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Feels Like Home
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
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Rebecca T. (momomomo) from MAPLEWOOD, NJ
Reviewed on 2/24/2010...
I am a long-time Linda fan from my youth, but did not have as many of the later, post-standards albums. I can't believe I lived without this one for song! This is a wonderful record that somehow captures the essence of the 70s Linda, but in an updated, slightly melancholy but beautiful way. I can't recommend it highly enough.
J. M. Zuurbier | Canada | 07/25/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Many of the songs from this album resulted from the TRIO II sessions with Emmylou Harris and Dolly Parton, which Linda participated on. However TRIO II wasn't released until early 1999, and was recorded in 1994, so I'm sure Linda wanted to pick up a few of the songs and make them her own on FEELS LIKE HOME. "High Sierra", "After The Goldrush", "Feels Like Home", "Lover's Return" and "The Blue Train" also appear on TRIO II. There are once again some stunning covers, most notably a cover of Tom Petty's "The Waiting" which she tears it up on and makes it her own. That off the bat is a definite highlight here. She also covers Matraca Berg's "Walk On", and Neil Young's "After The Goldrush". Once again she does not disapoint, vocally she is up to par and sounds magnificent. Highlights include "The Waiting", "Blue Train", "High Sierra", "Feels Like Home", and "After The Goldrush", but there is no filler here to be found."
Linda Goes Back Home
S. Sittig | Washington, D.C. | 08/22/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"FEELS LIKE HOME is the perfect title for this excellent Linda Ronstadt album. After a rather overlong bypass with pit stops at Mexican Mariachi music, Cuban rhythms and even sentimental lounge ballads, Ronstadt has finally come back to what she does best...belting out pop tunes with a down home, West coast feel.And belt she does, from "The Waiting" to "Walk On" and "High Sierra" (with a vocal quality reminiscent of her huge success "Blue Bayou"), Ronstadt comes full circle and returns to her full voice blast out of the water style that is so recognizably hers. But she's grown too, that is what makes FEELS LIKE HOME a hidden gem. Sure, she belts, but she's been doing that since "You're No Good"; but while before she was merely a girl yelling at a cold hearted lover, now she is a woman, in full voice, crying for her soul as well as her man. Special attention must be paid to the luxurious, rich state of Ronstadt's voice on this album. It's never been better. Her lung capacity seems to have only increased with age and her ability to hit a huge range of notes with such richness is unparalleled by any singer currently recording. Her opera training and years of singing experience have paid off handsomely. You won't hear a bum or weak note on this album.The material is all wonderful, and Emmylou Harris does some backing vocal magic on "High Sierra" and blends with Ronstadt to create a heavenly duo on "Blue Train." Overall, a stunning achievement and a wonderful showcase of Ronstadt's skills at their prime. The title track is classic Randy Newman, interpreted magically."