Bonnie Raitt | Green Light | Limited Edition, Original Master Recording CD

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Green Light is the eighth album by Bonnie Raitt, released in 1982 - Green Light earned Raitt her strongest reviews in years, with critic Robert Christgau writing that "on The Glow the present-day female interpreter refused to die, and now she does even better by the suspect notion of good ol' you-know-what. The strength of [Green Light] runs too deep to rise up and grab you all at once, so you might begin with 'Me and the Boys,' arch as usual from NRBQ but formally advanced pull-out-the-stops (with all post feminist peculiarities accounted for) when Bonnie and the boys get down on it." According to Raitt, the album's hard-rock approach came as a surprise to some of her peers. "Well, a lot of my friends thought I had moved to the beach and turned into Gidget. But it's not like I suddenly became an airhead. I needed to lighten up a bit, that's all. I was laughing all the time, having a lot of fun, hanging out at this funky old studio that had hippie blankets hanging from the ceiling. Now I'm getting some feedback from people who feel the same way that I do about rock and roll. Then there are other, more conservative friends whom I've known for years who still wish I was sitting in a chair playing acoustic guitar."

Track Listing:

1 Keep This Heart in Mind (Fred Marrone, Steve Holsapple)- 3:20
2 River of Tears (Eric Kaz) - 4:54
3 Can't Get Enough (Raitt, Walt Richmond) - 2:51
4 Willya Wontcha (Johnny Lee Schell) - 3:22
5 Let's Keep It Between Us (Bob Dylan) - 4:43
6 Me and the Boys (Terry Adams) - 3:38
7 I Can't Help Myself (Ricky Fataar, Ray O'Hara, Raitt, Johnny Lee Schell) - 3:06
8 Baby Come Back (Eddy Grant) - 2:48
9 Talk to Me (Jerry Lynn Williams) - 3:22
10 Green Lights (Terry Adams, Joey Spampinato) - 3:14