Bring the Family features songs like Hiatt's first mainstream chart topper "Thank You Girl" and hits like "Have a Little Faith in Me". Needless to say, Bring The Family is one of the cornerstones of Hiatt's career.
John Hiatt's Bring The Family, originally released in 1987, is now available on 180 gram vinyl. This album is an analog transfer of the original EQ by George Marino at Precision Mastering. All mastering was reviewed and approved by John Hiatt himself.
"What makes Bring the Family such a rich listening experience is twofold: great songs, great performances. Certainly Hiatt who wrote all the songs is responsible for the former, but the latter wouldn't have been possible without three additional musicians. While Hiatt sings, plays acoustic guitar and the occasional piano, he's joined by guitar legend Ry Cooder, veteran session drummer Jim Keltner, and Nick Lowe an old friend of Hiatt's who co-produced his 1983 album Riding With the King on bass (Lowe, incidentally, refused any financial compensation for his work on this album, which was made on a shoestring budget). The result is a tight, skilled ensemble that gives the songs plenty of rootsy gravitas... these new vinyl reissues with no digital downloads or bonus tracks, it should be stressed are a wonderful reminder of a time when Hiatt pulled himself out of a creative and commercial rut and began a very long string of truly inspired music that continues to this day. It's a ride well worth taking." - Chris Ingalls, Pop Matters
180g Vinyl LP
Analog transfer of the original EQ by George Marino at Precision Mastering
Mastering reviewed and approved by John Hiatt
John Hiatt, acoustic guitar, vocal, piano on "Have A Little Faith In Me"
Ry Cooder, electric guitar, harmony on "Thing Called Love", sitar on "Your Dad Did"
Jim Keltner, drums
Nick Lowe, electric bass, harmony on "Learning How To Love You"
1. Memphis In The Meantime
2. Alone In The Dark
3. Thing Called Love
4. Lipstick Sunset
5. Have A Little Faith In Me
1. Thank You Girl
2. Tip Of My Tongue
3. Your Dad Did
4. Stood Up
5. Learning How To Love You