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Bring the Family


Download links and information about Bring the Family by John Hiatt. This album was released in 1987 and it belongs to Rock, Rock & Roll, Country, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 45:26 minutes.

Artist: John Hiatt
Release date: 1987
Genre: Rock, Rock & Roll, Country, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 10
Duration: 45:26
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No. Title Length
1. Memphis in the Meantime 3:59
2. Alone in the Dark 4:45
3. Thing Called Love 4:12
4. Lipstick Sunset 4:13
5. Have a Little Faith in Me 4:05
6. Thank You Girl 4:11
7. Tip of My Tongue 5:52
8. Your Dad Did 4:03
9. Stood Up 5:58
10. Learning How to Love You 4:08



An album of rare honesty and bare-bones power, Bring the Family almost didn't happen. Between record deals, John Hiatt recorded these tracks as demos in a mere four days; the results were so good that they were released by A&M in 1987 to immediate critical acclaim. Part of the album's magic is the chemistry Hiatt's achieves with guitarist Ry Cooder, bassist Nick Lowe, and drummer Jim Keltner. But it's the confessional songwriting that cuts especially deep here. Hiatt deals with his alcoholism and troubled marriage without flinching in tracks like "Alone in the Dark" and "Learning How to Love You." "A Thing Called Love" and "Memphis in the Meantime" rock with abandon, while the ballad "Have a Little Faith in Me" soars with gospel grace. Bring the Family captures an artist wrestling with his demons and rediscovering his muse. The results are an unqualified triumph.