Simple Dreams [40th Anniversary Edition]

Simple Dreams [40th Anniversary Edition]

by Linda RonstadtLinda Ronstadt

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Featuring a broader array of styles than any previous Linda Ronstadt record, Simple Dreams reconfirms her substantial talents as an interpretive singer. Ronstadt sings Dolly Parton ("I Never Will Marry") with the same conviction as the Rolling Stones ("Tumbling Dice"), and she manages to update Roy Orbison ("Blue Bayou") and direct attention to the caustic, fledgling singer/songwriter Warren Zevon ("Poor Poor Pitiful Me" and "Carmelita"). The consistently adventurous material and Ronstadt's powerful performance makes the record rival Heart Like a Wheel in sheer overall quality. [A remastered 40th Anniversary Edition of Simple Dreams was released in 2017, featuring three live bonus tracks.]

Product Details

Release Date: 09/15/2017
Label: Elektra / Wea
UPC: 0081227934231
catalogNumber: 562037
Rank: 28657


  1. It's So Easy
  2. Carmelita
  3. Simple Man, Simple Dream
  4. Sorrow Lives Here
  5. I Never Will Marry
  6. Blue Bayou
  7. Poor Poor Pitiful Me
  8. Maybe I'm Right
  9. Tumbling Dice
  10. Old Paint
  11. It's So Easy
  12. Blue Bayou
  13. Poor Poor Pitiful Me

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Linda Ronstadt   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Mike Auldridge   Dobro
Dolly Parton   Harmony
Don Henley   Background Vocals
Don Grolnick   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Electric Guitar,Clavinet
Peter Asher   Maracas,Tambourine,Background Vocals
David Campbell   Viola
Charles Veal   Violin
Dan Dugmore   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Steel Guitar
Kenny Edwards   Bass,Mandolin,Background Vocals
Richard Feves   Double Bass
Steve Forman   Marimbas
Larry Hagler   Background Vocals
Dennis Karmazyn   Cello
Rick Marotta   Drums,Shaker,cowbell,Synthesizer Drums
Herb Pedersen   Background Vocals
J.D. Souther   Background Vocals
Waddy Wachtel   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Soloist

Technical Credits

Buddy Holly   Composer
Mick Jagger   Composer
Roy Orbison   Composer
Linda Ronstadt   Arranger
Eric Kaz   Composer
Norman Petty   Composer
Peter Asher   Producer
John Boylan   Digital Compilation
David Campbell   String Arrangements
Val Garay   Engineer
Keith Richards   Composer
J.D. Souther   Composer
Warren Zevon   Composer
Robert Wachtel   Composer
John Kosh   Art Direction
Maria Villar   Reissue Layout
Joe Melson   Composer
Traditional   Composer

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