Bonnie Raitt's classic breakthrough album Nick of Time gets the vinyl re-release treatment to mark its 25th anniversary next week.
The album, Raitt’s first after she became clean and sober, propelled the gravel-voiced singer from Burbank, California to worldwide fame.
Nick of Time topped the Billboard 200 album chart in the US, sold five million copies, and won three Grammys. Rolling Stone magazine also ranked Nick of Time at 230 on its list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time."
"Personally, I think it may be the best record of my career" says Raitt. "Every record has its charm and its significance, but I think we finally got it right.
"I could finally say, 'Yeah, that's what I had in mind.' As a mixture of styles, reflected in one record, it was a really good version of what I do."
The album was well named - it was released at a fortuitous moment for Raitt, following a difficult few years in which she had been dropped by her long-time label, Warner Bros, and gotten sober and healthy.
"It's a particularly great batch of songs," says Raitt, "And the synchronicity of finding these songs when I did - the emotional connection and the gratitude that I had to be given another shot - I think that shows. It was kismet to have it come out this well."
The 25th anniversary album was re-mastered from the original analogue tapes, overseen by both the albums producer, Don Was and engineer Ed Cherney and is being released on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl.