Slipstream is the sixteenth studio album by Bonnie Raitt, released in April 2012. American Songwriter Magazine praised it as "her best album in years and one of the best of her 40-year career." Slipstream was the best-selling Blues album of 2012 and Bonnie Raitt was the best-selling Blues artist of 2012. The album also spawned a highly successful concert tour. Debuting at #6 on the Billboard 200, Slipstream became Raitt's highest-charting album in 18 years. The album was listed at #22 on Rolling Stone's list of the top 50 albums of 2012, saying "As young stars like Adele and Katy Perry cover her songs, Raitt continues what she’s been doing, more or less, for 40-plus years." The album won for the Grammy Award for Best Americana Album at the 2013 Grammy Awards.
Original Album Series album by Bonnie Raitt was released Aug 23, 2011 on the Warner Bros. label. UK-only five CD set containing a quintet of albums from the American singer/songwriter. Original Album Series songs Each album comes in a mini-LP sleeve with all housed in attractive slipcase. Original Album Series album Includes the albums Streetlights, Home Plate, Sweet Forgiveness, The Glow and Green Light…
Since Home Plate brought Bonnie Raitt within shooting distance of the Top 40, thereby being the greatest chart success she yet attained, it made sense that she re-teamed with its producer Paul A. Rothchild for its follow-up, Sweet Forgiveness. Rothchild's modus operandi remains slickness, but he has backed away from his fondness for studio musicians, letting Raitt record the majority of the record with her touring band (who only were spotted occasionally throughout Homeplate).
Homeplate takes Bonnie Raitt even further down the path toward mainstream production than the unjustly maligned Streetlights, but, ironically, it works better than its predecessor
Following her first three albums, all of which were wildly eclectic affairs, Bonnie Raitt was poised for a mainstream move, and 1974's Streetlights is it. There's no blues edge here whatsoever, and Raitt's guitar playing is subdued–both detractions–but the album also introduces "Angel from Montgomery," the definitive version of John Prine's piercing ballad. Raitt dips further into contemporary singer-songwriter fare with Joni Mitchell's "That Song About the Midway" and James Taylor's "Rainy Day Man," but the album peaks with Allen Toussaint's thoughtful (and funky) "What Is Success."