Bonnie Raitt has just finished releasing her entire Capitol Records music video catalog in remastered High Definition video. A joint initiative was launched in 2019 between YouTube Music and Universal Music Group to upgrade some of the most iconic music videos of all time, ensuring that current and future generations can see and hear timeless classics they’ve never experienced. Raitt has joined this initiative with the re-release of 13 of her Capitol Records era music videos made between 1989 and 2006, available now on her official YouTube channel.
Four videos from Raitt’s timeless March 1989 classic Nick of Time were the first to be re-released, including “Love Letter,” “Nick Of Time,” “Have A Heart,” and “Thing Called Love” (a truly iconic, flirtatious video clip featuring noted actor/musician Dennis Quaid). The videos’ reissue coincided with Nick of Time’s induction (32nd Annual GRAMMY-winner for Album of the Year) as one of 25 benchmark audio recordings for this year’s National Recording Registry. The Library of Congress has chosen to preserve Nick of Time as a recording that helped shape our nation’s history and culture, bringing the registry up to 600 works.
Additionally, three singles from Raitt’s 7x-platinum June 1991 album Luck Of the Draw were remastered, including the No. 5 Billboard Hot 100 chart success “Something To Talk About,” as well as the album’s second single, the stirring Top 20 ballad “I Can’t Make You Love Me” (stunning in black-and-white also features special guest Bruce Hornsby’s silhouette on piano). These two heartfelt videos were followed by the declarative rocker “Not The Only One,” which hit No. 34 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1992, the sultry Top 20 hit “Love Sneakin’ Up On You,” the forecasting lamenter “Storm Warning,” and from her Fundamental album “Blue For No Reason.”
The last three music videos from Bonnie’s Capitol Records era are now available in vivid high-definition – the yearning ballad “You,” the plaintive “One Belief Away,” and “Two Lights In The Nighttime,” a duet featuring Ben Harper from the 2006 DVD/CD live concert, Bonnie Raitt and Friends, one of two full-length concert films Bonnie released during her time at Capitol Records, the other being Road Tested which was released in 1995.
Bonnie Raitt is having an incredible year after releasing her critically acclaimed 21st album ‘Just Like That…,’ receiving the GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award, being honored with the Icon Award at this year’s Billboard Women In Music Awards and was included in Billboard Magazine’s “Grammy 2023” predictions. In March, Raitt embarked on a 75-date US tour, including multiple sold-out shows in Boston, Nashville, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Washington DC, NYC, and the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado.
Her most recent album Just Like That…, captured the attention of fans and critics as it landed at #1 on six different Billboard charts in its week of release. The album was perched at #1 on the Americana Radio Album Chart for ten consecutive weeks. “Made Up Mind” remained in the top three spots on the Americana Radio Singles Chart for 17 weeks, with the track also making it on top Spotify and Apple Music playlists, including Rockin’ Vibes, Americana Icons, Got Blues, Grade A, Made for Spatial Audio, New Music Daily, and New In Rock & Roadhouse. Currently, “Livin’ For The Ones” is Raitt’s next single on the radio, having already garnered attention from several AAA and Americana stations.
Raitt is preparing for her next leg of the Just Like That… tour alongside special guests Mavis Staples and Marc Cohn, beginning with a sold-out show in Napa on September 17th and running through November 19th. Raitt looks forward to more shows in the US next year and is going to Australia in April.