John Hiatt

John Hiatt BIOGRAPHY

John Hiatt

Label(s): A&M Records
Recording Years: 1987-1994

The Perfectly Good Guitar album was recorded in two weeks and mixed in another two weeks. "I've closed the book on the little story I had to tell on the last three records. That was the end of that and I was ready to do something else. I was ready to do something else. It was time to get back to just making up some good stories."

A&M Records filmed Hiatt performing material from Perfectly Good Guitar on its soundstage. The footage was used to create videos for worldwide use. In the U.S., the label bought radio and television ads to support the album and tour. A bonus track was added to the album for release outside North America.

SOURCES:
Hiatt's a Storyteller on New Set. Melinda Newman. Billboard, September 4, 1993.
John Hiatt Is Proud of His 'Perfectly Good Guitar.' Orla Swift. Meriden (CT) Record-Journal, September 17, 1993.

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PLAYERS IN THE BAND
John Hiatt
   Born: Aug 20, 1952
   Instrument(s): vocals, guitar, piano


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John Hiatt DISCOGRAPHY

FORMAT KEY LEGEND

FORMAT KEY
  1 = long playing vinyl album
  2 = compact disc
  3 = VHS video tape
  4 = cassette tape
  5 = Digital Compact Cassette
  7 = 7-inch vinyl single
  8 = 8-track tape
  9 = Longbox cassette
  0 = open reel tape
12 = 12-inch single
PS = picture sleeve
TS = cassette single
MT = mastertone/ringback

John Hiatt U.S. Album Discography

TITLELABELSTOCK NO.RELEASED
20th Century Masters the Millennium CollectionA&M Records60249860552003
AngelA&M Records31458 04271993
AngelA&M Records31458 82350000
AnthologyHip-O73145561322001
Back Your Love to MeA&M Records75021 74151990
Bring the FamilyA&M Records60249862432004
Bring the FamilyA&M Records60694936882003
Bring the FamilyA&M Records75021 51581990
Bring the FamilyA&M RecordsSP 51581987
Buffalo River HomeA&M Records31458 82521993
Buffalo River HomeA&M Records31458 82561994
ChroniclesA&M Records60249882572005
Cross My Fingers/True BelieverA&M Records31458 83041994
Drive SouthA&M RecordsSP 177071989
Greatest Hits (the A&M Years '87-'94)A&M Records73145409290000
Greatest Hits: the A&M Years '87-'94A&M Records31454 09291998
Have a Little Faith in MeA&M RecordsSP 174950000
In-Store Play SamplerA&M Records31454 80341993
Live at the HiattA&M Records31454 02351995
Live at the HiattHip-O Select6025170481 B2006
Paper ThinA&M RecordsSP 176471988
Perfectly Good GuitarA&M Records73145401350000
Perfectly Good GuitarA&M Records31454 01301993
Perfectly Good GuitarA&M Records31454 01351993
Perfectly Good GuitarA&M Records31458 81881993
Slow TurningA&M Records75021 52061990
Slow TurningA&M RecordsSP 52061988
Stolen MomentsA&M Records75021 53101990
Thank You GirlA&M RecordsSP 176451987
Too Live to LeaveA&M Records31458 04311993

John Hiatt U.S. Singles and E.P. Discography

TITLE:LABEL:STOCK NO.:RELEASED:
AngelA&M Records31458 04261993
Child of the Wild Blue YonderA&M Records75021 80781990
Have a Little Faith in Me/Thank You, GirlA&M Records29701987
Memphis in the MeantimeA&M Records29891987
Slow Turning/Already LovedA&M RecordsAM 12451988
Thank You GirlA&M RecordsSP 174651987
Thank You Girl/Lipstick SunsetA&M Records29501987

John Hiatt U.S. Song List

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
20th Century Masters the Millennium Collection20036024986055
Memphis in the Meantime
Riding with the King
Thing Called Love
Tennessee Plates
Slow Turning
Have a Little Faith in Me
Real Fine Love
Perfectly Good Guitar
Thank You Girl
Feels Like Rain
Buffalo River Home
Angel

