Singer/guitarist Bonnie Raitt emerged from the Cambridge, MA, coffeehouse scene with a soulful and sexy sound that mixed blues, folk, and rock. After almost two decades in near-obscurity, her impassioned breakthrough into the pop world--1989's NICK OF TIME--was well-deserved and uncompromisingly tasteful, and it led to a decade of artistic and commercial success.
Her classic sophomore album from 1972 that influenced generations of women in rock. Features ''Love Me Like A Man'', ''Under The Sky Falling'' & ''Love Has No Pride''. Rhino/Warner Bros. digitally remastered.
This 1972 collection set the bar it took years for Raitt to clear again. Moving easily between sensitive singer-songwriter and bawdy blues-mama roles, the blazing redhead proved she was a talent to watch on several fronts. Raitt demonstrated a keen instinct for finding suitable material, adopting Jackson Browne''s "Under the Falling Sky" and Eric Kaz''s "Love Has No Pride" as if she''d penned them herself. The honeyed vocals and slashing slide guitar heard on Give It Up identified Raitt instantly to anyone who encountered this album. Unfortunately, it would be nearly two decades before many did catch on to her appeal. --Steve Stolder
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