Linda Ronstadt - Duets

Linda Ronstadt - Duets
Genre: Pop\Rock
Duration: 50:10
Artist: Linda Ronstadt
Album: Duets
Release Date: April 8, 2014
Styles: Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Country-Pop, Soft Rock, AM Pop, Country-Rock

By nature, Linda Ronstadt isn't a solo singer. She started her career in the Stone Poneys and during the height of her fame she was happy to harmonize on records by friends; later still, she joined Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris in the group Trio.

Duets, a compilation released on the eve of her 2014 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, doesn't concentrate on this considerable legacy as a harmonizer, preferring instead to pick 14 previously released duets from throughout Ronstadt's career, adding an unreleased version of "Pretty Bird" with Laurie Lewis as mild collector bait. Much of this dates from the latter part of Linda's career: it opens with three selections from Adieu False Heart, her 2006 album with Ann Savoy, and is anchored by her hit duets with Aaron Neville ("Don't Know Much," "All My Life") and James Ingram ("Somewhere Out There"), making a sideways glance at her career as a standards singer via an OK selection from Frank Sinatra's Duets album ("Moonlight in Vermont"). The liveliest stuff comes from her golden age of the late '70s -- "Hasten Down the Wind" with Don Henley, "Prisoner in Disguise" with J.D. Souther, "I Think It's Gonna Work Out Fine" with James Taylor, "I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love with You)" with Emmylou Harris -- but generally, this Duets emphasizes the sweeter, softer, and slower side of Ronstadt, a move that makes for pleasant listening.

Adieu False Heart / Arthur SmithLinda Ronstadt3:34
I Can't Get Over You / Julie BrownLinda Ronstadt3:06
Walk Away Renee / Mike Brown / Bob Calilli / Tony SansoneLinda Ronstadt3:24
The New Partner Waltz / Charlie Louvin / Ira LouvinLinda Ronstadt2:50
I Never Will Marry / TraditionalLinda Ronstadt3:13
Pretty Bird / Hazel DickensLinda Ronstadt2:38
I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love with You) / Hank WilliamsLinda Ronstadt2:46
Hasten Down the Wind / Warren ZevonLinda Ronstadt2:42
Prisoner in Disguise / John David SoutherLinda Ronstadt3:53
I Think It's Gonna Work Out Fine / Rose Marie McCoy / Sylvia McKinneyLinda Ronstadt4:01
Don't Know Much / Barry Mann / Tom Snow / Cynthia WeilLinda Ronstadt feat: Skywalker Symphony Orchestra3:34
All My Life / Karla BonoffLinda Ronstadt feat: Skywalker Symphony Orchestra3:31
Somewhere Out There / James Horner / Barry Mann / Cynthia WeilLinda Ronstadt3:59
Sisters / Irving BerlinLinda Ronstadt2:54
Moonlight in Vermont / John Blackburn / Karl SuessdorfLinda Ronstadt4:05

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