Give It Up

Bonnie Raitt - Give It Up
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Based on 2 reviews
1972 Ratings: #29 / 82
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Based on 8 ratings
September 1, 1972 / Release Date
LP / Format
Warner Bros. / Label
Blues Rock / Genres
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A collection of originals and covers. Bonnie has an astounding voice, and it carries the whole album. Bonnie also played guitar on every track, and while the guitar doesn't shine like her voice, it is still played with a lot of energy and soul.

Major criticism of mine is the selection of Nothing Seems to Matter as the second track. It is a bit of a sleeper and seems out of place between the energy of Give It Up Or Let Me go and I Know.

Highlights: Give It Up Or let Me Go, I Know, Too Long ... read more
On her second album, Bonnie Raitt's spectacular collection of blues-rock and folk songs feature a swaggering young singer and guitarist at her best. Every song works so wonderfully, especially the ethereal "Too Long at the Fair," with shimmering slide guitar in the tracks opening segment and a beautiful walking bass line to enter into the body of the song. "You Told Me Baby"'s imaginative guitar solo is a highlight on a highlight-filled record.

I had never heard this album ... read more
... and yes, she did find her soul through a strong blend that oozes confidence and capability.
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Track List

  1. Give It Up or Let Me Go
  2. Nothing Seems to Matter
  3. I Know
  4. If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody
  5. Love Me Like a Man
  6. Too Long At the Fair
  7. Under the Falling Sky
  8. You Got to Know How
  9. You Told Me Baby
  10. Love Has No Pride
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