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Steady On


Download links and information about Steady On by Shawn Colvin. This album was released in 1989 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 43:54 minutes.

Artist: Shawn Colvin
Release date: 1989
Genre: Rock, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk
Tracks: 10
Duration: 43:54
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No. Title Length
1. Steady On 4:58
2. Diamond In the Rough 5:00
3. Shotgun Down the Avalanche 5:02
4. Stranded 4:01
5. Another Long One 3:44
6. Cry Like an Angel 4:50
7. Something to Believe In 4:09
8. The Story 3:59
9. Ricochet In Time 3:09
10. The Dead of the Night 5:02



1989’s Steady On introduced Shawn Colvin to a mass audience — though, in truth, the South Dakota-born singer/songwriter had been building a following in various U.S. and Canadian locales for well over a decade. These years of seasoning may account for the self-assurance Colvin displays on her major-label debut. Her singing conveys an idealism matched with an underlying toughness, heard in both breathlessly-delivered narratives like “Another Long One” and yearning confessions like “Shotgun Down The Avalanche.” The album’s title track is a believable survivor’s anthem, while “The Dead Of Night” is an ode to a fickle muse. Such tracks as “The Story” and “Diamond In The Rough” find Colvin exploring childhood memories with a pang of regret. Her robust acoustic guitar strums are accented nicely by John Leventhal and Steve Addabbo’s blend of folk instrumentation and synthesizer programming. Celtic sonic colors mix with country and techno-rock touches in pleasing ways. In the end, Steady On’s greatest strength is its integrity – Colvin’s performances ring emotionally true and leave an indelible impression.