1977 Bonnie Raitt – Sweet Forgiveness

Sweet Forgiveness is the sixth album by Bonnie Raitt, released in 1977. The single “Two Lives” was provided by the leader of bassist Freebo’s former band Edison Electric Band songwriter Mark T. Jordan.

Raitt’s cover of the Del Shannon hit “Runaway” was issued as a single, reaching #57 on the U.S. singles chart.

Tracks

1  About To Make Me Leave Home (Earl Randall) 4:15
Runaway (Max Crook, Del Shannon) 3:57
3  Two Lives (Mark T Jordan) 3:49
4  Louise (Paul Siebel) 2:45
5  Gamblin’ Man (Eric Kaz) 3:27
6  Sweet Forgiveness (Daniel Moore) 4:12
7  My Opening Farewell (Jackson Browne) 5:21
8  Three Time Loser (Don Covay, Ronald Dean Miller) 3:19
9  Takin’ My Time (Bill Payne) 3:37
10  Home (Karla Bonoff) 3:25

Musicians

BassFreebo
DrumsDennis Whitted
GuitarWill McFarlane
Acoustic GuitarFred Tackett
Slide GuitarBonnie Raitt
KeyboardsJeff Labes
OrganBill Payne
SynthesizerBill Payne
VocalsBonnie Raitt

Other Musicians

1 About To Make Me Leave Home

Background VocalsCarlene Williams
Background VocalsLester Chambers
Background VocalsMaxayn Lewis


2 Runaway

Background VocalsMichael McDonald
Background VocalsRosemary Butler


3 Two Lives

Fender RhodesBill Payne
Background VocalsMichael McDonald
Background VocalsRosemary Butler


4 Louise

GuitarFreebo
Acoustic GuitarBonnie Raitt


5 Gamblin’ Man

Background VocalsMichael McDonald
Background VocalsRosemary Butler


6 Sweet Forgiveness

CongasSam Clayton
Background VocalsMichael McDonald
Background VocalsRosemary Butler


7 My Opening Farewell

GuitarBonnie Raitt


9 Takin’ My Time

Slide GuitarWill McFarlane


10 Home

PianoBill Payne
VocalsJohn David Souther

Liner Notes

Producer – Paul A. Rothchild
Engineer – John Haeny, Roger Mayer
Remastered By – Lee Herschberg

Art Direction, Photography By – John Van Hamersveld

Pressed By – Goldisc Recording Products, Inc.
Mastered At – Artisan Sound Recorders