Linda Ronstadt 3 CD Lot * Greatest Hits, Hits Vol. Two + Adieu False Heart

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  • Sold Date: Jul 27, 2012
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1. You're No Good 2. Silver Threads and Golden Needles 3. Desperado 4. Love Is a Rose 5. That'll Be the Day 6. Long, Long Time 7. Different Drum 8. When Will I Be Loved? 9. Love Has No Pride 10. (Love Is Like A) Heat Wave 11. It Doesn't Matter Anymore 12. Tracks of My Tears

Two albums into her Asylum Records career, Linda Ronstadt was poised on the very brink of superstardom -- one more push (1977's Simple Dreams would do it), and the little ol' folk singer from Tucson would be the biggest-selling female artist of the decade. However, an army of new fans had arisen who needed to know more than the bare statistics, and that was why Greatest Hits became one of the key stocking stuffers of the 1976 holiday season. Reflecting, for the most part, on Ronstadt 's prior four years of recording, Greatest Hits dipped into prehistory just once, with the inclusion of the Stone Poneys ' "Different Drum." The remainder of that band's output was overlooked, however, and so was Ronstadt 's eponymous debut album; next came a cut from Don't Cry Now , and then one from the 1974 chart-topper Heart Like a Wheel , her final two albums for Capitol , and then a couple from Prisoner in Disguise and Hasten Down the Wind , and the blistering run of singles spawned by both of those albums: "Love Is a Rose," "That'll Be the Day," "Heatwave," "Tracks of My Tears," and if anybody noticed that her biggest hits were old radio favorites, then all the more power to Ronstadt , for being so able to make them her own. In the modern age of CD anthologies and 80-minute discs, a mere 12-track hits collection looks impossibly tightfisted. At the time of release, however, Linda Ronstadt Greatest Hits was a triumph, a bargain, a genuinely great album. Listened to today; it remains so. Ronstadt 's had a lot of hits collections since this one was issued. But this is still the greatest. ~ Dave Thompson, All Music Guide


1. It's So Easy 2. I Can't Let Go 3. Hurt So Bad 4. Blue Bayou 5. How Do I Make You 6. Back in the U.S.A. 7. Ooo Baby Baby 8. Poor, Poor Pitiful Me 9. Tumbling Dice 10. Just One Look 11. Someone to Lay Down Beside Me

Picking up where the first volume left off, Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 contains Linda Ronstadt 's biggest hits from the late '70s, including such songs as "It's So Easy," "Hurt So Bad," "Blue Bayou," "Back in the U.S.A.," "Poor Poor Pitiful Me," "Ooh Baby Baby," "How Do I Make You," and "Tumbling Dice." Since Ronstadt 's late-'70s albums tended to be a little spotty, this is a very useful summation of their highlights. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Music Guide


1. Opening 2. Adieu False Heart 3. I Can't Get Over You 4. Marie Mouri 5. King of Bohemia 6. Tournes, Tournes Bébé Créole 7. Go Away from My Window 8. Burn's Super 9. The One I Love Is Gone 11. Rattle My Cage 12. Parlez-Moi d'Amour 13. Too Old to Die Young 14. Interlude 15. Walk Away Renee 16. Closing

Few artists in popular music have roamed as restlessly as Linda Ronstadt . Since the mid-'80s, when she broke away from her sure-fire SoCal pop/rock formula long enough to team with the legendary arranger Nelson Riddle for a trio of pop standards albums, Ronstadt has continued to diversify: a couple of Spanish-language albums here, a kids' set there, a Christmas album, an outing with Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris . Adieu False Heart is yet another detour down a side road for Ronstadt : a full-fledged collaboration with Ann Savoy , a mainstay of the Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band , one of the most respected bands within that genre. Ronstadt and Savoy first worked together on the 2002 compilation album Evangeline Made: A Tribute to Cajun Music , and Adieu False Heart is, in its own way, a tribute as well. Although its soul resides squarely in Cajun country, it's not as purist a Cajun recording as those Savoy makes with Savoy-Do...