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Looking at life through the rearview mirror was the inspiration for John Hiatt's brand new album, The Open Road, due out March 2, 2010 via New West Records. The legendary songwriter's 19th studio album is classic Hiatt, picking up the tempo and returning to rock following his previous critically acclaimed Same Old Man. Backed by his touring band, (Kenny Blevins on drums, Patrick ... Read more in Amazon's John Hiatt Store

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  • Audio CD (13 Feb. 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: New West Records
  • ASIN: B006LL3VY4
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 59,529 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Lincoln Town
2. Crossing Muddy Waters
3. What Do We Do Now?
4. Only the Song Survives
5. Lift Up Every Stone
6. Take It Down
7. Gone
8. Take It Back
9. Mr. Stanley
10. God's Golden Eyes
11. Before I Go

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Crossing Muddy Waters originally released in 2000 on Vanguard Records. New West and John Hiatt have made it available again on CD. Now in digi-wallets and include redesigned booklets.

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By 9ftneil VINE VOICE on 17 April 2007
Format: Audio CD
John Hiatt's stripped down porch rocking country blues/folk ranks as one of his best albums and certainly a contender for the best roots/folk music album of the past twenty years. This is heady praise but well merited as Hiatt finally delivers what we've all been waiting for a warts and all swoop down the Mississippi Delta with his sweet laconic drawl accompanying the finest acoustic blues anyone has played for near on a generation - and that includes Dylan. There isn't a bad track on this deep, rich and evocative collection of bittersweet blues and the pared down arrangements work perfectly. As always with Hiatt you get great storytelling with themes of loss, love, redemption and the kind of world weary ennui that is genuinely heartfelt. That's not to say all is downbeat soul searching as uptempo tracks like the gospel flavoured 'Lift Up Every Stone' and the country styled 'Gone' add some light to the shaded corners of Hiatt's muse. Mostly Hiatt solo on acoustic guitar but with occasional banjo, steel guitar and acoustic bass the music is laid back but always inventive and sounds so refreshing it's hard to belief anyone can take the acoustic blues-blueprint of Lightnin' Hopkins and Leadbelly and inject it with such passion and genuine inspiration. I would rank this extraordinary album as the finest slice of genuine Americana since The Band's 'Music From Big Pink' or Tom Wait's 'Nighthawks at the Diner' - yes it really is THAT good and that authentic.

This is the kind of spit and sawdust blues that Clapton could never even imagine in a thousand years and with songs and stories so direct yet enthused with real lyrical richness Hiatt has delivered a career highlight and elevated himself above both Springsteen and Dylan recent 'roots' homages.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 10 Oct. 2003
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This album is possibly the best John Hiatt has ever recorded and goes back to the roots of his music. Stripped down minimalist sound that highlights the genius of his songwriting. Basically, it's a few great musicians playing great songs,it don't get much better. David Immergluck plays a strong role as the talented multi-instrumentalist and John Hiatt has had to learn to live without this great musician who has gone on to join The Counting Crows as a full-time member. If you like songs that are played with heart and soul by 3 guys, guitar and vocals/mandolin/double bass and kick drum then this is for you. You'll be hooked from the first mandolin riff on the first track 'Lincoln Town'.
This album will be the 'classic' album you'll be searching for in 15 years, so save yourself the bother and buy it now.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 1 Oct. 2001
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An excellent acoustic album by John Hiatt. No-one can use words in a song in a more thoughtful, ironic, cynical, amusing yet accurate way as he can. These are songs that say everything anyone will ever want to say. They are easily memorable and stay in the mind long after the last track ends.
Hiatt's voice is sometimes harsh, sometimes lyrical yet always heartbreaking in it's sincerity.
This album is not like the usual electric rock which we have had from Hiatt in the past and it shines above them all. A really lovely album to own.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 13 Oct. 2000
Format: Audio CD
Maybe I am just getting old, but these days it seems that good records with intelligent, thought provoking lyrics played by good musicians are hard to find.
John Hiatt has over the past 10 years produced excellent albums, all in my opinion 5 star albums. His new record is an acoustic affair and equal to any of his previous work. It has a "folky" feel but his (and his band's) musicianship is superb. Great tunes, and good strong lyrics, a good example of the lost art of storytelling in songs.
For those who want a little more than drum and bass and a repatative corus this is an album for you. The kids today don't know what they are missing out on!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Hynesie, Bass Guitar, Tuscan Raiders. on 21 Jan. 2005
Format: Audio CD
I am mainly an alt rock/indie fan, but I love roots music too. I heard the title track from 'Crossing Muddy Waters and I thought it was fantastic, and bought it on the strength of that.
What a fantastic album. Stand-out tracks for me are 'What do we do now?' (I want that played at my funeral when i snuff it! - beautiful!) 'Only the song survives' (damn catchy) and 'Before I Go', but every single one is exceptional.
I'm now looking to extend my Hiatt collection as quickly as possible.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Tigerrtje on 6 May 2003
Format: Audio CD
Any John Hiatt fan knows what John stands for: a unique approach of country from every possible angle: rock, folk, blues, ballad, pop... Add the depth of his lyrics and you get a simply wonderful collection of honest rootsy songs.
"Crossing..." is a must for any Hiatt fan. From wild and raw to subtle and sweet, this album offers you a wide range of acoustic songs like only Hiatt can play and write.
If you would like to get to know him, try "Perfectly good guitar" first.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 19 Nov. 2001
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Hiatt has many imitators but few come near him in terms of quality or consistency. This album continues in that vein. The title track is an absolute classic which sticks in your mind long after its finished; there are a couple of other songs of similar quality. The rest are also solid and varied enough. Simple instrumentation, sympathetic arrangement and excellent musicianship, combined with Hiatt's just right vocals all add up to a package well worth getting hold of.
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