Hiatt Comes Alive at Budokan? was singer-songwriter John Hiatt's twelfth album and first live album, released in 1994. The album was actually recorded at venues in North America; the title parodies both Peter Frampton's Frampton Comes Alive! and the At Budokan albums released by numerous artists. Hiatt is backed on this album by the Guilty Dogs. It contains Hiatt's only official release of "Angel Eyes", which was a top 5 hit in 1989 for the Jeff Healey Band.
John Robert Hiatt (born August 20, 1952) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. He has played a variety of musical styles on his albums, including new wave, blues, and country. Hiatt has been nominated for nine Grammy Awards and has been awarded a variety of other distinctions in the music industry. He remains one of the most respected and influential American singer-songwriters.
After hearing the album, it's a little hard to say why; there's no arguing that Hiatt and his band the Guilty Dogs (Michael Ward on guitar, Davey Faragher on bass and Michael Urbano on drums) are in good form on these ten tunes, and that Hiatt sings with his typically impressive degree of raw passion and proves to be a fine.
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According to the liner notes to Live at the Hiatt, this disc (recorded during a 1993 date in London) was previously released as a promo-only item preserving "what was considered one of the great John Hiatt concerts," which in time was "fetching a hefty price online. After hearing the album, it's a little hard to say why; there's no arguing that Hiatt and his band the Guilty Dogs (Michael Ward on guitar, Davey Faragher on bass and Michael Urbano on drums) are in good form on these ten tunes, and that Hiatt sings with his typically impressive degree of raw passion.
Hiatt recorded the album in Nashville over the course of just a few days in the summer of 2017, which happened to include the full solar eclipse that took place on August 21st. Never one to ignore the good fortune of a successful recording session, Hiatt titled the album after the otherworldly natural wonder. Though Hiatt knew it was nearing time to release new material, he didn’t feel rushed, and went into the recording session with an open mind and a blank notebook. It kind of came together in a serendipitous fashion, he tells Rolling Stone Country. It took me a little bit of time to get. They recorded the album at the home recording studio of Kevin McKendree, with an engineering assist from McKendree’s musical whiz-kid son Yates. By the time the group finished a batch of 15 songs, Hiatt knew he had a new album on his hands. They just started sounding so good, he says.
The John Hiatt discography covers material that he recorded from 1974 to the present day. He has recorded over 24 albums, among them two live albums. As a performer, Hiatt has never made the US Hot 100, or the "bubbling under" charts. He has charted on other, specialized US charts, and has charted on the hit parade in Canada, Netherlands and New Zealand. Spy Boy", on the soundtrack to the movie Cruising, 1980.