Karla Bonoff – Restless Nights (1979) [Japan 2018]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 37:04 minutes | Scans included | 1,55 GB
or FLAC (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Full Scans included | 859 MB
Karla Bonoff 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. “Restless Nights” is her second album. The album peaked at No. 31 on the Billboard albums chart.
Karla Bonoff seems to have had some trouble 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.
01. Trouble Again
02. Restless Nights
03. The Letter
04. When You Walk In The Room
05. Only A Fool
06. Baby Don’t Go
07. Never Stop Her Heart
08. Loving You
09. The Water Is Wide
Mastered for SACD by Koji “C-Chan” Suzuki at Sony Music Studios, Japan
Sony Music Japan / Stereo Sound # SSVS-004