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Joan Osborne - Little Wild One - Womanly Hips / Music Allies

For her seventh studio album, Joan Osborne has retained songwriters/producers Eric Bazilian and Rob Hyman (of Philly's beloved Hooters fame) and Rick Chertoff, all three of whom were prominent influences on Osborne's 1995 breakthrough album Relish. Little Wild One may – at times – take you back to those heady times in Joan's career.

Reportedly, the new album lyrically is all about Osborne's experience of living in New York City the past 20 years. Influenced heavily by the great poets Walt Whitman and Allen Ginsburg, Little Wild One does boast some of her best lyrics ever, and rekindling the creative flame with Bazilian, Hyman, and Chertoff was a great idea as well.

Standout tracks include "Hallelujah In The City", "Can't Say No", "Rodeo", and the first single "Sweeter Than The Rest".

Written by Dan Reed