Don't Cry Now
1. I Can Almost See It
3. Everybody Loves a Winner
4. Fast One, The
5. Don't Cry Now
6. Sail Away
7. Love Has No Pride
9. Silver Threads and Golden Needles
10. I Believe In You
Performer: Linda Ronstadt
Engineer: Ric Tarrantini; John Haeny; Peter Granet...
Producer: J. D. Souther; John Boylan; Peter Asher...
Distributor: WEA (Distributor)
Notes: Personnel includes: Linda Ronstadt (vocals, tambourine); J.D. Souther, Herb Pedersen (acoustic guitar); Jerry McGee, Larry Carlton, Glenn Frey (electric guitar); Sneaky Pete, Ed Black, Buddy Emmons (steel guitar); Nino Tempo (saxophone); Mac Johnson (trumpet); Gail Martin (trombone); Spooner Oldham (piano); Lee Sklar (bass); Russ Kunkel, Dennis St. John (drums); Clydie King (background vocals). Audio Remixers: J.D. Souther; Al Schmitt. This major 1973 release finds Ronstadt still solidifying her position as rock's premier interpretive singer. The country rock of the Eagles and producer/writer John David Souther remains the idiom, but Ronstadt has the voice, style and background to deliver this commercialized roots music with little loss of authenticity. Unlike Bonnie Raitt or Janis, she is relatively free of blues or R&B influence. In another singer this might seem a liability, but it allows Rondstadt unusually direct access to the emotional wellsprings of the country and folk which defined post-sixties rock music. Whether on the Eagles' own "Desperado," the country warhorse "Silver Threads And Golden Needles" or Neil Young's "I Believe In You," Rondstadt's powerful contralto emerges as a representative voice of a musical generation just coming of age.
Linda Ronstadt began as the clear-voiced, country-influenced singer for '60s folk-rockers the Stone Poneys, where she covered tunes by the likes of Mike Nesmith and Tim Buckley. That knack for choosing material served her well in the second half of the '70s, when she became a pop superstar interpreting songs by everyone from Dave Edmunds and Elvis Costello to Chuck Berry and Roy Orbison. Subsequently, she showed her diversity by cutting albums of jazz standards, traditional Mexican music, and pure country
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