Restless Nights (Karla Bonoff album). Restless Nights is the second album by singer/songwriter Karla Bonoff. The album peaked at No. 31 on the Billboard albums chart. All songs written by Karla Bonoff, except where noted.
Her other albums include Restless Nights (1979), Wild Heart of the Young (1982), New World (1988) and All My Life (a greatest hits collection) in 1999. Bonoff is best known as a songwriter, but she is also noted for her hit recording of "Personally", which became a No. 19 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 as well as No. 3 on the Adult Contemporary chart in the middle of 1982. Bonoff's first live album was released in September 2007. This double CD includes many of her best-known songs performed live in concert on October 24, 2004, in Santa Barbara, California (except for one song recorded on July 30, 2005, in Japan). She was backed by her touring band, which includes the late Kenny Edwards (guitar, bass, mandolin, cello, vocals) and Nina Gerber (guitar) plus long-time associate Scott Babcock (drums and vocals).
Restless Nights (LP, Album, Promo). MHCP 771. Karla Bonoff. Restless Nights (CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM). Sony Records Int'l. Restless Nights (LP, Unofficial).
Karla Bonoff seems to have had some trouble coming up with material for her second album, which may explain why it took two years (a long time in the '70s) and contained covers of "When You Walk in the Room" and "The Water Is Wide," and also why the originals weren't as uniformly excellent as those on her first album. True, leadoff track "Trouble Again" was a gem (as Linda Ronstadt proved when she recorded it on her Cry Like a Rainstorm - Howl Like the Wind album in 1989), but some of the other material was only pedestrian.
This second album from Karla Bonoff, 1979's "Restless Nights", has her incredible knack for deeply affecting, reflective songs on full display. She does once again go heavy on the love lyrics, but they're terrific love lyrics that are winningly intimate, & dig deep-it doesn't come across as mindless, annoying musings from some teenage girl's diary (even though they do seem extremely personal). A perfect example is the confessional title track, which finds Karla vividly looking back on "those restless nights" with a mix of fondness & regret. There's plenty more intimate gems as well, like "The Letter", which features Karla backed just by electric piano, as well as "Only A Fool", which is super-slow, ultra laid-back, runs over 6 minutes, but is aboslutely arresting anyway-kind of like talking to a great friend on the phone for hours & just losing yourself in the conversation & losing all track.
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Style: pop. Album year: 1979. Karla Bonoff - The Water Is Wide 04:55. Karla Bonoff - Baby Don't Go 03:15. Karla Bonoff - Restless Nights 05:13. Karla Bonoff - Loving You 03:23. Karla Bonoff - Only A Fool 06:00. Karla Bonoff - The Letter 02:43. Karla Bonoff - Trouble Again 03:34. Karla Bonoff - When You Walk In The Room 02:55. Karla Bonoff - Never Stop Her Heart 04:45. The Best Of Karla Bonoff: All My Life - Karla Bonoff. Karla Bonoff - Karla Bonoff. New World - Karla Bonoff. Wild Heart Of The Young - Karla Bonoff.