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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.

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Product Details

Release Date: 04/08/2014
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227959715
catalogNumber: 542161
Rank: 18691


  1. Adieu False Heart
  2. I Can't Get Over You
  3. Walk Away Renee
  4. The New Partner Waltz
  5. I Never Will Marry
  6. Pretty Bird
  7. I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)
  8. Hasten Down the Wind
  9. Prisoner In Disguise
  10. I Think It's Gonna Work Out Fine
  11. Don't Know Much
  12. All My Life
  13. Somewhere Out There
  14. Sisters
  15. Moonlight In Vermont

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Linda Ronstadt   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar
Mike Auldridge   Dobro
Laurie Lewis   Guest Appearance
Emmylou Harris   Guest Appearance
Dolly Parton   Guest Appearance
Bette Midler   Guest Appearance
Frank Sinatra   Guest Appearance
Don Henley   Guest Appearance
James Ingram   Guest Appearance
David Lindley   Fiddle
Aaron Neville   Guest Appearance
James Taylor   Guest Appearance
Don Grolnick   Piano,Keyboards,Prophet 5
Andrew Gold   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Electric Guitar,Tambourine,Ukulele
Chuck Berghofer   Bass
Sam Broussard   Acoustic Guitar
Robbie Buchanan   Keyboards
David Campbell   Conductor
John Catchings   Cello
George Doering   Guitar
Dan Dugmore   Electric Guitar
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle
Kenny Edwards   Bass
Ray Ellis   Conductor
Michael Fisher   Percussion
Bob Glaub   Bass
Kevin Grantt   Bass
Jim Horn   Baritone Saxophone
Byron House   Upright Bass
Carl Jackson   Acoustic Guitar,Guest Appearance
Russ Kunkel   Drums
Michael Landau   Electric Guitar
Bob Mann   Guitar,Conductor
Buddy Miller   Acoustic Guitar
Guy Moon   Synthesizer Pads
Lloyd Myers   Drums
Dirk Powell   Fretless Banjo
Ann Savoy   Guest Appearance
Rick Shlosser   Drums
J.D. Souther   Acoustic Guitar,Guest Appearance
Adam Steffey   Mandolin
Steve Tyrell   Conductor
Carlos Vega   Drums
Randy Waldman   Piano
Kristin Wilkinson   Viola
Andrea Zonn   Violin,Viola
Ron Anthony   Guitar
Gregg Field   Drums
Waddy Wachtel   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Bob Warford   Acoustic Guitar
Leland Sklar   Bass
Tony Creasman   Drums
Tim Lauer   Accordion
Randy Kohrs   Dobro
Bill Miller   Piano
Jim VanCleve   Fiddle
Catherine Marx   Piano
Russell Kunkel   Drums
Derek Schnaufer   Bowed Dulcimer

Technical Credits

Julie Brown   Composer
Laurie Lewis   Arranger,Duet
Emmylou Harris   Duet
Dolly Parton   Duet
Hazel Dickens   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Bette Midler   Duet
Frank Sinatra   Duet
Karla Bonoff   Composer
Don Henley   Duet
James Ingram   Duet
Barry Manilow   Arranger,Producer
Aaron Neville   Duet
Linda Ronstadt   Arranger
James Taylor   Duet
Patrick Williams   Arranger
Barry Mann   Composer
Tom Snow   Composer
Todd Phillips   Producer
Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith   Composer
James Horner   Composer
Peter Asher   Producer
Mike Brown   Composer
Robbie Buchanan   Producer
Steve Buckingham   Producer
David Campbell   Arranger,String Arrangements,Woodwind Arrangement
Ray Ellis   Arranger
Carl Jackson   Producer,Duet
Ira Louvin   Composer
Charlie Louvin   Composer
Bob Mann   Arranger,rhythm arrangement
Phil Ramone   Producer
Ann Savoy   Duet
J.D. Souther   Composer,Duet
Steve Tyrell   Arranger,Producer,rhythm arrangement
Cynthia Weil   Composer
Kristin Wilkinson   String Arrangements
Hank Williams   Composer
Warren Zevon   Composer
Hank Cattaneo   Producer
Kosh   Art Direction
John Blackburn   Composer
Karl Suessdorf   Composer
Sylvia McKinney   Composer
Tony Sansone   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Rose Marie McCoy   Composer
Bob Calilli   Composer

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