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Linda Ronstadt's Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 & 2
Linda Ronstadt
Linda Ronstadt's Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 & 2
Genres: Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
 
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Fantastic 2007 UK compilation that features all 23 tracks found on Ronstadt's original Greatest Hits (1976) and Greatest Hits, Vol. Two (1980). Although often overlooked today, Ronstadt was one of the most popular female ...  more »

     
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All Artists: Linda Ronstadt
Title: Linda Ronstadt's Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 & 2
Members Wishing: 8
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rhino/Wea UK
Original Release Date: 1/1/2007
Re-Release Date: 4/9/2007
Album Type: Import
Genres: Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Style: Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 081227998462, 0081227998462, 008122799846

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Fantastic 2007 UK compilation that features all 23 tracks found on Ronstadt's original Greatest Hits (1976) and Greatest Hits, Vol. Two (1980). Although often overlooked today, Ronstadt was one of the most popular female vocalists throughout the '70s and '80s, helping to usher many musical styles (from Country Rock to New Wave) into the charts. Plus, she's a fabulous singer to boot! She successfully covered a variety of oldies like 'It's So Easy', 'Tracks Of My Tears' and 'Ooh Baby Baby' and managed to make them sound like Ronstadt originals! Features all the hits including 'You're No Good', 'Different Drum', 'When Will I Be Loved', 'Hurt So Bad', 'How Do I Make You' and many more. Rhino.

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NICE VALUE, TERRIFIC RONSTADT
Terry D. Robertson | Asheville, NC USA | 06/18/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Both of Linda's massive selling GREATEST HITS Lps have been released on one CD. This nice UK import is also nicely priced and contains some of Ronstadts best known songs. Like Connie Francis before her, Linda delved into reviving oldies and finding a formula that worked for her that would eventually lead her to branching out into other unexplored musical areas that make her a premier vocalist of her era and all time. Some of the more interesting cuts are the lesser known ones LOVE HAS NO PRIDE has the angst without resorting to cliche or soap opera. Her version of DESPERADO far exceeds the Eagles original cover. Then there are the great hits, YOU'RE NO GOOD, BLUE BAYOU and so many others.

A great 2 for 1 by the only female rocker of her era to "hold it together" as none equalled or surpassed her in her heyday.

Great nostalgia and a nice primer to search for her more adventurous works that she dabbled with on her Lps that listeners will be enticed to explore.

Terrific!"
Awesome greatest hits collection
I Rock | Pennsylvania, USA | 04/22/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a great import CD that includes both of the famous Linda Ronstadt Greatest Hits albums, Volume One and Volume Two. If you want a Linda Ronstadt CD, this is the one to get in my opinion. Outstanding vocals on all 23 tracks, she is a unique and extremely talented singer. My favorites include Blue Bayou, Ooh Baby Baby, You're No Good, How Do I Make You, and It's So Easy."
GREAT Idea, VERY WELL DONE
Bill Anthony | North Texas United States | 06/18/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Beautiful and clear remastering (2007) of the classic 1976 and 1980 compilations that in the USA were released in the late 80's on CD and have never been remastered (until now on this import!). All the original tracks are here (with one change - Someone To Lay Down Beside Me is the 3:58 single edit, not the 4:28 album version that appeared on the original GH Vol 2). All the pictures from the two original Greatest Hits LP's and CD's are here, too (the original red and blue album covers are also shown on the back cover). The new green cover with a classic photo from the mid 70's is a brilliant touch. New liner notes by Silvie Simmons.

Amazingly, some of these classics were not included on either Ronstadt's "Box Set" OR her "Very Best Of" CD (which together were the only remasters of Linda's Asylum music in the last 20 years - and both were missing many hits), so Silver Threads And Golden Needles (1973 version), Desperado, Love Has No Pride, How Do I Make You, Tumbling Dice, and Someone To Lay Down Beside Me appear here remastered for the first time. Highly Recommended!"