JOHN HIATT MYSTIC PINBALL 180g 2LP
Limited Edition 180-gram 100% Virgin Vinyl! 3-Sided Double LP!
Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering!
Pressed at United Record Pressing!
John Hiatt works again with producer Kevin "Caveman" Shirley (Silverchair, Aerosmith, Joe Bonamossa), delivering a record which features Hiatt's timeless songwriting.
Acclaimed musician and songwriter John Hiatt releases Mystic Pinball via New
West Records. Called "...one of rock’s most astute singer-songwriters of the
last 40 years" by the Los Angeles Times, Hiatt continues to write brilliant
character studies, twisting entertaining storylines with cunning lyrics and wry
humor including the blues driven single "We’re Alright Now."
Hiatt and his band, The Combo, have gained a reputation for captivating crowds
at their live shows as The Tennessean depicts: "He prowls the stage,
delivering the bluesy stuff in a whiskey-burn howl, shouting the rock stuff and
fronting a formidable band that can turn on a dime, from ballads to bombast."
For Mystic Pinball, Hiatt’s 21st studio album, Hiatt turned to producer Kevin
“Caveman” Shirley (Aerosmith, Iron Maiden, Joe Bonamassa.) Shirley also produced
Hiatt’s highly praised Dirty Jeans And Mudslide Hymns, which the New York Times
declared was "...his best since 1995." Hiatt relies on the exceptional musical
skills of Doug Lancio (electric guitar, mandolin, Dobro), Kenneth Blevins (drums
and percussion) and Patrick O’Hearn (bass) to play with him on the record.
John Hiatt’s career as a performer and songwriter has spanned more than 30 years
and everyone from Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, BB King, Bonnie Raitt and Iggy Pop
has covered his work. Hiatt began his solo career with the 1974 album Hangin’
Around the Observatory. His landmark 1987 release Bring The Family, which
celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2012, was his first album to chart in the
U.S. 2000’s Crossing Muddy Waters was called "The most natural and relaxed
John Hiatt album in years..." by All Music Guide. In 2008, Hiatt released
Same Old Man, was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and was
honored by the Americana Music Association with their prestigious “Lifetime
Achievement in Songwriting Award.” Critical acclaim continued for The Open Road
(2010) with The Boston Herald praising "Hiatt knocks together a rocking,
full-throttle road record that in its tone, toughness and mix of blues, r & b
and country harkens back to his landmark Bring the Family" while the
Associated Press proclaimed "Hiatt remains at the top of his game" in
reference to Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns (2011.)
• Limited Edition
• 3-sided Double LP
• 180g Vinyl
• Gatefold Jacket
• Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering
• Pressed at URP Nashville
LP1 - Side One:
1. We're Alright Now
2. Bite Marks
3. It All Comes Back Someday
4. Wood Chipper
LP1 - Side Two:
1. My Business
2. I Just Don't Know What To Say
3. I Know How To Lose You
4. You're All The Reason I Need
LP2 - Side Three:
1. One Of Them Damn Days
2. No Wicked Grin
3. Give It Up
4. Blues Can't Even Find Me