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Bonnie Raitt: Nick Of Time (Capitol)

Caroline Sullivan, Melody Maker, 13 May 1989

BONNIE RAITT was a compatriot of Janis Joplin's; the pair were the Sixties' premier hard-drinking, hard-loving white blues chicks. Raitts's music has continued in this vein, her traditional slide guitar playing underpinning her reworkings of ancient lyrical themes, right up through this, her 10th album. The only surprise is how fresh it all sounds in, of all times, 1989.

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