On this album love is explored from all angles, starting with the willpower to go away it behind (Made Up Thoughts), solely to let it straight again in (One thing’s Acquired A Maintain Of My Coronary heart).
Drummer Ricky Fataar makes manipulation catchy on Waitin’ For You To Blow, whereas Raitt’s famed slide guitar infuses Love So Robust and Blame It On Me, the latter a extra simple blues focusing on the confines of dangerous love.
Livin’ For The Ones is an homage to absent mates and a reminder to depend your blessings – ‘Hold livin’ for those who didn’t make it’. The title monitor most poignantly intersects love and loss, by way of a bittersweet story of survival by way of organ donation. Down The Corridor concludes the album with an achingly touching but unflinching reflection on terminal care.
Raitt has as soon as extra demonstrated her potential to distill the essence of human emotion all the way down to its most potent type.