Jerry Jumonville   Horn Arrangements
Bill Payne   Horn Arrangements
Fritz Richmond   Engineer
Paul Rothchild   Producer
J.D. Souther   Contributor
Fred Tackett   Arranger,Horn Arrangements
Norman Seeff   Cover Photo
Lockart   Art Direction

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Home Plate 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is probably one of the best sleeper albums...if more would listen it would become a time honored traditon..for those of us who remember...............