The Glow

The Glow

by Bonnie Raitt


Bonnie Raitt enjoyed critical success and blues/folk credentials with her self-titled debut, Give It Up, and Takin' My Time. By 1975, Raitt's style began to be defined by producer Paul Rothchild. Home Plate and Sweet Forgiveness were uncomfortable overtures to commercial propositions where Raitt's persona and sense of fun got lost. Produced by Peter Asher, The Glow was released in 1979 and includes great players like Danny Kortchmar, Bill Payne, and Waddy Wachtel. During this time, sales might have been a consideration as well as Raitt's tough image. If anything, Asher accentuated Raitt's rough edges and provided his customary production polish. Like many Asher productions of the period, The Glow gets its strength from its covers. Raitt takes on "I Thank You," "Your Good Thing (Is About to End)," and "Bye Bye Baby," and struts through them all with ease. "The Boy Can't Help It" doesn't fare as well. Robert Palmer's "You're Gonna Get What's Coming" makes for a great fit. Surprisingly, her take on Jackson Browne's "Sleep's Dark and Silent Gate" doesn't dig as deep as the great original. The Glow isn't a perfect album, but it's a great example of the music she was doing during a make-or-break time in her career.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
UPC: 0075992740326
catalogNumber: 3369

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bonnie Raitt   Primary Artist,Guitar,Electric Guitar,Steel Guitar,Vocals,Slide Guitar,national steel guitar
Paul Butterfield   Harmonica
Don Grolnick   Piano,Keyboards
David Sanborn   Saxophone,Soloist
Peter Asher   Vocals,Background Vocals
Rosemary Butler   Vocals,Background Vocals
Kenny Edwards   Vocals,Background Vocals
Freebo   Bass,Vocals
Fuller & Kaz   Vocals
Bob Glaub   Bass
John Guerin   Drums
Danny Kortchmar   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Trevor Lawrence   Saxophone
Maxayn Lewis   Vocals,Background Vocals
Steve Madaio   Trumpet
Bob Magnusson   Bass
Rick Marotta   Percussion,Drums,cowbell
Bill Payne   Synthesizer,Piano,Electric Piano,oberheim
J.D. Souther   Background Vocals
Waddy Wachtel   Guitar,Vocals,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Gut String Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Craig Fuller   Background Vocals
Larry Williams   Saxophone

Technical Credits

Peter Asher   Producer
Val Garay   Engineer
Jim Shea   Sleeve Photo
Kosh   Art Direction
David Alexander   Cover Photo

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The Glow 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
chormybaby More than 1 year ago
I have heard most of her work and this is the best collection ever! She goes from frothy and funky to deep soul searching. These songs show her at her most versatile. If you have ever been really in love you will feel the Glow.