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Angel031458 8235
Angel

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Angel199331458 0427
Angel

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Angel199331458 0426
Angel

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Anthology20017314556132
Sure As I'm Sittin' Here
Hangin' Around the Observatory
Down Home
Washable Ink
Slug Line
Radio Girl
Pink Bedroom
It Hasn't Happened Yet
Spy Boy
Doll Hospital
My Edge of the Raxor
Riding with the King
She Loves the Jerk
I Don't Evey Try
Love That Harms (the)
Way We Make a Broken Heart (the)
When We Ran
Usual (the)
She Said the Same Things to Me
Lipstick Sunset
Thank You Girl
Have a Little Faith in Me
Memphis in the Meantime
Thing Called Love
Slow Turning
Drive South
Feels Like Rain
Paper Thin
Child of the Wild Blue Yonder
Real Fine Love
Perfectly Good Guitar
Burralo River Home
Angel Eyes
Cry Love
Shredding the Document
Don't Think About Her When You Are Trying to Drive
Pirate Radio
Crossing Muddy Waters
Take It Down

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Authorized Bootleg: Live at the Tower201060252753671
Memphis in the Meantime
Alone in the Dark
Thank You Girl
Tip of My Tongue
Your Dad Did
Learning How to Love You/Band Introductions
Thing Called Love
Have a Little Faith in Me

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Back Your Love to Me199075021 7415
Back Your Love To Me

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Bring the Family20036069493688
Memphis in the Meantime
Alone in the Dark
Thing Called Love
Lipstick Sunset
Have a Little Faith in Me
Thank You Girl
Tip of My Tongue
Your Dad Did
Stood Up
Learning How to Love You

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Bring the Family1987SP 5158
Memphis In the Meantime
Alone In the Dark
Thing Called Love
Lipstick Sunset
Have a Little Faith In Me
Thank You Girl
Tip Of My Tongue
Your Dad Did
Stood Up
Learning How To Love You

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Bring the Family20046024986243
Memphis in the Meantime
Alone in the Dark
Thing Called Love
Lipstick Sunset
Have a Little Faith in Me
Thank You Girl
Tip of My Tongue
Your Dad Did
Stood Up
Learning How to Love You
Thank You Girl
Have a Little Faith in Me

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Bring the Family199075021 5158
Memphis In the Meantime
Alone In the Dark
Thing Called Love
Lipstick Sunset
Have a Little Faith In Me
Thank You Girl
Tip Of My Tongue
Your Dad Did
Stood Up
Learning How To Love You

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Buffalo River Home199431458 8256
Buffalo River Home

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Buffalo River Home199331458 8252
Buffalo River Home

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Child of the Wild Blue Yonder199075021 8078
Child of the Wild Blue Yonder (LP Version)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Chronicles20056024988257
Memphis in the Meantime
Alone in the Dark
Thing Called Love
Lipstick Sunset
Have a Little Faith in Me
Thank You Girl
Tip of My Tongue
Your Dad Did
Stood Up
Learning How to Love You
Drive South
Trudy and Dave
Tennessee Plates
Icy Blue Heart
Sometime Other Than Now
Georgia Rae
Ride Along
Slow Turning
It'll Come to You
Is Anybody There?
Paper Thin
Feels Like Rain
Real Fine Love
Seven Little Indians
Child of the Wild Blue Yonder
Back of My Mind
Stolen Moments
Bring Back Your Love to Me
Rest of the Dream (the)
Thirty Years of Tears
Rock Back Billy
Listening to Old Voices
Through Your Hands
One Kiss

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Cross My Fingers/True Believer199431458 8304
Cross My Fingers
True Believer
Cross My Fingers (Live)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Drive South1989SP 17707
Drive South

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Greatest Hits (the A&M Years '87-'94)07314540929
Memphis in the Meantime
Pefectly Good Guitar
Thing Called Love
Slow Turning
Real Fine Love
Through Your Hands
Buffalo River Home
Feels Like Rain
Tennessee Plates
Thank You Girl
Drive South
Lipstick Sunset
Child of the Wild Blue Yonder
Paper Thin
Rest of the Dream (the)
Have a Little Faith in Me
Something Wild
Angel Eyes

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Greatest Hits: the A&M Years '87-'94199831454 0929
Memphis in the Meantime
Perfectly Good Guitar
Thing Called Love
Slow Turning
Real Fine Love
Through Your Hands
Buffalo River Home
Feels Like Rain
Tennessee Plates
Thank You Girl
Drive South
Lipstick Sunset
Child of the Wild Blue Yonder
Paper Thin
Rest of the Dream (the)
Have a Little Faith in Me
Something Wild
Angel Eyes

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Have a Little Faith In Me20086025179137
Have a Little Faith In Me
Have a Little Faith In Me
Have a Little Faith In Me
Have a Little Faith In Me
Have a Little Faith In Me
Have a Little Faith In Me
Have a Little Faith In Me
Have a Little Faith In Me
Have a Little Faith In Me

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Have a Little Faith in Me0SP 17495
Have a Little Faith in Me

