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All of a Sudden
John Hiatt
All of a Sudden
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
 
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Hiatt's 1982 Debut for Geffen Records is Re-released on this Edition from Lemon Records. The Sessions were Produced by Longtime Bowie Collaborator Tony Visconti and Includes his Solo Version of "i Look for Love".

      
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All Artists: John Hiatt
Title: All of a Sudden
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Geffen Gold Line Sp.
Release Date: 10/21/1997
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Singer-Songwriters, Singer-Songwriters
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 720642200926

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Hiatt's 1982 Debut for Geffen Records is Re-released on this Edition from Lemon Records. The Sessions were Produced by Longtime Bowie Collaborator Tony Visconti and Includes his Solo Version of "i Look for Love".

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Uncharacteristic For Hiatt, But A Fine Album Nonetheless
Eric R. Last | San Bruno, CA United States | 09/08/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I've read the other 4 reviews of "All Of A Sudden", and strangely enough I agree with them all, at least insofar as the text of the reviews is concerned, if not the star ratings. It's true that this album is heavily produced, all the more striking in light of how spare many Hiatt albums are. Hiatt is a quintessential singer/songwriter, but when this album came out he was definately coming from a different place. The uptempo new wave keyboard-heavy sound seems a bit dated now but it was great fun at the time. "My Edge of the Razor" still ranks as one of his finest songs. Fans of the more rockin' albums "Slugline" and "Two Bit Monsters" will probably enjoy this. Fans of the later, more laid-back folkish albums may want to pass this one by. But if your musical tastes include room for both styles, don't let the poor reviews deter you, this is indeed a fine album."
Not for the "Roots Music" lovers out there, but good!
Strict Time | DFW Texas | 12/27/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"My husband and I have nearly all of John Hiatt's albums and this one ranks right up there. Of course, we started listening to John Hiatt with the release of this album (had heard the buzz about JH being the "American Elvis Costllo"). If you love EC's early sound (Trust, Get Happy!, Armed Forces), then you will like this collection of wacky, word-smithy songs. It also helps if you listen to this album with a "They Might Be Giants" sort of outlook toward the lyrics and a fond nostalgia for the production values of the '80's.Everyone who is disappointed in this album because it isn't folksy enough or gritty enough for you needs to thank their lucky stars that JH is an artist who can GROW UP and EVOLVE, unlike so many STEVEN TYLERS out there! Listen to this one, and all others in succession someday, to see how this man has matured, while rarely making a mis-step along the way."
A Little Perspective, Please
10/05/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Why this album is uniquely reviled among John Hiatt titles reveals the narrow expectations Hiatt's new legion of fans developed after his acclaimed, folky-AOR twin-pack "Bring the Family" (87) and "Slow Turning" (88). Yet what gets criticized here as glossy overproduction actually shows how adaptable and vibrant Hiatt's songs are, surviving this worthy attempt at small-combo wall-of-sound. (Hiatt had already survived his previous label's tag as an American Elvis Costello.) His patented humor is fully intact on "Doll Hospital," his social observations acute on "The Walking Dead," his loner's perspective pungent on "Getting Excited" -- and that doesn't include the anthologized "I Look for Love" and "My Edge of the Razor." What's unique about this Hiatt outing, though, is its ability to get you dancing, an assumed priority in the halcyon days of early '80s post-new wave. Yet, looking back now, no one could accuse Hiatt of jumping on that era's bandwagon (lesser artists did, and died trying). This was a genuine and solid contribution from a highly gifted emerging artist, revealing in retrospect yet another facet of his broad and immense talent. For Hiatt diehards, ALL OF A SUDDEN is a wonderful guilty pleasure. It's also cheap, at $6.99."