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John Hiatt: Greatest Hits -- The A&M Years '87-'94

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John Hiatt: Greatest Hits -- The A&M Years '87-'94

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
John Hiatt
Producers:
A&M
genre:
Reissues

We gave it a B+

Hiatt’s five-album A&M stint saw the troubadour hitting his artistic stride early—before settling into the uninspired pattern he’s maintained since. Still, this is a compelling showcase for Hiatt’s sly insight, and the artful sequencing manages to camouflage the fact that he lost much of his lyrical and musical bite somewhere between 1988’s Slow Turning and 1990’s Stolen Moments. B+