John Hiatt - Leftover Feelings (great return to form)

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  1. saltyseadog

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    Always been a great fan of John Hiatt since the late 70's but the last few years I felt that instead of a whole album of classics like in his prime and although there are always a memorable track or two or three I felt like his best days were gone but boy was I wrong, can't take his latest offering Leftover Feelings together with the Jerry Douglas band off the player. It is up there with his best in my opinion. First Dylan and now Hiatt, who says the oldies are past it.
     
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    I’ll have to check it out…. Have loved Hiatt’s work when my older brother turned me on to , when, back in the ‘70’s, I guess… great songwriter, just authentic stuff
     
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    What does "glans period" mean?
     
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    The were on NPR- very good music but no drums on recording ( this probably wouldn't bug me if they didn't bring it up!)
     
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    Can’t agree more with everything except “glans period” cuz I have no idea what that means.
    Jerry Douglas is absolutely brilliant on the album and the band is cooking!
    Took me till third listen to realize there were no drums...don’t miss them.
    Awesome album and by far John’s best in decades.
     
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    In 1983 I went to see John Hiatt at the Cotati Cabaret. I had never heard of him but only went because Ry Cooder's name was on the bill. His latest album at the time was Riding With The King which I purchased at the show. I was so impressed by the performance, I must have seen him 20 times since then. I recently discovered that the local radio station had streamed the concert and now has a CD available from that show. I now have the CD from the first John Hiatt show that I ever attended.
     
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    One more note from that show.
    He performed a song that night that I have never seen him do again to this day--Since His Penis Came Between Us.
     
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    The mention of "Riding With The King" always makes me come back to this live version. One might be impressed by Sonny's slide playing etc., but above all I love the tight rhythm section.



    I just listened to a couple of songs from "Leftover Feelings" and so far I like what I hear. No drums though...
     
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    Was lucky to have seen him with Sonny Landreth at least 2-3 times.

    Not to derail the discussion too much regarding the latest album, here's a good version of Riding with the King with Ry Cooder.

     
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    Apologies, I've changed it now to "in his prime", it is actually a Danish expression meaning that but in my dotage I thought it was an English expression.
     
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    Ha! Glans can mean something completely different in English.
     
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    Yes! This instantly became one of my all time favorite records. Just top of the pile in every respect.
     
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    Thanks for the “heads up”!
     
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    I never knew of John until I saw him open for Robert Cray back around 1990. Don't think many other people in the crowd knew of him either, but he put on one of THE best shows I've ever seen and he received a standing occasion and an encore.

    I love this Little Village song
     
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    Imagine being able to say you've had Ry Cooder AND Sonny Landreth as your guitar players
     
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    I was living in Japan when I discovered John Hiatt. It was the Slow Turning album.

    On my next trip back to the States, I bought every other album he had made.

    Slow Turning is still perhaps my favorite, but there are so many other great albums of course. But I agree with the OP that there weren't so many of late where every track was fantastic, like Bring the Family and Slow Turning and a few others.

    Saw him in concert sadly only once. Saw Sonny Landreth on his own (on a bill with Peter Frampton and BB King, Sonny was the opener), and got to chat with him a bit while buying some T-shirts he signed for me. He was manning his own merch booth. Not all these guys have it made, I guess.
     
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    David Tronzo and Michael Ward weren't slouches, either.
     
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    I bought an Epiphone Les Paul Signature after discovering Michael Ward and his killer playing on his Gibby LP Sig.. in fact it was the first guitar I bought after quite a long hiatus
     
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    Love the tuning on this
    G string down to an E, everything else standard
     
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