Shawn Colvin Steady On

Shawn Colvin  Steady On
(1989)  CBS label.  Original issue with original inner sleeve including lyrics. Illinois picked it up for me probably at Rhino Claremont. This is her first album. It is folksy and sweet.  It is not the first recording of Shawn Colvin I heard.  I first heard Cover Girl and bought the cassette tape so I could listen to it at work.  I played the heck out of that in 1995, so much so I had to buy it again.

Girl with a guitar writing lovely, smart, melodies and clear voices.  I have quite a few of these albums.  Joni Mitchell, Tracy Chapman, Indigo Girls, Shawn Colvin.


  1. Steady On  (4:59)
  2. Diamond In The Rough  (5:02)
  3. Shotgun Down The Avalanche  (5:02)
  4. Stranded  (4:03)
  5. Another Long One  (3:46)


  1. Cry Like An Angel  (4:52)
  2. Something To Believe In  (4:12)
  3. The Story  (3:59)
  4. Ricochet In Time  (3:11)
  5. The Dead Of The Night  (5:03)

This album won the Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Recording.  This is simple music. It is songwriter music.  It is story music.  It does not assault your head; it rather speaks to your feelings.  It is music you want your kids to hear when they are little.  It is music you want on when you are in your home doing something like making a gourmet meal or sewing. As my daughter said it is the kind of album Phoebe from “Friends” would make if she could actually sing.

Shawn Colvin Steady On

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