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John Hiatt: Anthology


Download links and information about John Hiatt: Anthology by John Hiatt. This album was released in 2001 and it belongs to Rock, Rock & Roll, Country, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 30 tracks with total duration of 01:55:57 minutes.

Artist: John Hiatt
Release date: 2001
Genre: Rock, Rock & Roll, Country, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 30
Duration: 01:55:57
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No. Title Length
1. Washable Ink 3:15
2. Slug Line 3:00
3. Radio Girl 2:55
4. Pink Bedroom 2:54
5. It Hasn't Happened Yet 3:23
6. Doll Hospital 3:03
7. My Edge of the Razor 4:22
8. Riding With the King 4:19
9. She Loves the Jerk 3:38
10. I Don't Even Try 3:24
11. The Love That Harms 2:50
12. The Way We Make a Broken Heart (featuring Rosanne Cash) 3:19
13. When We Ran 4:42
14. The Usual 3:47
15. She Said the Same Things to Me 4:01
16. Lipstick Sunset 4:12
17. Thank You Girl 4:07
18. Have a Little Faith In Me 4:03
19. Memphis In the Meantime 3:58
20. Thing Called Love 4:11
21. Tennessee Plates 2:56
22. Slow Turning 3:38
23. Drive South 3:55
24. Feels Like Rain 4:50
25. Paper Thin 3:36
26. Child of the Wild Blue Yonder 4:25
27. Real Fine Love 4:20
28. Perfectly Good Guitar 4:39
29. Buffalo River Home 5:14
30. Angel Eyes (Live) 5:01



As of its 2001 release, there are at least three other single-disc compilations of John Hiatt's prolific career available, but none truly does justice to his immense body of work. Until now. This intelligently collected, sequenced, and annotated double pack delivers 40 tracks covering 15 of Haitt's albums from his inauspicious yet refreshingly naive debut (1974's Hangin' Around the Observatory) to 2000's all-acoustic Crossing Muddy Waters, a return of sorts to his rural roots. Fans may quibble with the song selection, lack of previously unreleased material, and the inclusion of only one rarity ("Spyboy," his Jack Nitzsche-produced contribution to the obscure Cruising soundtrack), but this is as close to a perfect summation of Hiatt's career through 2001 as one could hope for without expanding to the box set he probably deserves. Hip-O thoughtfully licenses tracks from Sony, Capitol, Reprise (for Little Village's "Don't Think About Her..."), and Vanguard, in addition to including hefty chunks of his defining A&M years as well as the more spotty yet essential MCA and Geffen work. The overall effect is staggering in its stylistic diversity and sheer volume of ruggedly melodic singer/songwriter tunes. Whether it's his vaguely new wave rockers like "Doll Hospital," country weepers such as "The Way We Make a Broken Heart," the twangy pop of "Memphis in the Meantime," heartfelt, emotionally tugging ballads like "Lipstick Sunset" and "Feels Like Rain," or the Stones-y crunch of "Paper Thin," there are precious few clinkers here. Each disc maxes out at 78 minutes, the 16-page book is filled with an informative essay, quotes from the artist, and rare pictures (but surprisingly lacks specific track personnel, a major omission considering Hiatt has worked with a stellar assortment of talented musicians), and the 24-bit remastered sound is crisp, lean, and clean. As of its 2001 release date, the modestly titled Anthology is the definitive portrait of one of America's most talented, respected, and eclectic songwriters.