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John Hiatt & Lilly Hiatt - John Hiatt & Lilly Hiatt (2019)
[New West Records NW 4131]

duration: 8:01
  1. All Kinds Of People   3:00
  2. You Must Go   5:01
Limited Edition 7" Vinyl, 45 RPM, features
"All Kinds Of People covered by John Hiatt
"You Must Go" covered by Lilly Hiatt

Released: April 13, 2019
Event: RECORD STORE DAY 2019




For Record Store Day 2019, Hiatt and his 35-year-old daughter Lilly Hiatt (who is an alt-country recording artist) recorded a 7-inch split-single limited to 450 copies. On the A-side, John covered Lillyís song "All Kinds Of People", which originally appeared on her 2017 album Trinity Lane. On the B-side, Lilly covered her fatherís song "You Must Go", from his 1995 album Walk On.

When you hear the elder Hiatt sing his daughterís song "All Kinds Of People", itís hard to believe itís not his own composition. The heartbroken lyrics about losing a true lover who is bound for the ocean (sort of a first-person variation on the Looking Glass song "Brandy") have an emotional depth and a sense of down-to-earth realism that seemingly run in the family.
Johnís gentle guitar-and-harmonica arrangement, in which he is accompanied only by drummer Kenneth Blevins, also makes the song sound very much like it is one of his own creations.

Lilly also manages to put her own spin on her fatherís song "You Must Go", one of the better selections from his spotty 1995 album Walk On. She sings the song in an affecting voice reminiscent of Emmylou Harris. While she keeps the originalís mandolin-based arrangement in place, Lillyís rendition ends with a nice, unexpected ambient guitar fadeout that helps the single leave a lasting impression. Itís a fruitful little father-daughter collaboration.

review by Rarebird's Rock and Roll Rarity Reviews