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Have a Little Faith in Me/Thank You, Girl19872970
Have a Little Faith In Me
Thank You, Girl

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Hiatt Comes Alive at Budokan?199431454 0284
Through Your Hands
Real Fine Love
Memphis in the Meantime
Icy Blue Heart
Paper Thin
Angel Eyes
Your Dad Did
Have a Little Faith in Me
Drive South
Thing Called Love
Perfectly Good Guitar
Feels Like Rain
Tennessee Plates
Lipstick Sunset
Slow Turning

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
In-Store Play Sampler199331454 8034
Cross My Fingers
Perfectly Good Guitar
Child of the Wild Blue Yonder
Drive South
Lipstick Sunset
Thing Called Love
Thank You Girl
Memphis in the Meantime
Have a Little Faith in Me
Paper Thin
Real Fine Love
Buffalo River Home

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Live at the Hiatt20066025170481 B
Through Your Hands
Child of the Wild Blue Yonder
Loving a Hurricane
When You Hold Me Tight
I Don't Even Try
Feels Like Rain
Something Wild
Perfectly Good Guitar
Slow Turning
Lipstick Sunset

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Live at the Hiatt199531454 0235
Through Your Hands
Child of the Wild Blue Yonder
Loving a Hurricane
When You Hold Me Tight
I Don't Even Try
Feels Like Rain
Something Wild
Perfectly Good Guitar
Slow Turning
Lipstick Sunset

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Memphis in the Meantime19872989
Memphis In the Meantime

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Paper Thin1988SP 17647
Paper Thin

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Perfectly Good Guitar199331454 0135
Something Wild
Straight Outta Time
Perfectly Good Guitar
Buffalo River Home
Angel
Blue Telescope
Cross My Fingers
Old Habits Are Hard to Break
The Wreck of the Barbie Ferrari
When You Hold Me Tight
Permanent Hurt
Loving a Hurricane

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Perfectly Good Guitar199331454 0130
Something Wild
Straight Outta Time
Perfectly Good Guitar
Buffalo River Home
Angel
Blue Telescope
Cross My Fingers
Old Habits Are Hard to Break
The Wreck of the Barbie Ferrari
When You Hold Me Tight
Permanent Hurt
Loving a Hurricane

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Perfectly Good Guitar07314540135
Something Wild
Straight Outta Time
Perfectly Good Guitar
Buffalo River Home
Angel
Blue Telescope
Cross My Fingers
Old Habits
Wreck of the Barbie Ferrari (the)
When You Hold Me Tight
Permanent Hurt
Loving a Hurricane

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Perfectly Good Guitar199331458 8188
Perfectly Good Guitar

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Rest of the Dream (the)199075021 7420
Rest of the Dream (the)
Rest of the Dream (the) (LP version)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Slow Turning1988SP 5206
Drive South
Trudy and Dave
Tennessee Plates
Icy Blue Heart
Sometime Other Than Now
Georgia Rae
Ride Along
Slow Turning
It'll Come To You
Is Anybody There?
Paper Thin
Feels Like Rain

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Slow Turning199075021 5206
Drive South
Trudy and Dave
Tennessee Plates
Icy Blue Heart
Sometime Other Than Now
Georgia Rae
Ride Along
Slow Turning
It'll Come To You
Is Anybody There?
Paper Thin
Feels Like Rain

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Slow Turning1988SP 17611
Slow Turning

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Slow Turning/Already Loved1988AM 1245
Slow Turning
Already Loved

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Something Wild199331458 8228
Something Wild (LP version)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Stolen Moments199075021 5310
Real Fine Love
Seven Little Indians
Child Of the Wild Blue Yonder
Back Of My Mind
Stolen Moments
Bring Back Your Love To Me
Rest Of the Dream
Thirty Years Of Tears
Rock Back Billy
Listening To Old Voices
Through Your Hands
One Kiss

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Thank You Girl1987SP 17645
Thank You Girl

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Thank You Girl1987SP 17465
Thank You Girl
Thank You Girl

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Thank You Girl/Lipstick Sunset19872950
Thank You Girl
Lipstick Sunset

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Too Live to Leave199331458 0431
Too Live to Leave


John Hiatt MUSIC CHARTS

John Hiatt on Record Charts

US ALBUMS
TITLESTOCK NO.CHART NAMEPEAK
Bring the FamilySP 5158Billboard Pop107
Perfectly Good Guitar31454 0135Billboard Pop47
Slow TurningSP 5206Billboard Pop98
Stolen Moments75021 5310Billboard Pop61

No Singles or EPs made it to the charts.