A Few Small Repairs came out twenty years ago and was recently re-issued in a fancy new edition. It was Shawn Colvin’s commercial breakthrough, became a big damn hit, and won several Grammys. Who doesn’t like a break up album, after all?
I’ve always loved Julie Speed’s album cover even if I wasn’t up to speed on who did it until recently. It turns out that Speed is a friend of Colvin’s; the latter saw the painting and it inspired her to write Sunny Came Home.
The album is only available in the YouTube playlist format so I decided to post just the videos for Sunny Came Home, Get Out Of This House, and You and the Mona Lisa: