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Home
Studio album by Delaney & Bonnie
Released May 1969
Recorded 1969, Stax Studios, Memphis, TN
Genre Classic rock/Soul
Label Stax
Producer Don Nix, Donald "Duck" Dunn
Professional reviews
Delaney & Bonnie chronology
Home
(1969)
Accept No Substitute
(1969)

Home is the first album by husband-and-wife singers Delaney & Bonnie, released on the Stax label (catalog no. STS-2026). Most of the album was recorded in 1969 at Stax Studios in Memphis, Tennessee, and features many of Stax's house musicians, including Donald "Duck" Dunn, Steve Cropper, Booker T. Jones, and Isaac Hayes.

The album's cover photo shows Delaney and Bonnie with Delaney's grandfather, John Bramlett, in front of the log cabin in Pontotoc, Mississippi where Delaney grew up.

Stax released two singles from the album in the U.S., "It's Been a Long Time Coming" (1969) and "Hard to Say Goodbye" (1970). (The latter was issued to capitalize on the success of Delaney and Bonnie's later recordings for Atco/Atlantic.) "Just Plain Beautiful" b/w "Hard to Say Goodbye" was also issued as a single in the UK in 1969.

Home was re-released by Stax on CD, including several bonus tracks, in 2006. The album's two US single A-sides are also included in the Stax compilation box set The Complete Stax/Volt Soul Singles, Vol. 2 - 1968-71.

Track listing

  1. "It's Been a Long Time Coming" (Delaney Bramlett, Bonnie Bramlett) - 2:26
  2. "A Right Now Love" (Bonnie Bramlett, Homer Banks) - 2:19
  3. "We Can Love" (Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd) - 2:23
  4. "My Baby Specializes" (Isaac Hayes, David Porter) - 3:15
  5. "Everybody Loves a Winner" (Booker T. Jones, William Bell) - 4:45
  6. "Things Get Better" (Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd, Wayne Jackson) - 2:22
  7. "Just Plain Beautiful" (Steve Cropper, Bettye Crutcher) - 2:09
  8. "Hard to Say Goodbye" (Bonnie Bramlett, Carl Radle) - 2:30
  9. "Pour Your Love on Me" (Homer Banks, Bonnie Bramlett) - 2:47
  10. "Piece of My Heart" (Bert Berns, Jerry Ragovoy) - 4:45

Personnel

Production

  • Producer: Don Nix, Donald "Duck" Dunn
  • Recording Engineer: Ron Capone
  • Art Direction: Jamie Putman
  • Photography: Barry Feinstein
  • Cover Design: Tom Wilkes
  • Liner Notes: Michael Point

Special thanks to the friends of Delaney & Bonnie and Leon Russell.

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