maart 10, 2017

Karla Bonoff - Restless Nights (1979) - Lp

Karla Bonoff (born December 27, 1951) is an American singer-songwriter, primarily known for her songwriting. As a songwriter, Bonoff's songs have been interpreted by other artists such as "Home" by Bonnie Raitt, "Tell Me Why" by Wynonna Judd, and "Isn't It Always Love" by Lynn Anderson.

In her early career, Bonoff sang background vocals for Ronstadt and Wendy Waldman before releasing her debut album in 1977.
Restless Nights is the second album by singer/songwriter Karla Bonoff. The album peaked at No. 31 on the Billboard albums chart. Recorded at: The Sound Factory, Los Angeles
Karla Bonoff seems to have had some coming up with material for her second album, which may explain why it took two years (a long time in the '70s) and contained covers of "When You Walk in the Room" and "The Water Is Wide," and also why the originals weren't as uniformly excellent as those on her first album. True, leadoff track "Trouble Again" was a gem (as Linda Ronstadt proved when she recorded it on her Cry Like a Rainstorm -- Howl Like the Wind album in 1989), but some of the other material was only pedestrian.
As usual, half of L.A. was playing and singing on the record, which meant that you got people like Don Henley and James Taylor for your money. But Restless Nights did not represent the leap in quality that would have been required to vault Bonoff into the ranks of her star friends (it didn't have a big hit single, either), and so, instead of providing a consolidation of her reputation, it caused a rethinking of career direction reflected on her third album.

Side A
A1. Trouble Again  (3:29)
A2. Restless Nights  (5:14)
A3. The Letter  (2:44)
A4. When You Walk In The Room  (2:57)
A5. Only A Fool  (6:01)

Side B
B1. Baby Don’t Go  (3:17)
B2. Never Stop Her Heart  (4:45)
B3. Loving You  (3:24)
B4. The Water Is Wide  (4:57)

Release: 1979
Genre: Soft Rock
Format: LP
Length: 37:19
Label: CBS Records
Catalog# 83587
Prijs: €7.00

Vinyl: Goed
Cover: Lichte gebruikerssporen

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