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John Hiatt – Leftover Feelings (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

John Hiatt – Leftover Feelings (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 41:25 minutes | 903 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front cover | © New West Records

In 1970, the very young aspiring songwriter John Hiatt moved to Nashville with a dream of launching a career there. His heart must have quickened as he walked past the RCA studios building, where all the giants of country music did their recordings. Fifty years on, and Hiatt is quite at home there now. It was in Studio B, a real historical monument of American music, that he recorded Leftover Feelings, which was his 25th album, give or take. The recording sessions were relaxed affairs, just like a jam at home, with a group of Americana-minded friends, led by steel-guitar player Jerry Douglas. There were no drums: just guitars, violin and a double bass marking time. This record is fully acoustic, unlike the long black Cadillac of the opening number, which is electric (the car, that is, not the song). Long Black Electric Cadillac kicks off another journey into the world of Americana, that timeless American sound where every song is like a tree, a stone or a ray of sunlight in a Western national park. So, yes, this is just one more Americana record: but no two are ever the same, because the devil is in the detail and in the personality of the artist. Hiatt’s voice, which resembles that of a southern Dylan; his songs, which are like scrawlings on a roadmap (Mississippi Phone Booth, I’m In Ashville…); and his taste for writing characters: bundled together all proves that he richly deserves his reputation as a grand old songwriter. Two years after the release of a big retrospective box set of his recordings for New West, this latest album shows that John Hiatt isn’t ready for retirement just yet. – Stéphane Deschamps


1. John Hiatt – Long Black Electric Cadillac
2. John Hiatt – Mississippi Phone Booth
3. John Hiatt – The Music Is Hot
4. John Hiatt – All The Lilacs In Ohio
5. John Hiatt – I’m In Asheville
6. John Hiatt – Light Of The Burning Sun
7. John Hiatt – Little Goodnight
8. John Hiatt – Buddy Boy
9. John Hiatt – Changes In My Mind
10. John Hiatt – Keen Rambler
11. John Hiatt – Sweet Dream


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